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Indiana Series from Nick Swisher Field @ Bill Davis Stadium Columbus, OH

Discussion in 'Buckeye Baseball' started by brodybuck21, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member

    Bucks host #8 Indiana in a 3 game set this coming weekend. Huge implications on the B1G champ race as well as possible at large NCAA tourney bid for OSU

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  2. rhgbosu

    rhgbosu I aim to misbehave

    Indiana needed 14 innings tonight to beat Ball St. 9-8. Putting up 8 runs and 16 hits vs Indiana was an impressive feat. Indiana is the second hardest team in D1 to score against allowing only 2.9 runs per game. Hoosier pitching ain’t no joke.

    Sad stat...including B1G tourney games, Greg Beals is 3-17 vs Indiana since he’s been at Ohio St. Under Beals, we’ve lost all 6 series and been swept 3 times. I will be totally thrilled to win one of three this weekend.
     
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  3. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member


    holy crap that is terrible
     
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  4. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member

    OHIO STATE READY FOR B1G SHOWDOWN VS. NO. 8 INDIANA

    Ohio State (25-10, 6-3 B1G) battles No. 8 Hoosiers (28-6, 6-2 B1G) Friday-Sunday at Bill Davis Stadium


    COLUMBUS, Ohio
    – All eyes from around Big Ten Baseball will be keeping track on one of the Buckeyes’ biggest home series of the year this weekend. The Ohio State baseball team is set to host No. 8 Indiana Friday-Sunday at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.


    The Buckeyes (25-10, 6-3 B1G) have won five straight games and sit in fifth place in the league standings. The Hoosiers 28-6, 6-2 B1G) travel to Columbus as the eighth-ranked team in the country by D1Baseball.com with an eight-game win streak. Both teams rank in the Top 5 in the league in team ERA and team batting average, while both squads sit in the Top 45 in the current NCAA RPI poll.


    WEEKEND ROTATION

    Friday: LHP Connor Curlis (5-1, 2.92 ERA) vs. RHP Jonathan Stiever (4-1, 2.78 ERA)
    Saturday: RHP Ryan Feltner (4-2, 4.50 ERA) vs. LHP Cam Beauchamp (4-0, 2.70 ERA)
    Sunday: RHP Adam Niemeyer (3-2, 5.53 ERA) vs. TBA

    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 game will be streamed on BTN Plus ($) and can also be heard on AM 1460 ESPN. Matt Andrews and Bob Spears will have the radio call.

    LEADING OFF

    • Ohio State is 25-10 overall and 6-3 in league play heading into weekend No. 10 of 2018.
    • The team is 10-2 at home in 2018. The team is on a five-game win streak.
    • The Buckeyes return to Big Ten action after sweeping Penn State last weekend in University Park, Pa. Ohio State outscored the Nittany Lions, 25-9. The OSU pitching staff combined for a 3.00 ERA.
    • Last time out, the Buckeyes beat Youngstown State, 12-3, on Wednesday at Bill Davis Stadium.
    • The Scarlet and Gray lead the all-time series vs. the Hoosiers, 161-116.
    • The series this weekend marks the first Top 10 conference opponent in Columbus since the 2015 campaign (No. 8 Illinois).
    • The Buckeyes rank 13th in the country in scoring (7.5).
    • Ohio State is first in the Big Ten in hits (373), runs (261) and second in batting average (.302), strikeout-to-walk ratio (2.43) and third in slugging (.444) and on-base percentage (.395).
    • The OSU pitching staff has combined for a 3.69 ERA, which is fourth-best in the league. The OSU weekend rotation has combined for 12 of the 25 wins this year.
    • Senior Noah McGowan is leading the team with a .396 average. The Buckeyes have two other hitters in the Top 10 in hitting in the league, including Dominic Canzone (.349) and Tyler Cowles (.346). McGowan is the Big Ten leader in RBI (44) and second in hits (55) and third in slugging (.676). Canzone is second in runs scored (40) and third in hits (53).
    • Conner Pohl has a career-high 15-game hit streak, while Kobie Foppe has an 18-game reached base streak.
    • Junior left-handed starting pitcher Connor Curlis is second in the league in strikeouts (55) and eighth in ERA (2.92). He is 5-1 in 2018.
    • Senior reliever Seth Kinker is 4-1 with a 1.44 ERA in 16 appearances. The Senior CLASS Award Candidate is second in the conference with eight saves.
    • The 2018 Buckeyes return 22 letterwinners this season, including 13 members from the 2016 Big Ten championship team. The team welcomed 10 newcomers in the fall.
    • Ohio State has two ranked wins this year, including No. 15 Southern Miss and No. 21 Coastal Carolina.
    • The Buckeyes are guided by eighth-year head coach Greg Beals. He is 250-189-1 at the helm of the Buckeyes. He holds a 493-391-1 in his 25th season overall.
    • The team had 26 OSU Scholar-Athletes for the 2017-18 academic year.
    OHIO STATE AS OF LATE
    The Buckeyes are currently on a five-game win streak heading into the weekend. The team is outscoring opponents, 41-12. The bats are combining for a .309 average. Dillon Dingler is hitting .474 (9-for-19) with six runs scored, one double, one triple, one home run and three walks. The OSU pitching staff has collected a 2.20 ERA with 44 strikeouts in 45.0 IP, holding hitters to a .229 clip.

