Around the Diamond: B1G Tournament Recap

Written May 26th, 2014 by Gary Russell II

With the Ohio State softball team’s season coming to end it put the baseball team on center stage this past week.  Unfortunately the men weren’t able to showcase ther talents very long after dropping the first two of the of the B1G Tournament bringing their rollercoaster season to an end.  Ohio State opened up the tournament on Wednesday against host Nebraska with a 7-6 loss.  The Buckeyes followed that up with a 6-5 loss to 3-seed Illinois on Thursday.  Let’s take a look at the highlights:

5/21: OSU 6, Nebraska 7

Things looked good early for the Buckeyes as they jumped out to a big lead in the fourth inning.  With the bases loaded, Aaron Getz knocked in two runs with a double down the left field line.  Craig Nennig then followed up a with a successful squeeze bunt moving the score to 3-0.  After a wild pitch, RBI singles by Ronnie Dawson and Troy Kuhn made the score 6-0 in favor of the Bucks.

Nebraska then cut the lead in half in the fifth.  Back to back singles by Ben Miller and Steven Reveles started the inning.  An RBI double by Jake Placzek made the score 6-1.  Miller was able to score on a close play at the plate when Michael Pritchard grounded back to the mound putting the score at 6-2.  A shot past Ohio State shortstop Nennig by Pat Kelly scored Placzek and leaving the Cornhuskers trailing 6-3 after five. Read More

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