March 20, 2023

Baseball Hosts Wright State, Toledo


Ohio State vs. Wright State

Date: March 21 | Time: 6:00 PM

Probable Starters:

Ohio State: LHP Gavin Bruni

Wright State: LHP Alex Theis


Ohio State vs. Toledo

Date: March 22 | Time: 6:00 PM

Probable Starters:

Ohio State: RHP George Eisenhardt

Toledo: TBD


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Buckeyes are looking to extend their seven-game win streak as they host non-conference midweek matchups with Wright State and Toledo this week. Ohio State welcomes the Raiders to Bill Davis Stadium on Tuesday, March 21 at 6:00 p.m. and the Rockets on Wednesday, March 22 at 6:00 p.m.

Ticket & Parking Info

  • Fans can purchase tickets online at or on the TicketMaster app. Tickets can also be purchased at the ticket office at the Schottenstein Center or at Bill Davis Stadium on gameday. The ticket office will open one hour prior to the start of each game.
  • Parking can be found at Bill Davis Stadium and is free of charge.

Last Time Out

  • The Buckeyes opened their home schedule this past weekend, playing two games of a scheduled three-game series with the Dayton Flyers. Game two was canceled due to frigid temperatures and a make-up date has not been announced at this time.
  • Ohio State won game one, 7-2.
  • Isaiah Coupet (3-1) pitched lights out, fanning a season-high 11 batters in 7.0 innings tossed. He allowed just two earned runs on four hits and walked only one batter.
  • Kade Kern led the Buckeyes at the plate with a team-high two hits and four RBIs.
  • The Buckeyes downed Dayton, 12-8, on Sunday to secure their seventh straight victory.
  • Marcus Ernst recorded his team-high fifth homerun of the season.
  • The team combined for 15 total hits, with Kern, Trey Lipsey and Nick Erwin each with three and Mitchell Okuley with two.
  • Lipsey led the team in RBIs with six, which is his career-high.
  • Jonah Jenkins (3-0) earned the win on the mound. He struck out one and gave up one run on three hits in 2.0 innings of work.

Hot Streak

  • The Buckeyes are on a seven-game winning streak; they beat Oklahoma in the final game of the Frisco Classic, swept a three-game series at Cal State Bakersfield, defeated Marshall and, most recently, won two games against the Dayton Flyers at Bill Davis Stadium.
  • It is Ohio State’s longest win streak since the 2018 season when the Buckeyes won seven straight games from March 11-23, CSUN three times, UNC Wilmington twice and winning one game each against Coastal Carolina and Georgetown.
  • OSU’s 11-6 start to the season is its best record through 17 games since the 2018 season, when the team also went 11-6 through its first 17 matchups.

Ohio State Quick Hitters

  • Catcher Cole Andrews leads Ohio State at the plate, batting .436. He also leads the team in RBIs with 18 and has a team-best .569 on-base percentage.
  • Matthew Graveline is batting .404, which ranks him seventh in the Big Ten. His slugging percentage of .617 is the ninth-best in the conference.
  • Marcus Ernst’s team-high 22 runs scored ranks him eighth in the Big Ten. He is tied for fourth in homeruns with five on the season so far.
  • Kade Kern’s .481 on-base percentage is the ninth-best in the Big Ten.
  • Josh McAlister and Tyler Pettorini each have hit two triples, which is tied for second-most in the Big Ten.
  • Isaiah Coupet (3-1) leads the Big Ten in ERA (1.08) and his ERA is the 14th-best in the country. He also leads the Big Ten in opposing batting average (.138), runs allowed (four) and earned runs allowed (three). He is second in hits allowed (12) and he and Jonah Jenkins (3-0) are tied for second-most wins in the Big Ten with three each.
  • Justin Eckhardt’s (1-2) three walks issued this season are the fewest in the conference.
  • Landon Beidelschies’ two saves are tied for second-most in the Big Ten.

The Opponents

  • Wright State is 8-10 on the season so far, with a 2-8 record on the road.
  • Infidler Andrew Patrick is batting a team-best .367 and outfielder leads the Raiders in hits with 23.
  • Infielder Gehrig Anglin leads the Raiders in RBIs with 19.
  • Expected starter Alex Theis (0-1) has struck out 15 and walked six in 9.0 innings pitched. He has an ERA of 15.00.
  • Toledo is 9-9 on the 2023 season, with all 18 games being played on the road.
  • Infielder Jeron Williams leads the Rockets at the plate, batting .358 with a team-high 29 hits and 20 runs scored. Outfielder Garret Pike has recorded a team-best 23 RBIs for Toledo.
  • Starter Noah Johnson (3-0) has the most wins. He has fanned 31 and walked 15 in 25.2 innings pitched. He has an ERA of 3.16.

Up Next

  • The Buckeyes open Big Ten play this weekend with a three-game series at Indiana March 24-26.