May 2, 2017
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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State baseball team concludes its nine-game homestand with a two-game midweek series against No. 4 Texas Tech Tuesday-Wednesday at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. First pitches for both games are set for 6:35 p.m. from the campus of The Ohio State University. This week marks the first meeting between Ohio State and Texas Tech in Columbus in program history.
Game 44 | vs. No. 4 Texas Tech | Tuesday, May 2 | 6:35 p.m.
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Game 45 | vs. No. 4 Texas Tech| Wednesday, May 3 | 6:35 p.m.
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ON THE BUMP
TUESDAY: RHP Jake Vance (0-2, 5.79 ERA) vs. TBA
TUESDAY: Dollar Dog Night, Postgame Fireworks!
WEDNESDAY: Triple Play Package Available (online and in advance only).
FOLLOW THE ACTION
Both games will be streamed for free on Buckeye Vision. A links to live stats links can be found by going to the schedule page of Ohio State Baseball on OhioStateBuckeyes.com. Fans can also follow the action on Twitter via @OhioState_BASE.
OHIO STATE AS OF LATE
Ohio State dropped two of three games vs. Nebraska last weekend in Columbus. The Buckeyes won game one, 9-7, scoring six runs in the bottom of the fifth in a suspended game on Saturday. The Huskers won game two, 3-1, before holding on to an 11-9 victory in the series finale on Sunday. Ohio State scored eight runs in the bottom of the eighth in game three, but dropped to 5-10 in conference play. Brady Cherry batted .545 (6-for-11) in the series with two runs scored, double, triple and five RBI, while Shea Murray and Jalen Washington each hit. 417 (5-for-12) vs. the Huskers. Connor Curlis received the win in game one, working four innings of relief and allowed one run on one hit with three strikeouts.
BUCKEYES IN THE BIG TEN
Ohio State ranks second in the league in triples (14), fourth in walks (176) and sixth in home runs (31). The Buckeye pitching staff has a 5.18 ERA, which is ninth in the conference, while striking out 312 hitters, good for sixth in the league. Tre’ Gantt is tied for the Big Ten lead in walks (29). Jalen Washington is tied for first in the league in triples (4) and fourth in hit by pitches (15). On the mound, Jake Post is 11th in ERA (3.51). He has struck out 24 hitters looking, which is second in the conference.
21st SEASON AT BILL DAVIS STADIUM
Ohio State is 343-178 all-time at Bill Davis Stadium for a fine .659 winning percentage. Ohio State is 179-109 vs. the Big Ten Conference at home. The Buckeyes went 23-4 at home last year for the fifth-most home wins in school history.
SCOUTING THE RED RAIDERS
Texas Tech is 36-12 overall and 11-7 in Big 12 play. Last weekend, the Red Raiders took two of three games vs. No. 2 TCU, run-ruling the Horned Frogs in the series finale by a 21-3 score on Sunday. Texas Tech is hitting .307 as a team with 95 doubles, 22 triples and 48 home runs. The squad is slugging .476 with 44 stolen bases on the year. Hunter Hargrove is batting .346 (66-for-191) with 19 doubles, two triples, five home runs and 46 RBI. Orlando Garcia is slugging .582 with eight doubles, three triples, 11 home runs and 52 RBI. On the mound, the Red Raider pitching staff has a 3.91 ERA with 416 strikeouts in 428.0 innings pitched.
A trio of Buckeyes head into the series with hit streaks, including Dominic Canzone (9), Jalen Washington (5) and Shea Murray (3). Several Buckeyes have reached base streaks: Canzone (9), Gantt (9), Washington (6), Murray (6), Cherry (4), West (4) and Ratcliff (3).
Ohio State will travel to play No. 17 Michigan Friday-Sunday in Ann Arbor. The series finale Sunday will be televised live on BTN.