COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State hosts the stampeding Marshall Thundering Herd in a 6:35 p.m. game Wednesday at Bill Davis Stadium. The Buckeyes are 22-13 overall while Marshall comes into town with a 20-20 mark.
This Week in Ohio State Baseball
Ohio State (22-13, 7-5 Big Ten)
Game 36: vs. Marshall
(20-20, 9-6 Conference USA)
Wednesday, April 28 – 6:35 p.m.
Game 37: at Michigan
(25-14, 7-5 Big Ten)
Friday, April 30 – 6:35 p.m.
Ann Arbor, Mich.
Game 38: at Michigan
Saturday, May 1 – 6:12 p.m.
Game 39: at Michigan
Sunday, May 2 – 1:05 p.m.
All Times EDT
LIVE STATS & STREAMING VIDEO
Live stats (all four games) and streaming video (Wednesday) at OhioStateBuckeyes.com.
Ohio State split its first two games with Penn State this past weekend before flirting with lightning and thunderstorms throughout the day Sunday while trying to get Game 3 played. The teams did play around about 60 minutes of weather delays with Penn State claiming a series win with a 14-6 victory.
Marshall swept its weekend series against Conference USA foe South Florida by 7-2, 6-5 and 5-3 scores. C Victor Gomez cracked his 40th career home run to set the all-time school mark in the series.
Marshall, under the direction of fourth-year coach Jeff Waggoner, has won seven consecutive games and will come into today’s game with two consecutive wins over the Buckeyes. After Ohio State won the first 15 games in this series, Marshall won, 14-3, last year at Bill Davis Stadium and 17-1 earlier this year in Knoxville.
THE WORD ON THE HERD
Marshall has 70 doubles and 37 home runs this season with Victor Gomez and Kurt Lipton leading the way with 11 and eight HRs, respectively, and with 49 and 35 RBI. Austin Coan has seven saves on a staff that has a combined ERA of 6.05. Top starters are Arik Sikula (5-2 with a 3.38 ERA) and Ian Kadish (2-3; 6.00).
WIMMERS OPENS 9-0
Ohio State defeated Penn State, 3-1, in Game one of the series as All-American ace Alex Wimmers won his ninth consecutive game to open the season. The terrific junior from Cincinnati’s Archbishop Moeller High School pitched a complete-game four-hitter that included 11 strikeouts. With the win, he ties the school record for the best start to a season that has been done only twice in 127 years of baseball at Ohio State. Doug Swearingen started 9-0 for Ohio State in 1982 and Scott Lewis opened 9-0 in 2003.
OVER THE AIR
Tune in to Highway 102.5 FM (WCVZ) to hear over the air broadcasts of Ohio State baseball. Listen in as veteran baseball announcers Frank Fraas and/or Marty Bannister describe the action with former Buckeyes Bob Spears and Brian Maninno providing color commentary.
Fans can watch Ohio State baseball home games live online this season on Buckeye Vision at OhioStateBuckeyes.com or BigTenNetwork.com. Check the schedule page for listings.
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VOTE FOR CORY KOVANDA
Cory Kovanda has been named one of 10 finalists for the 2010 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. Nationwide balloting has begun. Fans can vote for Cory on the award’s official Web site at www.seniorCLASSaward.com as well as through text messaging. Text BASEBALL to 74567 to vote for the finalists.