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May 14, 2013

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  • Senior Michael Hartfield and freshman Billy Stanley won Big Ten crowns on the final day of competition at the 2013 Big Ten Outdoor Championships Sunday afternoon at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, helping No. 23 Ohio State to a sixth-place team finish. Hartfield won his second conference title of the weekend, following up his win in the long jump Saturday with a Sunday victory in the triple jump. He is the first Buckeye to double up in the triple and long jumps at the Big Ten outdoor championships since Joe Greene in 1989. Stanley won the first Big Ten title of his career (javelin) in impressive fashion, setting a Big Ten meet- and Ohio State school-record of 75.23m (246-10.00) on his first attempt to capture gold.

  • The Ohio State women's track and field 4x1 team - junior Ashlee Abraham, junior Aisha Cavin, senior Christienne Linton and junior Adenike Pedro - opened the final day of the 2013 Big Ten Outdoor Championships with a first-place time of 44.76, the third-consecutive 4x1 crown for the Buckeyes at the conference championships. Later in the day, freshman Alexis Franklin earned her first Big Ten title with a time of 58.31 in the long hurdles. Senior Alexis Thomas won her second-consecutive Big Ten title in the hammer throw Friday afternoon, becoming the third Buckeye in school history to win back-to-back conference titles in the hammer (Katy Craig, 2001-2002 and Veronica Jatsek, 2007-2008).

    Baseball (33-18, 14-7 Big Ten)
    Head Coach: Greg Beals

  • Ohio State dropped a 9-2 decision to Georgia Tech Tuesday evening at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.
  • Jacob Bosiokovic went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored. Bosiokovic's home run in the seventh tied him for the team lead with Ryan Cypret and Pat Porter at four apiece.
  • Tim Wetzel notched his seventh multi-hit game of the season and 32nd of his career Tuesday.
  • Behind timely hitting and a strong outing out of Ryan Riga in his first-career start, Ohio State defeated Georgia Tech, 3-2, Wednesday evening at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.
  • Riga picked up the win to move to 2-0 on the season, allowing one earned run on five hits while striking out five over a career-high 7.0 innings pitched. Wetzel finished the day 1-for-2 with a two-run go-ahead single in the bottom of the seventh.
  • Riga set a career high with 7.0 innings pitched and tied his career high with five strikeouts.
  • Ohio State dropped both games of a doubleheader against No. 6 Oregon Saturday at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. The Ducks won the opener, 3-1, in 11 innings before taking the nightcap, 4-0.
  • Joe Ciamacco, Kirby Pellant, Jacob Bosiokovic, Aaron Gretz and Brad Hallberg each had two hits for the Buckeyes in game one, while Brad Goldberg tied his career-high 7.0 innings, allowing one unearned run on four hits while striking out six.
  • Hallberg notched his eighth multi-hit game of the season and Pellant tallied his 15th in the opener. Ciamacco had a pair of hits for his 13th multi-hit game, Wetzel tallied his eighth and Gretz recorded his seventh.
  • Wetzel made the play of the day when he leaped to rob Scott Heineman of a home run to left in the fourth inning of Game 2.
  • The announced attendance of 2,225 marked a season high at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.
  • Ohio State dropped its series finale against No. 6 Oregon, 1-0, Sunday afternoon at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.
  • Porter went 2-for-4 for the Buckeyes while Jaron Long suffered the tough-luck loss to fall to 6-5 on the season.
  • Long set a career high with nine strikeouts and has struck out at least seven hitters in three of his last four starts while Porter notched his team-high 16th multi-hit game.
  • The Buckeyes host No. 10 Louisville at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.

    Women's Golf
    Head Coach: Therese Hession

  • Ohio State capped its 2012-13 season Saturday, finishing tied for 15th at the NCAA West Regional on the par 71, 6,267-yard Stanford Golf Course in Palo Alto, Calif. The squad finished with a 299 in the final round and totaled a 54-hole score of 899 overall.
  • Seniors Amy Meier and Susana Benavides led the Buckeyes in the tournament to conclude successful collegiate campaigns. Meier, a Rochester Hills, Mich., product, finished tied for 26th with a 7-over 220 following rounds of 73-74-73. Benavides tied for 55th overall with a 225 (76-73-76).
  • Sophomore Jan Chanpalangsri and junior Allison Harper each tied for 72nd, having a three-round score of 228. Sophomore Claudia Lim closed out the buckeye lineup with a 237.

