COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State juniors Cory Kovanda and Shawn Forsythe talk Buckeye baseball in this pre-NCAA Tournament edition of the audio double play. The pair were interviewed Wednesday during the team’s media day prior its departure to compete at the NCAA championships.

The 40-17 Buckeyes left Thursday morning for Tallahassee, Fla., where they will meet 37-22 Georgia in the first game – at noon Friday on ESPNU – of the Tallahassee Regional. Florida State and Marist meet in the second game of the day at 4 p.m.

Kovanda is a junior shortstop from Columbus and Worthington Kilbourne High School. He is hitting .405 in the last 10 games (17-of-42) and he has hits in 22 of his last 24 games (36-for-89; .404) with 22 runs scored and 14 RBI.

Forsythe is a junior catcher from Thornville, Ohio and Sheridan High School. He has played in 15 games this season and has been a solid backup to Big Ten Player of the Year Dan Burkhart. He has started four games and is hitting .250 with three runs scored and three RBI.

Click on the audio links above to hear interviews with the two student-athletes. The photo album link includes photos from the team’s media day.