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May 13, 2014

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Athletes of the Week
  • Ohio State baseball freshman Tanner Tully tossed a complete-game shutout in a 1-0 win at Michigan Friday evening. The freshman scattered seven hits and struck out three to improve to 6-2 on the year. The Big Ten's ERA leader, Tully allowed just two runners to reach second base. He tossed a career-best 9.0 innings, throwing a career-high 117 pitches, 80 for strikes and has pitched at least 7.0 innings in all seven of his starts in Big Ten play.

  • Ohio State softball junior Caitlin Conrad hit .273 last week at the Big Ten Tournament with two home runs and four RBI. In Ohio State's 6-2 victory over Penn State, she hit a three-run home run in the second inning to give the Buckeyes a 5-0 lead. The next day against second-seeded and 18th-ranked Nebraska, she hit a solo home run in the third inning. Ohio State went on to win the game in extra innings, 7-5. For her efforts, Conrad was named to the Big Ten All-Tournament team.
Baseball (28-24, 9-12 Big Ten)
Head coach: Greg Beals
  • The Ohio State baseball team dropped a 3-1 decision to Miami Tuesday evening at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.
  • Tanner Tully pitched a complete-game shutout to lead the Ohio State baseball team to a 1-0 series-opening win over Michigan Friday night at Ray Fisher Stadium.
  • The Buckeyes fell at Michigan, 5-1, Saturday afternoon at Ray Fisher Stadium before falling, 4-1, in its rubber game at Michigan Sunday afternoon.
  • Ohio State hosts Cincinnati at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday before hosting Northwestern in the final regular season series May 15-17 at Bill Davis Stadium.
Men's Golf
Head coach: Donnie Darr
  • The Buckeyes 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 Ohio State women's golf team is headed to the NCAA Championships for the 19th time in school history and 14th under the tutelage of head coach Therese Hession.
  • The Buckeyes carded an 18-over 306 on the final day of the NCAA Central Regional to clinch an NCAA finals berth after skyrocketing up the standings with the second-best round of the entire Regional, 288, on Saturday.
  • Freshman Zoe-Beth Brake was the top OSU performer, contributing to the team tally in all three rounds and posting an event score of 221 (+5) to earn a share of 15th place overall on the individual leaderboard.
  • The rest of the Buckeye frosh trifecta, Jessica Porvasnik and Katja Pogacar, finished in the top-40 as well. Porvasnik was steady throughout, firing rounds of 75-74-75 to go 8-over at 224 (t-24th). Pogacar matched the opening round 75 before following with a 73 and 80 in the subsequent trips around the course. Her 228 (+12) placed Pogacar in a tie for 38th.
  • Ohio State will be one of 24 schools competing in Tulsa, Okla., vying for the 2014 national championship from May 20-23. It marks the Buckeyes' third trip to the NCAA Championships final stage in the last five seasons and 10th excursion since the turn of the century.
No. 10 Women's Lacrosse (13-7)
Head coach: Alexis Venechanos
  • Katie Chase scored with eight seconds remaining in overtime to tie the game at 10-all, but Louisville's Nikki Boltja scored on a free position shot in sudden-death double overtime to lift the Cardinals over Ohio State, 11-10, in the NCAA first round at Lakeside Field.
  • Sophomore Cian Dabrowski had three points on a pair of goals and an assist, while Chase and juniors Jennifer Porretto and Kelsea Ayers each had two scores. Also scoring goals were junior Mary Kate Facchina and freshman Morgan Fee.
  • Overall, shots were 28-14 in favor of Louisville, while the Cardinals held a 16-9 lead in draw controls. The Buckeyes went 3-for-5 on free position attempts, while Louisville was 4-of-5.
  • The 2014 senior class - Heather Gravinese, Tayler Kuzma, Cara Facchina and Kaila Gottlick - finishes their Buckeye careers with 40 wins, which is third-most in OSU history. The 13 wins by the 2014 Buckeyes are second-most in program history.
No. 2 Rowing
Head coach: Andy Teitelbaum
  • Ohio State had a bye weekend; the Buckeyes return to action Sunday, May 18 at 9 a.m. at the 2014 Big Ten Championships at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind.
Softball (30-25)
Head coach: Kelly Kovach Schoenly
  • Junior Caitlin Conrad hit a three-run home run to ignite a four-run second inning and Olivia O'Reilly picked up her 16th win of the season as Ohio State advanced to the quarterfinal round of the Big Ten Tournament with a 6-2 victory over Penn State.
  • In addition of Conrad's offensive contributions, Taylor Watkins also went 2-for-4 with a run scored. Freshman Anna Kirk picked up two hits while Cammi Prantl and Evelyn Carrillo each drove in a run. In the circle, O'Reilly went 6.1 innings, giving up just four hits while striking out three. Shelby Hursh came on to get the final two outs of the game.
  • Prantl hit a two-run double in the eighth inning to lift the Ohio State softball team to a 7-5 victory over 18th-ranked and second-seeded Nebraska on Friday afternoon at Drysdale Field on the campus of Northwestern University.
  • Ohio State's 2014 Big Ten Tournament run came to an end with a 9-0 loss to No. 15 Minnesota in the semifinal round on Saturday afternoon, concluding their season with a 30-25 record and winning 10 of their last 12 games.
  • The Buckeyes finished in the top six in the Big Ten and compiled its most conference wins in four years. The senior class was a part of 109 victories.
No. 2 Men's Tennis (32-3)
Head coach: Ty Tucker
  • The No. 3 seed Ohio State men's tennis team cruised to a 4-0 victory against Bryant in its first round NCAA match Friday afternoon on the campus of The Ohio State University in Columbus.
  • In front of a packed house at the Varsity Tennis Center Saturday afternoon, the Buckeyes were the first team in the field of 64 to punch its ticket to Athens next week.
  • The Buckeyes defeated Wake Forest, 4-0, in the second round of the NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Team Championships and will play the winner between Florida (16-9) and South Florida (19-6) at 7 p.m. May 16 in the round of 16 at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga.
Women's Tennis (19-9)
Head coach: Melissa Schaub
  • The 35th-ranked Ohio State women's tennis team fell to 30th-ranked South Carolina Friday in the first round of the 2014 NCAA Women's Tennis Championships at the Ambler Tennis Center in Durham, N.C.
  • The Buckeyes conclude the 2014 campaign with 19 wins, one win shy of the program-record 20 wins set by the 2010 NCAA tournament squad. This season, Ohio State clinched a third-place B1G finish en route to earning an at-large bid for the 11th NCAA appearance in program history and the first since 2010.
  • Freshman Sandy Niehaus collected a team-high 31 wins, while B1G Freshman of the Year Gabriella De Santis earned a team-best 27 doubles victories.
  • The pair teamed up as the winningest Buckeye tandem with 19 overall wins, while Ferny Angeles Paz and Miho Kowase posted a team-best doubles 15 wins in the dual season and seniors Noelle Malley and Kelsey Becker cap their careers with 52 career team wins with the Scarlet and Gray.
Men's Track and Field
Head coach: Ed Beathea
  • Ohio State had a bye weekend; 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
  • Ohio State had a bye weekend; the Buckeyes return to action in West Lafayette, Ind., May 16-18 for the 2014 Big Ten Outdoor Championships.