    SCOUTING THE OPPONENT
    INDIANA

    2018 Record: 28-6 (6-2 B1G)
    Team Stats: .298, 70 2B, 39 HR, 212 RBI, 48-64 in SB
    Top Hitter: Matt Gorski, .360, 8 2B, 3 HR, 20 RBI, 15-17 in SB
    Top Pitcher: Pauly Milto, 5-2, 1.85 ERA with 45 K in 54.0 IP
    Last Time Out: Defeated Ball State, 9-8, in 14 innings on Wednesday in Bloomington, Ind.

    OHIO STATE VS. HOOSIERS

    The Buckeyes lead the all-time series, 161-116. The Scarlet and Gray hold an 89-48 record against Indiana in Columbus. Last year, the Scarlet and Gray won the first game, 7-4, but fell in the final two games to conclude the 2017 campaign. Brady Cherry is hitting .385 (5-for-13) with three doubles and two RBI in his career vs. Indiana. Last season, Connor Curlis tossed seven innings and limited the Hoosiers to two runs on four hits with four strikeouts and one walk in the Friday night victory in Columbus.

    22ND SEASON AT BILL DAVIS STADIUM

    Ohio State is 356-184 all-time at Bill Davis Stadium for a fine .655 winning percentage. Ohio State is 182-112 vs. the Big Ten Conference at home.

    HOME, SWEET HOME

    • Ohio State is hitting .339 with 23 doubles, five triples and eight home runs.
    • The team is outscoring opponents, 99-56, in 12 games at Bill Davis Stadium.
    • Canzone is hitting .429 and has scored a team-best 21 runs. Pohl has driven in 15 runs and McGowan has 14 RBI at home.
    • The OSU pitching staff has combined for 3.46 ERA with 115 strikeouts in 112.0 IP in Columbus. Kinker is 2-0 with 18 strikeouts and has not walked a batter in 13.1 innings of relief work.
    RPI UPDATE
    Ohio State sits at No. 45 in the latest NCAA RPI rankings, which were released on Wednesday. The Buckeyes are the fifth-highest ranked team in the Big Ten. Ohio State has two wins over RPI Top 50 teams.

    LAST TIME OUT

    The team improved to 3-0 vs. in-state opponents with a 12-3 win over Youngstown State last time out on Wednesday in Columbus. Conner Pohl went 2-for-4 with three runs scored, home run and three RBI, while Nate Romans was 2-for-3 with three RBI and Dillon Dingler was 2-for-4 with two runs scored, RBI, walk and triple. Matt Carpenter also knocked his first career hit in the victory. On the mound, Austin Woodby claimed his first win of the season, throwing two scoreless innings of relief with four strikeouts.

    ROAD SWEEP LAST WEEK

    The Buckeyes claimed their first conference sweep since the 2016 campaign last weekend at Penn State. Ohio State won game one, 1-0, April 13 before taking both games of a doubleheader April 14. The Buckeyes claimed a 5-1 win in game one and defeated the Nittany Lions, 19-8, in the nightcap at Lubrano Park. Dillon Dingler hit .500 (6-for-12) with four runs scored, one double and one home run. The OSU pitching staff had a 3.00 ERA over the weekend.

    IN BIG TEN PLAY

    Ohio State is third in league games in batting average (.309) and fourth in team ERA (3.76). Conner Pohl is seventh in batting (.395) followed by Dillon Dingler in 10th (.381). Noah McGowan has a B1G-best seven doubles in league games and Dominic Canzoneis fifth in runs scored (11).

