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Mid-Week series vs. Campbell from Nick Swisher Field @ Bill Davis Stadium

Discussion in 'Buckeye Baseball' started by brodybuck21, May 7, 2018.

  1. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member

    OHIO STATE WELCOMES CAMPBELL TO BILL DAVIS STADIUM THIS WEEK

    Ohio State (30-15, 11-7 B1G) and Camels (26-19, 17-4 Big South) meet in two-game series Tuesday-Wednesday


    MIDWEEK ROTATION

    Tuesday: LHP Griffan Smith (2-1, 3.52 ERA) vs. TBA
    Wednesday: RHP Jake Vance (3-1, 3.90 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. Both games will be streamed on BTN Plus ($). There will be no radio broadcast for the midweek series.

    BUCKEYES IN A NUTSHELL

    • Ohio State is 30-15 overall and 11-7 in Big Ten play with two weeks to go in the regular season.
    • The team is 13-5 at home in 2018. The Buckeyes jumped 18 spots in the RBI and sit at No. 30 as of Monday.
    • Ohio State hit the 30-win mark for the sixth time under eighth-year head coach Greg Beals.
    • Last time out, the Buckeyes took two of three games at Illinois over the weekend. Noah West batted .500 with a double, five RBI and two runs scored. Jacob Barnwell also had five hits and Kobie Foppe had four hits with five RBI. Seth Kinker claimed two saves over the weekend.
    • Ohio State is 3-1 all-time vs. Campbell. Last year, the Scarlet and Gray won two of three games on the road in Buies Creek, N.C.
    • The Buckeyes are hitting .290 as a team, which is second in the Big Ten. The staff has struck out 356 hitters in 403.1 innings of work.
    • Kinker is leading the Big Ten and seventh nationally in ERA (1.32). He is one appearance shy of tying the program record for career appearances (currently with 101).
    • Senior Noah McGowan is leading the team in batting (.381), hits (67), doubles (18), home runs (8), RBI (50), slugging (.631) and on-base percentage (.458).
    • Dominic Canzone has a team-high 42 runs scored and also has recorded 65 hits with 12 doubles and four home runs.
    • Griffan Smith is making his second start of his career on Tuesday, while Jake Vance will start for the sixth time this season on Wednesday.
    • The team had 26 OSU Scholar-Athletes for the 2017-18 academic year.
    • The Big Ten Tournament is set for May 23-27 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. The top eight teams in the conference will battle for the tournament crown. Ohio State won the 2016 tournament last time it was held in Omaha.
    #VOTE4KINKER
    Seth Kinker is one of 10 finalists for the 2018 Senior CLASS Award, the organization announced two weeks ago. Kinker, who has made 101 career appearances and leads the Big Ten in ERA at 1.31, is majoring in sport industry. He is from Huntington, W. Va., and Cabell-Midland High School. Fans can vote for Seth Kinker on the award's official website at www.seniorclassaward.comthrough May 28. Fan votes will be combined with media and Division I head coaches’ votes to determine the winner. This year’s Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2018 College World Series® in June.

    OHIO STATE AS OF LATE

    The team is 10-5 in the last 15 games. The team is hitting .267 with 24 doubles, three home runs and seven RBI. Kobie Foppe is batting .333 (16-for-48) with 10 runs scored, one double, one triple and 11 RBI. Seth Kinker is 2-0 with a 0.89 ERA with 10 strikeouts in 20.1 innings pitched.

    STARTER TALK

    Griffan Smith is making his first collegiate start at Bill Davis Stadium on Tuesday vs. the Camels. He is 2-1 with a 3.52 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 23.0 innings of work. He claimed his first collegiate win on the road at UNC-Willington. In a controlled start, he threw 3.2 innings and scattered six hits on two runs, one earned, with two strikeouts and one walk. Jake Vance is 3-1 with a 3.90 ERA in his second year as a Buckeye. Vance is 2-0 with 18 strikeouts in 17.2 innings at Bill Davis Stadium.

    SCOUTING THE CAMELS

    Campbell travels to Columbus with a 26-19 overall record. The team is first in the Big South standings with a 17-4 league record. The Camels won a home series over High Point last weekend. Campbell is hitting .247 with 63 doubles and 37 home runs. The Camels are 71-for-85 in stolen bases. The pitching staff has a 4.39 ERA with 418 strikeouts in 404.0 IP. Matthew Barefoot is batting .323 with 12 doubles and 20 RBI. He is 24-for-27 in stolen bases.

