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2018 B1G Baseball Tourney @ Omaha, NB (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Baseball' started by brodybuck21, May 22, 2018.

  1. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member

  2. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member

    Bucks take on Purdooh tomm at 2pm EST. Bucks took 2/3 vs Purdooh at home just a week and a half ago. Our pitching depth will be tested that's for sure
     
  3. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member

    Baseball Buckeyes head to Omaha for Big Ten Tournament

    Ohio State enters the Big Ten Baseball Tournament on Wednesday in Omaha, Neb., with an RPI ranking of No. 41, putting the Buckeyes squarely on the bubble to make the NCAA Tournament as an at-large team.

    Of course, if OSU wins the eight-team Big Ten tourney (only the top eight teams qualify, out of 13 conference programs), it won't have to worry about an at-large bid, because the Buckeyes would be an automatic qualifier for the NCAAs in that scenario.

    Ohio State (34-20, 14-10 Big Ten) is the No. 7 seed, and will open play against No. 2-seeded Purdue (34-18, 17-6) at 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

    Here is the release from OSU:

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 7 seed Buckeyes face the No. 2 seed Boilermakers in the second game of the opening round of the 2018 Big Ten Tournament at 2 p.m. ET Wednesday from TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., live on BTN. Led by head coach Greg Beals, the Scarlet and Gray have advanced to the tournament seven times in eight years.

    The Buckeyes (34-20, 14-10 B1G), who took two of three games vs. Purdue (34-18, 17-6 B1G) to close the home schedule two weeks ago, currently stand at No. 41 in the latest NCAA RPI rankings released Sunday. The Scarlet and Gray return to TD Ameritrade Park for the first time since claiming the 2016 tournament crown. The 2016 squad won four straight games through the loser’s bracket to claim the title last time in Omaha. The Buckeyes are tied with Minnesota and Michigan for the league-lead in tournament titles with nine championships. The winner of the Big Ten Tournament will receive an automatic qualification for the 2018 NCAA Tournament.

    THE BASICS
    No. 7 Ohio State vs. No. 2 Purdue | May 23, 2018 | 2 p.m. ET | TD Ameritrade Park

    ON THE MOUND
    LHP Connor Curlis (7-3, 3.59 ERA) vs. RHP Tanner Andrews (6-4, 2.71 ERA)


    FOLLOW THE ACTION
    Live stats links can be found by going to the schedule page of Ohio State Baseball on OhioStateBuckeyes.com. Fans can also follow the action on Twitter via @OhioState_BASE. The Big Ten Tournament will be televised live on BTN. Brandon Gaudin, Scott Pose, Kevin Kugler and Danan Hughes will have the call. All OSU games can also be heard on the radio at AM 1460 ESPN. Matt Andrews and Bob Spears will have the call.

    LEADING OFF
    • Ohio State earned the No. 7 seed in the Big Ten Tournament after finishing with a 14-10 league record.
    • The Buckeyes claimed 34 overall wins during the regular season, marking the sixth time in eight years Ohio State has claimed at least 30 wins under head coach Greg Beals.
    • The Buckeyes have advanced to the Big Ten Tournament seven of the last eight years under Beals.
    • Ohio State has nine wins against Top 50 RPI teams.
    • The Scarlet and Gray have won nine tournament titles and are making their 30th appearance (91-94-95-97-02-03-05-07-16).
    • Last time vs. Purdue, the Buckeyes took two of three games to conclude the home schedule May 11-13 in Columbus. The team won game one, 4-2, last Friday and claimed a 16-6 victory in the series finale on Senior Day, stunning Purdue with 15 unanswered runs in the final home game of the year.
    • According to Baseball America, Ohio State has had the fourth-best turnaround in the country after finishing 22-34 overall in 2017.
    • The contest vs. the Boilermakers marks the first time in six years the two teams have faced each other in the tournament. Ohio State is 6-2 vs. Purdue in the Big Ten Tournament.
    • Ohio State is 10-8 in neutral-site games and 5-3 all-time at TD Ameritrade Park.
    • Beals claimed his 500th career win against the Boilermakers May 11. His career record sits at 502-401-1.
    • Senior reliever Seth Kinker broke the career appearances record May 11 against the Boilermakers. He currently has 105 career appearances and leads the Big Ten with a 1.62 ERA. He is tied for the fourth in saves with 13 this season.
    • The Buckeyes are batting .291 as a team, good for second in the league. The Buckeyes are second in scoring (6.8).
    • Kinker is fourth in the nation in strikeout-to-walk ratio (10.50) and 10th in the country in ERA (1.62).
    • Noah McGowan ranks in the Top 10 in nine different offensive categories in the Big Ten, including second in doubles (19), third hits (75), RBI (54) and total bases (123), fourth in slugging (.603), fifth in on-base percentage (.456), seventh in batting (.368) and eighth in home runs (9) and walks (33).
    • Dominic Canzone is tied for the league lead with 79 hits. It’s the most hits by a Buckeye in two years. He also is third in doubles (17) and fifth in runs scored (49). Tyler Cowles is sixth in doubles (16) and Conner Pohl is seventh in RBI (48). Kobie Foppe ranks 11th in the league in batting (.339).
    • The OSU pitching staff ranks eighth in the conference with a 4.58 ERA. The OSU pitchers have struck out 409 batters, which is fourth in the league. Ryan Feltner is fourth with 76 strikeouts, while Connor Curlis is eighth with 68 strikeouts. Curlis is tied for third with seven victories. Kyle Michalik is the Big Ten leader in appearances with 29 games, while Kinker has appeared in 26 games in 2018.
    • The Buckeyes have 13 players on the 2018 roster that were a part of the 2016 Big Ten Tournament title team.

