No. 2 Seed Ohio State Eliminated From Big Ten Tournament with 5-0 Loss to No. 3 Seed Nebraska

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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.

Game Notes
– 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.

Go Bucks

Jody Victor

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

Ohio State Takes On Akron, Travels to Cincinnati in Midweek Matchups

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COLUMBUS, Ohio ? The Ohio State baseball team hosts Akron Tuesday and travels to Cincinnati to take on the Bearcats Wednesday. Both games are slated for a 6:35 p.m. first pitch.

Ohio State earned a series win in its first trip to Nebraska over the weekend. After dropping the first game of the series, 11-2, the Buckeyes won the middle game, 6-5, in 11 innings before picking up a 7-4 win in the series finale.

Pat Porter finished the weekend 5-for-13 with a double, a triple two runs scored and an RBI while Brian King was brilliant on the mound in the finale, tossing 7.0 shutout innings, allowing three hits while striking out three.

Akron is 8-25 on the season but won a conference series at Ohio over the weekend. Jared Turocy has helped pace the Zips offensively with a .304 average with a double, a triple, a home run, 11 RBI and seven runs scored.

Ohio State holds a 17-9 lead in the all-time series with Akron.

Cincinnati enters the week with a 13-21 record after dropping a series over the weekend at Rutgers. Ian Happ leads the Bearcats with a .325 average wtih 12 doubles, a triple, two home runs, 23 runs scored and 21 RBI.

Ohio State leads the all-time series with the Bearcats, 65-23-2.


Jody Victor