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May 6, 2014

UPS
Athletes of the Week
  • Ohio State baseball freshman Tanner Tully earned the Saturday win against Iowa to improve to 5-2 on the year, allowing two unearned runs on five hits with five strikeouts over 7.0 innings. Tully has allowed just six walks in 71.1 innings pitched this season. The freshman is fifth nationally with 0.76 walks per nine innings and 14th with a 6.5-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio and has pitched at least 7.0 innings in all six of his starts in Big Ten play.

  • Ohio State women's softball senior Leesa Gresham, a native of Fresno, Calif., hit .538 last week with a .538 slugging percentage and .571 on base percentage. She has hit safely in the last seven games and is batting .444 over the last 15 games with two doubles and two home runs. The Buckeyes went 3-1 last week, including a non-conference victory over Pittsburgh and two wins at Iowa to wrap up the regular season.
Baseball (27-21, 8-10 Big Ten)
Head coach: Greg Beals
  • The Ohio State baseball team fell, 7-3, at No. 19 Louisville Wednesday evening at Jim Patterson Stadium.
  • Paced by a two-home run day from Josh Dezse, the Ohio State baseball team earned a 9-4 series-opening win over Iowa Saturday afternoon at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.
  • Ohio State fell to Iowa, 17-2, Sunday afternoon at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.
  • Ohio State topped Iowa, 3-2, in the rubber game of a three-game series Monday night at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.
  • The Buckeyes host Miami at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium before traveling to Ann Arbor, Mich., for a series against Michigan May 9-11.
Men's Golf
Head coach: Donnie Darr
  • The Ohio State men's golf team concluded the 2014 Big Ten Championships with its second-best round of the 72-hole weekend, shooting 297 on Sunday and finishing at 54-over (1,206) overall to place sixth.
  • A pair of Buckeyes battled their way into the individual top-10 for the second consecutive season. Boo Timko, a junior from Girard, Ohio, saved his best round for last, carding an even-par 72 on the final day to climb up to sixth place.
  • Sophomore Tee-k Kelly recorded Ohio State's best round of the event, dipping below par with a 71 in round two. He started and ended with 75s in addition to a 78 on Saturday to earn a share of seventh place on the individual leaderboard (299, +11).
  • The Buckeyes will continue postseason play at the NCAA Regional in Columbia, Missouri, May 15-17. Ohio State is slotted as the No. 11 seed of a 14-team field with the top-5 squads advancing to the NCAA Championships (May 23-28).
No. 22 Women's Golf
Head coach: Therese Hession
  • The Buckeyes, along with 23 additional schools, are headed to the Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Okla., May 8-10 with the top eight teams and top two individuals from non-qualifying teams advancing to the NCAA Championships May 20-23 at the Tulsa Country Club in Tulsa, Okla.
Men's Lacrosse (6-8)
Head coach: Nick Myers
  • The Ohio State men's lacrosse team fell to Air Force, 14-7, in the ECAC Tournament semifinals Thursday in Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus, ending the season for the Buckeyes.
  • Jesse King (3), Michael Italiano (1), Carter Brown (1) and Ryan Hunter (2) all tallied goals in the matchup.
  • The game ended the career for 10 Buckeye seniors - Darius Bowling, Nick Diegel, Greg Dutton, Dominic Imbordino, Italiano, Steve Knezick, Joe Meurer, Jake Sharick, Spencer and Adam Trombley.
  • Tewaaraton nominee King ends the year as the Buckeyes' leader in goals (29), assists (22) and points (51), his second 50-point season in a row. He extended his point streak to 36 games with a hat trick, with 69 goals, 51 assists and 120 points in the stretch. King has 131 points as a Buckeye to rank 17th all-time.
No. 10 Women's Lacrosse (13-6)
Head coach: Alexis Venechanos
  • Despite five goals by senior attack Katie Chase, the No. 10 Ohio State women's lacrosse team fell just short to No. 5 Northwestern, 9-8, in the semifinals of the ALC Tournament Friday night at Lakeside Field in Evanston, Ill.
  • Offensively, Chase, who leads the team with a season-high 47 goals in 2014, led the charge with five goals. A 2014 second All-ALC selection, Chase's fourth goal marked the 100th of her Buckeye career, becoming the 10th player in Ohio State history to do so. Senior attack Cara Facchina, junior midfielder Jennifer Porretto and junior midfielder Kelsea Ayers each had a goal. Junior attack Jackie Cifarelli posted two assists vs. the Wildcats, while sophomore Cian Dabrowski had an assist.
  • Led by the Facchina sisters, the No. 2 seed Ohio State women's lacrosse team defeated No. 7 seed Michigan, 12-8, in the quarterfinals of the ALC Tournament Thursday night at Lakeside Field in Evanston, Ill.
  • Offensively, junior midfielder Mary Kate Facchina had a career night, posting a career-high six points on five goals and an assist, while sister and senior attack Cara Facchina posted four points on a pair of goals and two assists.
  • Dabrowski notched four points (2g, 2a) while Ayers had three assists and Cifarelli tallied a goal and an assist. Sophomore Rainey Hodgson and Porretto also netted goals, while junior Hallie Keselman notched an assist vs. the Wolverines. The 2014 ALC Goalie of the Year, junior Tori DeScenza improved to 13-5 overall, collecting eight saves against Michigan.
  • The Buckeyes return to Evanston, Ill., to face Louisville (15-3) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Friday, May 9.
No. 3 Rowing
Head coach: Andy Teitelbaum
