Ohio State baseball senior left-hander Brian Kingtossed 7.0 shutout innings, allowing three hits while striking out three in the Buckeyes' 7-4 win over Nebraska in the rubber game Sunday in Lincoln. The senior has allowed just one earned run over 14.0 innings pitched over his last two starts.
Ohio State softball sophomore Alex DiDomenicothrew three complete game victories last week for the Buckeyes to help lead the squad to a 5-0 record. She tossed a career-high 17 strikeouts in game two at Ohio April 9, which marked the second-most strikeouts by a Buckeye in a single game in program history. DiDomenico, a native of Youngstown, Ohio, claimed wins in games one and three, respectively, in the team's sweep of Penn State last weekend at Buckeye Field to improve to 11-6 overall in 2013.
Baseball (23-11, 7-5 Big Ten) Head Coach: Greg Beals
Ohio State shut out West Virginia, 9-0, Tuesday night at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.
Jaron Long made his first relief appearance since April 17 of last season against Xavier. The shutout was the fifth for Ohio State this season. The Buckeyes didn't make an error for the third-consecutive game and the 14th time this season. Ohio State improved to 17-2 when leading after six innings and 19-3 when scoring more than two runs.
Ohio State shut out Marshall, 5-0, Wednesday night at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.
The Buckeyes are 18-2 this season when leading after six innings and 20-3 when scoring more than two runs. Ohio State has outscored its four midweek opponents over the last two weeks 18-0.
Ohio State dropped the opening game of its Big Ten series with Nebraska, 11-2, Friday afternoon at Haymarket Park.
Long took the loss for Ohio State to fall to 4-3 this season, giving up nine runs, seven earned, over 4.1 innings. DeLeon went 8.0 innings for the win and improves to 4-2 this season as he gave up two runs on eight hits while walking none and striking out five.
Ohio State finished the final day of the Gary Koch Invitational Tuesday with a 54-hole score of 904 to tie for 11th on the par 72, 7,389-yard at Old Memorial Golf Course in Tampa.
Freshman Tee-k Kelly led the Buckeyes tied for 43rd with a score of 8-over 224, while sophomore Boo Timko improved on his score from his first day with a 9-over 225 finishing tied for 45th. Timko fired a 1-under 71 in the final round.
Ohio State returns to postseason action at the NCAA Championships April 19-21 in Rec Hall at Penn State. Qualifying sessions will be held on Friday at 7 p.m., while the team and all-around competition will be held on Saturday at 7 p.m. and the individual championships will be held Sunday at 2 p.m.
No. 13 Men's Lacrosse (8-3, 3-2 ECAC) Head Coach: Nick Myers
Ohio State claimed the 2013 Creator's Trophy after downing Michigan, 17-8, Saturday in Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich. The annual trophy goes to the team with wins against the other Big Ten Conference schools that sponsor men's lacrosse.
In the victory, senior Logan Schuss had five goals, a career-high five assists and a career-high tying 10 points and became the all-time leading goal scorer in Ohio State history.
Schuss now has 129 goals as a Buckeye, along with 82 assists and 211 points. He has a team-best 27 goals, 19 assists and 46 points this season and has extended his scoring streak to 56 games.
In the win, sophomore Turner Evans had a career-best four goals, while classmate Jesse King had two goals and three assists for five points and freshman Carter Brown netted a hat trick.
Junior goalie Scott Spencer had 10 saves in the Buckeye cage. The Buckeyes won 22-of-28 faceoffs, led by senior Trey Wilkes who won 13-of-18 and had a team-high six groundballs.
Ohio State outshot Michigan, 41-30, in the game. Spencer played all 60 minutes and had 10 saves.
The Buckeyes won the groundball battle, 31-21, Wilkes was first with six, with Schuss picking up four and Michael Italiano, freshman Kacy Kapinos, who won 6-of-7 draws, and senior Kevin Mack each recording three.
Ohio State returns to action with a 2 p.m. ET game at Air Force Saturday in USAFA, Colo. The squad then closes the regular season when it hosts Fairfield at 1 p.m. April 27 in Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
Kelsea Ayers led the Ohio State women's' lacrosse team for the second game in a row, scoring four goals as the Buckeyes battled seventh-ranked Penn State to 14-12 loss Sunday afternoon on the Penn State Lacrosse Field in University Park, Pa.
Katie Chase and Tayler Kuzma were strong in the center circle, securing six and four draw controls, respectively. Chase now holds the Ohio State single-season record for draws, passing current volunteer coach Gabby Capuzzi.
