Penguins rally late before falling 5-4 in extras at Ohio State

The Youngstown State baseball team rallied late from a two-run deficit to take a 4-3 lead before losing 5-4 to Ohio State in 10 innings Tuesday night at Nick Swisher Field in Bill Davis Stadium.

After Seth Lucero hit an RBI hat-trick in the top of the 10th inning to give YSU a 4-3 advantage, Colton Bauer hit a two-run homer in the middle of the inning to give Ohio State the win. a point.

The Penguins drop to 10-18 overall this season while the Buckeyes improve to 9-16.

Trailing 3-1, Youngstown State forced extra innings with two runs on three hits in the top of the ninth inning. Trey Law walked first, went third on a Lucero single and scored on an RBI single with an out by Braeden O’Shaughnessy. Padraig O’Shaughnessy followed with his own RBI single to tie the game at 3-3.

Braeden O’Shaughnessy went 3 for 5 with a double and an RBI while Seth Lucero had two hits, including the triple RBI in the 10th inning. Lucas Nasonti went 2 for 5 with a triple and a run scored while Padraig O’Shaughnessy had an RBI single and two walks as the Penguins beat the Buckeyes 9-5. The Penguins, who left 13 runners on base, had a runner in scoring position in six of the first seven innings but could score only one run before the ninth.

YSU starter Lane Rhodes allowed one run on just two hits with two strikeouts and five walks in five innings, a career high. Alex Cardona gave up a run on a hit in 1.1 innings while Kenny Misik was responsible for a run without registering an out.

Chad Coles didn’t allow a hit in 0.2 innings while Casey Marshalwitz recorded a career-high four strikeouts in two scoreless relief innings. Nathan Ball suffered the loss after allowing the home run in the bottom of the 10th inning.

The Buckeyes took the lead with a run on a hit late in the second inning. Bauer was hit by a pitch and came in to score on a two-out RBI single from Brent Todys to give Ohio State a 1-0 lead.

The Penguins tied the score at 1-1 in the top of the third when Nasonti hit a teeing triple and scored on a wild pitch.

Ohio State regained the lead with two runs and four walks in the half of the seventh inning. Trey Lipsey hit a first single before Mitchell Okuley and Marcus Ernst made back-to-back walks to load the bases. Lipsey and Okuley each scored on wild pitch to give the Buckeyes a 3-1 advantage.

Ohio State starter Jacob Gehring allowed one run on four hits and whipped up five batters in three innings of work. Griffan Smith, Gavin Bruni and Tim Baird combined for five scoreless relief innings before Nate Karaffa allowed two runs on three hits in the ninth. Jake Johnson picked up the win after allowing a run on a hit in 1.1 innings.

Youngstown State will return to Eastwood Field for its home opener against Pitt on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Live audio of the match will be available on There will be a YSU Baseball Schedule Magnet giveaway and it will be Military Appreciation Day as anyone with a valid military ID will be granted free admission.

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