Ohio State men's gymnast Michael Newburger became the second gymnast in program history to win a national championship on pommel horse after capturing the title Sunday afternoon at the 2013 NCAA Championships at Rec Hall at Penn State. The Austin, Texas, native earned a 15.45 to claim the title and his second career All-America honor. Newburger earned his first career All-America laurel in 2012 after placing third on pommel horse at the 2012 NCAA Championships.
Post tied his career high with four strikeouts and has achieved that feat in each of his last four starts. In his last three starts, Post has pitched 14.0 scoreless innings, allowing six hits while striking out 12 and not walking a batter.
Pellant tallied his 10th multi-hit game of the season and 22nd of his career.
Ohio State dropped its opener to Illinois, 9-2, Friday night at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.
With another stolen base Friday, Joe Ciamacco is 15-for-15 on the season and 31-for-31 on the season. Cypret extended his hitting streak to seven games. Luke McGee struck out one batter to pitch a scoreless inning in his third appearance this season.
Ohio State picked up a 7-6 walk-off win over Illinois in 10 innings Saturday afternoon at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. Brad Hallberg lined a double into right-center to plate Greg Solomon with the game-winning run.
Pellant went 4-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored while Hallberg and Pat Porter each tallied four hits and a pair of RBI. Trace Dempsey earned the win for the Buckeyes to improve to 2-0 on the season.
Dempsey struck out two batters over 2.0 scoreless innings to move to 22.1 consecutive scoreless innings. The streak ties Bob Spears for the longest streak in program history.
Ohio State earned its second-consecutive series win with a 7-3 Sunday victory over Illinois at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.
The Buckeyes improved to 24-4 when scoring three or more runs. Cypret's home run was his third of the season and eighth of his career. Pellant notched his 12th multi-hit game of the season. Dempsey tossed another scoreless inning and has now pitched 23.1 consecutive innings without allowing an earned run.
The Buckeyes host Penn State for a three-game set beginning Friday at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.
Ohio State finished the final day of the Northwestern Spring Invitational Tuesday in second with a final round score of 283. The Buckeyes tallied a 54-hole score of 8-under 856 on the par 72, 7,149-yard Glen Club, marking a new team low this spring season.
Sophomores Boo Timko and Grant Weaver each notched career-best finishes, coming in second and third, respectively.
Freshman Tee-k Kelly improved from day one, carding a 1-under 71 in the final round. The Wheaton, Ill., native, finished tied for 12th with a 5-over 221. Classmate Max Rosenthal also finished tied for 12th after rounds of 71-73-77. Freshman Michael Bernard totaled a score of 11-over 227 to come in tied for 41st.
Competing as individuals, senior Matt Turner and redshirt sophomore Logan Jones concluded the tournament with a 222 and 237, respectively.
The Buckeyes travel to the Big Ten Championships April 26-28 held in French Lick, Ind., at the French Lick Resort.
The No. 36 Ohio State women's golf team closed out the regular season with a fourth-place finish at its own Lady Buckeye Invitational Sunday, carding a 54-hole score of 919. The Buckeyes totaled a 304 on the final day of the 33rd annual tournament played on the par 72, 6,268-yard Scarlet Course at The Ohio State University Golf Club.
Senior Amy Meier picked up her third-consecutive appearance in the Top 5, placing second to lead Ohio State with an 8-over 224. The Rochester Hills, Mich., product carded one of the best individual scores of the day with a 1-over 73 to go with scores of 79 and 72 from the first two rounds.
Allison Harper tied for seventh overall to earn her best individual finish this season. The junior from Upper Arlington finished with a season-low 228 following rounds of 78-75-75. Sophomore Jan Chanpalangsri earned a career-best individual finish, coming in tied for 13th with 15-over 232.
Highlighted by redshirt junior Michael Newburger's national championship on pommel horse, the Ohio State men's gymnastics team had an excellent showing at the 2013 NCAA Individual Event Finals Sunday afternoon at Rec Hall at Penn State. All three qualifiers in Newburger, Danny Steiner and Jeff Treleaven earned All-America honors for the Buckeyes.
