This site is supported by the advertisements on it, please disable your AdBlocker so we can continue to provide you with the quality content you expect.
  1. Follow us on Twitter @buckeyeplanet and @bp_recruiting, like us on Facebook! Enjoy a post or article, recommend it to others! BP is only as strong as its community, and we only promote by word of mouth, so share away!
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Consider registering! Fewer and higher quality ads, no emails you don't want, access to all the forums, download game torrents, private messages, polls, Sportsbook, etc. Even if you just want to lurk, there are a lot of good reasons to register!
    Dismiss Notice

Iowa Series @ Iowa City, IA

Discussion in 'Buckeye Baseball' started by brodybuck21, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ


    First B1G road series vs. Hawkeyes moved to Saturday-Monday in Iowa City

    COLUMBUS, Ohio
    – Due to predicted weather this week across the Midwest, schedule updates have been made for the Ohio State baseball team. The midweek contest vs. Kent State Wednesday has been cancelled due to freezing wind chill temperatures around game time in Columbus. No makeup date has been announced.

    Also this weekend, due to projected cold temperatures in Iowa City, Iowa, the Big Ten series vs. the Hawkeyes has been pushed back to Saturday-Monday at Duane Banks Field. See below for the updated schedule series.

    Saturday, April 7 – 3 p.m. ET
    Sunday, April 8 – 2 p.m. ET
    Monday, April 9 – 4 p.m. ET
  2. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ


    Buckeyes (19-8, 2-1 B1G) and Hawkeyes (17-9, 3-2 B1G) begin series at 3:05 p.m. ET Saturday at Banks Field

    COLUMBUS, Ohio
    After six days off, the Ohio State baseball team returns to action with its first Big Ten road series at Iowa Saturday-Monday at Duane Banks Field in Iowa City, Iowa. The Buckeyes (19-8, 2-1 B1G) return to the diamond after taking two of three games at home against Nebraska last weekend, while the Hawkeyes (17-9, 3-2 B1G) won a road series at Illinois last weekend in Champaign, Ill. The series was pushed back a day due to frigid temperatures predicted Friday in Iowa City.


    • Ohio State is 19-8 overall and 2-1 in Big Ten play heading into its second weekend of league play. The Buckeyes hold a 3-1 record in away games.
    • Last time out, the Buckeyes won two of three games vs. Nebraska to open Big Ten action. After dropping the opener, 7-3, Ohio State won game two, 7-4, and outhit the Huskers in a 15-14 win in a wild series finale in Columbus.
    • The team is hitting .309 as team with 83 extra-base hits and 5-for-29 in stolen bases. The Buckeyes are 11th in the nation and first in the Big Ten in scoring (7.9).
    • The Scarlet and Gray also rank first in the conference in batting average (.309), on-base percentage (.399), runs scored (212), hits (297) and RBI (196), second in slugging (.452), home runs (24) and third in doubles (53) and walks (132).
    • The OSU pitching staff has combined for a 4.12 ERA, which is fifth-best in the league. The group has collected 221 strikeouts, which is third-best in the conference.
    • Senior Noah McGowan is leading the team with a .411 average. He is in the Top 10 in nine different batting statistical categories in the Big Ten, including second in batting (.411), slugging (.710), on-base (.480), hits (44), RBI (37), doubles (12) and third in runs scored (30) and total bases (76).
    • Sophomore Dominic Canzone is leading the conference with 45 hits and 32 runs scored. He is also fifth in batting (.381) and total bases (64).
    • Senior Tyler Cowles is fifth in doubles (9) and seventh in hits (37) and RBI (26). Sophomore Conner Pohl is fifth in RBI (27) and seventh in runs scored (25). Junior Brady Cherry is fifth in doubles (9).
    • Junior starting pitcher Connor Curlis is 4-1 with a 3.51 ERA with 45 strikeouts and 10 walks in 41.0 innings pitched. His 45 strikeouts rank second in the league.
    • Junior starting pitcher Ryan Feltner has 40 strikeouts, good for fifth in the conference.
    • Senior reliever Seth Kinker is 4-1 with a 1.82 ERA in 12 appearances. The Senior CLASS Award Candidate is the only pitcher in the nation with at least four wins and six 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.
    • The Scarlet and Gray racked up the frequent flyer miles, opening the 2018 season with 17-straight road games. The Buckeyes were in state of Florida two times and also visited Arizona, South Carolina and North Carolina. The team flew a combine 7,516 miles across the country over the first five weeks of the season.