    POHL, FOPPE STREAKING
    Conner Pohl
    has a career-high 15-game hit streak. It’s the longest hit streak since former Buckeye Ronnie Dawson had a hit in 15 straight games in 2016. Dan Burkhart and Zach Hurley each had 16-game hit streaks back in 2009. The Buckeyes are 11-4 during Pohl’s streak, who is hitting .403 with 13 runs scored and 19 RBI. Kobie Foppe has a career-high 18-game reached base streak. It’s the second-longest reached base streak by a Buckeye this season (Tyler Cowles, 21). Foppe’s on-base percentage is .507 during the stretch and has 21 hits and 12 walks in 53 at-bats.

    POWER RANGERS

    The team is getting productive and powerful hitting up and down the lineup. Four players have 10 or more extra-base hits. The power rangers include:
    McGowan: 16 2B, 1 3B, 7 HR, 44 RBI
    Canzone: 9 2B, 1 3B, 4 HR, 27 RBI
    Cowles: 9 2B, 0 3B, 4 HR, 32 RBI
    Cherry: 10 2B, 1B, 1 HR, 23 RBI

    BIG IMPROVEMENTS

    After 35 games in 2018, vs. the first 35 in 2017, several individuals are enjoying significant statistical improvements:
    • Noah McGowan is batting 170 points higher (.226 in 2017, .396 in 2018) and his slugging is 249 points higher (.427 in 2017, .676 in 2018). He has 25 more RBI in 35 games than his season RBI total a year ago.
    • Tyler Cowles is batting 155 points higher (.191 in 2017, .346 in 2018) and his slugging is 178 points higher (.330 in 2017, .508 in 2018). He has 17 more RBI in 35 games than his season RBI total a year ago.
    • Dominic Canzone is four hits shy of his season total in 2017 (57 in 2017, 53 in 2018). He already has 15 more runs scored than his 2017 season total (35).
    • As a team, Ohio State has collected 87 more hits than it did this time last year (327) and has scored 65 more runs than it did this time a season ago (224).
    TO THE BULLPEN
    The OSU bullpen has combined for 3.27 ERA with 119 strikeouts in 134.2 innings pitched. The Buckeye relievers have combined for a 2.05 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 2018. The bullpen is holding opponents to a .260 batting average out of in in 35 games.

    NATIONAL STAT RANKINGS

    Ohio State ranks in the Top 50 in the nation in several statistical categories, including 13th in scoring (7.5), 22nd in batting (.302), 23rd in runs scored (261), 29th in on-base percentage (.395), 31st in hits (373), 33rd in slugging (.444) and 49th in strikeout-to-walk ratio (2.43). Noah McGowan is sixth in the nation in doubles (7) and 18th in RBI (44). Seth Kinker is 20th in saves (8).

    IT SHOULD BE NOTED...
    • Ohio State has scored 71 runs in the last 10 games.
    • The Buckeyes are outscoring their opponents, 46-24 in the opening inning. The team is 9-0 when scoring 10 or more runs.
    • The Scarlet and Gray are 21-1 when leading after the sixth inning and 22-0 when leading after the eighth inning.
    • Ohio State has an impressive 91 two-out RBI through 35 games. Noah McGowan has 19 and Tyler Cowles has 17 RBI with two outs on the board.
    • Opposing hitters have just a .137 average (7-for-51) with two outs against Connor Curlis.
    • The Buckeyes are second in the league in overall wins (25).
    • Canzone has 110 career hits in 84 games played. He is hitting .548 (17-for-31) with two outs this season.
    • Kinker is seven appearances shy of the OSU career appearances record (95).
    • McGowan is batting .449 (22-for-49) with runners in scoring positon.
    UP NEXT
    The Buckeyes will host Minnesota in a three-game Big Ten series April 27-29 at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.

    http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/041918aac.html
     
  5. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member

  6. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member

  7. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member

    What a way to start the biggest series of the year...lose 4-0 and commit 3 more errors.
     
  8. rhgbosu

    rhgbosu I aim to misbehave

    Tough one especially because Stiever wasn’t particularly sharp. Walked 4 and hit a couple guys so there where guys on base but the big hit never came.
     
