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  • From the UD website. The Flyers are 14-17 on the year.

    TRUBEE'S GEM LEADS DAYTON PAST UMASS, 5-1, IN BASEBALL April 11, 2004 DAYTON -- Behind a seven-inning gem from sophomore starting pitcher Luke Trubee (Xenia, OH), the University of Dayton baseball team defeated Massachusetts, 5-1, in the rubbermatch of a three-game Atlantic 10 series at the UD Sports Complex Sunday. The win propelled the Flyers to a 2-1 series win over UMass, and is Dayton’s second A-10 series victory in a row.

    UD got on the board early, when the Flyers scored a pair of runs off of three hits in the bottom of the first. The inning started when CF Nick Bohnenstiehl (Lebanon, IL) ripped a single into center and advanced to second on an error by the Minutemen centerfielder. A Tom BeechemPatrick Flynn (New Lenox, IL) collected a RBI single through the left side to give UD the 1-0 lead. A batter later, Chad Liter (Madison, IN) singled through the right side and advanced to second on the throw that missed Flynn, giving Dayton a pair of runners in scoring position with one out. Brandon Godzik (Dayton, OH) then capped the inning’s scoring with a sacrifice fly to right to give UD a 2-0 edge.

    The Flyers picked up another run in the fourth when Nick Ferralli (Dayton, OH) walked to start the inning. After Aaron Hepner (Woodinville, WA) was hit by a pitch, SS Mike Massa (Naperville, IL) picked up his team-leading fourth sacrifice bunt of the year to move both runners into scoring position. Bohnenstiehl then collected the Flyers’ second sacrifice fly of the day to give Dayton a three-run cushion.

    After UMass broke through to score a run in the sixth on a C Frank Curreri RBI single to left, UD responded with a run of its own in the bottom half of the inning to again push its lead to three.

    Godzik started the sixth with a double to left-center, and after being moved over to third on a sac bunt by Ferralli, Hepner singled to score the Flyers’ third basemen.

    Dayton added an insurance run in the eighth when Beechem singled home Massa, who had earlier reached on a double to left, sealing the 5-1 victory.

    The four-run cushion was more than enough for Trubee (3-3 in 2004) who scattered nine hits in 7.0 innings worked, allowing just one run with three Ks against no walks. Also noteworthy defensively were a pair of pick offs, a runner caught stealing, and a key double play turned to get out of the seventh inning.

    Offensively, senior Flynn led the Flyers, going 2-for-5 with an RBI and run scored. Every Flyer in the line-up reached base in the game as seven recorded at least a hit and two others drew walks.

    After posting his fifth save of the year in game two Saturday, sophomore closer Craig Stammen (Rossburg, OH) pitched the final two innings with one K to seal the victory.

    The Flyers (14-17, 4-5 A-10), who took two of three from Saint Joseph's last weekend, will remain home Tuesday and entertain Kent State in a non-conference game at 3:00 p.m. The Minutemen fell to 9-9, 2-4.

    (Park Hills, KY) groundout then moved Bohnenstiehl to third before senior
    I see Jeff Carroll is going to start this game. Honestly I don't even care if we win, I just want to see one of these young pitchers step up and claim a spot in the weekend rotation... Carroll, DeLucia, Fausnaugh, somebody's gotta step up until Lewis is 100% ready to go. Even then we need a couple solid middle relief/setup type guys.
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    Our pitching by committee looked very good against the Flyers. I'm not so sure anyone pitched their way into the rotation though just because each guys was limited to a couple of innings at the most. Offensively, we left too many damn people on base. We need someone to step up and be clutch from the plate when we have ducks on the pond. But a win is win.....

    Mike Rabin Knocks in Three Runs in 4-1 Buckeye Victory vs. Dayton

    Freshmen Jason Zoeller and Adam Schneider each go 3-for-4 in midweek win

    OF Mike Rabin knocked in two runs on a sixth-inning single to put the Buckeyes on top.