Newburger becomes only the second gymnast in program history to win a national championship on pommel horse. Drew Durbin was the first, claiming three consecutive pommel horse titles from 1995-97.
The Austin, Texas, native is now a two-time All-American on pommel horse, having earned his first career laurel in 2012 after placing third overall on the event.
Treleaven, a native of Glen Ellyn, Ill., earned his second career All-America honor after scoring a 15.125 on vault to finish tied for fifth overall with Stanford's Sean Senters. Treleaven collected his first All-America laurel on vault in 2011 after finishing third overall.
Steiner, a native of Mesa, Ariz., earned his second consecutive All-America honor on floor exercise after posting a 14.650 to finish seventh overall. He collected his first All-America honor on the event in 2012 with a sixth-place finish.
In team competition, the Buckeyes tallied a 421.950 team score at the 2013 NCAA Championships but finished fifth behind Penn State (436.900), Stanford (435.850), Iowa (426.550) and California (426.550).
Ohio State's Sarah Miller and MelanieShaffer competed at the NCAA Championships Friday evening at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, Calif. Friday marked the second trip to the NCAA Championships for Miller and Shaffer after the Buckeyes qualified as a team a season ago.
Shaffer notched a 39.025 to finish 14th in the all-around after tallying a 9.750 on vault, 9.825 on bars, 9.625 on balance beam and 9.825 on balance beam.
Miller scored an 8.800 after she suffered an uncharacteristic fall as she competed as an individual on balance beam.
No. 12 Men's Lacrosse (9-3, 4-2 ECAC) Head Coach: Nick Myers
Behind 15 saves from junior Greg Dutton and five-point games from senior co-captains Logan Schuss and Dominique Alexander, the No. 12-ranked Ohio State men's lacrosse team defeated Air Force, 10-9, Saturday in Falcon Stadium.
The win clinched a Top 4 spot in the ECAC Lacrosse League standings and berth in the conference tournament for the Buckeyes. Ohio State, Denver, Loyola and Fairfield will compete for the league's tournament title May 2 and 4 in Geneva, N.Y.
Schuss moved his school-record career goal total to 133 and now has 216 points as a Buckeye, with at least one point in all 57 games. He leads the 2013 team with 31 goals, 20 assists and 51 points. He has five or more points in each of his last three, and four of his last five, games. He has 10 goals, 10 assists and 20 points in his last three games combined.
Dutton's 15 saves passed the 14 he had vs. Loyola earlier this season and at Hobart in 2011. He has an 8.39 goals-against average and .534 save percentage this season, with a 7-3 ledger, with double-digit saves in each of his last four games.
Alexander had the first five-point game of his career and matched his career high of three assists, set twice before (last April 14, 2012 at Michigan). It was his second two-goal game of the season and he has a 2-5-7 line in his last three games combined.
Trey Wilkes has won 126-of-210 (.600) faceoffs this season and is first on the team with 49 groundballs. He has double-digit faceoff wins in eight games, with the 15 wins tied for his second-highest total this year.
The Buckeyes close the regular season at 1 p.m. Saturday when they host Fairfield in Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The senior class will be honored pregame, with the game streamed by the Big Ten Digital Network, available through Buckeye Vision and BTN.com.
Katie Chase led the Ohio State women's lacrosse team with three goals, but the Buckeyes fell to ninth-ranked Duke, 15-9, Saturday afternoon at Koskinen Stadium in Durham, N.C.
Against Duke, Chase produced her eighth game with at least three goals, while Jackie Cifarelli had a trio of assists and Cara Facchina added a pair of scores and an assist to each finish with three points. The Buckeyes held the advantage in center circle, 15-11, with Chase grabbing a game-high four draw controls to build on her Ohio State single-season record (63).
Ohio State used eight unanswered goals in the second half to propel itself past High Point, 15-10, Sunday afternoon at Vert Stadium in High Point, N.C.
