March 16, 2023

Buckeyes Return to Bill Davis Stadium, Host Dayton for Three Games


Game 1

Date: March 17 | Time: 6:00 PM

Probable Starters:

Ohio State: LHP Isaiah Coupet

Dayton: LHP Mark Manfredi


Game 2

Date: March 18 | Time: 2:00 PM

Probable Starters:

Ohio State: RHP Justin Eckhardt

Dayton: LHP Eli Majick


Game 3

Date: March 19 | Time: 1:00 PM

Probable Starters:

Ohio State: LHP Gavin Bruni

Dayton: LHP Ryan Steinhauer


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Buckeyes (9-6) play at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium for the first time this season, hosting the Dayton Flyers (4-11) for a three-game series March 17-19 to begin a five-game home stand.

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 played a midweek game against Marshall and former head coach Greg Beals on Wednesday, March 15. Ohio State was victorious, defeating the Herd, 5-1, to earn its fifth straight win.
  • Matthew Graveline and Nick Erwin led the team in hits with two each. Graveline’s included a solo homerun in the top of the second inning.
  • Graveline led the team in runs scored with three and in swiped bags with two.
  • George Eisenhardt (1-0) earned his first victory as a Buckeye. He had a strong outing on the mound, fanning three and giving up just two walks in 5.0 scoreless innings. He did not issue any walks.
  • Nolan Clegg picked up his first save of the season. He struck out a career-high three batters and allowed just one hit in 2.1 scoreless innings pitched.

Hot Streak

  • The Buckeyes are on a five-game winning streak; they beat Oklahoma in the final game of the Frisco Classic, swept a three-game series at Cal State Bakersfield and, most recently, defeated Marshall.
  • It is Ohio State’s longest win streak since the 2021 season when the Buckeyes won five straight games from April 2-9, beating Indiana four times and Michigan once.
  • OSU’s 9-6 start to the season is its best record through 15 games since the 2018 season, when the team also went 9-6 through its first 15 matchups.

Ohio State Quick Hitters

  • Catcher Cole Andrews leads Ohio State at the plate, batting .455. He also leads the team in RBIs with 15. He has 15 hits and nine runs scored on the season.
  • Matthew Graveline is batting .447, which ranks him fourth in the Big Ten. His on-base percentage of .523 also ranks fourth and his .711 slugging percentage is the sixth-best in the conference.
  • Marcus Ernst’s team-high 18 runs scored ranks him seventh in the Big Ten. He is tied four fourth in homeruns with four on the season so far. Defensively, he is fourth in the conference in putouts with 131 and fourth in fielding double plays with 11.
  • Josh McAlister and Tyler Pettorini each have hit two triples, which is tied for second-most in the Big Ten.
  • Shortstop Henry Kaczmar’s 49 assists are the most in the conference.
  • Isaiah Coupet (2-1) leads the Big Ten in ERA (0.50), opposing batting average (.127) hits allowed (eight), runs allowed (two) and earned runs allowed (one). He has the eighth-best ERA in the country. He is tied four fourth in the Big Ten in looking strikeouts with eight and is fifth in overall strikeouts with 27.
  • Justin Eckhardt (1-2) is tied for first in the conference in walks with just two so far this season.
  • Landon Beidelschies’ two saves are tied for second-most in the Big Ten.

The Opponent

  • The Flyers are 4-11 on the season so far and have a 1-9 record on the road.
  • Infielder Ben Jones leads Dayton at the plate, batting .333. He leads the team in hits with 20 and runs scored with 11.
  • Jones and catcher Eddie Yamin IV are tied for the team lead in RBIs with 10 each. Yamin has hit a team-high four homeruns this season.
  • Lefty Mark Manfredi (0-2) has an ERA of 5.30 over 18.2 innings pitched. He has struck out 22 and walked 15 and has given up 11 earned runs.
  • Ryan Steinhauer (0-2) has fanned nine, walked 10 and allowed 12 earned runs in 11.1 innings tossed. He has an ERA of 9.53.
  • Eli Majick (1-1) has appeared in six games and started just one so far. He has an ERA of 7.30 and has struck out nine, walked six and given up 10 earned runs in 12.1 innings pitched.

Up Next

  • The Buckeyes host Wright State on Tuesday, March 21 at 6:00 p.m. and Toledo on Wednesday, March 22 at 6:00 p.m. before heading to Indiana to open Big Ten play March 24-26.