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Buckeyes ride five-run eighth to win over Gophers in Big Ten Tournament


Ohio State came from behind with a five-run eighth inning to defeat Minnesota, 5-3, in the first game of the Big Ten tournament Wednesday afternoon at Huntington Park. With the win, the Buckeyes improved to 26-25 on the season and will play Illinois on Thursday.

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Ohio State starting pitcher Drew Rucinski cruised through the first two innings until the Gophers took a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth.

On the other side, Minnesota starter T.J. Oakes retired 10 consecutive Buckeyes before a leadoff single in the fifth by David Corna.

After giving up a run in the fourth, Rucinski shut down the Gophers during the middle innings, but he ran into trouble in the eighth and was knocked out of the game. Minnesota upped their lead to 3-0 against reliever Andrew Armstrong.

Ohio State finally woke up the bats in the eighth inning by scoring five runs on five hits and two Gophers errors.

With Minnesota up 3-2, closer Scott Matyas struck out Josh Dezse before Matt Streng single into right field to score Tim Wetzel to tie the game at 3-3. Ryan Cypret then scored the go-ahead run on a failed pickoff attempt by the catcher and Corna doubled off the top of the left field fence to score Streng and the Buckeyes led 5-3.

Rucinski pitched 7.1 innings, giving up three runs on eight hits while striking out three. Jared Strayer picked up the win in relief for the Buckeyes to improve his record to 4-3 on the season while Dezse worked a perfect ninth inning for his fifth save of the season.


Info courtesy of OSU athletics

Penn State beats OSU to win series

Matt Streng (courtesy of OSU athletics)

The Penn State Nittany Lions pulled out a nip-and-tuck game which featured five lead changes against the visiting Buckeyes, 10-9. The win allowed the Nittany Lions to take the rubber game of the three-game series.

Matt Streng had three hits, including a double, for Ohio State who drops to 16-18 overall, 6-6 in the Big Ten. Tim Wetzel and Ryan Cypret each had two hits.

Penn State scored twice in the bottom of the seventh on a error, a walk and two singles.



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Ohio State baseball’s Wetzel earns Big Ten weekly award


Tim Wetzel (courtesy of Ohio State athletics)

Ohio State outfielder Tim Wetzel has been selected as the Big Ten co-Freshman of the Week by the Conference office.

Wetzel, a native of Mayfield, Ohio, batted .466 for the week (7-for-15) with five runs scored. Wetzel had his first three-hit game of his career and first multi-RBI game Sunday against Indiana while extending his hitting streak to six straight games.

The honor marks the fourth Big Ten weekly award this season after Josh Dezse picked up two Freshman of the Week awards and Greg Solomon was named Player of the Week last week.


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OSU wins wild game against Northwestern, 15-14

Brian DeLucia (courtesy of Ohio State athletics)

The Ohio State Buckeyes and the Northwestern Wildcats cooked up a wild finish in the final game of their three-game series.

Matt Streng was a hitting star for OSU, as he had four hits and belted a two-run homer.

A throwing error by the Wildcats in the ninth inning allowed Brian DeLucia to score the winning run in a wild 15-14 Big Ten contest in Bill Davis Stadium.

The Buckeyes up their record to 10-11, 2-1 while Northwestern falls to 8-15, 1-2.

The Buckeyes blew a 14-7 lead after six innings as the Wildcats rallied to tie the score at 14-14.

DeLucia walked to lead off the ninth inning for Ohio State and scored all the way from first base when Wildcats reliever Paul Snieder overthrew first base on Tim Wetzel’s sacrifice bunt attempt and the ball sailed down the right-field line.

Ohio State wins home opener against Xavier, 4-1


Brett McKinney (courtesy of OSU athletics)

Ohio State scored three runs in the third inning as it beat Ohio rival, Xavier in the 2011 home opener at Bill Davis Stadium.

The Buckeyes, now 8-10 on the season, where led at the plate by Josh Dezse with two RBI’s and Tim Wetzel with two base hits.

On the mound, winning pitcher Brett McKinney allowed one run on two hits over five innings, striking out five. The entire OSU pitching staff which included four relievers, limited Xavier to three hits the last four innings.

Xavier drops to 16-10 on the season.


compiled from Ohio State athletics news

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