    RPI UPDATE

    Ohio State moved up 18 spots to No. 30 in the latest NCAA RPI rankings, which were released on Wednesday. The Buckeyes are the third-highest ranked team in the Big Ten. Ohio State has six wins over Top 50 RPI teams.

    BIG TEN TOURNAMENT TICKETS ON SALE NOW
    Tickets for the 2018 Big Ten Tournament May 23-27 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., are on sale now. Tickets for the tournament can be purchased at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha starting one and a half hours prior to the start of the first game each day. Tickets are now on sale for all-session tickets, single-game tickets and group tickets. Please call the MECA Box Office (800-745-3000) or visit Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com.

    UP NEXT
    Ohio State concludes the 2018 home schedule with Purdue Friday-Sunday. The Big Ten series vs. the Boilermakers marks the fourth straight week the Buckeyes will battle a Top 5 league opponent. Friday is First Responders Night with postgame fireworks. The middle game Saturday will be Alumni Day and Senior Day is set for Sunday at Bill Davis Stadium.

    http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/050718aab.html
     
  2. rhgbosu

    rhgbosu I aim to misbehave

    Campbell, like pretty much all of our last four opponents, is playing their best ball of the year down the stretch. They’ve won 12 of their last 15, but have had issues midweek. They do have a win over N.C. State midweek but other than that they haven’t had much luck. I feel like we should be able to put up some runs and hopefully smoke the camels! I’ll show myself out...
     
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  3. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member


    heyooooooooooooooooooooooo
     
  4. JCOSU86

    JCOSU86 Go Bucks! Staff Member

    Bucks score 4 runs in the 7th and 8th to defeat the Campbell Camels 10-6 in Bill Davis Stadium.
     
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  5. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member

    Back at it tomorrow afternoon at 3pm
     
  6. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member

    Bucks down 3-1 top 2
     
  7. rhgbosu

    rhgbosu I aim to misbehave

    That was not the way you wanna go into the weekend. That 9th inning was an absolute clown show. Dunno if anyone followed along or watched but Feltner came in because it was his day to throw bullpen anyway. He WP in a run walks a guy hits two guys and then gives up a grannny. We hit 8 guys and walked 5 today. Campbell walked 12 yesterday but made us earn it today, and we did a nice job at the plate today. I think We hit better today than we have in a while...even snapped our nine game homeless streak, but man the bullpen has been really bad lately outside of 3 guys. Your bullpen really gets exposed midweek. The only guys Beals trusts right now are Kinker, Michalik, and Wooby...they all pitched yesterday. Everyone else is having major control issues.

    Meanwhile, Purdue is rolling. Scored 5 in the 9th to beat Ball St today and hung 27 on IUPFW yesterday. Thats 13 in a row for them. *Gulp*


    I hate being such a miserable, chicken shite baseball fan. Sorry fellas
     
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  8. JCOSU86

    JCOSU86 Go Bucks! Staff Member

    What? You mean OSU pitchers had *8* HBP? Is that a record? I'll bet it's a record number that wasn't immediately followed by a benches-clearing brawl.
     
  9. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member


    holy shit thats awful control. feltner is quite the conundrum

    man i hope we have a big boy pants on this weekend or Purdooh will break out the brooms
     
  10. rhgbosu

    rhgbosu I aim to misbehave

    This is college baseball where some teams welcome HBP...usually the ones who don't hit well. Campbell batters have been plunked 100 times this year. For perspective, Buckeye hitters only 40. So mix a buncha guys not overly anxious to get out of the way with a buncha guys with control problems and you get 8 HBP.
     
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  11. JCOSU86

    JCOSU86 Go Bucks! Staff Member

    I went to 3-4 OSU games last year and don't remember even 1 HBP.
     
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  12. rhgbosu

    rhgbosu I aim to misbehave

    They hit 59 guys last year and comfortably lead the B1G this year with 67 HBP.

    That stat has been trending in the wrong direction the last few years. Maybe it has something to do with the loss of Josh Newman a few years back? Regardless, the last two pitching staffs have arguably been the worst of the Beals era. The one thing you couldn’t really complain about in his tenure had been the pitching. Consistently one of the better staffs in the B10...
     
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