COLUMBUS, Ohio – Tuesday night, for the first time in a long, long time, Columbus’ Division I baseball team, the Ohio State Buckeyes, will meet its Triple-A affiliate from the International League, the Columbus Clippers, in an exhibition baseball game. Game time at Huntington Park is set for 6:35 p.m.
Only $5 Tickets; Students Get in Free! General admission tickets are available for $5 at the Athletic Ticket Office at the Schottenstein Center and also through the Columbus Clippers. Ohio State students may pick up complimentary tickets at the D-Tix office at the Ohio Union’s Information Desk.
Exhibition Fun The game between the Buckeyes and the Clippers is an exhibition contest. And with that, there will be some exhibition rules in place, such as:
24 Hours Later … Miami Comes to Town Less than 24 hours after the game with the Clippers, Ohio State will host Mid American Conference foe Miami in a 6:35 p.m. game at Bill Davis Stadium. This will be the Redhawks’ first visit to Bill Davis Stadium in five years. The two teams last played on April 5, 2006, a 9-2 Ohio State win. The teams have met just five times in the last 30 years…all Ohio State wins. Miami last defeated Ohio State on the ball diamond on April 8, 1980, 7-3, in a game played at Troutman Field.
Buckeyes Win Series with Northwestern Ohio State is in a tie for first-place in the Big Ten Conference after the first weekend of action. The Buckeyes defeated Northwestern, two-games-to-one, to win the series and move into a tie for first in the Big Ten with four other teams who also went 2-1 on the weekend. The Buckeyes took the opener, 7-2, lost Game 2, 7-3, and then won Game 3 in dramatic fashion, 15-14. Northwestern had tied the score at 14-all with four runs in the top of the ninth inning, but Ohio State won it in the ninth when Brian DeLucia scored from first after Tim Wetzel’s sacrifice bunt ended up in right field.
Series Win Ramifications Ohio State’s series win over Northwestern was the first Big Ten series win for new coach Greg Beals and staff…in their first series, no less. The win snapped a five-series losing streak that Ohio State ended the 2010 season on. The win also positioned the Scarlet and Gray in a first-place tie in the Big Ten Conference with Michigan State, Indiana, Minnesota and Penn State.
Highlights From This Weekend Ohio State hit .343 in the three-game series with the Wildcats. The team’s earned run average was a deceiving 6.00. It was 4.00 after the first two games but Sunday, with a constant prevailing breeze that hardened the field and helped the hitters, the Buckeyes and Wildcats combined for 29 runs and 37 hits with each team using six pitchers. Some statistics from the weekend:
This Weekend Ohio State travels to Sembower Field on the campus of Indiana University for a three-game series this Thursday through Sunday. Game and time info:
Game 1 – Friday at 3:05 p.m.; Streaming video at BigTenNetwork.com;
Game 2 – Saturday at 1:05 p.m.; Streaming video at BigTenNetwork.com; and
Game 3 – Sunday at 1:05 p.m.; Live stats at OhioStateBuckeyes.com.
Note: All Big Ten games will be broadcast at 1460 AM with streaming audio – free! – at OhioStateBuckeyes.com