Jody Victor®: Buckeyes Host Bowling Green Wednesday Night

Jody Victor: Here's some great Buckeye baseball news highlights from osu.edu.

Ohio State hosts Bowling Green Wednesday at Bill Davis Stadium in a 6:35 p.m. game and then travels to State College, Pa., for three games against Penn State this weekend.

The Wednesday game will be streamed live at OhioStateBuckeyes.com while ESPN 1460 AM will carry all three games at Penn State.

8th grade fans and below can come out early for an Easter egg hunt on the concourse before the Bowling Green game. The hunt will begin 45 minutes before the start to the game and kids can win candy as well as different game experiences and prizes.

Ohio State is now 15-15 overall but more importantly, 5-4 in the Big Ten Conference and just a game behind co-leaders Michigan State and Indiana, each at 6-3.

The Buckeyes have won four of their last five games and have played extremely well during that span. Some five-game stats:

* The team has 19 extra base hits (3.8 per game) after averaging just 2.1 extra base hists the first 25 games of the season.

* The team has had four games with double-digit hits after having just nine in the first 25 games.

* Team batting average is .388

* Eight of nine starters in the field are hitting above .330, led by Josh Dezse (.625: 10-16), Brian DeLucia (.556: 10-18 with 10 runs scored). Tim Wetzel (.450: 9-20) and David Corna (.444: 8-18).

Under the direction of longtime head coach Danny Schmitz, Bowling Green is 13-19 on the season, 7-5 in the Mid-American Conference. The Falcons are coming off a series win against MAC West-leading Toledo. Junior Jon Berti leads the Falcons offensively with a .413 batting average to go along with four doubles, four triples, two home runs and 21 runs scored. Cody Apthorpe is 4-3 with a 4.14 ERA in 45.2 innings pitched on the mound.

Go Bucks!!!

Jody Victor