  • The No. 3 Ohio State rowing team closed the regular season Saturday morning with eight wins at Belleville Lake in Ann Arbor, Mich., collecting four wins each against No. 17 Louisville and Michigan State.
  • The first varsity eight opened the first morning session for the Buckeyes, posting a time of 6:38.56 to collect its seventh win of the season over Michigan State (6.44.58). Ohio State also claimed its eighth win in the afternoon, remaining undefeated after earning a victory over No. 17 Louisville (7:09.46) in a time of 6:54.95.
  • The second varsity eight also earned two wins for the Buckeyes, earning its sixth win in a time of 6:43.77 against Michigan State (6:59.13) in the morning session before picking up its seventh win in a time of 7:08.87 against Louisville (7:26.50) in the second morning session.
  • The first varsity four tallied two wins, defeating Michigan State 7:33.40 - 7:40.34 in the first session and defeating Louisville 7:59.08 - 8:21.66.
  • Lastly, the second varsity four closed its day of racing with two wins after posting a time of 7:40.40 to defeat Michigan State (7:58.98) and a time of 8:12.93 to defeat Louisville (8:46.76).
  • Ohio State returns to action Sunday, May 18 at the 2014 Big Ten Championships at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind.
Softball (28-24, 13-10 Big Ten)
Head coach: Kelly Kovach Schoenly
  • Junior Olivia O'Reilly tossed a two-hitter to earn her team-leading 13th win of the year as the Ohio State softball team ran its winning streak to six games with a 5-1 victory over Pittsburgh on Wednesday evening at Buckeye Field.
  • Evelyn Carrillo, Keelia Nester and Caitlin Conrad all delivered key hits in a four-run sixth inning as the Ohio State softball team ran its winning streak to seven games with a 6-3 victory over Iowa on Friday evening at Pearl Field.
  • Cammi Prantl and Carrillo combined to go 6-for-7 with two RBI and three runs scored as Ohio State scored five times in the final three innings and held on for a 7-6 win over Iowa on Saturday at Pearl Field. With the triumph, the Buckeyes extended their season-best winning streak to eight games.
  • Iowa's Erin Erickson hit a two-out, two-run walk off home run as the Hawkeyes edged Ohio State, 3-2, on the final day of the 2014 regular season.
  • Ohio State will now prepare for the Big Ten Tournament, which takes place May 8-10 on the campus of Northwestern University. The Buckeyes will open the tournament against Penn State at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8.
No. 2 Men's Tennis (30-3)
Head coach: Ty Tucker
  • Ohio State will serve as one of 16 hosts of the first and second rounds of the team portion of the NCAA tennis championships starting May 9. Louisville and Wake Forest will open the Columbus regional at the Varsity Tennis Courts at 10 a.m. before the third-seed Buckeyes and Bryant play at 1 p.m. The winners of the opening-round matches will meet in the second round at noon May 10.
  • Peter Kobelt and Kevin Metka were selected to compete in the field of 64 singles players and 32 doubles tandems at the 2014 NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Championships. Kobelt was an at-large selection, while Kobelt and Metka were the Big Ten Conference's automatic doubles qualifier. The two Buckeyes will begin competition May 21, following the NCAA team championship at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga, on the campus of the University of Georgia.
Women's Tennis (19-8)
Head coach: Melissa Schaub
  • The Ohio State women's tennis team is set to face South Carolina in the opening round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament May 9 in Durham, N.C. The NCAA announced the 64-team field for the 2014 NCAA Women's Tennis Championship Tuesday on NCAA.com, with Ohio State earning one of 32 at-large selections.
Men's Track and Field
Head coach: Ed Beathea
  • The Ohio State men's track and field team wrapped up competition in West Lafayette, Ind. Saturday at the Dave Rankin Invite hosted by Purdue University.
  • Redshirt junior Jackson Neff was a winner for the Buckeyes in the 3000 meter steeplechase, racing to a first-place time of 9:16.34. Sophomore Jordan Redd finished right behind Neff in a time of 9:26.79.
  • A time of 53.07 seconds was good enough for the victory in the 400-meter hurdles for Ohio State senior Jordan Rispress.
  • In the 400 meter dash it was senior Javon Walker cruising to a winning time of 47.78 seconds.
  • The 2014 Big Ten Outdoor Championships, hosted this year by Purdue in West Lafayette, will take place Friday-Sunday, May 16-18.
Women's Track and Field
Head coach: Karen Dennis
  • The Ohio State women's track and field team previewed the Big Ten-championship track Friday and Saturday at the Dave Rankin Invitational, hosted by Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. As a team, the Buckeyes captured victories in a total of five events.
  • The top effort of the day came in the 200-meter dash, where Ohio State athletes placed first and second in the event. Freshman Aaliyah Barnes claimed the title in a time of 24.14, while senior Ashlee Abraham earned runner-up honors in 24.42.
  • Junior Alexandria Johnson was victorious in the 100-meter hurdles, crossing the finish line in 13.68 seconds.
  • In the 5000-meter run, the win went to sophomore Minori Minagawa in a time of 17:24.44.
  • Ohio State also captured wins in both the 4x100-meter and 4x400-meter relays. Abraham, Barnes, senior Alycia Prior and sophomore Aliyah Everson combined for the win in the 4x1 in a time of 45.03, while Barnes, Franklin, Johnson and sophomore SoSo Walker turned in a season-best time of 3:39.99 to take home first-place in the 4x4.
  • The Buckeyes return to West Lafayette May 16-18 for the 2014 Big Ten Outdoor Championships.
Ohio State Athletics Schedule
5.6.14 - 5.20.14