    April 14, 2004

    Box Score

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State centerfielder Mike Rabin batted in two runs with a single in the sixth to break a 1-1 tie and then knocked in another in the eighth inning as the Buckeyes beat Dayton 4-1 in non-conference action Wednesday night at Bill Davis Stadium. Ohio State mounted a two-out rally to score twice in the bottom of the bottom of the sixth inning to take a 3-1 lead. Rabin, a junior from West Chester, Ohio (Lakota East) singled to right to score both runs. Brett Garrard (Sr., Brownsburg, Ind./Brownburg) got things started with a two-out single to left-center field before Jason Zoeller (Fr., Verona, Pa./Shady Side Academy) followed with a single through the left side. The runners both moved into scoring position on a passed ball before Rabin knocked in his 16th and 17th RBI to move into a tie with Jedidiah Stephen (So., Caldwell, Ohio/Shenandoah) for the team lead.

    Rabin plated Zoeller in the sixth for the fourth run of the game. Zoeller singled through the right side with one out and moved to second on a wild pitch before Rabin's second hit of the game. It was Rabin's team-leading 18th RBI of the season.

    Zoeller was 3-for-4, scored twice and had the fourth RBI for the Buckeyes, while Adam Schneider (Fr., Agoura Hills, Calif./Agoura) also was 3-for-4. Jacob Howell (Fr., Ashland, Ohio/Ashland) and Drew Anderson (Jr., Brownsburg, Ind./Brownsburg) also added a pair of hits as the Buckeyes out-hit the Flyers 15-7.

    Cody Caughenbaugh (So., Newark, Ohio/Licking Valley) scored the Buckeyes first run of the game in the second inning after getting on base with walk. He scored from second on a ground out by Zoeller after moving to second on a fielder's choice and to third after a wild pitch.

    Dayton tied the game in the top of the fourth after a one-out double by Chad Liter. He moved to third on a single through the right side and then scored on a second single through the right side by Brandon Godzik.

    The Buckeyes went with their typical midweek protocol on the mound, throwing five pitchers in preparation for league play on the weekend. Jeffrey Carroll (Fr., Columbus, Ohio/Bishop Watterson) got the start and went three innings, leaving the game with a 1-0 lead, but Trey Fausnaugh (Fr., Circleville, Ohio/Westfall) allowed the tying run in the fourth inning.

    Brett Hatcher (Jr., Bellefontaine, Ohio/Bellefontaine) picked up the first win of his career as the Buckeyes took a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the sixth after he came on to start in the top of the inning. He pitched two hitless innings and recorded a pair of strikeouts. Justin Myers (So., Scottown, Ohio/Symmes Valley) pitched an inning before Jesse Paciorek (Jr., Lakewood, Ohio/Lakewood) finished the game to pick up the first save of his career.

    Dayton (14-18) was led by Kris Kemmer, who had three of Dayton's seven hits. Adam Revelette got the loss to fall to 0-2 on the season. Ohio State (14-13 overall, 5-3 Big Ten), which is tied for second in the conference, plays at first-place Michigan State (17-12, 6-2) in a four-game series this weekend in East Lansing, Mich. The team will play a single game Friday at 3:05 p.m. before meeting in a doubleheader Saturday at 1:05 p.m. The series concludes Sunday with a single game at 1:05 p.m.
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    I was going to take my son to the game last night but it got down in the 30s. No freaking way. Baseball was meant to be played in the 70-90s....

    This weekend is supposed to be beautiful, so of course the Buckeyes are in East Lansing. Look for it to be back to the 30s when they come home next weekend vs dUMb.
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    JCOSU86 said:
    I was going to take my son to the game last night but it got down in the 30s. No freaking way. Baseball was meant to be played in the 70-90s....

    This weekend is supposed to be beautiful, so of course the Buckeyes are in East Lansing. Look for it to be back to the 30s when they come home next weekend vs dUMb.

    I've been to a couple of UT games because the weather has been so nice here.

    It was a little chilly (mid to upper 60's :wink: ) this week though.
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    JCOSU86 said:
    Poor baby! :lol: Imagine! The 60's!

    Any chance you make it up for a game in Cbus, sears?

    It's probably not in the cards for this year JC but if I do, I'll let you know.

    I would love to see Bill Davis Stadium. The last time I was in Cbus it was still being built.
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    I drive by it 1-2 times a week and I gotta tell ya, it's a nice facility. I have yet to attend a game there, weather or circumstances beyond my control have made it difficult.

    I'll miss this weekend vs dUMb also due to the fact I have to be in my home town for my nephew's b-day party.

    April 28 vs BGSU (Buck-a-burger night!) is my next best bet...:mad1:
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