The Ohio Bobcats were promptly knocked out of the 2012 MAC Baseball Tournament in Avon on Thursday afternoon, losing 6-5 to the No. 8 seed Buffalo Bulls. Kent State shut out the Bulls late last night but, undeterred, they rallied back for an early afternoon game to survive with an extra-innings win. Alex Baldock came through with the clutch hit, driving a double to right center with two outs that brought home Matt Pollock for the winning run.
Both Baldock and Tom Murphy did the damage for Buffalo to start their scoring, as each went deep in a three-run fourth inning. The Bobcats re-took the lead over the next two innings, but failed to string together a rally and put things out of reach. Logan Cozart and Tyler Wells each went deep for the Bobcats, but it was not enough. Wells, the No. 9 hitter, took Cleveland native River McWilliams deep to tie it up when OU was down to their final out. But McWilliams bounced back and pitched a scoreless 10th, setting up the game-winning double and pushing the Bulls into action on Friday. They will face the loser of the Western Michigan and Kent State game tomorrow at 9:00 a.m ET.