May 28, 1999
Notes – Bowling Green
Bob Niemet has hits in all but 10 games this season and ranks44th in the nation in batting average at .408. Today’s double gaveNiemet the Bowling Green single-season record for total bases with118.
The Falcons recorded their fewest hits in a game with two. Theirprevious low of three came against Toledo on 4/4/ 99.
Jason Kelley pitched his 12th complete game of the year. Hisinnings today added to his school record for innings pitched in aseason, 115.2.
Sean Ryan had his career-high nine-game hitting streak snapped.
Quotes – Bowling Green
Coach Danny Schmitz
“This was a great college game. Both pitchers were great. I am very proud of our players.”
“I think I threw pretty well. Ohio State has some great hitters and took advantage of some of my pitches.”
“A crowd like this was great. We had a lot of fans here to get us pumped up.”
“Fry kept us off balance all night. He mixed his pitches very well.”
“We have to re-group for tomorrow. Nebraska is another though opponent.”
Notes – Ohio State
Tom Durant’s 14-game hitting streak was broken as he went0-for-5.
Chad Ehrnsberger extended his hitting streak to nine games.
Justin Fry added to his school records for career wins andstrikeouts. The senior now has 35 wins and 370 strikeouts.
The Buckeyes broke a season-high three-game losing streak.
Jason Trott’s seventh home run of the season brings him within oneof his career high set last season.
Fry completed his fifth game of the year, allowing a season-low twohits.
A stadium-record 4,702 fans attended the game.
Quotes – Ohio State
Coach Bob Todd
“This was a tough game. We knew Bowling Green would be prepared. Justin Fry came through and threw a great game on the mound.”
“Mississippi State will be ready to play. At this point in the season players are going on adrenaline.”
“We had a great crowd here tonight. We expect that enthusiasm from OSU fans.”
“I kept them off balance all night. They didn’t know what was coming. They had to guess what pitch was next.”
1999 NCAA Baseball Tournament, Columbus Regional