March 14, 2023

Midweek Matchup at Marshall Next Up for Baseball


Ohio State at Marshall

Date: March 15 | Time: 1:00 PM

Probable Starters:

Ohio State: RHP George Eisenhardt

Marshall: RHP Zac Addkison

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Buckeyes (8-6) play a midweek non-conference game against Marshall (8-5) and former head coach Greg Beals on Wednesday, March 15. The game will be held at GoMart Ballpark in Charleston, W. Va. and can be streamed on ESPN+.

Last Time Out

  • The Buckeyes swept a three-game series at Cal State Bakersfield, scoring a total of 45 runs on 43 hits.
  • Ohio State won game one, 17-5. The team combined for 15 hits, just one shy of its season-high.
  • Cole Andrews, Marcus Ernst and Kade Kern led the team in game one with three hits each and Andrews had a team-high five RBIs.
  • Jameson Campbell (1-0) earned his first win as a Buckeye. He tossed 3.0 scoreless innings, striking out three and giving up just two hits.
  • The Buckeyes were also dominant in the second game of the series, defeating the Roadrunners, 19-6. Ohio State’s 19 runs scored are a season-high and the team’s 16 hits tied its season-best. 11 different Buckeyes scored in the victory.
  • Andrews led OSU at the plate, going a perfect 5-for-5. He recorded a career-high seven RBIs.
  • Ernst and Matthew Graveline each added four hits; it is a career-high for both.
  • Wyatt Loncar (1-0) earned the win on the mound. He struck out two and allowed one run on one hit in 2.0 innings pitched.
  • Ohio State closed out the three-game series with a 9-5 win over Cal State Bakersfield.
  • Graveline had a team-high three hits for the Buckeyes.
  • Justin Eckhardt (1-2) had a phenomenal outing on the mound. In 6.0 innings pitched, he struck out three and gave up just one run on three hits. He did not issue any walks.

Ohio State Quick Hitters

  • Catcher Cole Andrews leads Ohio State at the plate, batting .467. He has batted in a team-high 15 runs,
  • Freshman catcher/outfielder Matthew Graveline is batting .441. He has recorded 15 hits and 12 RBIs.
  • Marcus Ernst leads the Buckeyes in hits with 20 and in runs scored with 18. He ranks sixth in the Big Ten in runs scored and his team-high four homeruns are tied for fifth-most in the conference. Ernst is batting .339.
  • Isaiah Coupet (2-1) is in the top five in the Big Ten in many categories. He is first in the conference in ERA (0.50), opposing batting average (.127), hits allowed (eight), runs allowed (two) and earned runs (one). He is tied for fourth in looking strikeouts with eight and fifth in total strikeouts with 27.
  • Justin Eckhardt (1-2) has walked just two batters so far this season, which is the fewest in the Big Ten.

The Opponent

  • The Herd, led by former Ohio State head coach Greg Beals, are off to an 8-5 start this season.
  • Marshall is 4-3 at home, with wins against St. John’s, Radford and Canisius.
  • The Herd most recently played a three-game series against Canisius of the MAAC. All three matchups were one-run games; Marshall won the first two games by scores of 3-2 and 6-5 before dopping the series finale to the Golden Griffins, 4-3.
  • As a team. Marshall is batting .267 and has scored 79 runs on 119 hits.
  • Marshall’s pitching staff has an ERA of 4.54 and a WHIP of 1.34. They’ve given up 103 hits and 69 runs over 115.0 innings.

Up Next

  • The Buckeyes return to Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium this weekend, hosting Dayton for a three-game series March 17-19. Fans can purchase tickets here.