Ohio State Athletics Schedule
5.13.14 - 5.27.14

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
Friday, May 16
  • Baseball vs. Northwestern, 5 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Bill Davis Stadium

  • Men's Tennis vs. Florida or USF, NCAA Championships Round of 16, 7 p.m.
    Athens, Ga.

  • 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 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, 9 a.m.
    Indianapolis, Ind.

  • Men's Tennis vs. NCAA Championships Quarterfinals, 4 p.m.
    Athens, Ga.

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

  • Men's Track vs. Big Ten Championships, TBA
    West Lafayette, Ind.
Monday, May 19
  • Men's Tennis vs. NCAA Semifinals, 5 p.m.
    Athens, Ga.
Tuesday, May 20
  • Men's Tennis vs. NCAA National Championship, 5 p.m.
    Athens, Ga.

  • Women's Golf vs. NCAA Championships, TBA
    Tulsa, Okla.
Wednesday, May 21
  • Baseball vs. TBA, TBA
    Omaha, Neb.

  • Women's Golf vs. NCAA Championships, TBA
    Tulsa, Okla.
Thursday, May 22
  • Baseball vs. TBA, TBA
    Omaha, Neb.

  • Women's Golf vs. NCAA Championships, TBA
    Tulsa, Okla.
Friday, May 23
  • Baseball vs. TBA, TBA
    Omaha, Neb.

  • Women's Golf vs. NCAA Championships, TBA
    Tulsa, Okla.
Saturday, May 24
  • Baseball vs. TBA, TBA
    Omaha, Neb.
      Sunday, May 25
      • Baseball vs. TBA, TBA
        Omaha, Neb.
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