Live Blog: UK vs. Bowling Green State (UK 6 — BGSU 3)

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UK second baseman Chris Bisson bats in the first inning against Bowling Green State

I’m on official assignment at Cliff Hagan Stadium for BluGrass Baseball and will keep an inning-by-inning updated of the game below:

Top of First Inning

  • BGSU sophomore shortstop Jon Berti strikes out swinging.
  • Senior second baseman Logan Meisley walks.
  • Senior first baseman Dennis Vaughn fouls out to third base.
  • Senior third baseman Derek Spencer grounds out third baseman Andy Burns to first baseman Gunner Glad.

Bottom of First Inning

  • UK junior second baseman Chris Bisson flies out to to left field.
  • Sophomore left fielder Chad Wright grounds out, shortstop to first base.
  • Sophomore third baseman Andy Burns walks.
  • Senior catcher Marcus Nidiffer walks, Burns to second.
  • Senior first baseman Gunner Glad flies out to center field.

Top of the Second Inning

  • Senior catcher Tyler Elkins grounds out shortstop Taylor Black to first baseman Gunner Glad.
  • Senior right fielder Mark Galvin doubles to left-center field gap.
  • Senior designated hitter Brandon McFarland flies out to left fielder Chad Wright.
  • Sophomore left fielder Patrick Martin struck out swinging.

Bottom of the Second Inning

  • Senior center fielder Keenan Wiley grounds out 4-3.
  • Redshirt junior right fielder Neiko Johnson flies out to deep center where BGSU senior T. J. Blanton makes a Willie Mays-like catch.
  • Redshirt sophomore designated hitter Navarro Hall, making his first career start, flies out to left field.

Top of the Third Inning

  • Senior center fielder T. J. Blanton homers to left-center field.
  • BGSU 1, UK 0
  • Berti grounds out, second baseman Bisson to first baseman Glad.
  • Meisler singles on a ground ball to right field.
  • Vaughn hit by a pitch from Alex Meyer, Meisler to second base.
  • Henderson visiting the mound after Meyer gives up one in the inning and has two more on base.
  • Spencer flies out to right-fielder Neiko Johnson, Meisler tags up and moves to third.
  • Meisler picked off third base to end the inning. Meyer faked to third, threw to first and had Vaughn in a pickle. Glad then threw home after Meisler broke and after a few relays, Burns tagges Meisler out.

Bottom of the Third Inning

  • Junior shortstop Taylor Black reaches on a throwing error from BGSU shortstop Berti. Berti’s throw brought Vaughn off the bag at first and ricocheted into foul territory.
  • Black picked off first base, 1-3.
  • Second baseman Chris Bisson hit by a pitch from Smith. The umpire got a piece of that one as well and we’ve got a little delay while he recovers.
  • Left fielder Chad Wright homers on a wind-aided shot off the left-center scoreboard. Bisson scores.
  • BGSU 1, UK 2
  • Third baseman Andy Burns walks.
  • Catcher Marcus Nidiffer singles on a ground ball to left under the glove of BGSU third baseman Spencer. Burns to second.
  • First baseman Gunner Glad walks, Nidiffer to second, Burns to third.
  • Center fielder Keenan Wiley out on a sacrifice fly to left field. Burns tags and scores
  • BGSU 1, UK 3
  • Right fielder Neiko Johnson grounds out 4-3 to end the inning.

Top of the Fourth Inning

  • Catcher Tyler Elkins flies out to center fielder Keenan Wiley. Wiley made the catch with his back to the wall. The ball is traveling well toward left field today.
  • Right fielder Galvin strikes out swinging.
  • Designated hitter McFarland reaches on a throwing error from catcher Marcus Nidiffer. McFarland moved to second with the throw bounced away from first baseman Gunner Glad.
  • Martin strikes out swinging to end the inning.

Bottom of the Second Inning

  • Designated hitter Navarro Hall singles on a ground ball up the middle.
  • Black out on a sacrifice bunt, 3-4. Hall to second.
  • All-American second baseman Chris Bisson homers to left-center. Hall scores
  • BGSU 1, UK 5
  • Wright grounds out, 6-3. The ball took a convenient BGSU bounce off the mound right toward the shortstop.
  • Burns walks.
  • Burns steals second base.
  • Nidiffer hit by a pitch from Smith.
  • BGSU pitching change: Sophomore righty Ross Gerdeman replaces Smith.
  • Glad grounds out, 6-3.

Top of the Fifth Inning

  • Blanton doubles off the left field wall.
  • Blanton moves to third
  • Berti strikes out swinging
  • Meisler grounds out, third baseman Burns to first baseman Glad.
  • Vaughn singles on a ground ball to right field, Blanton scores.
  • BGSU 2, UK 5
  • Vaughn moves to second on a wild pitch.
  • Spencer grounds out, shortstop Black to first baseman Glad.

Bottom of the Fifth Inning

  • Going to be honest, I checked out of the press box for a minute for some food and when I came back Keenan Wiley and Neiko Johnson were on third and second respectively.
  • Navarro Hall struck out swmining.
  • Taylor Black out on a sacrifice fly to center field, Wiley scores, Johnson to third.
  • BGSU 2, UK 6
  • Bisson out on a swinging bunt, 3-1.

Top of the Sixth Inning

  • Elkins flies out to center.
  • Galvin singles on a ground ball to left.
  • McFarland strikes out looking.
  • Galvin to second on a wild pitch.
  • Martin singles on a ground ball to left, Galvin scores.
  • UK pitching change: Redshirt junior Matt Little in for Meyer
  • Blanton strikes out looking to end the inning.

Bottom of the Sixth Inning

  • Wright flies out to center
  • Andy Burns grounded out, 6-3.
  • Nidiffer strikes out swinging.

Top of the Seventh Inning

  • Berti reaches on an infield single to second base. Bisson almost made the play, but 1st base ump ruled Berti beat the throw to the bag.
  • Meisler grounds into a double-play, 1-4-3. Little made a great play to grab the shot up the middle and start the twin killing.
  • Vaughn grounds out, 5-3.

Bottom of the Seventh Inning

  • Glad strikes out looking on a pitch just off the plate. Fans didn’t like the call.
  • Wiley grounds out, 3-unassisted.
  • Johnson strikes out looking.

Top of the Eighth Inning

  • Spencer singles on a line drive to right field.
  • Elkins grounds into a double play, 5-4-3. UK doesn’t turn that without the catcher running, and Bisson may have been pulled off second by Burns’ throw anyway. Cats will take the two outs nonetheless.
  • Galvin walks.
  • McFarland grounds out 6-3.

Bottom of the Eight Inning

  • Hall strikes out.
  • Black walks.
  • Black steals second base.
  • Bisson walks.
  • Wright flies out to left field.
  • Burns strikes out swining

Top of the ninth

  • Borcherdt walks
  • Blanton hit by a pitch from Matt Little
  • Berti strikes out swinging.
  • Meisler walks.
  • Vaughn out on sac fly to left, Borcherdt scores.
  • Spencer grounds out to 2nd.

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