Ohio State Travels to West Virginia Tuesday, Hosts Ball State Wednesday

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State baseball team travels to West Virginia Tuesday at 6:05 p.m. before returning home to host Ball State at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.Live stats and a link to a live video stream can be found on the baseball schedule page at OhioStateBuckeyes.com or fans can follow twitter.com/OhioState_BASE for updates.

Ohio State bounced back from a 5-4 series-opening defeat to top Penn State, 7-0 and 12-6, in the final two games to win the series last weekend in Columbus.

The Buckeyes hit .337 as a team in the series and were paced by Nick Sergakis, who went 8-for-13 with a double, a home run, five RBI and five runs scored. Josh Dezse went 5-for-11 with a double, three home runs, seven RBI and six runs scored in the three-game set while Greg Greve tossed a complete-game shutout in the Saturday contest.

Offensively, Ohio State ranks near the top of the Big Ten in runs scored (3rd, 187), doubles (2nd, 59), triples (2nd, 13) and home runs (t-2nd, 14). On the mound, the Buckeyes rank in ERA (4th, 3.42), strikeouts (4th, 213) and saves (t-4th, 8).

Individually, multiple Buckeyes rank in the Top 10 in Big Ten offensive categories. Ronnie Dawson sits sixth with a .355 average while Troy Kuhn is tied for third with four home runs, tied for eighth with 23 RBI, tied for second with 29 runs scored, tied for eighth with nine doubles and tied fifth after getting hit nine times.

Tanner Tully ranks fifth with a 2.15 ERA while Zach Farmer is tied for second with five wins and Trace Dempsey is tied for sixth with four saves.


Jody Victor