  9. JCOSU86

    JCOSU86 Go Bucks! Beat Nutria's Tulane! Staff Member

    WOW

    http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/m-basebl/recaps/042118aaa.html

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – That’s a big win for the boys. The Ohio State baseball team rallied with five unanswered runs to win 5-4 over No. 8 Indiana at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. Noah McGowan hit the go-ahead home run in the bottom of the seventh, while Seth Kinker retired the final six outs to claim his ninth save of 2018. With the win, the Buckeyes improve to 26-11 overall and 7-4 in Big Ten play. The Hoosiers’ nine-game win streak was snapped today and drop to 29-7 overall and 7-3 in conference action.

    QUOTE FROM BEALS
    “Big win today, it wasn’t pretty, but to me, that speaks a lot about our ball club that we survived those early innings,” head coach Greg Beals said. “Feltner puts up a zero in the third on a strikeout and double play ball and that was huge. We could have been down 6-0 after losing last night. The double play ball was the turning point in the ball game after putting two up on the board. We inched back in the game and our bullpen did its job today. We need to come out tomorrow and make a statement with a series win.”

    continued...
     
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  10. JCOSU86

    JCOSU86 Go Bucks! Beat Nutria's Tulane! Staff Member

    http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/m-basebl/recaps/042218aaa.html

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State baseball team claimed a series win over No. 8 Indiana with a 6-5 walk-off victory in 12 innings Sunday at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. In a back-and-forth battle that last three hours and 50 minutes, the Buckeyes rallied with the game-winning run by Kobie Foppe in the bottom of the 12th on a walk-off double by Noah McGowan, who had three hits on the day. Senior right-handed reliever Seth Kinker claimed the victory in a gutsy performance, throwing 5.1 scoreless relief innings to improve to 5-1. With their first Top 10 series win in recent history, the Scarlet and Gray improve to 27-11 overall and 8-4 in Big Ten play, while the Hoosiers drop to 29-8 overall and 7-4 in league action.

    QUOTE FROM THE SKIPPER
    "We wanted to make a statement this weekend that we can play at a national level," head coach Greg Beals said. "That's a good ball club. I hope they are the No. 8 team in the country. I really like where we are at then. The character and fight in this team, I just love it. We get blanked on Friday night, we're down 4-0 early in game two and it wasn't looking good, and then we continued to battle and win the weekend from there. That's a good ball club. We pitched the ball well and kept them in the ball park. It was a great moment for McGowan to end the game and I don't know what more I can ask Kinker to do. Tough competitor, man. This was a statement by the Buckeyes this weekend."

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  11. JCOSU86

    JCOSU86 Go Bucks! Beat Nutria's Tulane! Staff Member

  12. rhgbosu

    rhgbosu I aim to misbehave

    I think ima burn my couch you guys:drunks:
     
  13. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member

    was out of town Sat and Sun but dammit if reading those 2 scores didnt bring a smile to my face! O - H!!!
     
  14. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member

    Baseball: Ohio State leaves no inches to spare in 5-4 comeback win against No. 8 Indiana
    By Andy Anders: andy-anders April 21, 2018 0


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    Senior reliever Seth Kinker snags a comeback hit to finish off Ohio State’s 5-4 win against Indiana on April 21. Credit: Mac Connor | Ohio State Athletics

    Senior third baseman Noah McGowan pulled a ball hard off of Hoosier reliever Grant Sloan in the the bottom of the seventh inning, and it cleared the left-field fence by a foot to give the Buckeyes their first lead of the day.

    Ohio State (26-11, 7-5 Big Ten) needed every inch to mount a 5-4 comeback win in spite of itself against the No. 8 Indiana Hoosiers (29-7, 7-3 Big Ten) Saturday at Bill Davis Stadium.

    “It’s such a fine line [between winning and losing],” head coach Greg Beals said. “We came out on the good side of the line today.”

    It was an important victory for what Ohio State wants to accomplish this season.

    “I would say it was a must-win,” senior reliever Seth Kinker said. “We want to prove that we can beat the best teams out there.”

    After McGowan launched the home run, Kinker came out from the bullpen in the next half inning and delivered his ninth save of the season with two innings of shutout pitching.

    It seemed for much of the game that Ohio State was just beating up on itself. The Buckeyes had issues with fundamental baseball plays during the second inning, leading to all four Indiana runs.

