OXFORD, Ohio – Dayton’s pitching held the Miami University baseball team to four hits to send the RedHawks to a 10-2 loss on Tuesday.
Tuesday’s setback snapped MU’s five-game winning streak and dropped it to 18-21 this season.
The Flyers took an early lead in the first when an errant pickoff throw scored Robby Sunderman from third base. With another runner at third, Christian Bokich struck out Ryan Berry and retired AJ Ryan on a groundout to avoid further damage.
The first two UD (18-19) batters reached in the third with Sunderman singling and Sergio Plascencia getting hit by a pitch. A fielder’s choice groundout got the first out and Tommy Ricciardi gunned down Plascencia trying to steal second. With two away, Sunderman scored on a balk to put Dayton ahead 2-0.
UD starter Nick Gobert retired the first 11 batters he faced, but MU put together a threat with two away in the fourth. Chad Sedio singled to break up the perfect game and a Dayton error put two aboard. After a balk moved the tying runs to scoring position, Scott Slappey walked to load the bases. Gobert escaped the trouble by inducing an inning-ending groundout to keep the Red and White behind 2-0.
Dayton erupted for four runs in the top of the fifth. Aaron Huesman hit a two-run triple to make it a 4-0 ballgame. A Greg Rhude single scored Huesman and Glenn Jones capped the scoring with an RBI double to put the RedHawks down 6-0.
The Red and White took advantage of a Flyer miscue to get on the board in the bottom of the fifth. Reed Schlesner reached on an infield hit and a throwing error on the same play scored Ryan Elble from second base to cut the deficit to 6-1.
UD added a run in the seventh on Jones’ RBI single, plated two more in the eighth on an error and a sacrifice fly and finished its scoring in the ninth by scoring on an error. The RedHawks got their final run in the bottom of the eighth when Sedio tripled and came around on Gary Russo’s RBI single.
Christian Bokich (0-1) started on the mound for the Red and White and allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits in four innings. He walked three batters and struck out two. Offensively, Sedio recorded two of MU’s four hits. UD starter Nick Gobert tossed eight innings and allowed two runs on four hits while walking four and striking out two.
The RedHawks are back on the field on Wednesday when they host Eastern Kentucky. First pitch is at 6 p.m.