    BIG TEN TOURNAMENT FORMAT
    Minnesota earned the top seed after finishing 18-4 in Big Ten play and will open tournament play on Wednesday, taking on No. 8 seed Michigan State at 6 p.m. ET. Michigan locked the No. 3 seed with a 15-8 record and face No. 6 seed Iowa at 10 a.m. ET in the opening game of the tournament. No. 4 seed Illinois will play No. 5 seed Indiana at 10 p.m. ET.


    The tournament’s double-elimination format will culminate with a single championship game on Sunday, with the winner earning the tournament title and the conference’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. All eight teams will begin play in one of two brackets, with the No. 1, No. 4, No. 5 and No. 8 seeds appearing in one bracket and the No. 2, No. 3, No. 6 and No. 7 seeds appearing in the other bracket. BTN will air every game of the Big Ten Tournament.

    SCOUTING PURDUE
    The Boilermakers claimed the No. 2 seed after finishing 17-6 in conference play. Purdue swept Michigan at home last weekend in West Lafayette, Ind. Purdue is fourth in league in ERA with 3.86 mark. At the dish, the Boilermakers are batting .275 as a team with 90 doubles, 25 home runs and 82-for-118 in stolen bases. Skyler Hunter is hitting .319 with 41 runs scored, 10 doubles and 11-for-14 in stolen bases, while Nick Dalesandro is batting .311 with 38 runs scored, 15 doubles and 22-for-22 in stolen bases. Jacson McGowan has a team-best .540 slugging with 12 home runs and 49 RBI.


    LAST TIME VS. BOILERMAKERS
    Ohio State claimed its fifth league series win of the year two weeks ago in Columbus, winning game one, 4-2, against the Boilermakers. Connor Curlis worked six innings and limited the Purdue bats to one run on three hits with four walks and three strikeouts. Right-handed reliever Seth Kinker recorded a three-inning save, allowing one unearned run with two strikeouts. After dropping the middle game, 8-2, Ohio State stunned the Boilermakers with 15 unanswered runs on Senior Day to claim the series victory. At the plate, Dominic Canzone batted .538 (7-for-13) with three runs scored, double and two walks in the series. Kobie Foppe, Noah McGowan and Noah West each hit .400. West drove in a team-high six runs and scored five times.

    https://247sports.com/college/ohio-state/Article/Baseball-Buckeyes-head-to-Omaha-for-Big-Ten-Tournament-118425974


     
  4. rhgbosu

    rhgbosu I aim to misbehave

    Gotta stay in the winners bracket as long as possible to have any shot...unless the bats go nuts. Not developing a fourth starter again this year really limits there ability to make a run. If I'm Beals, I hold nothing back. Manage pitching today like there's no tomorrow.
     
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  5. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member

    Bucks up 2-0 top 3! Grove City's own Tyler Cowles with a 2 run double in top of 1
     
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  6. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member

    2-2 now. couple hits and an error (im shocked) lead to 2 runs bott 3 for purdont
     
  7. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member

    down 3-2 top 6. man wish the bats would come back to life. been missing for awhile now
     
  8. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member

    on a side note ttun beat iowa 2-1 earlier so winner of our game plays them tomm
     
  9. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  10. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member

    In big trouble
     
  11. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member

    Bucks up 2-0 top 5 vs Iowa in an elimination game
     
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  12. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 Urban Renewal Project

    Beals fired yet?
     
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  13. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member

    Bucks won 2-0!
     
  14. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

    Down goes Iowa 2-0 Nice job Buckeyes :groove:
     
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  15. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member

    play the loser of the purdooh/ttun game tomm at 330
     
    Last edited: May 24, 2018
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