May 19, 2018

Ohio State Drops Regular Season Finale at Michigan State



  • Michigan State scored the first run of the game in the bottom of the first when Justin Antoncic knocked a double down the left field line off Ohio State starting pitcher Adam Niemeyer.
  • The Spartans added three runs in the bottom of the second on two hits. With the bases loaded, a wild pitch made it 2-0. An infield single extended the lead three runs before a sac fly pushed the deficit to 4-0.
  • The Buckeyes got on the board in the third with a two-out RBI single by Kobie Foppe.
  • Michigan State made it a five-run game in the bottom of the third when Zack McGuire hit a two-run homer over the wall in left off right-handed reliever Austin Woodby.
  • Dominic Canzone led the Buckeyes at the plate, going 2-for-5 with a run scored and two doubles.
  • MSU starter Mike Momka improved to 2-4 on the year, limiting OSU to one run on six hits with four strikeouts and one walk in a career-high seven-inning performance. Niemeyer dropped to 3-3, throwing two innings and gave up four runs on four hits with three walks. Woodby threw 3.1 innings and gave up two runs on three hits with two strikeouts. Right-handed reliever Kyle Michalik threw 1.2 scoreless innings on one hit and one strikeout.
  • The Buckeyes scored two runs in the ninth.


  • Ohio State finishes the 2018 regular season with a 34-19 overall record and 14-10 mark in Big Ten play.
  • Reached base streaks extended: Barnwell (11), Cowles (11), Foppe (10), Canzone (8) and Coolen (7).
  • Hit streaks extended: Cowles (10), Canzone (8) and Foppe (7).
  • Canzone recorded his 16th and 17th doubles of the year (tied his career high).
  • McGowan leads the team with 27 multi-hit games. Canzone recorded his 24th multi-hit contest.