May 13, 2019

Ohio State Travels to Youngstown State Tuesday for Final Midweek Game

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State baseball team travels to face Youngstown State at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Eastwood Field in its final midweek game of 2019. The Buckeyes (27-24) return to the diamond after going 3-1 last week, including a series win over Penn State in Columbus. The Penguins (12-37) begin a four-game homestand Tuesday night vs. the Buckeyes.

FOLLOW THE ACTION
A link to live stats is available on the Ohio State baseball schedule page. There will be no OSU radio or video stream for the game at Youngstown State. A link to YSU audio will also be available on the schedule page.

ON THE MOUND
Wednesday: RHP Jake Vance (3-2, 5.92 ERA) vs. RHP Jon Snyder (1-2, 11.27 ERA)

QUICK HITS

  • Ohio State is 27-24 overall and 9-12 in Big Ten play. The Buckeyes are 8-11 on the road this year.
  • The Buckeyes are 5-1 in midweek contest this spring.
  • Ohio State is led by ninth-year head coach Greg Beals. He is 288-227-1 overall at Ohio State and holds a 531-429-1 career coaching record. Beals has guided the team to NCAA Regional appearances in two of the last three years.
  • Ohio State is hitting .267 as a team with 84 doubles, 13 triples and 50 homers.
  • The OSU pitching staff has combined for a 4.81 ERA with 471 strikeouts in 466.1 innings of work.
  • The staff is 24 strikeouts away from trying the OSU record for strikeouts in a season set in 2016 (495).
  • Dominic Canzone leads the Big Ten in hits (74) and total bases (133). He is second in runs scored (51) and average (.357). He leads the Buckeyes with 14 homers. It’s the most homers by a Buckeye in nine years.
  • Canzone is currently on a career-high 47-game reached base streak. It’s the third-longest active streak in the country (as of May 8). Dillon Dingler is on a career-high 27-game reached base streak.
  • Andrew Magno is 3-3 with a 2.34 ERA in 25 appearances out of the bullpen with a team-high 10 saves. He has fanned 51 in 42.1 innings.
  • Jake Vance will be making his ninth start of the season Tuesday night vs. the Penguins. He has fanned 34 in 38.0 innings of work. Last week, Vance struck out six in two innings vs. Wright State.
  • Ohio State is 15-2 all-time vs. Youngstown State. The Buckeyes have won 10 straight games dating back to 1997.

SCOUTING YOUNGSTOWN STATE
The Penguins are hitting .234 as a team with 69 doubles, eight triples and 24 homers. Jeff Wehler leads the bats with a .281 average, eight doubles and five homers. Youngstown State has stolen 102 bases of 126 attempts led by Wehler with 28 steals. On the mound, the YSU pitching staff has combined for a 7.87 ERA with 295 strikeouts in 416.1 innings of work. Jon Snyder is making his seventh start of the season and has struck out 36 in 30.1 innings.

PENN STATE RECAP
Ohio State concluded the 2019 home schedule with a series win over Penn State last weekend. The Buckeyes won game one, 4-2, and shut out the Nittany Lions, 2-0, in the middle game. Penn State won the finale, 10-6. Brady Cherry and Dominic Canzone each hit .300 on the weekend with a double and home run. Will Pfennig claimed his first collegiate win on Friday night, while Seth Lonsway struck out a career-high 13 in eight scoreless innings in game two. Andrew Magno recorded two saves on the weekend with a combined 3.2 scoreless innings of relief with seven strikeouts.

LONSWAY NAMED PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Seth Lonsway was named Big Ten Pitcher of the Week, the conference office announced Monday afternoon. The redshirt freshman left-handed pitcher claimed his second weekly award of the season. Ohio State has now collected seven Big Ten weekly awards on the year, the second-most in the conference in 2019. Lonsway, from Celina, Ohio, was dominant on the mound vs. Penn State in game one of a doubleheader last Saturday at Bill Davis Stadium. He fanned a season-high 13 hitters in eight scoreless innings and limited the PSU bats to five hits with one walk.

COMING DOWN TO THE WIRE IN THE BIG TEN
Ohio State (9-12) currently sits in ninth place in the Big Ten standings behind Rutgers (9-11), Northwestern (10-11) and Iowa (12-9) with one weekend of play remaining. Behind the Buckeyes are Maryland (9-12), Michigan State (7-13) and Purdue (7-13). The Top 8 teams in the league will punch their ticket for the 2019 Big Ten Tournament May 22-26 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. Click here to see the full league standings. Ohio State concludes the regular season at West Lafayette, Ind., for a three-game Big Ten series at Purdue Thursday-Saturday.