    2018 Record: 17-9 overall and 3-2 in B1G
    Team Stats: .273, 37 2B, 18 HR, 21-for-30 SB
    Top Hitter: Tyler Cropley, .351 with 18 R, 10 2B, 3 HR, 24 RBI and 16 BB
    Top Pitcher: Alex Allgeyer, 3-2 with 2.45 ERA, 41 K, 10 BB, 44.0 IP
    Last Time Out: Defeated Grand View, 4-2, Wednesday at Banks Field


    The Buckeyes lead the all-time series vs. the Hawkeyes, 75-54-1. Ohio State is 33-27 in road games vs. the Hawkeyes. Last year, the Hawkeyes won two of three games over the Scarlet and Gray at Banks Field May 12-14. Dominic Canzone hit .313 (5-for-16) with three runs scored, one home run and four RBI and Conner Pohl batted .625 (5-for-8) with four runs scored, one double, one home run and three RBI. On the mound, Connor Curlis received the win in game two, throwing six innings on four runs, one earned, two walks and four strikeouts.


    Ohio State sits at No. 57 in the latest NCAA RPI rankings, which were released on Monday. The Buckeyes are the fifth-highest ranked team in the Big Ten. Ohio State has two wins over RPI Top 50 teams and six against schools in the Top 100.


    Ohio State hit an impressive .393 as a team with nine doubles and four home runs to go 3-1 last week. Six different Buckeyes hit over the .300 mark guided by Conner Pohl with a .647 average (11-for-1&) with six runs scored, one home run and nine RBI.


    The Buckeye bats kept sizzling into the weekend vs. the Huskers after a 19-4 win over Toledo last Wednesday. The squad batted .400 with 44 hits and slugged .536 as a team. Pohl hit .571 (8-for-14) with three RBI and Canzone, Cowles and Barnwell each hit .500. Barnwell had the big three-run homer in the win in game two. McGowan drove in five and homered in the series finale. The Buckeyes recorded 22 hits last Sunday vs. the Husker pitching staff, marking the most hits by a Buckeye team at Bill Davis Stadium (since ’04). Each of three OSU starters recorded quality starts. Curlis fanned eight over 6.2 innings and allowed three earned runs, Feltner struck six in six innings of work on three earned runs and Niemeyer worked five and allowed three earned runs in game three. Kinker collected two saves, combining to throw 3.2 innings on four hits, two runs, five strikeouts and no walks.


    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: 12 2B, 1 3B, 6 HR, 37 RBI
    Cowles: 9 2B, 0 3B, 3 HR, 25 RBI
    Canzone: 7 2B, 0 3B, 4 HR, 25 RBI
    Cherry: 9 2B, 1B, 1 HR, 21 RBI


    After 27 games in 2018, vs. the first 27 in 2018, several individuals are enjoying significant statistical improvements:

    • Noah McGowan is batting 185 points higher (.227 in 2017, .411 in 2018) and his slugging is 246 points higher (.464 in 2017, .710 in 2018). He has 18 more RBI in 27 games than his season RBI total a year ago.
    • Tyler Cowles is batting 173 points higher (.190 in 2018, .363 in 2018) and his slugging is 225 points higher (.314 in 2017, .539 in 2018). He has 11 more RBI in 27 games than his season RBI total a year ago.
    • Dominic Canzone is just 12 hits shy of his season total in 2017 (57 in 2017, 45 in 2018).
    • As a team, Ohio State has collected 88 more hits than it did this time last year (297) and has scored 80 more runs than it did this time a season ago (212).


    The OSU bullpen has combined for 3.55 ERA with 36 strikeouts in 34.2 innings pitched. The Buckeye relievers have combined for a 2.25 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 2018. The OSU hurlers are holding opponents to a .227 batting average out of the bullpen in 27 games.


