Jody Victor®: Buckeyes Host Pittsburgh Tuesday

Jody Victor: Ohio State hosts the Pitt Panthers in the Sixth Annual Columbus City Schools Day game Tuesday at Bill Davis Stadium. Ohio State is 27-21 overall and coming off an 11-6 win over Iowa in the final game of the three game series. Big East leader Pitt comes in nationally ranked and on the verge of one of the finest seasons in school history with 36 victories already. The Panthers took two of three games against Cincinnati over the weekend.

Ohio State and Pitt have met 18 times since the 1942 season with the Buckeyes holding a 17-1 edge in wins. Pitt's win came here at Bill Davis Stadium in 2006, 7-3. Ohio State opened its 2008 home season with a 9-1 win over Pitt.

Alex Wimmers struck out 15 and pitched his first complete game as a Buckeyes and the Ohio State offense totaled 20 hits in a 20-3 win over Pittsburgh last year in west Palm Beach, Fla. Wimmers' strikeout total was the most in a game by a Buckeye since Scott Lewis struck out 15 in a 2003 game.

Ohio State's 11-6 Game 3 win over Iowa Sunday represented the 900th Ohio State win for 23rd-year coach Bob Todd. He has 1,024 overall victories. For the rest of this article and more info go to

Go Bucks!!!

Jody Victor