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Ohio State Baseball 2018 Schedule, News, Notes, Awards (Fire Beals)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Baseball' started by brodybuck21, Oct 18, 2017.

  1. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member

    OSU’S Seth Kinker: Pure Proof Of Confidence At Work
    by Greg Hoard | Features, OSU, OSU Feature

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    "He doesn't have typical closer stuff - he doesn't throw 97," says Greg Beals. "He just competes so damned well. He gives you everything he has everytime he gets the ball." (Press Pros File Photos)

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    Greg Hoard
    Born in Indiana and educated in Georgia, Greg Hoard came to Cincinnati in the winter of 1979 as a columnist for the Cincinnati Post sports department, and joined the Cincinnati Enquirer in 1984 as the beat writer for the Cincinnati Reds. He has received numerous awards for his work. In 1990, he left journalism for television. Hoard worked for WLWT-TV from 1990 through 1993 as sports director and spent 12 years as sports director at WXIX-TV. His written work has appeared in Sports Illustrated, The Sporting News, Baseball America, Baseball Digest and NFL Game Day. He has appeared on ESPN and NBC’s The Today Show. Greg is the author of three books: Joe, Rounding Home and Heading for Home; Gary Burbank, Voices in My Head; and, most recently, Hannan’s Way, An Unlikely Trek Through Life. He is currently working on a baseball memoir, parts of which he will share here.

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    The people who know Buckeye reliever Seth Kinker the best are those whom he’s won over with his attitude for efficiency and effectiveness. They depend on him…and they can’t seem to say enough.

    COLUMBUS—By today’s standards—as myopic as they may be—Seth Kinker doesn’t measure up. He has no business doing what he’s doing. He doesn’t light up the gun. All he does is get the job done.

    “He doesn’t have typical closer stuff,” says Ohio State coach Greg Beals. “He doesn’t throw 97. But, he competes. He just competes so damn well, and he knows who he is…Seth gives you everything he has every time he gets the ball.”

    Kinker’s everything has been good enough to establish himself as the Buckeyes’ shutdown guy and just possibly the most dependable pitcher on OSU’s staff. He’s the Bucks’ closer but he has the capability to surpass the accepted expectations and limitations associated with the roll.

    Need an out or two; Kinker is the man. If an inning is required to protect a lead, he gets the call, and if it’s more than that—two innings, three, even four—Beals and pitching coach Mike Stafford, have no reservations about giving Kinker the nod. He’s earned his coaches’ trust, and just as important—if not more so—the trust of his teammates.

    “Whatever it takes, Seth is ready,” says bullpen mate Yianni Pavlopoulos. “He’s proven he can handle it…Seth’s done everything on this pitching staff you can do: start, middle innings, set-up guy, closer, he’s done it and he’s done it well.”

    “Tell ya what,” says Tyler Cowles, the Bucks senior left fielder, “I’ll put Kinker up against any closer in the country. I’ll go to war with the guy. He’s on the mound; we’re gonna get outs. It’s shutdown time. He’s got that swag; know what I mean?”

    From the time Kinker arrived on the Ohio State campus, a freshman out of Cabell Midland High in Huntington, West Virginia, he seemed to possess a confidence that became the trademark of his game. In short order, he earned his place on the ballclub.

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    “There’s nothing fake about this guy,” says former teammate Nick Sergakis. “He just goes out there and goes after it.”

    Kinker made 17 appearances his freshman season, working 22 1/3 innings out of the bullpen. He allowed 14 hits, three walks and struck out 19. His ERA was 2.82 and he held opposing hitters to a .179 batting average.

    Against Indiana in the elimination game of the Big Ten Tournament at Target Field, Beals went to Kinker to secure the final out in the Hoosiers’ three-run eighth inning.

    Kinker struck out the only hitter he faced and Ohio State scored a run in the top of the ninth. It wasn’t enough. Indiana topped Ohio State, 5-3, ending the Buckeyes season.

    “There is nothing fake about this guy (Kinker),” Nick Sergakis, a mainstay in the Buckeyes infield, said. “He just goes out there and goes after it…He’ll make his mark here. No doubt.”

