FRESNO, Calif. – The Wednesday night baseball game between Ohio State and No. 10 Fresno State at Beiden Stadium on the Fresno State campus has been cancelled because of rain. The team is now en route to Bakersfield, Calif. – about two hours southeast of Fresno – and will try to close out its spring trip with three games against the CSU Bakersfield Road Runners Thursday through Saturday…weather permitting, of course.  

The Buckeyes, who had just two games cancelled because of weather the last three years, have now lost four games in three cities the last 18 days because of foul weather. The team did not get to play Western Carolina and Akron March 5-6 in Forest City, N.C., and it lost a game this past weekend against California in Berkeley.  

Ohio State is 6-8 on the season and will meet a Road Runners team that is 16-5 and playing very well. The team is on a five-game winning streak that includes an 8-3 win over defending national champion South Carolina.  

Some Random Thoughts From State Route 99:

  • A thick blanket of gray clouds is to the east toward the Sierra Nevada Mountains while a lighter version of thick clouds is visible to the west. It is raining outside, but not especially hard.
  • As heard in the Beiden Stadium press box last night: “Heavy rain is on its way and when it arrives it’s going to stay a week.”
  • Fans can listen to all three games of the Ohio State vs. CSU Bakersfield series on the internet at this link: Go Bucks. Audio is through CSU Bakersfield. There is a charge.
  • Buckeye coaches expect to start RHP Dean Wolosiansky in the first game against the Road Runners. Wolosiansky on the mound for the Buckeyes.
  • Game times for the series against CSU Bakersfield: 9 p.m. (EDT) Thursday and Friday and 4 p.m. (EDT) Saturday.
  • The game Thursday will be the first-ever home night game in CSU Bakersfield history. Lights were just recently installed at the team’s home field, Hardt Field.