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

Discussion in 'Buckeye Baseball' started by brodybuck21, Mar 30, 2018.

  1. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member

    Tonight's game is Live on BTN and all 3 games this weekend are on 1460am in CBus

  2. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member

    Baseball: Ohio State brings early confidence into Big Ten opener against Nebraska
    By Andy Anders: andy-anders March 29, 2018 0

    Then-junior relief pitcher Seth Kinker delivers a 1-1 pitch to UNCG sophomore second baseman Austin Embler in the top of the sixth inning. Credit: Edward Sutelan | Assistant Sports Editor

    With nine wins in the past 10 games, the Ohio State baseball team will begin Big Ten play feeling confident.

    The red-hot Buckeyes welcome Nebraska (13-12, 1-2 Big Ten) to Columbus Friday night for the first three games of Ohio State’s Big Ten conference schedule, hoping to carry over some of the momentum built up from the team’s out-of-conference success.

    The Buckeyes’ most recent 19-4 win against Toledo on Thursday only helps matters.

    “We’ve been playing pretty good baseball,” head coach Greg Beals said. “It was critical to keep that momentum going into conference play this weekend.”

    Ohio State (17-7) gets production top-to-bottom in the batting order, with five hitters now batting above .310 and seven with double-digit RBI totals. The Buckeyes have averaged 10 runs per game in the past six matchups.

    Nebraska’s primary strength is its pitching staff, which is headlined by Friday night starter Luis Alvarado and his 3.24 ERA. Junior Matt Waldron adds a 3.27 ERA to the starting rotation while fellow junior Zack Engelken and redshirt freshman Paul Tillotson have provided a combined 26 innings of relief with a cumulative 2.42 ERA.

    “They’re going to pound the fastball at the bottom of the strike zone,” Beals said. “[Alvarado], their Friday guy, he’s got a real good arm.”

    Senior right fielder Scott Schreiber provides the bulk of support for Nebraska’s pitching staff, batting .364 with six home runs. Junior catcher Jesse Wilkening (.330, 25 RBIs) and senior outfielder Zac Repinski (.321) also have the potential to damage Ohio State.

    Outside those three, Nebraska could be at a real disadvantage in terms of quality at-bats throughout the lineup with only one other regular starter batting above .260.

    Facing that lineup Friday night for the Buckeyes is junior Connor Curlis, who is off to an impressive 4-0 start. Junior Ryan Feltner (2-1) will take the hill Saturday, with redshirt senior Adam Niemeyer (1-2) going on Sunday.

    “I think that no one on this team is complacent, and I think that’s a big part of how hard we work in the cages, how hard we work in our throwing program,” senior relief pitcher Seth Kinker said. “We’re gonna be ready to play Nebraska.”
  3. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member

    Bucks were up 3-0 now down 5-3 top 7. Bats have gone quiet
  4. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member

    Pohl with another error
  5. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member

    Down 7-3 top 9. Not good
  6. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member

    Lose 7-3. Not a good performance. This nebraska team is average but they looked like the team 10 games over .500. Bad at bats, costly error, curlis losing it in the 3rd and 4th...not a good combo


    Connor Curlis strikes out eight, Nate Romans homers in loss to Huskers at Bill Davis Stadium

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State baseball team fell in its Big Ten opener against Nebraska, 7-3, Friday night at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. With the loss, the Buckeyes fall to 17-8 overall and 0-1 in Big Ten play, while the Huskers improve to 14-12 overall and 2-2 in conference action.

    First pitch times for games two and three have been pushed up. Game two vs. Nebraska will begin at 1:05 p.m. ET Saturday and game three will start at 12:05 p.m. ET Sunday from Bill Davis Stadium.

    Left-handed starting pitcher Connor Curlis tossed 6.2 innings and tied his career-high with eight strikeouts, but falls to 4-1 in 2018. He allowed five runs, three earned, on seven hits with also one walk.

    Ohio State scored a run in the first and two in the second to take a 3-0 lead. McGowan hit an opposite field double down the right field line to plate Cherry in the first. In the third, Romans launched a two-run homer over the wall in dead center for his third dinger of the year.

    Nebraska scored three times on three hits in the fourth to knot it at 3-all. Scott Schreiber hit a solo home run to start it before a RBI grounder and RBI single made it 3-3.

    A sac bunt attempt led to a throwing error and allowed Nebraska to score its fourth run of the game and take the lead. Schreiber then had a RBI single to push it 5-3.

    Thomas Waning
    retired the final out in the seventh. Right-handed reliever Yianni Pavlopoulos allowed one run on two walks and one strikeout in one inning of work. Right-handed reliever Kyle Michalik threw one inning

    Ohio State and Nebraska meet at 1:05 p.m. ET Saturday at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. The game will be streamed on BTN Plus ($).


    • Ohio State falls to 9-13 all-time vs. the Huskers. Ohio State is 6-2 at home this year.
    • Romans hit his third home run of the year and first of his career at Bill Davis Stadium.
    • Hit streaks extended: Cherry (8), Pohl (7) and McGowan (3).
    • Reached base streaks extended: Cherry (11), Canzone (10), Pohl (5), Barnwell (4), Cowles (3) and McGowan (3).
    • McGowan drove in his team-best 33 RBI tonight.
    • Michalik made his team-high 15th appearance.
    • Ohio State left nine on base, while the Huskers left four.
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2018
  7. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member

    Bucks take game 2 7-4!