    Each season Kinker was asked to do more. Each season he did more. In 2016—Ohio State’s Big Ten Championship season—he distinguished himself with his performance and his stamina.

    Working primarily as the right-handed set-up man along with lefty Michael Horejsei, Kinker led the Big Ten with 38 appearances. He posted a 1.65 ERA and a 6-1 record. In 54.2 innings, he gave up 50 hits and 10 walks.

    It was after a 3-0 win over Iowa on Sunday May 8th, that Kinker made a bold prediction. He had worked an inning and two-thirds of scoreless ball to pick up the win, his fifth of the season. Ohio State had taken the series from Iowa, but observers were divided on OSU’s chances in the conference tournament. Most didn’t give the Buckeyes much of a chance.

    “Believe me,” Kinker said, “this team is going to be better down the stretch than anybody thinks. We’re going to surprise a lot of people.”

    From that point until the end of the regular season, Ohio State was 7-1 overall, 5-1 in the Big Ten. They swept 19th ranked Michigan. They entered the Big Ten Conference Tournament at Omaha with a four seed, lost their opener and then ran the table through the losers’ bracket and a harrowing schedule.

    In a span of some 30 hours, they played four games en route to the conference championship.

    Kinker set a tournament record with five appearances. His scoreless innings streak of 21.1 was broken in the opening loss to Iowa, but he worked eight innings, struck out seven and didn’t walk a batter in the next four games.

    “That’s where we all really learned about Kinker,” said Pavlopoulos, who led the conference with 14 saves. “He showed everyone what he was made of in those elimination games…Pretty impressive.”

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    “When he’s on the mound…we’re gonna’ get outs.” – Buckeye outfielder, Tyler Cowles.

    The 2017 season was ugly for everyone. Ohio State was 22-34 overall, 8-16 in Big Ten play. Kinker was 3-1 with a 2.95 ERA and seven saves.

    Primarily, Kinker—along with a few others—spent a considerable amount of time keeping the lid on a clubhouse that was a tinderbox at times. No one on the team had endured such a losing season. At times, the atmosphere was ugly and angry. The best thing about the ’17 season was that it fueled everyone involved with a determination to play better baseball, “Ohio State baseball,” as senior third baseman Noah McGowan said.

    Headed into a pivotal series with Indiana this weekend, the Buckeyes are playing with grit and purpose. They are 24-10, 6-3 in the Big Ten, but Indiana poses the stiffest test of conference play thus far this season. With mid-week games coming up against Notre Dame and Ball State, the Hoosiers are 26-6, 6-1 in the Big Ten and ranked eighth in the country.

    It’s a situation right up Kinker’s alley.

    “I don’t know,” he said. “The more competitive the situation, the more I like it…I just want to win. It’s been that way since I was a kid, doesn’t matter if it’s ping pong or rock, paper scissors….”

    A scratch golfer and winner of several junior tournaments in West Virginia, when it was time for college, Kinker set aside his clubs to concentrate on baseball.

    “I love golf,” he said. “I enjoy it and I’m pretty damn good at it. I love watching it. It will always be there for me, but I gave it up because I love baseball so damn much.”

    Besides that, Kinker recognizes something, as he says, “deep inside” that he can not tap on a golf course, something that, in fact, would spell doom on any track.

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    “I get on a mound and I turn into a different human,” says Kinker. “If someone beats me, then he’s earned it.”

    It’s a drive, a competitive push to the edge of one’s emotions and abilities. One cannot drive every green or cut every dogleg on a golf course.

    Unlike golf, a pitcher canstare down hitters. He can go all out on every pitch. In baseball guts often trumps judgment.

    “There’s just something about baseball,” Kinker said. “I get on a mound and I turn into a different human. I think that’s what makes me the pitcher I am. That’s what has helped me here.

    “When I’m on the mound I’m going to do whatever I can to get the guy out. I don’t care how I do it—whatever the situation is—my mentality will always be the same. I’m telling myself, ‘I’m better than the guy at the plate.’ If he beats me, then he’s earned it.”

    He doesn’t have shocking skills, but he believes in what he has: an 88, 89-mile an hour fastball he can run in on both right- and left-handed hitters, and a slider.