Tuesday, May 6

  • Baseball vs. Miami (OH), 6:35 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Bill Davis Stadium
Thursday, May 8
  • Softball vs. Penn State, Big Ten Tournament, 2:30 p.m.
    Chicago, Ill.

  • Women's Golf vs. NCAA Central Regional, All Day
    Stillwater, Okla.
Friday, May 9
  • Baseball vs. Michigan, 6 p.m.
    Ann Arbor, Mich.

  • Softball vs. Nebraska, Big Ten Tournament, 2:30 p.m.
    Chicago, Ill.

  • Women's Lacrosse vs. Louisville, NCAA First Round, TBA
    Evanston, Ill.

  • Men's Tennis vs. Bryant, NCAA First Round, 1:00 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Tennis Courts

  • Women's Golf vs. NCAA Central Regional, All Day
    Stillwater, Okla.

  • Women's Tennis vs. South Carolina, NCAA First Round, 10:00 a.m.
    Durham, N.C.
Saturday, May 10
  • Baseball vs. Michigan, 2 p.m.
    Ann Arbor, Mich.

  • Softball vs. Big Ten Tournament, TBA
    Chicago, Ill.

  • Women's Golf vs. NCAA Central Regional, All Day
    Stillwater, Okla.

  • Men's Tennis vs. TBD, NCAA Second Round, 12:00 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Tennis Courts

  • Women's Tennis vs. Duke/East Tennessee State, NCAA Second Round, 3:00 p.m.
    Durham, N.C.
Sunday, May 11
  • Baseball vs. Michigan, 12 p.m.
    Ann Arbor, Mich.

  • Women's Lacrosse vs. NCAA Second Rounds, TBA
    Evanston, Ill.

  • Softball vs. Big Ten Tournament, TBA
    Chicago, Ill.
Tuesday, May 13
  • Baseball vs. Cincinnati, 6:35 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Bill Davis Stadium
Thursday, May 15
  • Baseball vs. Northwestern, 5 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Bill Davis Stadium

  • Men's Tennis vs. NCAA Championships Round of 16, TBA
    Athens, Ga.
Friday, May 16
  • Baseball vs. Northwestern, 5 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Bill Davis Stadium

  • Women's Track vs. Big Ten Championships, TBA
    West Lafayette, Ind.

  • Men's Track vs. Big Ten Championships, TBA
    West Lafayette, Ind.
Saturday, May 17
  • Baseball vs. Northwestern, 12 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Bill Davis Stadium

  • Women's Lacrosse vs. NCAA Quarterfinals, TBA
    TBD

  • Women's Track vs. Big Ten Championships, TBA
    West Lafayette, Ind.

  • Men's Track vs. Big Ten Championships, TBA
    West Lafayette, Ind.
Sunday, May 18
  • Rowing vs. Big Ten Championships, TBA
    Indianapolis, Ind.

  • Women's Track vs. Big Ten Championships, TBA
    Indianapolis, Ind.

  • Men's Track vs. Big Ten Championships, TBA
    West Lafayette, Ind.

  • Women's Lacrosse vs. NCAA Quarterfinals, TBA
    TBD
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