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
3/10-11 – Despite a pair of doubles by Pat Porter, Ohio State fell 3-1 last Saturday to Coastal Carolina. On Saturday, they beat the Chanticleers 3-2. Joe Ciamacco paced the Buckeyes by going 3 for 3 with a walk and 2 runs scored.
3/12 – Ohio State defeated Charleston Southern 6-3 on Tuesday, finishing up its road trip to South Carolina. In the bottom of the third, Charleston Southern tied the game at 3-3, and it remained tied until the top of the eighth when the Buckeyes took the lead 5-3 after an RBI single from Greg Solomon. Tim Wetzel pushed the lead to 6-3 in the top of the ninth with a solo home run, and the Buckeyes never looked back.
3/15-16 – Ohio State opened up its home schedule on Friday with a 4-1 victory over Bryant. Pat Porter led the Bucks going 2 for 4, finishing with a triple, an RBI, and a run scored. On Saturday, the Buckeyes lost 3-2 to Bryant. Aaron Gretz was 1 for 3 for Ohio State with a double, an RBI, and a run scored.
3/15 – The Buckeyes fell 3-2 in the CCHA Tournament Quarterfinal opener to Ferris State on Friday evening. In the third period, the Bulldogs took a 3-2 lead, and their goalie stopped all 10 Buckeye attempts. Brady Hjelle finished with 18 saves for the Bucks.
3/16 – The Buckeyes beat Ferris State in game two of the CCHA Tournament Quarterfinals 4-2 to force a game three in the series. Ryan Dzingel, Max McCormick, & Nick Oddo scored three straight goals to carry the Bucks to victory while goalie Brady Hjelle had 27 saves.
3/17 – Ohio State defeated Ferris State to advance to the Semifinals of the CCHA Tournament, where they will face Notre Dame. 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 points for the Buckeyes while teammate & goalie Greg Dutton had nine saves.
Men’s Track & Field
3/9 – Buckeye senior Chris Fallon took sixth in the mile at the 2013 NCAA Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas. His time of 4:02.28 earned him a sixth place finish and First Team All-America Honors. Read More
Ohio State was 1-2 in its games this week. Last Sunday, the Buckeyes had 15 hits in a 13-4 win over Mount St. Mary’s. Ohio State took the lead 3-2 in the bottom of the second after RBI singles from Tim Wetzel and Kirby Pellant. Mount St. Mary’s came right back, however, tying it up in the third at 3-3. The Buckeyes then scored 2, 5, 1, and 2 runs in the innings that followed to take a 13-4 lead, which would be the eventual final score. On Friday, Ohio State fell 5-2 to Connecticut in DeLand, Florida. Ryan Cypret was 1-3 for the Buckeyes with a solo home run in the second inning which tied the game at 1. The Huskies took the lead back however, taking a 2-1 lead in the sixth after a solo home run. They tacked on 3 more runs in the seventh and one in the ninth and went on to get the 5-2 win. On Saturday, Ohio State was outlasted 3-2 by Stetson in 12 innings after a walk-off double. Ryan Cypret, Mike Carroll, and Joe Clamacco each had two hits for the Buckeyes in the game. The loss dropped the Buckeyes to 5-4 on the season.
Ohio State fell to Utah 5-4 last Sunday to finish the 2013 Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic with a 2-3 record. After trailing 5-0, the Buckeyes posted 2 runs in the third inning to cut the lead to 3. Leesa Gresham began the rally when her double scored Maddy McIntyre. Shelby Pickett then had an RBI single to score Evelyn Carrillo. In the bottom of the fourth, they cut the Utes’ lead to 1, but got no closer.
Ohio State was 1-1 this week in Men’s Hockey. On Friday, they defeated No. 3 Miami 3-0. Buckeye goalie Brady Hjelle had 29 saves in the victory while teammates Alex Szczechura, Max McCormick, and Chris Crane each had goals for the Buckeyes. Crane put the Buckeyes ahead in the first period on a power play goal. On Saturday, Ohio State finished its regular season at Miami with a 4-2 loss. Hjelle had 27 saves while teammates Craig Dalrymple and Szczechura each scored for the Bucks. The Buckeyes finished the regular season with a 14-15-7 record, and Tanner Fritz won the CCHA scoring title after scoring 32 points this season. Read More
Sure, the Buckeyes lost to an SEC team in the sweet 16 (Welcome to the club, Roy Williams).
And sure, the SEC owned the B1G on January 1 (but not on the 4th!).
But it wasn’t due to the “typical” reason. Nope, in spite of all of the commentators who continue to hound on “SEC Speed” and “guys from the south are just faster” (inane though that may be), B1G fans now have evidence to the contrary.
On Saturday, both the men’s and women’s Buckeye track teams helped the conference win the first ever SEC/Big Ten challenge in Starkville Mississippi. You read that right- The conference went down south and won in enemy territory. Would make another Ohioan proud, I’m sure.
The B1G men’s team won 399- 337, led by Thomas Murdaugh’s victory in the 400. The conference women won 379-349, with Christina Manning and Leticia Wright finishing first and second in the 100 m hurdles, and Tori Brink carrying the day in the steeple event.
B-1-G! B-1-G! B-1-G!