The Buckeyes continue their three-game road swing with two games in North Carolina, Saturday, April 20 against No. 9 Duke in Durham and Sunday, April 21 vs. High Point in High Point. Ohio State closes out the regular-season on its home field at noon April 28 against No. 20 Johns Hopkins at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
Ohio State claimed five varsity wins against No. 13 Michigan, Michigan State and Indiana Saturday at the Big Ten Duals at Belleville Lake in Ann Arbor, Mich.
The first varsity eight opened the morning of racing for the Buckeyes, crossing the line in 6:32.7 to claim first place over Michigan (6:38.15), Indiana (6:51.72) and Michigan State (6:54.13).
Ohio State next placed first in the first varsity four as the crew sounded the horn in 7:33.9 to defeat Michigan (7:37.9) by four seconds. Michigan State crossed the line in third with a time of 7:20.9 while Indiana finished fourth in 7:51.4.
Following the first varsity four, the second varsity eight claimed victory with a time of 6:48.1, placing ahead of Michigan (6:56.3), Michigan State (6:56.63) and Indiana (7:04.57).
The Buckeyes continued their winning momentum in the second varsity four, narrowly defeating the Wolverines in a close race. The crew sounded the horn in 7:42.4 to edge Michigan (7:43.4). Michigan State placed third in 7:47.8 while Indiana took fourth in 8:22.8.
Ohio State completed the varsity sweep with a win from the third varsity four. The boat defeated Michigan 'B' (7:46.6), Michigan 'A' (7:49.1) and Indiana (8:29.6) to capture the Buckeyes' fifth win of the morning.
The Buckeyes travel to Clemson, S.C., to compete against defending national champion No. 3 Virginia, No. 13 Michigan and No. 14 Clemson in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge at Lake Hartwell April 20-21.
DiDomenico improved to 10-6 overall, collecting her fifth complete-game shutout of the season. She tossed seven innings, limiting the PSU bats to four hits with four strikeouts. Overall, Ohio State outhit the Nittany Lions, 7-4, in the contest.
Ohio State won its second conference series of the season after downing Penn State, 16-7, in five innings Saturday afternoon at Buckeye Field.
Offensively, Ohio State notched a season-best nine runs in the first inning and added a run in the third and six in the fourth en route to the victory. Freshman Cammi Prantl went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a season-high four runs scored, Rennie was 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and three RBI, while McIntyre had three RBI and two walks.
Caitlin Conrad posted a home run, two RBI and two runs scored. Senior Alyson Mott notched her first-career triple and a career-best two RBI, while Gresham and Carrillo each had a double.
In the circle, Ohio State relief pitcher Kasie Kelly improved to 5-2 overall, tossing 4.2 innings with six hits, five runs and two walks vs. Penn State.
Ohio State swept Penn State in a three-game series after defeating the Nittany Lions, 4-3, in eight innings Sunday at Buckeye Field.
Conrad posted the game winning play on a sacrifice fly to center field in the bottom of the eighth, allowing senior Coletta to cross the plate.
Offensively, McIntyre went 1-for-2 with one walk, two RBI and a sacrifice fly, while Coletta was 1-for-3 with a double in the top of the eighth and an RBI vs. the Nittany Lions.
In the circle, DiDomenico improved to 11-6 overall, throwing her seventh complete game of the year, while liming the PSU bats to three runs, two earned runs, six hits and five strikeouts.
The Buckeyes return to action against Ball State in Columbus April 17 and at Wisconsin April 19-21.
Behind three second place finishes, the Ohio State synchronized swimming team finished fourth in the 2013 Swimoutlet.com U.S. Senior National Championships Saturday in Greensboro, N.C.
Three-time U.S. Collegiate All-American Yuliya Maryanko was awarded the Senior Individual High Point Award with a total of 15.5 points at the event. With a mark of 168.6375, Maryanko earned second place in the solo competition while collecting her second silver medal at the event alongside U.S. Collegiate Athlete of the Year Paige Ramsey in the duet competition with a 167.5375.
The Scarlet Team placed second in the team routine competition with a score of 169.4125 while the Gray Team posted a score of 162.6125 to finish in fifth place.
This season, the Buckeyes notched six first-place finishes, including their 23rd-consecutive National Regional Championship, as well as a second-place finish at the U.S. Collegiate Championships in Palo Alto, Calif.
No. 5 Men's Tennis (26-2, 9-0 Big Ten) Head Coach: Ty Tucker
Ohio State improved to 25-2 on the season with a 4-3 win over 29th-ranked Illinois Friday afternoon at the Atkins Tennis Center in Urbana, Ill.
