Easter came and Easter left and so did the slump that the Diamond Buckeyes have been in. The baseball team traveled to Purdue and took 2 ouftof three from the Boilermakers. The wins put the the men’s record at 25-19 overall and 6-9 in league play. The softball team spent the week at home facing Penn State for two earlier in the week and then taking on Northwestern for three over the weekend. The ladies handled their business by winning all five games and moving their record to 25-23 overall and 11-9 in Big Ten play. Let’s check out some of the highlights.
4/25: OSU 3, Purdue 4 (13 innings)
The Buckeyes used the second inning to pounce on the Boilermakers early in game one. With runners on the corners Josh Dezse belted a two run double putting the Buckeyes on … [Read More]
As Easter wraps up so does another week of Buckeye action on the diamond. On the ladies’ side, the softball team continues to struggle to score and stop their opponents from scoring. After Tuesday’s game at Wright State was cancelled due to weather, the Buckeyes then traveled Lincoln for a three game set against Nebraska. Ohio State failed to make it past the 6th inning of any game in losing all three to the Cornhuskers. The Buckeyes record falls to 20-23 overall and 6-9 in B1G play.
The men continued on their rollercoaster ride of a season as well. The week started with a loss at West Virginia followed up with loss at home on Wednesday to Ball State. Murray State then came to town for a three game set in which the Bucks were able to take two of three from the Racers. Ohio State’s record moves to 23-18 … [Read More]
Another week of action on the diamond is in the books and neither the Ohio State Baseball nor the Softball team could escape it with winning records. The baseball Bucks picked up a pair of wins at home, one against Ohio and one against Toledo, before traveling to Lincoln and getting swept by Nebraska. On the ladies side, the softball team traveled to Ann Arbor and left by getting swept by the 5th ranked Wolverines. Let’s take a look at the games:
4/5: OSU 0, Michigan 1
Ohio State fought hard against the 5th ranked team in the country but fell short in a 1-0 loss to Michigan. The Wolverines scratched out a run in the bottom of the 1st against Buckeye started Olivia O’Reilly and that proved to be the winning run. O’Reilly pitched very well and held the potent Michigan offense to just 5 hits. The Buckeyes, … [Read More]
With opening day for the big leagues upon us, we wanted to unleash a new feature- our diamond expert will be checking in every Monday with the latest in Buckeye Softball and Baseball
The baseball Bucks spent the went at home dodging the weather but not dodging their opponents. The Buckeyes went 1-3 for the week with a win against Marshall on Wednesday and then followed it up with a three straight losses to Indiana over the weekend pushing their record 16-10 (2-4).
3/25: OSU 4, Marshall 0
The Buckeyes jumped out to the lead in the second thanks to Troy Montgomery’s RBI single. Montgomery then got caught up between first and second allowing Ronnie Dawson the score the second run of the inning making it 2-0. Ohio State added a run in the 5th and one in the seventh making the final score 4-0. Zach Farmer Picked up … [Read More]
4/21 – Ohio State defeated Illinois 7-3 last Sunday to win the series with the Illini at Nick Swisher field at Bill Davis Stadium. Ryan Cypret blasted a home run in the third inning to give the Buckeyes a 6-2 lead. It was his third of the season and the eighth of his career.
4/26-27 – On Friday, Ohio State defeated Penn State in the series opener 3-1. Cypret went 2-4 with another home run while teammate Brad Goldberg threw 6.1 scoreless innings, striking out six to improve to 6-0 this season. On Saturday, the Buckeyes beat Penn State 10-8 and 8-3 to complete the sweep.
In game one, Ryan Cypret notched his 9th straight multi-hit game of the season while teammate Joe Ciamacco had his tenth. In game 2, Brad Hallberg went 2 for 2 with two runs scored … [Read More]
4/6 – No. Ohio State finished with a team score of 196. 50 to finish fourth at the NCAA Regional at St. John Arena. Sarah Miller and Melanie Shaffer qualified for the NCAA Championships after Miller tied for first on balance beam and Shaffer finished fourth in the all-around.
4/3 – Ohio State defeated San Diego State 19-11 as eight Buckeyes scored points. Kaila Gottlick and Katie Chase paced the Buckeyes with four goals a piece.
4/5-6 – Ohio State fell to No. 12 TSUN on Friday 5-1 despite outhitting the Wolverines over the last five innings. The Buckeyes finished with six hits, one of which belonged to junior Melissa Rennie, who claimed her 10th multi-hit game. On Saturday, the Buckeyes again fell to the Wolverines 11-0 in five innings.… [Read More]
3/9 – No. 4 Ohio State defeated No. 15 UIC by a score of 439.200-409.050 on Saturday at St. John Arena. Six Buckeyes won individual event titles at the meet (floor exercise, pommel horse, rings, vault, and parallel & high bars. Junior Michael Newberger won his fourth event title of the season on the pommel horse. Teammate Alex Johnson won his second consecutive title on the high bar.
3/9 – No. 8/11 Ohio State was defeated by No. 7/7 Denver 10-9 on Saturday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. At halftime, the Pioneers led 6-5, and then they took an 8-5 lead in the third quarter. In the fourth, Ohio State cut the Denver lead to 2 at 9-7 after a Charlie Schnider goal. Later on, they cut the lead to one at 10-9, but they were unable to score again to tie. Logan Schuss had 3 … [Read More]
Ohio State announced back on May 15 that they were not renewing the contract of head coach Linda Kalafatis. She spent the past 16 seasons at the helm bringing a lot of things to the program. Her overall record at Ohio State was 538-358 while leading the team to 30 win seasons in 10 of the 16 years. The Buckeyes made 6 NCAA tournament berths during her tenure including a first-ever appearance for Ohio State in the Super Regionals. In 2007, Kalafatis’ Buckeyes won the Big Ten Championship and she was named Big Ten Coach of the Year. Her 800 career wins landed her the top 25 of active coaches in 2012.
With all the great things that Kalafatis brought to the program, one may ask, “Why on Earth would Ohio State NOT renew her contract?” The overall body of her work looks great but I’m going to take a … [Read More]