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Buckeyes defeat N. Florida 16-10

Discussion in 'Buckeye Baseball' started by JCOSU86, Mar 12, 2005.

  1. JCOSU86

    JCOSU86 Go Bucks! Staff Member

    What a shootout!

    From the Official Site:

    Buckeyes Even Record with 16-10 Win over North Florida

    Stephen, Zoeller and Bourquin homer, Luyster picks up pitching victory
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    The Buckeyes had three home runs against North Florida, including a two-run shot in the seventh that gave the Buckeyes a 10-5 lead.

    March 11, 2005

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Ohio State erupted for a season-high 19 hits in a 16-10 victory over North Florida in the Kennel Club Classic Friday at Harmon Stadium.

    The teams combined for 37 hits, but the Buckeyes hits were more timely. After only one hit in the first three innings, Ohio State had three big innings in the victory that evened the team's record to 3-3. Ohio State scored three in the fourth inning, four in the fifth, one in the sixth and then seven runs in the seventh. Six runs crossed the plate in the seventh before the first out of the inning was recorded in the scorebook.

    Eight Buckeyes had multiple hits, including home runs by Jedidiah Stephen (Jr., Caldwell, Ohio/Shenandoah), a two-run shot in the seventh, Jason Zoeller (So., Verona, Pa./Shady Side Academy), a three-run shot in the seventh, and Ronnie Bouquin (So., Canton, Ohio/Canton South), a solo shot in the ninth.

    The 16 runs were the most by Ohio State since winning the 2003 Big Ten Tournament championship with a 17-10 victory over Minnesota. The Buckeyes handed North Florida its first loss in the Kennel Club Classic and also snapped a six-game win streak by the Ospreys. It was only the second time North Florida, ranked No. 12 in the NCAA Division II poll, had lost at home. UNF will move to Division I next season. Ohio State nearly doubled its run production for the season. The team entered the game having scored 20 runs.

    North Florida scored first to take a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning. The Buckeyes had a hit in the first inning, but did not make contact again until the fourth, scoring three runs on three hits and a walk to take a two-run lead.

    Bourquin drew a one-out walk and then moved to second on a single through the left side by Adam Schneider (So., Agoura Hills, Calif./Agoura). Fryer's grounder toward short hit Bourquin on his way to third for the second out of the inning, perhaps eliminating a double play. But with runners at first and second, Paul Farinacci (Sr., Westlake Village, Calif./Agoura) sent a shot over the second baseman's head and to the wall in right-center field for a bases clearing double to give the Buckeyes a 2-1 lead. Stephen singled to shallow centerfield to bring in Farinacci for a 3-1 advantage.

    The Buckeyes had three hits and took advantage of three Osprey errors to add four runs in the fifth inning. Schirtzinger reached on an error before getting put out on a fielder's choice by Jacob Howell (So., Ashland, Ohio/Ashland). Jason Zoeller (So., Verona, Pa./Shady Side Academy) reached on a error on Osprey shortstop Matt Oxendine that allowed Howell to advance to third. Bourquin singled to right to bring in Howell, and on a fielding error by the UNF third baseman Jon Skorupski on the throw from rightfielder Sadry Café, Zoeller was able to cross the plate for a 5-1 lead.

    Schneider singled up the middle to score Bourquin from second and then a double by Eric Fryer (Fr., Reynoldsburg, Ohio/Reynoldsburg) put Schneider on third before he was able to score on a wild pitch by Osprey reliever Tony Polster to give the Buckeyes a commanding 7-1 lead.

    But as commanding as the lead was, North Florida was able to answer the Buckeyes' four-spot in the bottom of the inning to pull back within two runs, 7-5. After a ground out to start the inning, the Ospreys rattled off four straight singles and capitalized on the second OSU error of the game and then added another single after Luyster's second strikeout of the game. It was the first multiple-error game for the Buckeyes this season.

    Mike Rabin (Sr., West Chester, Ohio/Lakota East) led off the sixth with an infield single to short and then after moving to third on a wild pitch, was able to score on Schritzinger's single through the left side to give the Buckeyes an 8-5 lead. UNF countered with a lead-off home run to straight-away centerfield off the bat of catcher Jonathan Hodach to keep the Ospreys within two runs.

    The Buckeyes scored seven runs in the top of the seventh inning to take a 15-6 lead. Farinacci led off the inning with a single through the left side and scored when Stephen launched his and the team's first home run of the season. Rabin's second infield hit prompted UNF to make its third pitching change of the game as it brought in Colin Fender, but he gave up a single to Schirtzinger and an RBI double to Matt Angle (Fr., Whitehall, Ohio/Whitehall-Yearling) before a three-run home run by Zoeller. Zoeller's first career home run gave the Buckeyes a 14-6 lead.

    Jared Incinelli came in to strikeout Bourquin and get Cody Caughenbaugh (Jr., Newark, Ohio/Licking Valley) to line out to right field. Incinelli walked Fryer and then a wild pitch moved Caughenbaugh to second before he was able to score on a single to left field, the 15th run of the game.

    Cafe launched a three-run home run in the seventh, but that was the end of the scoring for North Florida. Bouquin led off the ninth inning with a solo home run to right-center field.

    Farinacci and Schirtzinger each had three hits. Farinacci knocked in two runs and scored twice, while Schirtzinger drove in one run and scored once. Zoeller and Stephen each went 2-for-5 with three RBI. Cafe and Fryrear each had three hits for North Florida.

    OSU starting pitcher Trent Luyster (Sr., Flushing, Ohio/Harrison Central) picked up his second win of the season to improve to 2-1. The 2004 draft pick of the Chicago Cubs gave up six runs (four earned) on 11 hits with three strikeouts and one walk in 5.2 innings. He gave way to Jeffrey Carroll (So., Columbus, Ohio/Bishop Watterson) for 1.1 innings before Trey Fausnaugh (So., Circleville, Ohio/Westfall) pitched the final two innings, allowing only one run on three hits. Jeremey Papelbon (1-1) got the loss for North Florida, which fell to 14-7 on the year.

    The Buckeyes conclude play at the Kennel Club Classic Saturday when the meet Bradley at 3 p.m. and Rider at 7 p.m. Both games will be played at Jacksonville University's Alexander Breast Field.
  2. coastalbuck

    coastalbuck And this one belongs to the Reds! Staff Member

    Good win for the Bucks. Almost all of the Florida schools play good baseball. Any win against one is a quality victory. Good job and good luck today.
  3. CleveBucks

    CleveBucks Serenity now Staff Member

    Bout time the bats woke up. Keep it up in the DH today.

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