On March 30, Ashland University's baseball team lost at home to West Liberty, 9-8.
The Hilltoppers weren't hospitable hosts in turn on Wednesday (April 6), as the Eagles lost another non-conference nine-inning game, 7-3.
Ashland is 14-11, while West Liberty is 18-9.
Starting his first game of 2016 after 10 relief appearances, junior left-handed pitcher Mike Gentile more than held his own. He allowed three hits, one run (unearned) and one walk while striking out five, and lowered his season earned-run average to 2.14.
West Liberty, however, scored five runs (three earned) off junior right-hander Cory Teachout (1-3) in the bottom of the sixth. The Hilltoppers added a run in the eighth off freshman righty Chris Slavik.
Sophomore catcher Ryan Lowe was 2-for-4 in Ashland's seven-hit attack.
The Eagles (14-11/5-1/4-0), looking to turn around a skid of three losses in the last four games, will return to Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play on Saturday (April 9) and Sunday (April 10) for a four-game set at Tiffin (11-15/2-6/1-3).