May 19, 2017

Buckeyes Drop Friday Night Game vs. Indiana

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May 19, 2017

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State baseball team fell, 8-4, against Indiana Friday night at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. With the loss, the Buckeyes fall to 22-33 overall and 8-15 in Big Ten play, while the Hoosiers improve to 31-20-2 overall and 13-9-1 in conference action. Due to predicted weather tomorrow, Senior Day will be pushed up to Noon ET Saturday at Bill Davis Stadium.

IN THE BOX SCORE
Jalen Washington went 3-for-5 with two runs scored, a double and a stolen base, while Dominic Canzone was 2-for-4 with a run scored. Brady Cherry drove in two runs with a double. Conner Pohl had his fourth straight multi-hit game with a 2-for-4 night.

DELAYED START
The Buckeyes and Hoosiers had to wait about an hour to get things started in game two of the series after severe weather in the Columbus area postponed first pitch until 7:30 p.m. ET.

THE ROOKIE WITH THE PLAY OF THE NIGHT
In the top of the first, Canzone already bagged the play of the night when he went full-extended in the gap in right center on a line drive plummeting to the turf, taking away extra-bases from Luke Miller with a diving catch to end the top of the second.

BUCKEYES STRIKE FIRST
Ohio State chalked the first run in the bottom of the first on a first and third situation. With Canzone on first, Washington broke on the throw down to second and stole home for the first run of the night. Washington doubled to the gap in left center before Canzone reached on an infield single.

INDIANA PUTS UP SEVEN SPOT IN THE THIRD
The Hoosier bats woke up in the third, scoring seven times on seven hits highlighted by a two-run triple by Alex Krupa.

OHIO STATE ANSWERS WITH THREE
The Buckeyes continued to battle, scoring three times in the bottom half of the third to cut the deficit to three runs. Cherry doubled to right center off IU starter Pauly Milto and Pohl had a RBI single to center to make it 7-4. Washington and Canzone both scored on the double by Cherry. However, the Buckeyes were kept off the board for the final six innings vs. the IU pitching staff to drop the Friday night tilt.

BASES LOADED IN NINTH
Ohio State loaded the bases in the ninth vs. IU reliever Tim Herrin. Washington and West both had singles and Canzone walked to bring up Cherry. However, a fly out left three runners on base to end the game.

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Dom with the diving grab!

IU 0, OSU 0#GoBucks #SCTop10 https://t.co/aQGaH7okbX

— Ohio State Baseball (@OhioState_BASE) May 19, 2017

ON THE MOUND
Ohio State starting pitcher Jake Post allowed seven runs on seven hits with three walks and one strikeout in 2.2 innings to fall to 1-7. Right-handed pitcher Adam Niemeyer tossed 5.1 innings and limited the IU bats to two runs on four hits with two walks and four strikeouts. Right-handed reliever Kyle Michalik allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth.

Jake Post’s older brother, Zach, comes out as an Anthem buddy for his brother’s final start as a Buckeye.

GAME NOTES

  • Ohio State moves to 161-115 all-time vs. the Hoosiers.
  • The Scarlet and Gray have posted at least 10 hits in six of the last seven games.
  • The Buckeyes left nine on base and the Hoosiers stranded eight runners.
  • With a stolen base tonight, Ohio State has nine swipes this week.
  • Hit streaks extended: Gantt (8), Canzone (8) and Pohl (5).
  • Reached base streaks extended: Washington (10), Gantt (8), Canzone (8), Barnwell (7), Cherry (6) and Pohl (5)
  • Multi-hit games: Washington (18), Canzone (18) and Pohl (7)
  • Multi-RBI games: Cherry (9).
  • Washington stole his 14th bag of the season tonight (team-high).
  • Pohl has 10 hits in his last four games.
  • Niemeyer made his 10th appearance this year.
  • Michalik is tied for the team lead with 24 appearances in 2017.