COLUMBUS, Ohio – A 4-1 week last week, including a series win over Big Ten Conference leader Michigan State, has earned the Ohio State baseball team a mention by College  Baseball Insider as a “team of the week” in the honorable mention category.

On its web site – – the organization named Yale as its national team of the week, St. John’s, North Carolina State, Central Michigan and Oregon State as its regional teams of the week and Ohio State was one of 10 honorable mention teams of the week.

Ohio State is 15-15 heading into a game Wednesday night against Bowling Green. The team is 9-5 in its last 14 games and it went 4-1 last week with a double-header sweep over Akron and the series win over the Spartans. Some stats from the last five games:

  • The team has 19 extra base hits (3.8 per game) after averaging just 2.1 extra base hits the first 25 games of the season.
  • The team has had four games with double-digit hits after having just nine in the first 25 games.
  • Team batting average is .388.
  • Eight of nine starters in the field are hitting above .330, led by Josh Dezse (.625; 10-16 with eight RBI), Brian DeLucia (.556; 10-18 with 10 runs scored and five RBI), Tim Wetzel (.450; 9-20) and David Corna (.444; 8-18).
  • Team ERA is 3.21.
  • Andrew Armstrong pitched in four of the games, including back-to-back-to-back vs. Michigan State, and did not allow a run or a walk in 4.1 innings pitched while striking out nine batters.

Up next in the Big Ten: Ohio State will fly charter Thursday evening to State College for a three-game series this weekend against Penn State. Both teams are 5-4 in the Big Ten and a game behind Indiana and Michigan State.

Other Big Ten matchups this weekend: Michigan State at Illinois; Minnesota at Indiana; Michigan at Iowa; Purdue at Northwestern.