COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State baseball team defeated Ohio, 4-0, Tuesday night at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. Sophomore right-hander Jake Vance struck out a career-high six batters, while Noah McGowan, the Big Ten leader in RBI, drove in two runs in the win over the Bobcats. With the victory, the Buckeyes improve to 21-10 overall and Ohio drops to 15-15 overall in 2018.
- Ohio State scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth on four hits vs. Ohio right-handed reliever Eddie Kutt. With the bases loaded on a 3-2 count, McGowan knocked a two-run single through the left side before Conner Pohl hit a RBI single to right center for the 3-0 lead.
- The Buckeyes extended their lead to four in the bottom of the sixth with a RBI by Jacob Barnwell on a fielder’s choice.
- Vance was strong for the Buckeyes on the mound tonight, keeping the Bobcats off the board for 5.2 innings and fanned a career-high six hitters. He scattered three hits with one walk to improve to 3-1.
- Ohio State improved to 85-40 all-time vs. the Bobcats. This is the second straight year Ohio State has shut out Ohio. The team has won 11 straight games vs. Ohio dating back to 1990.
- The Scarlet and Gray pick up their first shutout of the season tonight.
- The Buckeyes improved to 12-4 when scoring first.
- McGowan had two RBI tonight and now has 42 in 2018 (Big Ten leader).
- Vance struck out a career-high six batters.
- Foppe extended his reached base streak to 15 games. Pohl moved his reached base streak to 11 games and McGowan extended his streak to nine contests.
- Pohl extended his team-high hit streak to 11 games and McGowan moved his to nine straight contests.
Ohio State travels for a three-game series at Penn State Friday-Sunday at University Park, Pa. All three games will can be heard on the radio at AM 1460 ESPN.