COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State baseball team claimed its fifth straight win with a 12-3 victory over Youngstown State Wednesday afternoon at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. With the win, the Buckeyes improve to 25-10 overall, while the Penguins drop to 10-23 in 2018.
- After YSU jumped out to a 2-0 lead, Ohio State scored three runs on one hit in the bottom of the first vs. YSU starter Kip DeShields, who walked four OSU hitters in the first and only lasted 0.1 innings. Dominic Canzone and Brady Cherry Noah McGowan drove in his 44th RBI of the year with a sac fly for the first run. A wild pitch allowed Brady Cherry to score. With the bases loaded, Nate Romans walked to push Conner Pohl around, who reached on a strikeout and passed ball.
- Ohio State scored three more in the third on a RBI triple by Dillon Dingler, RBI single by Tyler Cowles and RBI single by Nate Romans.
- In the fourth, Pohl launched a three-run home run over the wall in right for a 9-2 lead. Romans scored a run in the sixth on a RBI single.
- Right-handed starting pitcher Jake Vancethrew three innings and gave up two runs, on earned, on two hits with five strikeouts and two walks in three innings.
- Right-handed reliever Austin Woodbyclaimed his first win of the year, throwing two scoreless innings with four strikeouts and one walk and two hits.
- Ohio State improves to 15-2 all-time vs. the Penguins and have won 10 straight games vs. Youngstown State.
- The Buckeyes are now 10-2 at home this year and 3-0 vs. in-state opponents.
- Head coach Greg Beals claimed his 250th win at Ohio State.
- The Buckeyes scored 10 runs in a game for the ninth time this year. The Buckeyes are 9-0 when scoring a t least 10 runs.
- The OSU pitching staff tossed 14 strikeouts tonight, marking the 12th time the staff has struck out at least 10 batters in a game.
- Pohl extended his career-high hit streak to 15 games.
- McGowan has reached safely in 13 straight contests.
- Dingler pushed his hit streak to five in a row.
- Matt Carpenter had his first career hit tonight.
- Woodby earned his first win of the year and ninth of his OSU career.
- Multi-hit games: McGowan (19), Pohl (14), Dingler (6), Barnwell (6) and Romans (4).
- Multi-RBI games: Pohl (8) and Romans (4).