Quinlan Shines But Penguins Drop Doubleheader to Panthers

Jeremy Quinlan
Jeremy Quinlan

The Youngstown State baseball team dropped both games of a doubleheader to Milwaukee on Saturday afternoon at Eastwood Field. The Penguins lost the first game 1-0 and the night-cap 22-3.

Game one featured a pitcher's duel between YSU's Jeremy Quinlan and UWM's Jay Peters.

Quinlan had a no-hitter for 6.2 innings before a sharp single up the middle by Luke Meeteer broke up the no-hit bid. He struck out a career-high eight batters in a stellar eight innings of work. Quinlan (1-3) allowed just three hits, two of which came in the eighth inning, while walking just one on 121 pitches.

In the sixth, YSU threatened with runners on first and second and one out, but Gerrad Rohan hit into an inning-ending double play. YSU had a pair of hits in the fourth inning, including a double off the left-field wall by Rohan.

The Panthers scored in the top of the eighth as Quinlan had some tough luck. With one out, Cole Heili hit a ball off the end of the bat that was just out of the reach of Salem at second base. The ball rolled into short right field and Heili hustled to second for a double. On a full-count, the next batter, Mike Jordahl hit a seeing-eye single up the middle scoring Heili from second with what turned out to be the game's loan run.

In the ninth, YSU threatened with two outs. Back-to-back singles by Andrew Kendrick and Kyle Benyo put the tying run at second base. But UWM reliever Jake Tuttle came in for Peters and got Trey Bridis to ground out to third ending the game.

UWM's Peters went 8.2 innings to improve to 2-2 on the year. He struck out six while walking three and scattering five hits.

In game two, the Panthers scored five runs in the first to take control. UWM scored five more times in the second, twice in the third, once in the fourth, five times in the fifth and four more in the ninth for its final total on 24 hits. YSU scored all three of its runs in the seventh inning. UWM's Adam Reuss earned the win while Collin Floyd took the loss.

Anthony Rohan and Gerrad Rohan had hits for the Penguins in game two.

YSU falls to 5-15 overall and 0-6 in the Horizon League while the Panthers improve to 10-11 and 3-0.

The Penguins are next in action on Tuesday when they visit Penn State. First pitch against the Nittany Lions is set for 6:30 p.m.

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