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May 21, 2013

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  • The No. 3 Ohio State rowing team captured its fourth Big Ten team title Sunday morning at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind. The Buckeyes won five out of seven races en route to earning a championship record 160 points and the team title. The first varsity eight, second varsity eight, first varsity four, third varsity four and first novice eight crews all earned gold medals, while the second varsity four placed third to claim bronze. Five Buckeyes earned All-Big Ten honors at the conclusion of the championships, as junior Claire-Louise Bode, senior Allison Elber and junior Eelkje Miedema were named First Team All-Big Ten and senior Cori Meinert and freshman Holly Norton were named Second Team All-Big Ten. Sophomore Chloe Meyer was named the Ohio State Sportsmanship Award honoree.

    Baseball (34-21, 15-9 Big Ten)
    Head Coach: Greg Beals

  • Ohio State fell to No. 10 Louisville, 6-3, Tuesday evening at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.
  • Troy Kuhn tallied his fifth multi-hit game of the season while Kirby Pellant tallied another multi-hit game to tie for the team lead with 16.
  • Ohio State opened its series against No. 21 Indiana with a 2-1 victory Thursday evening at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.
  • Zach Ratcliff finished the day 3-for-4 with an RBI while Brad Hallberg and Pat Porter each tallied a pair of hits. Ryan Riga struck out a batter over 1.1 scoreless frames to improve to 3-0 on the year.
  • Porter recorded his team-high 17th multi-hit contest of the season while Ratcliff notched his first-career multi-hit game Thursday against the Hoosiers. Hallberg tallied his ninth multi-hit game of the season and 50th of his career Thursday.
  • After taking a 2-0 lead into the ninth inning, Ohio State dropped a 7-2 decision to No. 21 Indiana Friday evening at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.
  • Aaron Gretz tallied three hits for the Buckeyes while Joe Ciamacco and Mike Carroll each recorded two.
  • Gretz tied a career high with three hits against the Hoosiers while Carroll notched his seventh multi-hit game of the season and Ciamacco tallied his 14th multi-hit game of the season.
  • Brett McKinney tossed. 0.2 scoreless frames and has allowed just one earned run while striking out 21 in 14.2 innings pitched over his last 12 appearances.
  • Ohio State dropped an 8-1 decision to No. 21 Indiana on Senior Day Saturday afternoon at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.
  • The Buckeyes earn the No. 2 seed in the Big Ten Tournament after posting a 34-21 overall record in the regular season, 15-9 in conference play, while the Hoosiers improve to 40-13 overall and win the Big Ten regular season with a 17-7 record.
  • Pellant finished the day 2-for-4 with an RBI.
  • Sunday was Senior Day at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium and marked the final home game for Ciamacco, Ryan Cypret, David Fathalikhani, Brad Goldberg, Hallberg, Brian King, McKinney, Pellant and Greg Solomon.
  • The Buckeyes open the Big Ten Tournament at 3:35 p.m. CT Thursday at Target Field against a team to be determined.

    No. 3 Men's Lacrosse (13-4)
    Head Coach: Nick Myers

  • In the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship, the No. 3 Ohio State men's lacrosse team lost to Cornell, 16-6, Saturday afternoon at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium.
  • The Buckeyes end their season 13-4, while Cornell (14-3) advances to the NCAA semifinals. Ohio State's 13 wins are the most for the squad since 1978 and the fourth-most in program history. The squad was making the program's second appearance in the NCAA quarterfinals and the first since 2008.
  • The game was the final career contest for the nine members of the Ohio State senior class - co-captains Logan Schuss and Dominique Alexander along with Mark Crawford, Nick Liddil, Kevin Mack, Patrick Toohey, Patrick Riffee, Dan Wertz and Trey Wilkes. The group - all Ohio State Scholar-Athletes - led the squad to the first postseason title in program history, winning the ECAC tournament title May 4, as well as the Creator's Trophy crown, in 2013.
  • Schuss had a goal and two assists vs. Cornell, wrapping his career with a point in all 62 games for the Scarlet and Gray. He leaves as the program's all-time leading goal scorer (146) and ranks second in team history with 237 points, the most since 1979. He is fourth with 91 career assists. Schuss led the squad in goals, assists and points each of his four years and had a career-high 44 goals, 28 assists and 72 points this season. His 72 points and 44 goals are tied for the sixth-highest total in a single season in program history.
  • Jesse King, on a 23-game point streak, scored two goals for the squad and added an assist for a three-point day. He ends the season with 32 goals, 23 assists and 55 points to rank second on the team in all three categories.
  • The Buckeyes ended the season with seven wins in their last eight games.