    Ryan Feltner strikes out six to improve to 3-1, Barnwell goes 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in win

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State baseball team evened the series against Nebraska Saturday afternoon with a 7-4 victory at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. With the win, the Buckeyes improve to 18-8 overall and 1-1 in Big Ten play, while the Huskers drop to 14-13 overall and 2-3 in conference action. Right-handed starting pitcher Ryan Feltner fanned six over six innings to improve to 3-1, while right-handed reliever Seth Kinker picked up his fifth save of the year, throwing 2.1 scoreless innings with three strikeouts. Jacob Barnwell had a big day at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI and Noah McGowan also had three hits with a double and RBI.

    “You’ve seen me go to Kinker earlier than you’d ideally like to,” head coach Greg Bealssaid. “I thought that was game-winning situation though and I thought we needed to have our best guy out there at that time. Griffan Smith was the highlight of the game for me. You bring a freshman in, and his first series in Big Ten play with runners on second and third and nobody out, and he gets two big outs for us.”

    Up 4-0, the Huskers came within one run of the Scarlet and Gray with the score at 5-4 in the bottom of the seventh. Nebraska had runners on second and third with one down and Beals went to his freshman lefty in the bullpen. Smith, from Cincinnati, Ohio, retired two hitters to get the Buckeyes out of the jam. Kinker pitched the final 2.1 innings and kept the Huskers off the board to claim his fifth save.

    Brady Cherry
    drove in the first run in the bottom of the first on a sac fly, scoring Dominic Canzone. In the fourth, Barnwell launched his first homer of the year when he roped a 2-1 pitch off Nebraska starting pitcher Matt Waldron over the left field wall for a three-run shot. McGowan drove in the fifth run in the bottom of the fifth with a RBI double to the gap in right center.

    The Huskers scored two in the fifth and one in both the sixth and seventh, respectively. A RBI triple by Jaxon Hallmark and wild pitch put two on the board. In the sixth, Scott Schreiber knocked a solo homer and a sac bunt and throwing error in the seventh scored the fourth and final Husker run.

    Conner Pohl
    had an RBI single in the seventh and a fielder’s choice by Kobie Foppein the eighth pushed Nate Romans around.

    Ohio State and Nebraska close the series at 12:05 p.m. ET Sunday 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 improves to 10-13 all-time vs. the Huskers.
    • Five of the Buckeyes’ seven runs were scored with two outs today.
    • Ohio State recorded 10 or more hits for the 14th time this season.
    • The Buckeyes have hit a home run in five of the last six games.
    • Ohio State is 11-3 when scoring first this season. The team is outscoring opponents, 38-14, in the first inning.
    • Barnwell hit his first homer of the season and third of his career. He tied his career-high with three RBI.
    • McGowan had his team-high 15th multi-hit game of the year, while Canzone collected his 13th of the season.
    • Kinker made his 90th career appearance today, tying him for sixth on the OSU all-time list. He’s 12 away from the Ohio State career appearances record. He also recorded his 14th career save, which is tied for sixth all-time in program history.
    • Hit streaks extended: Pohl (6), McGowan (4), Barnwell (3) and Canzone (3)
    • Reached base streaks extended: Canzone (11), Foppe (10), Pohl (6), Barnwell (5), Cowles (4) and McGowan (4).
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2018
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  8. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member

    Feltner with the W and McGowan continues to rake. Rubber match of the series tomm at 105
  9. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member

    Bucks win the rubber match of the series 15-14! Had a 15-6 lead and then held on for dear life!


    Buckeyes spray 22 hits Sunday afternoon to improve to 19-8 overall and 2-1 in B1G play

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State baseball team outlasted a late comeback by Nebraska in a slugfest series finale, 15-14, Sunday afternoon at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. The Buckeyes jumped out to a 15-6 lead, scoring 11 unanswered runs before the Huskers plated 11 runs in the final three innings to pull within one. Right-handed reliever Seth Kinker was able to close the door on Nebraska to pick up his sixth save of the year, striking out Joe Acker with the go-ahead run on base.

    With the series win to open conference play, the Buckeyes improve to 19-8 overall and 2-1 in Big Ten action, while the Huskers fall to 14-14 overall and 2-4 in league play. The Buckeyes sprayed 22 hits against the NU pitching staff, marking the most hits at home by a Buckeye squad (since 2004).

    "The next two weekends are going to be on the road," head coach Greg Beals said. "You need to win your home series. Hitting is contagious. Everything that happens in baseball is contagious. The game seems to have a flow to it. The flow was all ours and all offense early in the game and then they caught it at the end too. I told the guys after the game this is a black-and-blue type conference. We know everyone in this conference is going to compete. We knew Nebraska was going to be tough this weekend. I have a lot of respect for the coaches in this conference. We have to be ready to go next week in Iowa."