    No. 10 Men's Lacrosse (13-3)
    Head Coach: Nick Myers

  • Paced by six points from Logan Schuss and five by Jesse King, the third-ranked Ohio State men's lacrosse team downed Towson, 16-6, in the first round of NCAA tournament action Sunday afternoon in front of 2,358 fans at Ohio Stadium.
  • The Buckeyes (13-3) advance to face Cornell in the quarterfinals at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Byrd Stadium in College Park, Md.
  • Against Towson, Schuss had three goals and three assists, while King had four goals and a helper. Senior Dominique Alexander (1g, 3a), sophomore David Planning (2g, 2a) and freshman Carter Brown (3g, 1a) all had four points in the win. In all, nine Buckeyes had at least one point.
  • Senior Trey Wilkes won 18-of-23 faceoffs, part of a 19-for-24 day from the Buckeyes, and had a team-best seven groundballs, followed by junior Michael Italiano with six. Ten Buckeyes had two groundballs against Towson.
  • Schuss moved his Ohio State career goals record to 145 and is second in Buckeye history with 234 points, with at least one point in all 61 collegiate games. He leads the Buckeyes with 43 goals, 26 assists and 69 points, the eight-highest single-season total in program history. In the Buckeyes' three postseason games, Schuss, the ECAC Offensive Player of the Year, has 15 points.
  • King is second for the Buckeyes with 30 goals, 22 assists and 52 points. He has 10 goals and 16 points in the Buckeyes' three postseason games, with five or more points in each game. His four goals vs. Towson matched his career high, set vs. Loyola in the ECAC semifinals May 2.

    No. 3 Rowing
    Head Coach: Andy Teitelbaum

  • Ohio State had a bye week; the Buckeyes return to action May 19 at 9 a.m. at the 2013 Big Ten Championships at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind.

    Men's Soccer
    Head Coach: John Bluem

  • Former Buckeye Roger Espinoza, who led the Ohio State men's soccer team to the 2007 national championship game, continues to make history on the international stage after helping Wigan to the 2013 Football Association Challenge Cup Saturday against Manchester City. The win came just days after the Honduras native's first goal in the Premiership, the opening score in the Latics' match with Swansea.
  • Espinoza is one of just two players bred in the Big Ten to play in the Premier League, joining Indiana's Juergen Somer who was a goalkeeper with the Queens Park Rangers in 1996-97. He will go down as the first field player from the league and the first to score a goal, adding to his growing list of history-making accomplishments. As a member of the Honduran national team, Espinoza also became Ohio State's first World Cup and men's soccer Olympic product in 2010 and 2012, respectively.

    Softball (34-22, 10-13 Big Ten)
    Head Coach: Kelly Kovach Schoenly

  • With the bat of sophomore Shelby Pickett, Ohio State came back to win, 8-4, against No. 9 seed Iowa in the opening round of the 2013 Big Ten Softball Tournament Thursday afternoon in Lincoln, Neb. Pickett, a native of Temecula, Calif., launched her first career grand slam in the bottom of the fifth to help the No. 8 seed Buckeyes (34-21) advance in the first league conference tournament since the 2008 campaign.
  • Offensively, Pickett posted a career-high four RBI, while junior Melissa Rennie and sophomore Caitlin Conrad each notched two hits, respectively. Overall, eight different Buckeyes crossed the plate vs. the Hawkeyes. In the circle, redshirt junior Melanie Nichols pitched two innings of shutout relief work to improve to 6-2 overall, allowing just one hit, no runs and two walks.
  • Ohio State fell short, 3-2, against No. 1 seed Michigan in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament Friday afternoon at Bowlin Stadium.
  • Offensively, the Scarlet and Gray posted seven hits and had a runner reach base safely in all seven innings. Junior Evelyn Carrillo went 3-for-4 with a double, while sophomore Conrad went 2-for-3 with a run scored. Sophomore pitcher Alex DiDomenico received the loss to fall to 15-11 overall, throwing 5.1 innings and allowing three runs on eight hits with three strikeouts.
  • Junior Carillo went 3-for-4 and now has 13 multi-hit games in 2013 and 34 multi-hit performances this season.
  • Freshman Cammi Prantl claimed her 10th stolen base of 2013 in the top of the fifth.
  • Sophomore Maddy McIntyre drew a walk in the top of the fifth to extend her reached base streak to 18-consecutive games.

