March 7, 2018
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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Following a 2-1 record at the Cox Diamond Invitational, the Ohio State baseball team returns to action Friday when it opens a six-game spring break trip at the Environmental Staffing Chanticleer Classic at Springs Brooks Stadium in Conway, S.C. The week-long trip wraps up 17 road games to start the 2018 campaign.
Ohio State (7-4) will open play against High Point at 11 a.m. ET Friday. The Buckeyes will then play a doubleheader at 11 a.m. ET Saturday with one contest against the Panthers (5-6) before taking on No. 24 Coastal Carolina at 3 p.m. ET. The team concludes play in Conway, S.C., with a final game at 11 a.m. ET Sunday against the Chanticleers.
Following the game Sunday, the Buckeyes will have a day off in Myrtle Beach before traveling 74 miles north up the Carolina Coast to play two midweek games March 13-14 at UNC-Wilmington. Both contests vs. the Seahawks will start at 4 p.m. ET from Brooks Field.
Ohio State vs. High Point | Friday, March 9 | 11 a.m. ET | Spring Brooks Stadium
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Ohio State vs. High Point | Saturday, March 10 | 11 a.m. ET | Spring Brooks Stadium
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Friday vs. High Point: LHP Connor Curlis (2-0, 2.70 ERA) vs. LHP Jordan Sergent (1-0, 3.60 ERA)
Saturday G1 vs. High Point: RHP Yianni Pavlopoulos (1-1, 2.84 ERA) vs. RHP Andrew Gottfried (0-2, 4.61 ERA)
Saturday G2 vs. Coastal Carolina: RHP Ryan Feltner (1-0, 6.75 ERA) vs. vs. RHP Zack Hopeck (0-2, 4.60 ERA)
Sunday vs. Coastal Carolina: RHP Adam Niemeyer (0-2, 8.03 ERA) vs. vs. LHP Anthony Veneziano (1-0, 3.31 ERA)
FOLLOW THE ACTION
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. There will be a video stream available for the first game against the Coastal Carolina. Fans with Buckeye Vision accounts will have access to the game. Scarlet and Gray Sports Radio, the official student radio station for OSU athletics, will be covering the two games vs. the Chanticleers. CCU audio also will be available Saturday and Sunday.
SCOUTING THE OPPONENTS
2018 Record: 5-6
Team Stats: .243, 16 2B, 3 HR, 20-for-26 SB, 4.24 ERA, 110 K, 49 BB
Top Hitter: Daniel Millwee, .400, 2 2B, 2 HR, 13 RBI
Top Pitcher: Drew Daczkowski, 1-1, 3.14 ERA, 20 K, 8 BB, 14.1 IP
Last Time Out: 0-2 at William and Mary (Weekend series in Williamsburg, Va.)
2018 Record: 10-3
Team Stats: .290, 35 2B, 19 HR, 23-for-30 SB, 3.55 ERA, 118 K, 44 BB
Top Hitter: Seth Lancaster, .311, 6 2B, 4 HR, 10 RBI
Top Pitcher: Anthony Veneziano, 1-0, 3.31 ERA, 13 K, 3 BB, 16.1 IP
Last Time Out: 2-1 at Johnny Gardner Law Group Tournament
2018 Record: 9-3
Team Stats: .239, 20 2B, 14 HR, 13-for-16 SB, 3.08 ERA, 40 119 K, 37 BB
Top Hitter: Ryan Jeffers, .286, 5 2B, 3 HR, 10 RBI
Top Pitcher: Alex Royalty, 2-0, 1.13 ERA, 20 K, 4 BB
Last Time Out: Swept four-game series at Princeton, powered 8 HR on the weekend