    A combined 41 hits lit up the scoreboard on Easter Sunday. Every Buckeye in the lineup recorded at least one hit, including six Buckeyes with multi-hit contests. Dominic Canzone was 4-for-6 with three runs scored, double, four RBI and two stolen bases. Conner Pohl was 4-for-6 with three runs scored and two RBI and Tyler Cowles went 4-for-5 with two runs scored, double and one RBI. Noah McGowan was 2-fo-5 with three runs scored, three RBI, double, home run and walk. Kobie Foppehad three hits with a RBI, run scored and walk.

    Scott Schreiber doubled to the gap in left center to score the first run of the ball game in the top of the first. In the second, Shreiber stole third base and scored on a throwing error in the third before a solo homer by Luke Roskam.

    The Buckeye bats came alive in the third inning, plating 11 unanswered runs in a Buckeye offensive onslaught. Brady Cherry hit a sac fly to score Canzone for the first run. In the fourth, Jacob Barnwell singled to left to score Pohl. Canzone went the other way for a two-run double down the left field line. Kobie Foppe knocked a base hit through the left side for a RBI single. In the fifth, Cowles doubled to score McGowan and Canzone scored two more runs on a single through the right side. Pohl kept the offensive way going with a two-run single in the sixth and Barnwell's sac fly made it 11-3. After the Huskers scored three in the top of the seventh, a three-run homer by McGowan and RBI single by Romans put the lead to nine.

    Nebraska wouldn't go away quietly. In the eighth, a two-run single by Zac Luckey, RBI single by Jaxon Hallmark, two-run single by Mike Addante and RBI infield knock by Mojo Hagge made it a three-run game. Kinker had a huge strikeout to leave two on base in the eighth when he fanned Schreiber.

    In the ninth, Huskers got within one run after a RBI single by Zac Repinski and RBI single by Addante. However, Kinker ended the game with his second strikeout.

    Right-handed starting pitcher Adam Niemeyer improved to 2-2, throwing five innings on seven hits, three runs, one walk and two strikeouts. Right-handed reliever Thomas Waning allowed three runs, two earned on four hits with one strikeout in 1.1 inning. Right-handed reliever Kyle Michalik walked two and struck out one in 0.1 inning. Left-handed reliever Griffan Smith allowed three runs, two earned, on one hit with one walk. Right-handed reliever Curtiss Irving tossed 0.1 inning on three runs, two earned, three hits, one walk and one strikeout. Kinker allowed two runs on four hits with two strikeouts in 1.1 innings.

    Ohio State faces in-state foe Kent State at 6:35 p.m. ET April 4 at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. The game will be broadcasted live on BTN and can be heard on AM 1460 ESPN.

    • Ohio State improves to 11-13 all-time vs. the Huskers. The Buckeyes have won three straight weekend series.
    • The Buckeyes are 8-2 at home. The team is hitting .341 and slugging .487 at Bill Davis Stadium.
    • Ohio State recorded five two-out RBI and have an impressive 78 two-out RBI through 27 games in 2018.
    • Today marked the second time this season Ohio State recorded at least 20 hits in a game. It was the most hits by a Buckeye squad at home (since 2004).
    • The 22 hits was the most allowed by the Nebraska pitching staff this year. Ohio State has had at least 10 hits in 15 games this season.
    • The Buckeyes are leading the Big Ten in batting average (.309), on-base percentage (.399), run scored (212), hits (297) and RBI (196).
    • Canzone went over the 100-hit mark in his career today with four hits. He has 102 hits in 76 career games. He leads the conference with 45 hits.
    • Pohl hit .571 (8-for-14) with three RBI and four runs scored in series vs. the Huskers.
    • McGowan is leading the Buckeyes in average (.411), doubles (12), home runs (6), RBI (37) and slugging (.710).
    • Hit streaks extended: Pohl (7), McGowan (5), Barnwell (4) and Canzone (4)
    • Reached base streaks extended: Canzone (12), Foppe (11), Pohl (7), Barnwell (6), Cowles (5), McGowan (5) and Romans (3).
    • Kinker tied former Buckeye Eric Best (2007-10) with 91 career appearances, which is fifth all-time. He now has 15 career saves, which ties former Buckeye Rory Meister (2005-08) for fifth all-time.
    • The Easter Bunny was the first to arrive at the park this morning. Surprising gameday staffers and media members on the stats table in the press box, a bright-orange bowl was filled to the brim with a variety of everyone's favorite candy. Sunday treats are the best. Happy Easter to everyone out there.
    • Another legend returned to Bill Davis today too. Bob Spears, the Buckeyes' radio analysis on AM 1460 ESPN and former Buckeye pitcher. He once held the scoreless innings streak record. But to his surprise, he didn't have a credential waiting for him at the pass gate and had some trouble getting into the stadium. The OSU SID big leagued him. April Fools, Bobby.
    • The baseball social media person had some fun with April Fools too, making a fake lineup for the game today. It was pretty stacked as familiar names on the coaching and support staff were used instead of the boys. But equipment manager John Dunn was not pleased that he didn't make the cut for the starting nine. For the record, he was the fake designated hitter today.
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2018
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