    It started on a one-out RBI triple by junior second baseman Matt Gorski. West had the Hoosier beat on the throw to third, but McGowan failed to cover the bag.

    Next batter, Buckeye starter Ryan Feltner leapt up to grab a chopped ground ball and fired home well ahead of Gorski. Catcher Jacob Barnwell was unable to handle the rushed throw from Feltner and could not make the tag.

    Indiana scored its final run of the inning on a hit batter with the bases loaded.

    “[Baseball]’s not really like football, [where] if you have the best athletes you’re going to win every game,” McGowan said. “It’s more of, you’ve gotta play clean, whoever makes the least amount of mistakes is probably gonna win.”

    Then the game of inches began.

    A ball off the bat of Barnwell skirted inches wide of the diving glove of Indiana first baseman Scotty Bradley for an RBI double to start the rally in the second inning, scoring freshman center fielder Dillon Dingler from second.

    Feltner worked out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the third without giving up a run on a strikeout and a double play.

    “To put that zero up in the third was huge,” Beals said. “I think that double play ball was maybe the turning point in the ball game.”

    Indiana center fielder Logan Kaletha made diving catches and outfield assists throughout the contest, but a fourth-inning single by Kobie Foppe fell inches in front of him to tie the game and drive home Barnwell from third.

    Kinker left no inches to spare on a snow-cone comebacker snag he flipped on to first to close out the win.

    “It was a slider away and he tried to pull it, and I was like, ‘Oh it’s coming right back at me,’” Kinker said. “It was smoked.”

    Freshman Griffan Smith picked up his second win as a Buckeye after 1.2 innings of shutout relief. Feltner finished off 5.1 innings of work, surrendering four runs (two earned) and striking out five. He walked five and gave up five hits.


    https://www.thelantern.com/2018/04/baseball-ohio-state-leaves-no-inches-to-spare-in-5-4-comeback-win-against-no-8-indiana/
     
  15. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member

    Buckeye baseball team gets big series win over No. 8 Indiana
    The hardball Bucks are getting work done
    The Ohio State baseball team continues to be one of the surprise stories of the Big Ten in 2018.

    The Buckeyes (27-11, 8-4 Big Ten) won a three-game series over No. 8 Indiana (29-8, 7-4) in Columbus over the weekend, including a 12-inning thriller on Sunday when OSU prevailed 6-5.

    Indiana won the opening game of the series 4-0 on Friday, and Ohio State responded with a 5-4 win on Saturday.

    The stars of the series for the Buckeyes were senior third baseman Noah McGowan and senior closer Seth Kinker.

    McGowan smacked a walk-off double in the bottom of the 12th for the Buckeyes, and it accounted for his third hit of the game.

    On Saturday, McGowan hit a home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to give OSU a 5-4 lead; an advantage the Buckeyes would not relinquish.

    McGowan is batting .404 with eight home runs and 44 RBIs on the season. No, those are not his video game stats; those are his numbers in real games. And his 151 at-bats do not exactly account as a small sample size.

    We are talking about a legit candidate for Big Ten Player of the Year here, kids.

    As for the talented Kinker, he pitched two scoreless innings for the save as Ohio State tied the series on Saturday.

    Then on Sunday, Kinker pitched the final 5.1 innings of the game for the Buckeyes – and gave up zero runs – giving him the victory in the 12-inning marathon. How often do you see a closer pitch over 5 innings? Yep, almost never. And he did it in near flawless fashion.

    Kinker’s stats for the season? Try on 5-1 with a 1.16 ERA and nine saves. In 38.2 innings, he has given up just 32 hits and three walks, while striking out 40. Yes, three walks in nearly 39 innings and an ERA hovering around 1. He’s good at baseball.

    The Buckeyes will next be in action on Friday at home against Minnesota at 6:35 p.m. for the start of a three-game series.

    Here is a press release about the Buckeyes’ baseball squad from Ohio State:

    BUCKEYES WIN SERIES OVER NO. 8 INDIANA IN WALK-OFF FASHION SUNDAY

    Noah McGowan hits walk-off double in 12th inning to claim series win over No. 8 Hoosiers at Bill Davis Stadium

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State baseball team claimed a series win over No. 8 Indiana with a 6-5 walk-off victory in 12 innings Sunday at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. In a back-and-forth battle that last three hours and 50 minutes, the Buckeyes rallied with the game-winning run by Kobie Foppe in the bottom of the 12th on a walk-off double by Noah McGowan, who had three hits on the day. Senior right-handed reliever Seth Kinker claimed the victory in a gutsy performance, throwing 5.1 scoreless relief innings to improve to 5-1. With their first Top 10 series win in recent history, the Scarlet and Gray improve to 27-11 overall and 8-4 in Big Ten play, while the Hoosiers drop to 29-8 overall and 7-4 in league action.

