CINCINNATI – The University of Cincinnati baseball team fell in a 14-inning exhibition game at UC Baseball Stadium against Indiana on Sunday.
The Bearcats were 8-3 back over five innings before exploding for 7 runs in the bottom of the sixth to take the lead. The Hoosiers went on to outperform UC 10-6 in the remaining eight innings of the game.
Eleven bearcats made up 16 hits that day. Sophomore red shirt student Joe Powell (3-4); Second Cole Harting (2-5); Red Shirt Junior Griffin Merritt (2-5); and Redshirt junior Paul Komistek (2-5) all had multi-hit games.
Griffin Merritt and true freshman Boston Smith have both homered. Smith finished with 5 RBIs; three of them detached themselves from a towering triple bomb from the display panel in the right panel. Griffin Merritt (3 RBI) and Joe Powell (3 RBI) also had multi-RBI games.
Nine pitchers saw time on the hill, allowing 24 total hits, 13 hits, and allowing 11 walks over 14 innings. Seven of Indiana’s 18 runs were undeserved.
Senior Beau Keathley started 3.0 innings without giving up a well-deserved run; Sophomore Evan Kemp has scored two hits in 1.2 innings of work; Redshirt sophomore Chase Hopewell threw a scoreless 7th place; and the second Max Bergmann went 2.0 innings with no earned run.
The Bearcats defense turned four doubles but had five mistakes over the course of 14 innings. The Redshirt student Kameron Guidry (1 SB) and the Redshirt Senior Dondrae Bremner (2 SB) both recorded steals for Cincinnati.
The Bearcats will play another fall exhibition game against Northern Kentucky on Friday, October 22nd. The first pitch is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. EST. Entry is free for all fans.
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