    No. 5 Men's Tennis (33-2)
    Head Coach: Ty Tucker

  • Ohio State shut out Washington, 4-0, in the second round of the NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Team Championships Saturday afternoon at the Varsity Tennis Courts in Columbus, Ohio. The Buckeyes will play the winner between No. 12 Texas A&M (18-12) and Texas (17-8) in the round of 16 at 5 p.m. May 16 at the Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex/Atkins Tennis Center in Champaign, Ill., on the University of Illinois campus.
  • In one of their more dramatic doubles wins of the season, the Buckeyes were aided by a break leading 8-7 at No. 1 doubles to capture their 33rd doubles point of the season. The tandem of Peter Kobelt and Connor Smith, ranked 12th in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association polls, took a 40-0 lead en route to lifting the Scarlet and Gray to the doubles-point win.
  • Devin McCarthy and Ille Van Engelen gave the Buckeyes the early advantage at the second position when they beat Viktor Farkas and Max Manthou, 8-4.
  • Playing as a Buckeye for the final time in Columbus, McCarthy completed his singles match in impressive fashion, relinquishing just three games en route to a 6-1, 6-2 victory vs. Farkas at the fourth position.
  • With Ohio State owning a 2-0 lead, Smith was the next Buckeye off the courts following his 6-2, 6-2 win vs. Egger at No. 3 singles.
  • Redshirt junior Kobelt wrapped up the afternoon and propelled Ohio State to its 33rd win of the season with a 6-2, 6-3 win against Manthou.
  • Ohio State advanced to the second round of the 2013 NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Team Championship Friday afternoon after beating Cleveland State, 4-0, at the Varsity Tennis Center in Columbus, Ohio.
  • Against Cleveland State, Ohio State won the doubles point for the 32nd time in 2013. The Buckeye pair of Blaz Rola and Kevin Metka was the first off the courts when they beat Jorg Van Der Vloet and Joe Vanmeteer, 8-1, at No. 3 doubles. Soon after, Kobelt and Smith, ranked 12th in the nation, handed Ali Shabib and Niklas Jonsson an 8-2 loss.
  • In singles action, Rola, ranked 12th nationally, earned Ohio State's second team point of the match after defeating Van Der Vloet, 6-1, 6-2, at the top position. McCarthy lifted the Buckeyes to a 3-0 advantage following his 6-3, 6-1 win vs. Jonsson at fourth singles. Freshman Constantin Christ wrapped up the Ohio State victory with his 6-1, 6-1 victory against Vanmeter at No. 6 singles. Christ is 21-3 overall, including a 16-0 mark on court No. 6.

    No. 23 Men's Track & Field
    Head Coach: Ed Beathea

  • The 23rd-ranked Ohio State men's track and field team competed at the 2013 Big Ten Outdoor Championships Friday-Sunday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
  • Freshman Joseph Velez starred on day one for Buckeyes, using a personal-best mark of 62.07m (203-8.00) to finish fifth overall and collect four points for the Buckeyes.
  • Senior Michael Hartfield won his third-consecutive Big Ten title in the long jump Saturday afternoon at the 2013 Big Ten Outdoor Championships at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, highlighting day two at the conference finals for No. 23 Ohio State.
  • The Manchester, Conn., native cleared 7.69m (25-2.75) on his first attempt to secure 10 points toward Ohio State's team score and the unprecedented three-peat - he is the first Buckeye to school history to win three-consecutive conference titles in the long jump.
  • In addition to Hartfield's 10-point jump, senior Korbin Smith earned three points for OSU with a sixth-place mark of 7.30m (23-11.50).
  • Junior Cory Kunze and senior Heath Nickles also scored for the Buckeyes on day two, collecting a total of six points in the decathlon. Kunze used a personal-best score of 7227 to place fifth overall, while Nickles compiled a season-best point total of 7150 to take seventh.
  • Hartfield and freshman Billy Stanley won Big Ten crowns on the final day of competition at the 2013 Big Ten Outdoor Championships Sunday afternoon at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, helping No. 23 Ohio State to a sixth-place team finish.
  • The Manchester, Conn., native won his second conference title of the weekend, following up his win in the long jump Saturday with a Sunday victory in the triple jump. Clearing 15.62m (51-3.00) on his second attempt, Hartfield edged Minnesota's Oladipo Fagbemi (15.51m/50-10.75) for the gold medal. He becomes the first Buckeye to double up in the triple and long jumps at the Big Ten outdoor championships since Joe Greene in 1989.
  • Stanley won the first Big Ten title of his career in impressive fashion, setting a Big Ten meet- and Ohio State school-record of 75.23m (246-10.00) on his first attempt for the victory.
  • Sophomore Timothy Faust earned a bronze medal with a third-place time of 10.44 in the 100m, a personal best. Faust earned more hardware with a runner-up finish in the 200m in a time of 21.15.
  • Senior Chris Fallon turned on the jets over the final 400 meters in the 1500m to capture six points and the bronze medal in a time of 3:48.37.
  • The Buckeyes return to action at the NCAA East Regional May 23-25 in Greensboro, N.C.

