April 3, 2013
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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State baseball team notched its second-consecutive shutout, 1-0, over Miami Wednesday evening at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. With the win, the Buckeyes improve to 18-8 while the RedHawks fall to 12-12.
Miami starter Brian Thene tossed three scoreless frames to open the game but the Buckeyes were able to take a 1-0 lead against reliever Clay Cinnamon in the bottom of the fourth as Jacob Bosiokovic was hit by a pitch with one down, moved to third after a pair of wild pitches, and scored on an RBI groundout by Troy Kuhn.
Ohio State starter Jake Post breezed through five perfect frames before Miami’s Ryan Elble singled to right to lead off the top of the sixth. The freshman retired the next three batters before the Buckeyes threatened again in the bottom of the frame. Reliever Shane Kriss hit Pat Porter before Brandon Adkins came on and walked Aaron Gretz to put runners on first and second with two down. Adkins then uncorked a wild pitch to move both runners over but the right-hander struck out Kuhn to keep it a 1-0 game.
Post gave way to Ryan Riga to start the seventh after making his best start in a Buckeye uniform. The freshman tossed 6.0 scoreless, allowing just one hit while striking out four.
Riga pitched a scoreless seventh and Greg Greve came on to strike out a batter in a perfect eighth before giving way to Trace Dempsey in the ninth. After getting Dan Walsh to pop out to start the inning, Dempsey allowed a pair of the singles, an infield single to Matt Honchel and a bunt single to Alex Johnson, to put runners on first and second with one down. The sophomore right-hander then got Kevin Bower to ground into a 4-3 double play on a great tag and throw by Ryan Cypret to end the game.
Bosiokovic went 1-for-1, was hit by a pitch and scored a run while Post picked up his first career win to move to 1-0 on the season.
Ohio State travels to Minneapolis for a three-game set against Minnesota beginning Friday.
- Jake Post tossed a career-high 6.0 innings and tied a career-best with four strikeouts.
- The Buckeyes didn’t make an error for the second-consecutive game and the 11th time this season.
- The Buckeyes didn’t walk a batter for the sixth time this season and have no allowed just six hits over the last two contests.
- The shutout was the fourth for Ohio State this season.
- The game was played in one hour and 40 minutes, the shortest contest for Ohio State this season.