    QUOTE FROM THE SKIPPER

    "We wanted to make a statement this weekend that we can play at a national level," head coach Greg Beals said. "That's a good ball club. I hope they are the No. 8 team in the country. I really like where we are at then. The character and fight in this team, I just love it. We get blanked on Friday night, we're down 4-0 early in game two and it wasn't looking good, and then we continued to battle and win the weekend from there. That's a good ball club. We pitched the ball well and kept them in the ball park. It was a great moment for McGowan to end the game and I don't know what more I can ask Kinker to do. Tough competitor, man. This was a statement by the Buckeyes this weekend."

    GAME SUMMARY

    Indiana grabbed the early lead in the top of the second without putting a hit on the board. After a hit by pitch and stolen base, Matt Gorski advanced to third base on a fly out to left. Jeremy Houston then put the ball in play with a RBI ground out to second.

    Ohio State gained its first lead of the day on back-to-back extra-base hits in the bottom of the second. Tyler Cowles launched a triple off the top of the wall in left before Brady Cherry sent a screamer over the wall in left for a two-run homer.

    The Hoosiers tied it back at 2-all in the top of the third on RBI double by Ryan Fineman. The OSU defense worked a relay to perfection to cut down the go-ahead run when Noah West fired a strike to Jacob Barnwell at the plate with the tag out.

    Indiana grabbed the lead with two runs in the top of the fifth. With the bases loaded, a passed ball scored the first run before an infield single made it 4-2.

    Ohio State punched right back with two runs in the fifth to even the tides. Barnwell, who reached on an error, was pushed around on a squeeze bunt play by Kobie Foppe. Noah McGowan came up with a clutch two-out RBI single to left center to plate Noah West.

    The Hoosiers got their own big two-out RBI knock in the top of the seventh when Scotty Bradley hit a RBI single on a 1-2 count off left-handed reliever Griffan Smith to give the Hoosiers a 5-4 lead.

    The battle continued and the game became tied for the third time in the bottom of the eighth when Cowles knocked a 2-2 pitch off Indiana reliever Cal Krueger. The bases were loaded after a walk to Foppe, single by McGowan and hit by pitch on Dillon Dingler.

    Ohio State starting pitcher Adam Niemeyer threw 4.1 innings and allowed four runs on four hits with four strikeouts and one walk in a no decision. Indiana starting pitcher Tim Herrin gave up four runs, two earned, on two hits with one strikeout and three walks in a no decision.

    Right-handed reliever Seth Kinker came in with two outs in the bottom of the seventh. He faced 22 batters and allowed just two hits with one strikeout in the win.

    GAME NOTES

    Ohio State claims its first Top 10 Big Ten series win in recent history (based on available research at the time).

    Ohio State is now fourth in the conference standings at 8-4.

    The Buckeyes improve to 12-3 at home in 2018.

    Ohio State improves to 2-0 in extra-inning games.

    Foppe extended his reached base streak to 21. It ties the longest reached base streak by a Buckeye this year (Cowles, 21).

    Hit streaks extended: McGowan (6).

    Other reached base streaks extended: McGowan (16), Cherry (8) and West (7).

    McGowan had his team-best 21st multi-hit game. He leads the Big Ten with 47 RBI.

    Cherry hit his third homer of the year and 12th of his career. Cherry tallied his fifth multi-RBI contest of 2018.

    Cowles registered his first triple of the season and first of his OSU career. Cowles collected his 13th multi-hit game.

    McGowan led the Buckeyes at the plate over the series, hitting .500 (6-for-12) with a run scored, double, home run, two walks and three RBI.

    The OSU pitching staff combined for a 3.00 ERA in the series with 20 strikeouts in 30 IP. The staff limited IU to a .225 average.

    UP NEXT

    Ohio State and Minnesota meet in Columbus April 27-29.

    https://ohiostate.247sports.com/Bolt/Ohio-State-Buckeyes-baseball-team-gets-big-series-win-over-No-8-Indiana-117592882
     

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