Teams will play the rubber game of the three-game set at 12:05 p.m. Sunday
Buckeyes are 23-12 on the season, 7-5 in Big Ten play
Ryan Cypret and Kirby Pellant each tally two hits for the Buckeyes
April 9-15. 2013
Buckeyes are 23-11 overall, 7-5 in Big Ten play
2012 (Junior): Co-captain went 1-2 with a 2.86 ERA in 29.0 innings pitched ... finished second in the Big Ten with 31 appearances ... allowed just seven of 31 inherited runners to score ... earned first win of the season against Connecticut at Big Ten/Big East Challenge (2/19) ... allowed a hit and didn't walk a batter in 2.1 innings pitched over two appearances at the Snowbird Classic (3/2-4) ... tied career high with three strikeouts in 1.1 scoreless innings at Dayton (3/21) ... tossed 2.1 scoreless frames in Minnesota series (4/6-8) ... tossed a career-best 3.0 perfect innings vs. Xavier (4/17) ... pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, striking out a batter vs. Toledo (5/15) ... didn't allow an earned run in 2.2 innings at Big Ten Tournament (5/23-25) ... Academic All-Big Ten and an OSU Scholar-Athlete.
2011 (Sophomore): Appeared in 26 games out of the bullpen, going 2-1 with a 3.86 ERA in 25.2 innings pitched ... struck out 21 while limiting opponents to a .235 batting average ... allowed just two extra-base hits ... tossed a scoreless innings, striking out a batter in first collegiate appearance vs. St. John's (2/20) ... pitched 4.0 scoreless innings with five strikeouts in series vs. Western Michigan (2/25-27) ... allowed one hit in 1.2 innings with four strikeouts in Northwestern series (4/1-3) ... tossed 1.2 hitless innings over two appearances at Indiana (4/8-10) ... threw 2.0 hitless innings, striking out a pair and earning a win against Michigan State (4/15-17) ... named Academic All-Big Ten and an OSU Scholar-Athlete.
2010 (Freshman): David was on the team and travelled with the team but did not see any game action.
2009 (Redshirt): Redshirted his freshman season with the program.
Madison H.S.: David captained his high school team as a senior and hit .325 with 21 RBI ... Madison was the runner-up at the Orlando National Classic Tournament over spring break his junior and senior years ... as a junior his team was ranked as high as No. 3 nationally, went 21-3 and won the Liberty District championship.
Personal: David is the son of Faye and Hadi Fathalikhani ... has a younger brother, Daniel ... was a member of the National Honor Society as well as his school's French and science honor societies ... he is in Ohio State's honors program and hopes to attend medical school someday.
Ohio State Edged by Kansas State, 3-2