Ohio State Welcomes No. 10 Louisville to Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium

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COLUMBUS, Ohio ? The Ohio State baseball team wraps up its non-conference slate when it takes on No. 10 Louisville at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.

The Buckeyes were swept by No. 6 Oregon in a three-game set over the weekend at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. After Friday?s game was postponed because of rain, the Buckeyes dropped the opening game of the Saturday doubleheader, 3-1, in 11 innings before falling in the nightcap, 4-0. The teams came back Sunday, with the Ducks edging Ohio State, 1-0.

The Buckeyes received excellent pitching, posting a 1.86 ERA against the Ducks, but were unable to get anything going offensively. Brad Goldberg allowed one unearned run on four hits and struck out six in 7.0 innings in the opener and Jaron Long surrendered one earned run on seven hits while striking out a career-high nine in 7.0 innings of a tough-luck loss in the finale.

Louisville enters the week ranked 10th nationally with a 42-10 record, 17-4 in Big East play. Ty Young leads the Cardinals at the plate, posting a .374 average with 11 doubles, seven triples, four home runs, 52 RBI and 46 runs scored. The Buckeyes will face right-hander Kyle Funkhouser, who has gone 3-1 with a 1.59 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 39.2 innings pitched.

The Cardinals hold an 8-3 advantage over the Buckeyes in the all-time series.


Jody Victor