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 Hosts West Virginia and Marshall in a Pair of Midweek Games

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COLUMBUS, Ohio ? The Ohio State baseball team hosts West Virginia Tuesday and Marshall Wednesday at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. Both games are set for 6:35 p.m.

Fans can find links to live stats and a video stream on the schedule page at or follow at

Ohio State dropped two of three contests over the weekend at Minnesota. The Buckeyes fell, 3-0, in the opener before picking up a 5-2 win in the middle game and falling, 1-0, in the finale.

Brad Goldberg picked up the win in the middle game to move to 5-0 on the season while King allowed one earned run on three hits over 7.0 innings pitched in a tough-luck loss in the finale.

West Virginia is 17-15 on the season after dropping a series over the weekend at Baylor. Ryan Tuntland leads the Mountaineers with a .379 average with six doubles, two home runs, 20 runs scored and 18 RBI.

Ohio State holds a 14-9 lead in the all-time series but the schools have not played since 1999.

Marshall enters the week with a 13-18 overall record after winning a series over the weekend to No. 19 Houston. Andrew Dundon leads the Herd with a .351 batting average to go along with 14 RBI and 13 runs scored.

Ohio State holds a 16-2 advantage over in the all-time series.

Entering the week, Ohio State is tied for fifth in the Big Ten with a 5-4 record in conference play, 19-10 overall. The Buckeyes rank among the top offensive teams in the Big Ten including runs scored (153, 4th), stolen bases (46, 3rd), triples (10, t-2nd) and home runs (8, 4th). On the mound, Ohio State ranks in ERA (2.51, 2nd), saves (12, 1st), walks allowed (68, 1st), opposing batting average (.220, 1st) and strikeouts (196, 3rd). The Buckeyes are second in the conference with a .976 fielding percentage.


Jody Victor