Mount Baseball Downed by Ohio State, 13-4
Port Charlotte, Fla. (February 24, 2013)--Mount St. Mary's lost to Ohio State, 13-4, on Sunday in the second game of the Mount's seven-game Florida trip. Sam Nott belted his third home run of the year in the loss.
Things started well for the Mount (2-3) as Mark Quaranta drew a two-out walk and Nott followed with a two-run homer to left field. The Buckeyes answered with a run in the bottom of the frame and two more in the bottom of the second to take a 3-2 advantage.
The Buckeys (5-2) scored a pair of runs on three doubles in the bottom of the third for a 5-3 advantage, but the Mount responded with a run in the fourth to cut the deficit to 5-4. Jack Schwartz singled, stole second, and scored on a Zane Bard base hit.
Ohio State, however, took control of the game with a five-run bottom of the fourth to push the lead to 10-4. From there, the Buckeyes cruised to the win.
The Mountaineers are back in action on Monday against St. Bonaventure.