While many students traded in their books for bathing suits over spring break, others continued to don the scarlet and gray as multiple Ohio State athletic programs were in action over break.
The week saw some seasons come to a close: The OSU wrestling team captured its first-ever team national title and the men’s basketball team played its final game. Others kept going, as the women’s basketball team won its first NCAA Tournament game since 2011.
But it was more than basketball and wrestling continuing their work over break. The baseball, softball and both men’s and women’s lacrosse teams were among the groups that continued their seasons over break.
Baseball (all records from March 14 to Sunday)
The baseball Buckeyes went 6-2 over the break, including a four-game winning streak that saw OSU outscore its opponents, 32-9.
On Saturday, senior pitcher Trace Dempsey tied the school record for all-time saves, earning his 29th career save in a 6-5 win over Michigan State at home.
Dempsey broke the record on Sunday, earning his 30th save in a 3-0 win over the Spartans at Bill Davis Stadium. The Buckeyes are now 14-6, 2-1 on the season.
The OSU softball team went without a win over last week, getting swept by both Louisville and Michigan at home.
The Buckeyes were outscored, 69-13, in the two series losses, including a 20-0 loss at home to Michigan on Sunday. OSU is now 13-12 having lost its last seven games.
OSU is set to return to the diamond on Tuesday to take on Wright State.
The women’s golf team took home its 99th tournament title over the weekend, placing first in the MountainView Collegiate Invitational on Saturday.
The Buckeyes were led by senior Jan Chanpalangsri and sophomore Katja Pogacar, who tied for fourth in an 103-player field in the tournament, each shooting five-under par.
OSU is set to return to the course on March 30 for the Web.com Collegiate tournament in Jacksonville, Fla.
The Buckeyes went 2-1 over the break, winning back-to-back games against Denver and Towson before being shutout by Notre Dame, 9-0, on Saturday.
Despite the loss, OSU sits at 7-3 on the season, including a perfect 5-0 mark in Columbus.
The Buckeyes are set to return to the playing field on Sunday against Penn State in State College, Pa.
The women’s lacrosse team also went 2-1 during the break, winning games against Canisius and Cincinnati before falling to Notre Dame on Saturday, 13-5.
The Buckeyes sit at 8-2 on the season, and are set to take on rival Michigan on Friday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
After having its 200-match home win streak snapped earlier this month, the Buckeyes went 2-2 over break, playing three of four matches on the road.
OSU dropped back-to-back matches to Tulsa and Texas before rebounding to beat Michigan on Friday, 5-2, and Michigan State, 7-0, on Sunday.
The Buckeyes swept the singles matches against the Spartans and lost just one doubles match to improve to 15-6, 3-0 on the season.