Ohio State Welcomes Miami to Columbus for Tuesday Contest

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State baseball team hosts in-state foe Miami for a 6:35 p.m. matchup Tuesday at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. Live stats and links to a live video and audio stream can be found on the baseball schedule page at OhioStateBuckeyes.com or fans can follow twitter.com/OhioState_BASE for updates.

OHIO STATE OF LATE
Ohio State won its fourth-consecutive series, taking the opener against Iowa, 9-4, before dropping a 17-2 decision in the middle game and earning a 3-2 victory in the rubber game over the weekend.

Josh Dezse went 5-for-9 with two home runs, four RBI and three runs scored in the series. Tanner Tully earned the Saturday win, allowing two unearned runs on five hits with five strikeouts over 7.0 innings while Greg Greve picked up the win in the rubber game Monday, allowing two earned runs on eight hits with five strikeouts over 7.0 frames.

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Jody Victor

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 OF LATE
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.

BUCKEYES IN THE BIG TEN
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.

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Jody Victor

Ohio State Welcomes Eastern Michigan, Dayton to Columbus for Midweek Contests

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State baseball team hosts Eastern Michigan Tuesday and Dayton Wednesday at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. Both games are slated for 6:35 p.m. 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 OF LATE
Ohio State was swept in three one-run contests over the weekend at Nebraska. The Buckeyes dropped the opener, 3-2, before suffering a 4-3 walk-off defeat in the middle game and a 2-1 loss, also on a walk-off, in the finale.

Ohio State starting pitchers allowed two earned runs over 22.0 innings pitched on the weekend while Nick Sergakis stood out offensively, going 4-for-10 with a run scored.

OSU VS. NEBRASKA NOTES
– Jacob Bosiokovic picked up his 10th multi-hit game of the season Sunday.
– The Ohio State starters in the series (Greg Greve, Tanner Tully and Jake Post) tossed 22.0 innings, allowing two earned runs (a 0.82 ERA) on 15 hits while striking out 10.
– Ryan Leffel extended his hitting streak to six games Saturday.
– Troy Montgomery picked up his fourth multi-hit game of the season while Nick Sergakis tallied his third Saturday.
– Tully pitched a career-high 7.1 innings, striking out a career-best six while allowing one run on three hits in the middle game.
– Post pitched very well but suffered the tough-luck loss to drop to 3-3 on the season after tossing a career-high 8.2 innings, allowing two runs, one earned, on seven hits Sunday.
– The 1:45 game time Sunday marked the Buckeyes’ fastest game of the season and the quickest since a 1:43 game in a 1-0 defeat at Minnesota April 7 of last season.

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Jody Victor

Ohio State Comes Back in the Ninth but Falls, 3-2, at East Carolina

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GREENVILLE, N.C. – The Ohio State baseball team dropped a narrow 3-2 decision to East Carolina in the finale of the Keith LeClair Classic Sunday afternoon at Clark-LeClair Stadium. With the loss, the Buckeyes fall to 7-3 on the season while the Pirates improve to 6-5.

The Buckeyes almost tied it in the top of the ninth against East Carolina closer Drew Reynolds. Troy Montgomery doubled to left to lead off the inning before a single through the right side by Aaron Gretz scored Montgomery to cut the lead to one. After Jake Brobst pinch-ran for Gretz, Craig Nennig singled through the right side and Wetzel sacrificed both runners over with one down. However, Reynolds got Kuhn to fly out to shallow left and Porter to fly out to center to end the game.

Farmer suffered the loss, allowing three runs, two earned on three hits over 5.0 innings pitched. Tully pitched well in relief, striking out a pair over 3.0 scoreless frames, while Ronnie Dawson went 2-for-4 at the plate.

Ohio State travels to nationally-ranked Oregon for a three-game set starting Friday.

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No. 1 Buckeyes Top Indiana, 5-2, in B1G Opener

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 1 Ohio State men’s tennis team (15-0, 1-0 Big Ten) netted a 5-2 victory over No. 58 Indiana (7-6, 0-1 Big Ten) Monday afternoon in Bloomington, Ind. The victory over the Hoosiers extended the Buckeyes’ regular-season conference win streak to 83-consecutive matches, which dates back to the 2005 campaign.

Senior Peter Kobelt (New Albany, Ohio) claimed match point for the second time in three days, defeating Sam Monette 6-2, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3 at No. 1 singles to improve to 9-1 in the dual season.

In doubles action, the No. 2 duo of Kobelt and Kevin Metka (Worthington, Ohio) were first off court, defeating Daniel Bednarczyk and Sam Monette 8-7(7-3) on No. 1, saving a match point when serving down, 6-7. Redshirt junior Hunter Callahan (Lower Gwynedd, Pennsylvania) and freshman Herkko Pollanen (Helsinki, Finland) then fell to Sven Lalic and Dimitrije Tasic on court No. 2, 8-3. The doubles point came down to court No. 3, where redshirt sophomore Chris Diaz (Columbus, Ohio) and redshirt freshman Ralf Steinbach (Halle, Germany) fell to Stefan Lugonjic and Chris Essick, in a close 8-7 (7-5) finish.

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