April 20, 2018

Buckeyes Drop Series Opener vs. Indiana

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State baseball team dropped the series opener to No. 8 Indiana, 4-0, Friday night at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. With the loss, the Buckeyes fall to 25-11 overall and 6-4 in league action, while the Hoosiers improve to 29-6 overall and 7-2 in conference action.

GAME SUMMARY

  • The Hoosiers scored two runs on three hits and one OSU error in the third. After a lead-off walk, a failed pickoff put Logan Kaletha on third base with the two-base throwing error. An infield RBI single pushed Kaletha around before Ryan Fineman singled to left center to push it to 2-0.
  • Ohio State had a chance to strike the board in the bottom of the fifth vs. IU starter Jonathan Stiever, but a ground out to second base left them loaded.
  • Indiana plated a third run on the small ball game in the top of the sixth. A single by Ryan Fineman, sac bunt, wild pitch and suicide squeeze made it 3-0. Indiana added an unearned run in the eighth.
  • Ohio State starting pitcher Connor Curlis received the loss to drop to 5-2 in 2018, throwing six innings and allowed three runs of five hits with three walks and two strikeouts. Stiever improved to 5-1, tossing seven scoreless innings.

GAME NOTES

  • Ohio State’s five-game win streak was snapped tonight, while the Hoosiers improved their win streak to nine straight games.
  • Pohl’s hit streak extended to 16 games, marking the longest hit streak by a Buckeye since the 2009 season.
  • Foppe extended his reached base streak to 19.
  • McGowan extended his reached base streak to a career-high 14 straight games. He recorded his 20th multi-hit tonight.
  • Other hit streaks extended: McGowan (4), Canzone (3) and Cowles (3).
  • Other reached base streaks extended: Cherry (6), West (5), McGowan (4), Canzone (3) and Cowles (3).

UP NEXT
Ohio State and Indiana meet in game two of the series at 3:05 p.m. ET Saturday at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. Junior right-handed pitcher Ryan Feltner is on the mound for the Buckeyes, while the Hoosiers will start sophomore left-handed pitcher Cam Beauchamp.