    Women's Track & Field
    Head Coach: Karen Dennis

  • Senior Alexis Thomas won her second-consecutive Big Ten title in the hammer throw Friday afternoon at the 2013 Big Ten Outdoor Championships at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
  • The winning throw of 64.19m (210-7.00) was nearly 11 feet better than the runner-up mark from Melissa Kurzdorfer of Penn State (60.91m/199-10.00). Thomas is the third Buckeye in school history to win back-to-back conference titles in the hammer (Katy Craig, 2001-2002 and Veronica Jatsek, 2007-2008).
  • Adenike Pedro earned the Buckeyes four points with a fifth-place finish in the long jump (5.85m/19-2.50).
  • Ohio State came on strong on day three of the 2013 Big Ten Outdoor Championships at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium to finish with 86 points, good for a third place team finish.
  • Ohio State earned two event titles on the final day of competition: an upset victory of Illinois in the 4x100m relay and an impressive gold-medal performance by freshman Alexis Franklin in the 400m hurdles.
  • The 4x1 team -- junior Ashlee Abraham, junior Aisha Cavin, senior Christienne Linton and Pedro -- opened the day with a first-place time of 44.76, the third-consecutive 4x1 crown for the Buckeyes at the conference championships.
  • Later in the day, freshman Franklin earned her first Big Ten title with a time of 58.31 in the long hurdles.
  • Abraham and Pedro represented the Buckeyes, claiming third and fourth place, respectively.
  • Sophomore Alexandria Johnson and freshman Franklin earned five and three points, respectively, for Ohio State in the 400m hurdles. Johnson finished the race in fourth place with a season-best time of 13.40 while Franklin crossed the line in sixth place in season-best 13.62.
  • Cavin earned a top-3 finish in the 400m, crossing the line with a time of 54.08 behind Illinois sophomore Ashley Spencer (52.27) and Minnesota junior Megan Geyen (53.91).
  • The Ohio State team of Brianna Neitzel, Johnson, freshman SoSo Walker and Franklin finished the 4x400m relay in second place with a time of 3:38.76.
  • The Buckeyes return to action at the NCAA East Regional May 23-25 in Greensboro, N.C.


    Ohio State Athletics Schedule
    5.14.13 - 5.28.13

    Tuesday, May 14
    Baseball vs. Louisville, 6:35 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Bill Davis Stadium

    Thursday, May 16
    Baseball vs. Indiana, 6:35 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Bill Davis Stadium

    Men's Tennis vs. Texas A&M, 5 p.m.
    Champaign, Ill.

    Friday, May 17
    Baseball vs. Indiana, 6:35 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Bill Davis Stadium

    Saturday, May 18
    Baseball vs. Indiana, 4:05 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Bill Davis Stadium

    Men's Lacrosse vs. Cornell, 12:30 p.m.
    College Park, Md.

    Sunday, May 19
    Women's Rowing vs. Big Ten Championships, 9 a.m.
    Indianapolis, Ind.

    Wednesday, May 22 Baseball vs. Big Ten Tournament, TBA Minneapolis, Minn.

    Thursday, May 23
    Baseball vs. Big Ten Tournament, TBA
    Minneapolis, Minn.

    Men's Track vs. NCAA East Regional, TBA
    Greensboro, N.C.

    Women's Track vs. NCAA East Regional, TBA
    Greensboro, N.C.

    Friday, May 24
    Baseball vs. Big Ten Tournament, TBA
    Minneapolis, Minn.

    Men's Track vs. NCAA East Regional, TBA
    Greensboro, N.C.

    Women's Track vs. NCAA East Regional, TBA
    Greensboro, N.C.

    Saturday, May 25
    Baseball vs. Big Ten Tournament, TBA
    Minneapolis, Minn.

    Men's Track vs. NCAA East Regional, TBA
    Greensboro, N.C.

    Women's Track vs. NCAA East Regional
    Greensboro, N.C.

    Sunday, May 26
    Baseball vs. Big Ten Tournament, TBA
    Minneapolis, Minn.

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