In singles action, Ohio State regained the lead with wins on courts Nos. 4 and 5. First No. 84 Devin McCarthy defeated Stephen Hoh 6-3, 6-1. Then No. 61 Chris Diaz beat Gosea 6-3, 6-2.
The Buckeyes regained a one point edge when sixth-ranked Peter Kobelt rallied to a 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Kopinski. The match-winning point was earned by Connor Smith, ranked 63rd, on court No. 3. The Tampa, Fla. native beat Guignon by a 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 margin.
Ohio State men's tennis team captured its second-consecutive victory over a ranked Big Ten opponent and fifth Big Ten road win of the season with a 7-0 win over No. 34 Northwestern.
Ohio State, as it has all but two times this season, won the doubles point and began singles play up 1-0.
Moving on to singles play, Ohio State won five-consecutive points to take a 6-0 lead before stumbling in the final singles match of the afternoon.
The Scarlet and Gray return to Columbus for their final home match of the regular season and Senior Day when they take on Michigan State at 3 p.m. April 19.
Flower put the Buckeyes on the board with a three-set triumph over Julia Jameson. The Upper Arlington, Ohio, native broke away at a 4-4 tie in the third set to claim the victory, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4. The win marks her third victory in Big Ten contests.
After dropping the first set tiebreaker, Manashirova rallied to force a super tiebreaker against Smutko. The two exchanged points throughout the tiebreaker until Manashirova prevailed over Smutko, 11-9, to earn another point for the Buckeyes and earn her team-high sixth conference win this season. Manashirova has won three consecutive singles matches and is tied for a season-high 22 wins with Steele.
Ohio State was defeated by No.16-ranked Northwestern, 6-1, Sunday afternoon.
For the Buckeyes, Becker and O'Neill posted a doubles victory, while Manashirova notched her first win over a nationally-ranked opponent this season.
Manashirova tallied a point for the Buckeyes with a 6-3, 7-5 victory over No. 117-ranked Corning at the No. 2 position. The Elk Grove, Calif., native leads Ohio State with seven conference wins this season and has earned a team-high 23 singles win.
The Buckeyes will travel for the last time during the regular season when they take on Michigan State Friday in East Lansing, Mich. The Buckeyes will return to Columbus, Ohio, at 11 a.m. Sunday for the home finale vs. Michigan. Seniors Kara Cecil, Gabby Steele and Fidan Manashirova will be recognized prior to the match in celebration of Senior Day.
Ohio State placed three freshmen runners in the Top 4 of the 1500m. Tammy Berger was the runner-up in a personal-best time of 4:35.28, followed in order by Helen Willman (PR of 4:39.58) and Minori Minagawa (PR of 4:39.96).
The Buckeyes next compete at the Jesse Owens Track Classic April 19-20 in Columbus.
No. 12 Men's Volleyball (19-7, 9-5 MIVA) Head Coach: Pete Hanson
Ohio State defeated Quincy, 3-0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-15), in a MIVA match Friday night in St. John Arena.
Redshirt sophomore Andrew Lutz finished with eight kills and added a career-high six service aces in the win for Ohio State. Redshirt senior John Tholen totaled six kills and had three blocks, while Michael Henchy finished with three kills, a service ace and three blocks (2s, 1a). Senior setter Kyle Lawrence had a team-best 15 assists.
Ohio State closed out the regular season with a 3-0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-23) win over MIVA opponent Quincy Saturday night in St. John Arena.
Lutz finished with a match-high 17 kills and added eight digs and four block assists. Levitan totaled seven kills and seven digs, while Overman tied a season-high with eight blocks (1s, 7a). Libero Brennan Anderson finished with seven digs and setter Lawrence had a match-high 36 assists.
Ohio State will host the first round of the MIVA Tournament Saturday, April 20, at 7 p.m. ET in St. John Arena. Admission is $5 for adults and free for students.
Ohio State Athletics Schedule 4.16.13 - 4.30.13
Tuesday, April 16 Baseball vs. Akron, 6:35 p.m. Columbus, Ohio, Bill Davis Stadium
Men's Golf vs. The Kemper Sports Intercollegiate, All Day Glenview, Ill.
Wednesday, April 17 Softball vs. Ball State, 6 p.m. Columbus, Ohio, Buckeye Varsity Field
Baseball vs. Cincinnati, 6:35 p.m. Cincinnati, Ohio
Friday, April 19 Men's Gymnastics vs. NCAA Qualifier, 1 p.m. State College, Pa.
Women's Tennis vs. Michigan State, 2:30 p.m. East Lansing, Mich.