    “Basically,” Beals says, “he’s got two pitches, but his command is so good it’s like they used to say about (Hall of Famer) Greg Maddux, ‘He’s throwing more fastballs than anybody else.’ Well, it’s because Maddux had so many different types of fastballs: a cutter, two-seamer, four-seamer…

    “The critical part with Seth is the confidence he has to execute…Most guys at this level like to compete, but can you control yourself and can you execute at an elite level? Seth has that ability.”

    “When I’m on the mound, it’s: ‘Here’s my stuff.’” Kinker said. “‘This is what I got. It’s not pretty. It’s not 97, but it’s coming right at you.’ That’s something I believe in…If you believe in yourself—really believe in yourself—that’s more than half the battle.”

    https://pressprosmagazine.com/osus-seth-kinker-pure-proof-of-confidence-at-work/
     
  2. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member

    VOTE SETH KINKER! SENIOR CLASS AWARD FINALIST

    Fans can vote for Seth Kinker on the award's official website at www.seniorclassaward.com

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    COLUMBUS, Ohio
    Seth Kinker, a senior right-handed reliever on the Ohio State baseball team, is one of 10 finalists for the 2018 Senior CLASS Award, the organization announced Tuesday. Kinker, who has made 97 career appearances and leads the Big Ten in ERA at 1.16, is majoring in sport industry. He is from Huntington, W. Va., and Cabell-Midland High School.

    “Truly blessed to be able to represent The Ohio State University for the Senior CLASS Award as a finalist,” Kinker said. “Baseball has brought me meaningful opportunities in my life, but with the resources Ohio State has offered on and off the field, it’s an honor to be able to be a finalist for this award.”

    Kinker becomes the third member from the Ohio State baseball program to be named a finalist for the prestigious national team award (Cory Kovando, 2010 and Jacob Howell, 2007). Kinker is one of two members from the Big Ten listed with Scott Schreiber of Nebraska also named. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as a Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition.

    An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.

    Finalists were chosen by national media from the list of 30 candidates announced in March. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help select the winner. Fans are encouraged to vote on the Senior CLASS Award website through 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.

    “Also, I would like to congratulate the other finalists who are up for the award across the nation,” Kinker said. “I know how hard they work, and I respect the amount of time they give to the community as well.”

    Kinker has been a key member for the Buckeye pitching staff the last four years. The right-hander has made 97 career appearances, which is second in school history. In his career, he is 14-4 with a 2.12 ERA and 158 strikeouts in 173.2 innings pitched. His 18 career saves is fourth all-time in OSU history.

    In 2018, Kinker has been strong on the mound in his final season in the Scarlet and Gray, guiding the team to 16 games over .500 at 27-11 and 8-4 mark in Big Ten play. He is currently the Big Ten leader in ERA (1.16). In 18 appearances, Kinker is 5-1 with nine saves and 40 strikeouts to three walks. His strikeout-to-walk ratio ranks fifth in the country (13.33). Last weekend, Kinker claimed a save and a win to help the boys to a weekend series win over No. 8 Indiana. He claimed a two-inning save on Saturday before throwing 5.1 scoreless innings of relief for his fifth win of the year.

    Other Kinker notes:

    • Guided team to the Big Ten Tournament title and NCAA Regional appearance during sophomore year in 2016, going 6-1 with a 1.65 ERA in 38 appearances out of the bullpen as a sophomore
    • Leads all active Buckeyes with 14 career wins
    • 2017 NCBWA Stopper of the Year Watch List
    • Two-time Big Ten Players to Watch List (2017-18)
    • Fourth in the nation in ERA at 1.16 in 2018
    “Seth Kinker is our go-to-guy in the bullpen,” head coach Greg Beals said. “Whether it is as a closer, or in shut-down situations, Seth has proven us that he is our go-to reliever. You can certainly expect him to be getting the ball in critical situations.”

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    Kinker is a young man of very high character. Associate head coach and pitching coach Mike Stafford had the following to say about the OSU right-hander,

    “Kinker is from a small town in West Virginia and came in as a two-way player. We made him into a pitcher, and he is a highly-competitive person and wants the ball all the time in big situations. He’s already ready to perform even if he threw 40 pitches the day before. He’s also very versatile and was used as a starter when the team’s rotation was dealing with injuries in 2017. Kinker makes everyone better by leading by example and has had the most consistent numbers each season since joining the team in 2015. He pushes his teammates to the best of their ability. He’s a laid-back guy in the clubhouse but brings out that “bulldog” personality when he’s locked in on the mound.”

