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April 19, 1999

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State baseball team (27-7, 11-1) continued its trek up the national polls this week, claiming the No. 16 spot in the Baseball America weekly poll.%^$

%^$The Buckeyes went 5-0 last week and swept Big Ten foe Illinois on the road. Ohio State sits in first place in the Big Ten with an 11-1 mark and a two game lead over Minnesota (9-3).%^$

%^$OSU begins a 13-game homestand this Wednesday against Wright State at 6:35 p.m. in Bill Davis Stadium. The Buckeyes will then entertain Penn State in a four-game Big Ten series this weekend (Friday at 6:35 p.m., Saturday at 4:05 p.m., and Sunday at 1:05 p.m.). %^$

%^$The complete Baseball America national poll is listed below:%^$

%^$ Team Record Last Wk. Prev.%^$ 1. Florida State 38-6 2-2 1%^$ 2. Rice 39-8 4-0 3%^$ 3. Texas A&M 35-9 3-1 5%^$ 4. Stanford 27-11 2-2 2%^$ 5. Cal State Full. 33-8 4-1 8%^$ 6. Miami 28-9 2-1 10%^$ 7. Baylor 35-9 2-2 7%^$ 8. Mississippi St. 31-8 3-1 9%^$ 9. Auburn 33-9 1-3 4%^$ 10. Texas Tech 34-9 2-1 11%^$ 11. Wichita State 35-8 4-0 13%^$ 12. Pepperdine 32-7 1-3 6%^$ 13. Florida Atlantic 41-2 2-1 12%^$ 14. Arkansas 29-13 3-1 15%^$ 14. Arizona State 32-12 3-0 19%^$ 15. North Carolina 33-8 5-0 18%^$ 16. Ohio State 27-7 5-0 22%^$ 17. Southern Cal 26-18 4-1 24%^$ 18. Alabama 30-12 3-1 19%^$ 19. Tulane 30-9 3-1 20%^$ 20. South Carolina 27-12 3-1 NR%^$ 21. Wake Forest 28-11 4-1 NR%^$ 22. Arizona State 32-15 0-3 14%^$ 23. East Carolina 32-9 2-2 21%^$ 24. Texas 28-17 2-2 16%^$ 25. Notre Dame 28-9 3-1 25%^$%^$