With four goals apiece from Katie Chase and Kelsea Ayers, along with a career-high tying six assists by Cifarelli, the Buckeyes moved to 7-8 on the season and handed High Point (8-8) a loss in its final regular-season game.
The Buckeyes will close out its campaign against No. 19 Johns Hopkins at noon Sunday, April 28 on Bert L. and Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The three seniors - Rachel Blue, Kelsey Heine and Rachel Wiederkehr - will be honored prior to the ALC showdown. The game will be streamed on BTN.com and through BuckeyeVision with Neil Sika and former Buckeye All-American Kimberly Lowe calling the action. Admission is free for all fans.
Ohio State claimed 10 wins during the first day of the Clemson Invitational. The Buckeyes posted wins over four ranked teams, including five wins over defending national champion No. 3 Virginia.
Ohio State posted two wins during the second and final day of the Clemson Invitational to close the two-day regatta with 12 wins overall, including wins over five ranked teams. Due to high wind, races that started after the first varsity four were unofficial and results were not counted.
Altogether, the Buckeyes captured three wins in the second varsity eight, two wins each in the first varsity eight, first varsity four, first novice eight, and third varsity four and one win in the second varsity four.
The Buckeyes return to action May 4 at 9 a.m. against Harvard on the Scioto River at Griggs Reservoir.
Ohio State downed Ball State, 8-0, in five innings in a contest that lasted just one hour and 17 minutes at Buckeye Field Wednesday evening.
Ohio State scored three runs in the third, three in the fourth and added two additional runs in the fifth to claim the win. Overall, the Buckeyes outhit Ball State, 9-2, in the contest. Offensively, Cammi Prantl went 2-for-3 with a run scored and a season-high four RBI, while sophomore Shelby Pickett was 2-for-3 with two runs scored, two RBI and a two-run home run. Junior Leesa Gresham went 2-for-3 with a stolen base vs. the Cardinals.
In the circle, Alex DiDomenico improved to 12-6 overall, throwing five shutout innings, limiting the BSU bats to two hits with a strikeout in five innings of work.
Ohio State dropped two games at Wisconsin in a doubleheader Saturday afternoon at Goodman Diamond in Madison, Wis.
Ohio State dropped a close 7-6 contest in 10 innings vs. Wisconsin in game one after the Badgers came back from a three-run deficit, scoring the final four runs of the contest.
Senior Megan Coletta led the Buckeye effort in game one of the twinbill after hitting her first-career grand slam, tying her career high with four RBI. Prantl went 2-for-4 with a walk, stolen base and RBI, while sophomore Taylor Watkins notched a career-high three walks, two runs scored in a 1-for-2 performance. Junior Evelyn Carrillo had an RBI and run scored.
Wisconsin scored two runs in the first and added a run in the second, while limiting Ohio State to one run on five hits to claim a 3-1 victory in game two at Goodman Diamond.
Offensively, Conrad went 2-for-3 with a double and stolen base, while McIntyre was 1-for-1 with two walks. Prantl and Carrillo also singled vs. the Badgers. In the circle, junior pitcher Kasie Kelly fell to 5-3 overall, throwing the first two innings on five hits, three earned runs and two strikeouts. Redshirt junior Melanie Nichols threw the final four innings for the Buckeyes and limited Wisconsin to two hits and no runs with five strikeouts in a no-decision performance.
Ohio State dropped a 4-2 contest at Wisconsin Sunday to conclude a three-game conference series in Madison, Wis.
Offensively,Prantl went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI, while junior Melissa Rennie was 1-for-3 with a double.
Prantl extended her hit streak to 10-consecutive games after tying the contest, 1-1, in the top of the sixth with an RBI double.
Watkins notched her team-best 14th steal of the season in the top of the sixth.
Ohio State hosts Michigan State in a doubleheader at 4:05 p.m. Wednesday at Buckeye Field. The two contests will be broadcasted live on BTN.