    A two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and OSU Scholar-Athlete, Kinker has taken part in numerous community service events including Kick it for Cancer (2015-17), reading to elementary children in the Columbus area the last four years with 2nd and Seven Foundation, and participating in the Bucks Go Pro community service event in summer of 2017. He also provided service for Meals on Wheels in Columbus by preparing the meals at the association’s kitchen and helped make blankets during his freshman and sophomore years at the Medical Center for the city mission of Columbus. This last month, Kinker and others on the program helped out at the Pensacola Ronald McDonald House during the Cox Diamond Invitational.
     
  3. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member

    Bucks are now #39 in latest RPI poll
     
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  4. rhgbosu

    rhgbosu I aim to misbehave

    BTN will now broadcast the May 17 and 18 games @ Michigan St.
     
  5. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 Urban Renewal Project

    Keep up the good work fellas!
     
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  6. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member

    #31 in the latest RPI rankings and safely in the Tourney according to Baseball America's field of 64 projections



    College Baseball Projected Field Of 64 (5/16/18)

    By Teddy Cahill Michael Lananna on May 16, 2018

    This weekend will see most conferences conclude their regular seasons and the first NCAA Tournament bids will be handed out. College baseball has reached crunch time.

    With Selection Monday rapidly approaching, Baseball America presents our latest Field of 64 projection, as we will every week for the remainder of the season.

    With so few games left, things are starting to settle in the race for top-eight seeds, host sites and at-large bids. This week sees no change to the teams that make up the top-eight seeds and any future change will likely require a team leaping up to claim a spot rather than a team falling back to the pack.

    The hosting race is more dynamic, however, and this week Duke and Stetson move onto the host line. The Blue Devils have been among the hosts in earlier projections and their series win against North Carolina pushed their RPI back into the top 15. That RPI and Duke’s 17 Atlantic Coast Conference wins put them back in a position to host. Stetson moves into the hosts for the first time this season. The Hatters are 40-11, have a top 10 RPI and are on their way to an Atlantic Sun Conference title. They will likely have to add an A-Sun Tournament title to their resume to maintain their spot as hosts, if for no other reason than two losses in the A-Sun Tournament will put a dent in their impressive RPI, but their path is clear.

    The hosting race is complicated by Oklahoma State’s standing in the Big 12 Conference. The Cowboys lead the Big 12, which ranks second in conference RPI, but are No. 22 in RPI. Oklahoma State hosts Texas Tech this weekend and a series win would help its RPI and give its hosting resume a boost. The Cowboys can win the conference without a series win this weekend, but that would knock them off the host line, short of a strong showing in the Big 12 Tournament.

    Also in the hosting race are Auburn, Coastal Carolina, Kentucky and Texas. Auburn and Kentucky have strong RPIs but are just 13-14 in the Southeastern Conference. Both need strong finishes over the next two weekends to host. Texas has similar metrics to Oklahoma State and could still nip the Big 12 title. Coastal has a strong resume and is right on the host bubble but will have scant few opportunities over the next two weeks to improve its No. 19 RPI. It, like Stetson, needs to pair its regular-season conference title with a tournament title to push its resume over the edge.

    This week’s projection includes 10 SEC teams, which would match a record for the most bids by one conference. But only about half those teams can feel truly safe going into the final weekend. Auburn, Kentucky, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt all appear in the field but have under .500 conference records. Some SEC teams will get in the field with losing conference records but because the selection committee includes conference tournament games in teams’ conference record and because the SEC Tournament starts with a round of what amount to play-in games for the teams seeded 5-12, getting to 15 SEC wins before going to Hoover would be advisable for those teams who wish to have a less stressful Memorial Day Weekend. That makes this weekend’s Kentucky at Vanderbilt showdown more intriguing.

    Mississippi State and Texas A&M are both 12-15 and will need strong finishes. The Aggies made the cut while the Bulldogs did not because their RPI is about 20 spots higher than Mississippi State and they host South Carolina, while the Bulldogs host Florida. Neither series is particularly easy, but the Aggies have a bit more of a cushion and don’t have to face a team that has won 19 straight series.

