Northwestern fell to Ohio State 6-2 to in game three and dropped the series 2-1 in a hard-fought series. Both games came down to the final two innings, and the Cats let both contests slip away in the final innings.Credit the Buckeyes for mustering late inning runs, Northwestern hung tough in both games but couldn’t quite get it done.
Game two was Senior Day for Northwestern. The five seniors, Jack Havey, Zach Morton, Trevor Stevens, Luke Farrell, and Colby Everett were honored before the game. All five seniors have accomplished much during their phenomenal careers at Northwestern, and have turned in solid performances this season.
Game two was tied 3-3 heading into the top of the ninth. The closer, Kyle Ruchim, took the mound and issued a leadoff walk, then fanned the next batter. The next batter roped a single through the left side of the infield, which the sprawling Trevor Stevens couldn’t corral. After a Buckeye stole second, the scenario was a runner on 2nd and third, 1 out. Buckeyes’ Aaron Gretz smashed the ball to second which Zach Morton was unable to haul in as the ball trickled to the outfield, allowing two Buckeye runs to cross the plate to make it 5-3.