    No. 3 Rowing
    Head Coach: Andy Teitelbaum

  • The No. 3 Ohio State rowing team captured its fourth conference title Sunday morning at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind. In a tightly contested championship, the Buckeye first varsity eight clinched the team title for Ohio State after placing first in the final race of the morning to tally 63 points towards the team total and championship record of 160 points and secure a program victory.
  • Five Buckeye crews earned gold medals (1V8, 2V8, 1V4, 3V4 and 1N8) while the 2V4 earned a bronze medal.
  • Five Buckeyes earned All-Big Ten honors at the conclusion of the championships, as Claire-Louise Bode, Allison Elber and Eelkje Miedema were named First Team All-Big Ten and Cori Meinert and Holly Norton were named Second Team All-Big Ten. Chloe Meyer was named the Ohio State Sportsmanship Award honoree.
  • Ohio State returns to action at the 2013 NCAA Championships May 31-June 2 at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind. The full field will be announced at 5 p.m. May 21 during the NCAA Division I Rowing selection show.

    No. 5 Men's Tennis (35-3)
    Head Coach: Ty Tucker

  • Ohio State men's lost a heartbreaker to No. 1 UCLA, 4-3, in the semifinals of the NCAA championships Monday afternoon at the Khan Tennis Complex in Urbana, Ill. The Buckeyes conclude the 2013 season 35-3 overall and Big Ten regular-season and tournament champions.
  • A trio of seniors in Devin McCarthy, Connor Smith and Ille Van Engelen finished their Buckeye careers.
  • McCarthy, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, wrapped up his Ohio State career with 184 combined career wins (104-18 in singles and 80-19 in doubles). Smith, a Tampa, Fla., native who joined the Buckeyes in 2012, recorded an Ohio State combined career record of 133-26 (66-14 in singles and 67-12 in doubles). Van Engelen, who hails from Eindhoven, Netherlands, posted a combined career record of 119-32 (51-17 in singles and 68-15 in doubles).
  • Behind a pair of tiebreaker wins by redshirt junior Peter Kobelt, the fifth-seeded Ohio State men's tennis team knocked off four-time defending champion and No. 4 seed USC, 4-3, in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA championships Saturday night at the Khan Tennis Complex in Urbana, Ill.
  • A native of New Albany, Ohio, who is No. 8 in the latest ITA polls, Kobelt's 7-6(3), 7-6(3) win over No. 16 Ray Sarmiento at No. 2 singles sealed the Buckeye victory and helped them advance to the semifinals for the third time in program history (2009 and 2011).
  • Kobelt, Blaz Rola and Connor Smith will open competition in the field of 64 singles players and 32 doubles tandems starting May 22.

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

  • Ohio State had a bye week; 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

  • Ohio State had a bye week; the Buckeyes return to action at the NCAA East Regional May 23-25 in Greensboro, N.C.


    Ohio State Athletics Schedule
    5.21.13 - 6.4.13

    Thursday, May 23
    Baseball vs. Big Ten Tournament, 4:35 p.m.
    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.

    Friday, May 31
    Women's Rowing vs. NCAA Championships, All Day
    Indianapolis, Ind.

    Saturday, June 1
    Women's Rowing vs. NCAA Championships, All Day
    Indianapolis, Ind.

    Sunday, June 2
    Women's Rowing vs. NCAA Championships, All Day
    Indianapolis, Ind.

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