MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. ? The No. 2 seed Ohio State baseball team was eliminated from the Big Ten Tournament after a 5-0 loss to No. 3 seed Nebraska Saturday afternoon at Target Field. The Buckeyes, now 35-23 on the season, will have to wait and see their NCAA fate in a selection show at noon Monday on ESPNU.
?We?re incredibly disappointed in the result of today and the results of the Big Ten Tournament,? Ohio State head coach Greg Beals said. ?We?ve fought hard these last two weeks and put ourselves in a really good position but we weren?t able to get it done. We played some very good competition over the last couple weeks and learned a lot but it?s an incredibly disappointing feeling right now.?
After Ohio State starter Jaron Long tossed a perfect top of the first, the Buckeyes had a golden opportunity against Nebraska starter Christian DeLeon in the bottom of the frame when Joe Ciamacco reached on a leadoff walk and advanced to third with nobody out when a DeLeon pickoff throw sailed down the right-field line. However, DeLeon was able to get Ryan Cypret and Kirby Pellant to pop out and Brad Hallberg to ground out to short to keep the game scoreless after an inning of play.
Bosiokovic finished the game with a pair of hits while Long suffered the loss, allowing three earned runs on five hits while striking out three over 7.0 innings pitched.
– Jacob Bosiokovic notched his 14th multi-hit game of the season.
– Ryan Cypret made the start as a designated hitter after missing the last six games with a broken finger.
– The Buckeyes finished the game 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position.