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Ohio State baseball set for first-ever road trip to Rutgers

March 26, 2015
After 11 consecutive games at home and a 12-2 record posted for the month of March, the Ohio State baseball team is hitting the road and looking to continue its offensive success. Two of those home wins came against Toledo and Akron earlier this week. The Buckeyes (16-6, 2-1) are now set to jump back into conference play with a three-game series against Rutgers (7-14, 2-1), over the weekend in Piscataway, N.J. Coach Greg Beals said he is confident in the team’s capability to win and is proud of the Buckeyes’ success so far. “We have a four-game winning streak and we won opening weekend with Michigan State, 2-1, so… Read more

Ohio State baseball stays hot, defeats Akron Zips 9-4

March 26, 2015
For Ohio State baseball coach Greg Beals, the 2015 season has been five years in the making. After being named the head coach in 2010, Beals said he dedicated the first five years of his career toward forming a balanced program. “It’s been five years of developing, it’s the idea of recruiting, the idea of talent and having a balanced baseball club,” Beals said. For the Buckeyes, the five-year plan has been a long process, but it all starts with recruiting, Beals added. “When you are developing your program you have 35 guys, and only 11.5 scholarships so you can’t just throw out a bunch of scholarships and build it… Read more

Buckeye baseball tops Toledo, 9-2, for 15th win of the season

March 24, 2015
After a slow start in February, the Ohio State baseball team is surging through March. Balance across the field has continued to be the theme for the Buckeyes, as they tallied their 15th win of the season Tuesday afternoon with a 9-2 win against the Toledo Rockets at Bill Davis Stadium.  Freshman pitcher Jacob Niggemeyer started on the mound for the Buckeyes and picked up the win after giving up just two runs in 6.0 innings of work. The Rockets kept it close through five innings after initially taking a 1-0 lead in the first. But OSU tacked on six runs between the sixth, seventh and eighth innings to seal… Read more

Trace Dempsey focusing on team goals despite breaking Ohio State saves record

March 23, 2015
The 2014 season was expected to be a breakout year for Ohio State senior Trace Dempsey, but the outcome was disappointing. After coming into last season with several preseason award nominations, Dempsey stepped on the mound under pressure. Then he posted the worst numbers of his collegiate career. With a 5.94 ERA and four losses in 33.1 innings pitched, Dempsey lacked confidence as he entered his senior season. “I struggled on the mound, it was tough to go through,” he said. But the 2015 season has proven to be a career changer for the right-handed pitcher, as he made his way into the OSU record books. On Sunday afternoon, Dempsey… Read more

Ohio State baseball wins home opener on walk-off hit by pitch

March 11, 2015
The Ohio State baseball team took to Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium for the first time this season a day late and came away victorious. Senior catcher Connor Sabanosh was hit by a pitch from Northern Kentucky junior and Delaware, Ohio, native Tyler Miller with the bases loaded as OSU walked off with a 4-3 victory Wednesday night. OSU’s home opener was originally scheduled for Tuesday, but the game was called off because of rain in Columbus. The Buckeyes (8-4), were powered by sophomore outfielder Ronnie Dawson, whose two-run home run in the bottom of the first careened off the scoreboard in right field to give OSU an… Read more

Baseball Buckeyes looking to get back on track against Western Kentucky

March 4, 2015
Five games might not seem like a lot during a baseball season, but when a team suffers four losses with just one win, it can feel like a heavy load. After going 1-4 in its past five games, the Ohio State’s baseball team is back in Columbus, practicing indoors at Woody Hayes Athletic Center because of cold temperatures. The Buckeyes (5-4) had previously lost two games to Florida Atlantic during their visit to Florida from Feb. 20-22, and then lost two more game on Saturday, before finally pulling out a win against the University of Alabama-Birmingham on Sunday. OSU is now set to take on Western Kentucky on Friday, Saturday… Read more

Opinion: It’s time for Alex Rodriguez to stop trying to earn back respect

February 17, 2015
At this point, Alex Rodriguez has made more mistakes than he’s hit home runs, especially since his play dropped off a cliff a few years ago. The New York Yankees’ third baseman, and one-time future Hall of Famer, straight up denied using performance enhancing drugs back in 2007. But in 2009, it was proven that he had actually used such drugs. At that point, he gave a well-scripted apology that I can’t imagine many people took to heart. Then he got back to playing baseball, and hit 30 home runs in 2010 at the age of 34. But A-Rod (or A-Roid, depending how much you like crass, semi-clever nicknames) wasn’t… Read more

Buckeye senior captains take lead from behind the plate

February 12, 2015
As a catcher, you have to be able to handle every curveball thrown your way. Sometimes, it’s not as easy as it sounds. “You’re focused on every pitch. It’s easy to zone out for a minute and rest your mind,” Ohio State senior catcher Connor Sabanosh said. “Sometimes innings get long and drag out, but you have to find a way to stay focused.” This year however, two of OSU’s catchers have much more to deal with on their home plates. Seniors Aaron Gretz and Sabanosh were selected by their teammates at the end of last season to take on the role of captains for the 2015 season. The two… Read more

Summer work pays off for Ohio State baseball

September 18, 2014
For some members of the Ohio State baseball team, the 2014 regular season wasn’t enough to fulfill their baseball fix. Several chose to spend the summer playing the sport as well. Of the 25 OSU ballplayers who participated in summer league baseball, five were named all-stars in their respective leagues. Outfielder Ronnie Dawson particularly stood out. The now-sophomore was named the No. 1 prospect of the Prospect League by Baseball America after batting .303 with 11 home runs and 17 stolen bases in 57 games for the Chillicothe Paints. The outfielder turned some heads during his freshman year for OSU, earning everyday playing time as the season wore on. “I… Read more

Ohio State baseball players Greg Greve, Jacob Niggemeyer selected in MLB Draft

June 8, 2014
Two Ohio State baseball players might be heading to the major leagues after being selected in the 2014 MLB Draft Saturday. Right-handed pitcher Greg Greve, a senior during the 2014 season, was selected by the Miami Marlins in the 29th round. Greve led the Buckeyes with seven wins during his senior campaign, was named to third team All-Big Ten team and finished with a 3.36 ERA in 85.2 innings with 14 starts. Greve, a Cleveland native, was previously selected in the 45th round of the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the San Francisco Giants before heading to OSU, where he started 12 games as a true freshman. In addition… Read more