May 5, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State softball team has earned the seventh seed in the 2014 Big Ten Tournament and will take on 10th-seeded Penn State in the opening round on Thursday, May 8 at 1:30 p.m. CST (2:30 EST). The game can be seen live on BTN.com. This year’s tournament is taking place Sharon J. Drysdale Field on the campus of Northwestern University.
The Buckeyes (28-24 overall) finished in the top half of the conference standings this year with a 13-10 record. Ohio State and Purdue tied for sixth place and the Boilermakers earned the sixth seed by virtue of a head to head tiebreaker.
Ohio State and Penn State played twice during the regular season with the Buckeyes taking both games of a doubleheader on April 23 by scores of 3-1 and 3-0, respectively. The winner of the Ohio State-Penn State contest will face second-seeded Nebraska in the quarterfinals on Friday at 1:30 CST. Both the tournament semifinals and championship game will be played on Saturday, May 10 and air on BTN.
The Buckeyes enter the Big Ten Tournament as the hottest team in the conference, having win eight of their last nine games, including a two wins over Penn State, a series sweep of Northwestern and two wins this past weekend at Iowa.
BTN will provide live coverage of the Big Ten Softball Tournament quarterfinals, semifinals and final, while Thursday’s opening round will be streamed on the Big Ten Digital Network (BTDN).
Tickets are available now by calling 888-GO-PURPLE (467-8775) or online at NUsports.com. An all-session ticket is $27 for adults and $15 for students, youth and seniors. Single-session (one day) tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students, youth and seniors. Additionally, groups of 15 or more that buy in advance can purchase single-session tickets for just $5 per person.