The opening series of Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League play goes to the Licking County Settlers.
The Settlers scored twice in the bottom of the eighth to break a tie score, leading to a 4-2 win on Thursday over the Southern Ohio Copperheads.
Southern Ohio starts the season at 1-2, while Licking County is 2-1.
The game was tied at 2-2 in the bottom of the eighth, and the Settlers had runners on second and third with one out after Sam Wilson's double.
An intentional walk to Casimer Sobaszek loaded the bases. The Settlers broke the tie when Austin Moody reached on a fielder's choice, with two runs scoring on the play.
Southern Ohio's Reese Trahey took the loss, pitching the final three innings. He was charged with three earned runs on three hits and three walks. He struck out two.
Zach Iverson pitched five innings in a start on the mound for Southern Ohio. He allowed one run on six hits and two walks. He struck out six.
Nick Meyer pitched 1 2-3 innings to earn the win for the Settlers. He allowed only one hit, striking out three.
Southern Ohio had six hits. Thomas Zazzaro was 2 for 5, while Chris Gambert had an RBI.
Each team scored a run in the second, and Licking County went ahead thanks to a sixth-inning run.
The Copperheads tied the game in the top of the eighth thanks to Gambert's double, but the Settlers answered in the bottom half of the inning.
Southern Ohio has its home opener on Friday at 7:05 p.m. against the Richmond Zazz.