    Several series this weekend will have a big affect on teams on the bubble. Two of the most intriguing are Purdue hosting Michigan and South Alabama visiting Troy. All four teams are among the Last Four In/First Four Out and this weekend will help sort out which are bubble-in and which are bubble-out.

    https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/college-baseball-projected-field-of-64-51618/


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  7. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 Urban Renewal Project

    Gee, thats fair. Lets make OSU travel 2500 miles to play the west coast favorites. Thats garbage.
     
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  8. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  9. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member

    Big Ten Announces Baseball All-Big Ten Honors and Individual Award Winners
    Illinois’ Bren Spillane earns Big Ten Player of the Year plaudits

    May 22, 2018


    ROSEMONT, Ill. -- The Big Ten on Tuesday announced the 2018 baseball individual award winners and All-Big Ten teams, as selected by the conference coaches. Illinois’ Bren Spillane was named the Big Ten Player of the Year, Minnesota’s Patrick Fredrickson earned Pitcher and Freshman of the Year recognition and Minnesota head coach John Anderson was named the Big Ten Coach of the Year.
    Spillane becomes the 10th Illinois standout to claim Big Ten Player of the Year honors, and the first since David Kerian in 2015. A first baseman for the Illini, Spillane ranks first in the Big Ten in batting average (.407), slugging percentage (.944), on base percentage (.512), runs batted in (57) and home runs (22).

    Fredrickson becomes the third Minnesota hurler to earn Big Ten Pitcher of the Year accolades and the fourth student to capture Big Ten Freshman of the Year plaudits. In all games, the right-handed starter currently leads the Big Ten in opponent's batting average (.207) and ranks second with a 1.80 ERA.

    Anderson was named the Big Ten Coach of the Year for the seventh time, the most in Big Ten history. Anderson, who claimed the award for the first time since 2016, guided the Golden Gophers to their 24th Big Ten Championship this season.

    The Big Ten also announced the Sportsmanship Award honorees from each institution. The students chosen are individuals who have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. These students must also be in good academic standing and have demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting.

    The complete list of All-Big Ten teams and award winners can be found below.

    Player of the Year: Bren Spillane, Illinois
    Pitcher of the Year: Patrick Fredrickson, Minnesota
    Freshman of the Year: Patrick Fredrickson, Minnesota
    Coach of the Year: John Anderson, Minnesota

    All-Big Ten First Team
    C - Tyler Cropley, Iowa
    1B - BREN SPILLANE, ILLINOIS
    2B - Nick Dunn, Maryland
    SS - TERRIN VAVRA, MINNESOTA
    3B - Noah McGowan, Ohio State
    OF - Matt Gorski, Indiana
    OF - Robert Neustrom, Iowa
    OF - Jonathan Engelmann, Michigan
    SP - Jonathan Stiever, Indiana
    SP - Nick Allgeyer, Iowa
    SP - Patrick Fredrickson, Minnesota
    RP – Max Meyer, Minnesota
    DH - Dominic Clementi, Michigan
    UTIL - Matt Lloyd, Indiana

    All-Big Ten Second Team
    C - Jesse Wilkening, Nebraska
    1B - Scott Schreiber, Nebraska
    2B - Michael Massey, Illinois
    SS - Ben Troike, Illinois
    3B - Micah Coffey, Minnesota
    OF - Jordan Nwogu, Michigan
    OF - Ben Mezzenga, Minnesota
    OF - Dominic Canzone, Ohio State
    SP - Pauly Milto, Indiana
    SP - Tommy Henry, Michigan
    SP - Reggie Meyer, Minnesota
    RP - Seth Kinker, Ohio State
    DH - Scotty Bradley, Indiana
    UTIL - Kevin Biondic, Maryland