No. 5 Men's Tennis (28-2, 11-0 Big Ten) Head Coach: Ty Tucker
Ohio State won its eighth-consecutive Big Ten Conference regular-season title Sunday when it beat No. 26 Michigan, 4-0, in Ann Arbor. The championship marks the Buckeyes' 11th overall as they were co-champions in 1915 and winners in 1931 and 1943 as well.
Ohio State finishes the regular season atop the Big Ten standings with an 11-0 conference record and will play host to the Big Ten tournament starting Thursday at the Varsity Tennis Courts. Earning the No. 1 seed, the Buckeyes will have a first-round bye and will face the winner between the Nos. 8 and 9 seeds at 9 a.m. Friday. Ohio State will host the event for the first time since 2002. In all, the Scarlet and Gray have won the conference tournament eight times - 1991, 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
In their match vs. the Wolverines, the Buckeyes won the doubles point for 27th time this season and won three consecutive singles matches to claim the victory.
Ohio State completed its regular-season home schedule vs. Michigan State Friday at the Varsity Tennis Center in Columbus, Ohio, with a 6-1 victory.
The Buckeyes opened the match up with three doubles wins. Moving on to singles play, the Buckeyes continued winning and jumped out to a 5-0 lead. The first singles victory came from No. 82 Chris Diaz's 6-0, 6-1 defeat of Landers on court No. 4. Next, playing in the first position, No. 8 Peter Kobelt won 6-2, 6-3 against Pfister. The match-clinching point came off a 6-2, 6-2 victory by Hunter Callahan over Will Davis on court No. 6.
At the No. 2 position in singles play, Manashirova posted her fifth-consecutive conference win against Olga Chernova, 6-4, 6-4. The Elk Grove, Calif., native has collected a team-high eight conference wins this season and a team-high 15 wins in dual matches. On court four, Steele triumphed over Herzog, 6-3, 7-5, to earn her sixth win in Big Ten contests this season. Steele and Manashirova are fourth and fifth, respectively, in all-time career singles wins in Ohio State history.
Ohio State closed out the regular season with a 7-0 shutout loss to No. 6-ranked Michigan Sunday at the Varsity Indoor Tennis Center in Columbus, Ohio.
Freshman Billy Stanley's first-place finish in the javelin highlighted day one at the 28th Jesse Owens Track Classic Friday evening at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
With the win, Stanley remained undefeated as a collegiate, clearing 67.46m (221-4.00) in a steady wind.
Also starring on the first day of competition was redshirt freshman Michael Brajdic, who crossed the finish line in the 5,000m in second place in a time of 14:14.60, 40 seconds better than his previous personal best.
Timothy Faust (10.56) and junior Demoye Bogle (10.62) turned in a 1-2 finish in the 100m. Faust picked up a second win on the day in the 200m, crossing the finish line in 21.26 seconds.
Junior Cody Marshall cleared the bar in pole vault at 4.82m (15-9.75), finishing in a four-way tie for second place.
Michael Hartfield turned in a mark of 7.96m (26-1.50) to capture first place in the long jump.
Sophomore Nicole Hilton won the 3000m steeplechase at the 28th Jesse Owens Track Classic Friday evening at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, highlighting the first day of competition for Ohio State. Hilton crossed the finish line in a season-best time of 10:38.72, just ahead of Dayton's Lizzie Gleason (10:39.58).
Senior Alexis Thomas broke her own school record in the hammer throw at the 28th Jesse Owens Track Classic Saturday afternoon at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, clearing 65.48m (214-10.00) to finish second overall.
Thomas, who set the previous school record last May at the Big Ten outdoor championships (64.62m/212-0.00) , currently ranks seventh in Division I this season.
The nationally-ranked and No. 4 seed Ohio State men's volleyball team's season came to an end Saturday with a 3-2 (25-21, 23-25, 11-25, 25-16, 15-13) loss to No. 5 seed Grand Canyon in a MIVA Quarterfinal match in St. John Arena.
Sophomore Michael Henchy finished with a career-best 24 kills and another career-best 19 digs to lead all student-athletes. The Ventura, Calif., product added three blocks, three assists and a service ace for a match-high 26.5 points.