    • Ohio State hit .341 with 22 doubles, four triples and seven home runs.
    • The team is outscored opponents, 83-53, in 10 games at Bill Davis Stadium.
    • Canzone batted .488 and scored a team-best 16 runs and driven in a team-best 12 RBI.
    • The OSU pitching staff combined for 3.83 ERA with 92 strikeouts in 94.0 IP in Columbus. Kinker was 2-0 with 17 strikeouts and has not walked a batter in 12.1 innings of relief work.
    Ohio State ranks in the Top 50 in the nation in several statistical categories, including 11th in scoring (7.9), 13th in batting average (.309), 19th in runs scored (212), 20th in hits (297), 24th in on-base (.399) and 28th in slugging (.452).

    Noah McGowan is eighth in RBI per game (1.37), 10th in RBI (37), 21st in batting (.411) and 25th in doubles (12). Dominic Canzone is 14th in hits (45) and 31st in runs scored (32).


    • Ohio State has scored 83 runs in the last 10 games.
    • The Buckeyes are outscoring their opponents, 38-15 in the opening inning.
    • The Scarlet and Gray are 15-1 when leading after the sixth inning and 16-0 when leading after the eighth inning.
    • Ohio State has an impressive 78 two-out RBI through 27 games. Tyler Cowles and Noah McGowan each 15 two-out RBI.
    • Opposing hitters have just a .136 average (6-for-44) with two outs against Connor Curlis.
    • The Buckeyes are tied with Indiana for the second-most wins in the league.
    • Canzone went over the 100-hit mark in his career over the weekend. He has 102 hits in 76 games as a Buckeye.
    • Kinker is three strikeouts away from 150 in his career. He leads all active Buckeyes with 13 career wins.
    The Buckeyes will have a quick turnaround following their road series vs. the Hawkeyes as the team hosts in-state foe Ohio at 6:35 p.m. ET Tuesday at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. The contest will be streamed on BTN Plus ($).
  3. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ


    Buckeyes (19-8, 2-1 B1G) and Hawkeyes (17-9, 3-2 B1G) to begin series at 2 p.m. ET with Saturday twinbill

    COLUMBUS, Ohio
    – Due to winter conditions predicted this weekend in Iowa City, Iowa, the Ohio State baseball team will play a doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m. ET Saturday from Duane Banks Field. Game three is TBA Sunday. For future updates, check back at
  4. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Baseball: Ohio State prepares for tough Iowa rotation in weekend series
    By Andy Anders: andy-anders April 6, 2018 0

    Fresh off a series victory over the Nebraska Cornhuskers and a 22-hit, 15-run offensive explosion Sunday, the Ohio State baseball team travels to Iowa to play the Hawkeyes in a three-game weekend series.

    The Buckeyes (19-8, 2-1 Big Ten) have kept the offensive fire stoked with hits throughout the batting order.

    “It’s not very common for the bottom of the lineup to be hitting extra-base hits, home runs,” redshirt junior designated hitter Nate Romans said. “It just shows how hard it is to pitch to this lineup one through nine.”

    On the flipside, the Hawkeyes (16-9, 3-2 Big Ten) have relied on a productive starting rotation to carry them deep into games. With the series pushed back a day due to weather, Friday night starter Nick Allgeyer will take the hill Saturday for Iowa. He’s posted a 2.45 ERA over 44 innings.

    Following Allgeyer on Sunday will be junior Brady Schanuel, who has recorded 37 strikeouts and a 4.06 ERA. Closing out the weekend rotation is junior Cole McDonald, who has an ERA of 3.52.

    “We’re just now digging into the scouting report [for those pitchers],” head coach Greg Beals said. “But the game plan’s gonna be driven primarily around what our strengths are and us trying to match-up the strengths of our ball club.”

    Once the starter has exited, Iowa loves to hand the ball to junior reliever Zach Daniels. After 20 innings of work, opposing hitters manage only a .176 batting average against him.

    Then again, even the best pitching staffs in the country would face an uphill battle against Ohio State right now. Seven of the nine starting hitters for the Buckeyes hit above .260, with five above .300 and two above .380. As a team, their batting average ranks 13th in the nation.

    Iowa’s batting order is nothing to scoff at either. Senior catcher Tyler Cropley and junior right fielder Robert Neustrom both bat above .340 with a combined eight home runs. Redshirt junior designated hitter and 2017 Big Ten tournament MVP Chris Whelan returned from injury in March and has been on a tear since, batting .383.

