John Kuchno strikes out a career-high seven to earn eighth win of the season
Teams play rubber game of three-game set at 1:05 p.m. Sunday
Buckeyes host Cincinnati at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday to conclude 10-game homestand
Brad Hallberg goes 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI
Patrick Porter goes 3-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored in the win
Coach Greg Beals: "Paul had a great fall and is our most improved player from last year. He works extremely hard and will do whatever the team needs. Paul has put himself in position to compete for mound time."
2011 (Junior): Appeared in five games, striking out seven over 9.1 innings pitched ... made first collegiate appearance, tossing a scoreless 0.1 inning in game one of a doubleheader vs. Western Michigan (2/26) ... allowed one earned on one hits in 2.2 innings vs. Illinois State (3/11) ... threw a career-high 3.0 innings, allowing two earned runs vs. No. 21 Oklahoma State (5/10) ... named Academic All-Big Ten and an OSU Scholar-Athlete.
2010 (Sophomore): Paul tried out for and succeeded in walking on to the team in the Fall 2009 ... he did not see any game action in the spring ... following the season he played summer ball with the Owensboro Oilers of the Kitty League.
Benjamin Logan H.S.: A three-year letterwinner for head coach Doug Rutan, Paul helped lead Benjamin Logan to an outright CBC League title his senior season ... named all-CBC, Examiner all-area and honorable mention all-Miami Valley as a senior ... three-year starting pitcher, catcher and at third base for the Raiders.
Personal: Paul is the son of Mike and Sheila White ... he has a sister, Tomi, and a brother, Casey ... he likes to go four-wheeling in his free time.
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