Buckeye Athletics Update

Written May 28th, 2013 by Janelle

Congratulations to Ohio State’s Blaz Rola, who is the NCAA Men’s Singles Champion after besting Virginia’s  Jarmere Jenkins 7-6(8), 6-4 on Monday!

Baseball 

Troy Kuhn gets set for a play

Troy Kuhn gets set for a play

5/23-25  - On Thursday, the No. 2 seed Buckeyes opened Big Ten Tournament play with a 3-2 win over No. 3 seed Nebraska.  In the ninth inning, with the bases loaded, Troy Kuhn walked to plate Pat Porter to give Ohio State the win.  Zach Ratcliff was 3 for 4 for Ohio State, tallying his second multi-hit game of his collegiate career. On Friday, the Buckeyes lost to 1-seed Indiana 11-3. Kuhn was 2-for-5 with two doubles and three RBIs for the Bucks.  On Saturday, Ohio State was eliminated from the tournament by Nebraska with a 5-0 loss.  Jacob Bosiokovic was 2 for 3 for the Buckeyes, tallying his 14th multi-hit game of the season. Ohio State will find out its NCAA fate on Monday.

Men’s Lacrosse

5/18 – Ohio State was defeated by Cornell in the NCAA quarterfinals by a score of 16-6 after winning in the first round with a 16-6 defeat of Towson.  Logan Schuss and Jesse King both posted three points for the Bucks. Ohio State finished the season 13-4, the most for the team since 1978.  It was the second NCAA tournament appearance for the team, the other coming in 2008.

The OSU men's lacrosse team gets set for an NCAA tournament game

The OSU men’s lacrosse team gets set for an NCAA tournament game

Men’s Tennis Team

5/20 – No. 5 Ohio State was defeated in the NCAA Championships by No. 1 UCLA 4-3, ending the Buckeyes’ season in heartbreaking fashion.  The Buckeyes finished the 2013 season 35-3 with Big Ten regular season and tournament championships.  The match came down to the #2 singles match between #25 Marcos Giron for UCLA & #8 Peter Kobelt for Ohio State.  Kobelt lost 4-6, 7-6, & 6-4.

Men’s Track & Field 

5/23-25 – On Thursday, Michael Hartfield & Korbin Smith secured their spots at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon in June in the long jump. Both finished in the top 12 in the event to earn their spots.  Hartfield finished 3rd with a jump of 7.66m while Smith finished with a jump of 7.38m to finish 10th.  On Friday, Billy Stanley and Antonio Blanks punched their tickets to the NCAA Championships for the Bucks in the javelin & 400m hurdles.  Stanley placed 2nd in the javelin with a 73.02m.  Blanks finished seventh overall in the 400m hurdles with a 51.52 to move onto compete in Eugene next month. On Saturday, the Ohio State 4x100m relay team secured its spot at the NCAA Championships, finishing sixth with a 39.85.  Chris Fallon finished sixth in the 1500m with a 3:48.00 to punch his ticket to Eugene as well. Teammate Demoye Bogle will compete in the 4x100m in Eugene after posting a 13.82 to finish fifth.  In the 200m semifinals, Timothy Faust posted a 20.83 to finish 11th and qualify for the championships.  Finally, the Ohio State 4x400m team claimed a spot in Eugene after finishing fifth with a 3:07.07.

Rowing 

5/19 – The Ohio State rowing team claimed its fourth conference title in Indianapolis on May 19th. The first varsity eight secured the team title for the Buckeyes after finishing first in the last race and scoring 63 points to make a combined team score of 160.  They will be back in action on May 31st at the NCAA Championships, once again in Indianapolis.

The Ohio State rowing team celebrates a Big Ten title

The Ohio State rowing team celebrates a Big Ten title

Women’s Track & Field

5/24 – Alexis Thomas & Katie Borchers will compete for Ohio State at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon in June.  Thomas placed 5th overall in the semifinals in the hammer throw after posting a 62.57m.  Borchers finished 10th overall in the 800m run after posting a time of 2:06.03.

1 Comment

  1. KenNo Gravatar
    May 28th, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Nice work, Janelle, thanks for updates. I see where the baseball team was not selected for the NCAA’s. Too bad they couldn’t hold it together coming down the stretch. Still, not too bad of a season for them.

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