    All-Big Ten Third Team*
    C - Nick Dalesandro, Purdue
    1B - Jacson McGowan, Purdue
    2B - Luke Pettersen, Minnesota
    SS - Jack Dunn, Northwestern
    3B - Luke Miller, Indiana
    OF - Doran Turchin, Illinois
    OF - Logan Sowers, Indiana
    OF - Tyler Cowles, Ohio State
    SP - Ben Dragani, Michigan
    SP - Karl Kauffmann, Michigan
    SP - Tanner Andrews, Purdue
    RP – Joey Gerber, Illinois
    RP – Ross Learnard, Purdue
    DH - Chris Whelan, Iowa
    UTIL - Conner Pohl, Ohio State

    All-Big Ten Freshman Team*
    C - Gunner Hellstrom, Nebraska
    1B - JESSE FRANKLIN, MICHIGAN
    2B - Drew Ashley, Indiana
    SS - Dan DiGeorgio, Rutgers
    3B - Zach Iverson, Michigan State
    OF - JORDAN NWOGU, MICHIGAN
    OF - Jaxon Hallmark, Nebraska
    OF - Dillon Dingler, Ohio State
    OF - BEN NISLE, PURDUE
    SP - Ben Dragani, Michigan
    SP - Mason Erla, Michigan State
    SP - PATRICK FREDRICKSON, MINNESOTA
    SP - Trent Johnson, Purdue
    RP - MAX MEYER, MINNESOTA
    DH - Parker Hendershot, Penn State
    UTIL - Zach Iverson, Michigan State

    Sportsmanship Award Honorees
    Jackson Douglas, Illinois
    B.J. Sabol, Indiana
    Austin Guzzo, Iowa
    Billy Phillips, Maryland
    Harrison Salter, Michigan
    Kory Young, Michigan State
    Micah Coffey, Minnesota
    Mojo Hagge, Nebraska
    J.R. Reimer, Northwestern
    Adam Niemeyer, Ohio State
    Jake Pilewicz, Penn State
    Tanner Andrews, Purdue
    Kyle Walker, Rutgers

    * Additional honorees due to ties

    Unanimous selections in ALL CAPS

    http://www.bigten.org/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/052218aaa.html
     
  10. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  11. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member

    SETH KINKER NAMED SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICAN

    Senior relief pitcher Seth Kinker becomes 51st All-American in school history

    COLUMBUS, Ohio
    - On the eve the team's second NCAA Tournament appearance in three years, Seth Kinker has another accomplishment to celebrate: the senior was named a Second Team All-American, Collegiate Baseball announced Wednesday morning.

    "Really happy for Seth," head coach Greg Beals said. "He means so much to the success of our team. We are here in a regional in large part to the year Kinker had on the mound."

    The first All-American since 2016 and the 51st in Ohio State history, Kinker was one of the top pitchers from the Big Ten Conference in 2018. A second-team All-Big Ten, Kinker leads the conference in ERA with an impressive 1.49 mark. A Senior CLASS Award Finalist, Kinker's ERA ranks fourth in the country. From Huntington, W. Va., he is 6-1 with 15 saves and 59 strikeouts in 60.1 innings of work. He's only walked five batters, while holding opposing hitters to a .213 average. Kinker's strikeout-to-walk ratio ranks third in the country (11.80). Kinker was named to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team last week after throwing, 4.2 scoreless innings of relief with seven strikeouts to claim two saves at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. Kinker becomes the first second team All-American since 2006. He is the first pitcher to be named an All-American since Trace Dempsey in 2013, who also is from Huntington, W. Va.

    Ohio State opens NCAA Regional play against South Carolina at 2 p.m. ET Friday in Greenville, N.C. The game will be televised on ESPN2 and can be heard on the radio on AM 1460 ESPN.

    http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/053118aaa.html
     
  12. rhgbosu

    rhgbosu I aim to misbehave

  13. rhgbosu

    rhgbosu I aim to misbehave

  14. rhgbosu

    rhgbosu I aim to misbehave

    Curlis will sign with Reds. Honestly didn't anticipate losing him and likely Barnwell. Not feeling so good about next season now.
     
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  15. rhgbosu

    rhgbosu I aim to misbehave

    Curlis made it official signing with the Reds for 100k. So if you’re keeping score at home, we now have to replace our entire weekend rotation, our top two relievers, and our top 2 run producers. And likely our starting catcher and his heir apparent in Keegan Fish. :smash:

    It’ll be interesting...
     

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