    “We’re gonna stick to our game plan,” senior relief pitcher Kyle Michalik said. “We’re just gonna keep attacking hitters.”

    Junior Connor Curlis takes the hill first for Ohio State, looking to improve upon a 4-1 record and 3.52 ERA. Fellow junior Ryan Feltner (3-1, 5.18 ERA) follows on Sunday looking for a fourth consecutive quality start after a rocky beginning to the season. Redshirt senior Adam Niemeyer (2-2, 5.85) rounds out the weekend rotation.
  5. rhgbosu

    rhgbosu I aim to misbehave

    Gonna be cold Saturday. Temps in upper 30’s and windy. Looks like snow Sunday but mainly in the afternoon and evening so maybe an early start? Just not a great weekend for baseball if your teams strength is hitting. Io
    brodybuck21 likes this.
  6. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Bucks take game 1 by the count of 2-1. Curlis pitched fantastic for his 5th win and kinker gets save #7

    Lost game 2 9-5

    Go for series win tomm at 1pm

    Last edited: Apr 7, 2018
  7. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Bucks lost Game 3 (and the series) 2-1 yesterday. Apparently it was too cold for our Bats. Scored a grand total of 8 runs in the 3 game set.
  8. rhgbosu

    rhgbosu I aim to misbehave

    6 unearned runs in the two losses. 46 unearned runs in 30 games. Too many freebies to trust these guys to win many close games. It’s not just errors...HBP and WP have been costly as well in tight games. Add in the fact that we K so much it doesn’t put much pressure on opposing defenses and you’ve got a team that really needs to hit to win. Hopefully things can turn around but I’ve been telling myself that for years.
  9. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ


    Buckeyes move to 20-10 overall and 3-3 in Big Ten play

    IOWA CITY, Iowa
    The Ohio State baseball team was edged by Iowa, 2-1, Sunday afternoon in the series finale at Banks Field. With the loss, the Buckeyes drop to 20-10 overall and 3-3 in B1G play, while the Hawkeyes improve to 19-10 overall and 5-3 in conference action. Iowa pinch-hitter Grant Judkins hit a two-out RBI double in the bottom of the eighth to score the eventual game-winning run.


    Adam Niemeyer gave the boys another quality start today in a no decision performance. He didn’t allow the first hit until the board read two outs in the bottom of the fifth. He tossed five innings and allowed one unearned run with two walks in two strikeouts in his eighth start of the season.


    The Hawkeyes scored a run in the bottom of the second after a Buckeye error. A dropped ball at first base allowed Lorenzo Elion to reach safely. With runners on the corners, a sac fly by Kyle Crowl made it 1-0.


    Noah McGowan tied it up with one swing of the bat when he sent a 2-0 pitch over the wall in left for a solo shot in the top of the fourth off Iowa starting pitcher Cole McDonald.


    Left-handed reliever Griffan Smith came in the game to begin the sixth. He tossed 1.2 scoreless innings on two hits and two strikeouts. Right-handed reliever Kyle Michalik got the Buckeyes out of the jam in the bottom of the seventh on one pitch with a ground out. McGowan made a diving play and toss to the senior co-captain to leave two runners in scoring position. He received the loss after allowing one run on one hit and one walk in one inning of work. Right-handed reliever Seth Kinker gave up the go-ahead hit in the bottom of the eighth in 0.1 innings of relief this afternoon.

    Ohio State and Ohio meet at 6:35 p.m. ET Tuesday at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. The game will be streamed on BTN Plus ($) and can be heard on AM 1460 ESPN.

    • Ohio State moves to 76-55-1 all-time vs. Iowa. The Buckeyes are 34-28 in road games in Iowa City.
    • Canzone’s 14-game reached base streak was snapped today.
    • McGowan hit his seventh homer of the year and
    • Pohl extended his career-high hit streak to 10 games.
    • Hit streaks extended: Pohl (10) and McGowan (8).
    • Reached base streaks extended: Foppe (14), Pohl (10), Barnwell (9), McGowan (8) and Cowles (8).
    • Jake Vance is a talented dude. He was the ball park meteorologist for Banks Field today, giving an in-depth update. Check it out here. Winter is coming, again.
  10. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 Urban Renewal Project

    All about discipline. FIRE BEALS!!!
    brodybuck21 likes this.

Share This Page