Led by a strong showing from their pitching staff and some timely hitting, the Cincinnati Bearcats posted a 6-1 victory over the Indiana Hoosiers in a midweek game of baseball at Marge Schott Stadium.
A.J. Olasz made his first start and appearance for UC (3-4) and did OK, throwing three innings while allowing only two hits and a single run. However, it was the pitchers who came next that really shut the Hoosiers down. Sophomore right-hander Clayton Colvin twirled a brilliant four innings of relief, allowing no runs and only one hit and two walks. Jarod Yoakam and Reese Robinson each added a scoreless inning of relief to close out the victory.
On the offensive side, UC’s output came in two innings, as the Bearcats scored two runs in the third and four more in the sixth. Cluster luck helped the cause, as they only had eight hits and Cam Alldred was the only player to have a multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 with a run scored and a RBI. Ryan Noda, playing center field, plated two runners with a double in the sixth inning.
Despite only striking out four times, IU (3-4-1) only had three hits in the entire contest, although they did walk five times as well. Starter Cal Krueger took the loss for the Hoosiers, who used six pitchers in the losing effort. Krueger allowed two unearned runs while surrendering just one hit and striking out three in as many innings. The two runs UC posted on Krueger’s watch came across by way of a throwing error and a passed ball. It wasn’t until the sixth inning that the Bearcats actually started driving runs in without help.
After this successful home opener, the Bearcats will hit the road once again this weekend when they play a three-game set at Arkansas State.