Ohio State Welcomes Miami to Columbus for Tuesday Contest
May 6, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State baseball team hosts in-state foe Miami for a 6:35 p.m. matchup Tuesday at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.
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OHIO STATE OF LATE
Josh Dezse went 5-for-9 with two home runs, four RBI and three runs scored in the series. Tanner Tully earned the Saturday win, allowing two unearned runs on five hits with five strikeouts over 7.0 innings while Greg Greve picked up the win in the rubber game Monday, allowing two earned runs on eight hits with five strikeouts over 7.0 frames.
OSU VS. IOWA NOTES
SOME MORE NOTES
- The Buckeyes are 22-2 when leading after seven innings and 21-5 when outhitting their opponent.
- Ohio State is 25-8 when limiting opponents to five runs or less and 22-11 when it scores first.
- Connor Sabanosh is hitting .405 (15-for-37) with runners on while Josh Dezse is batting .415 (17-for-41) with runners in scoring position.
- Curtiss Irving is limiting opponents to a .189 average (7-for-37) with a runner on base.
- Ohio State is outscoring its opponents 66-38 in the first two innings.
- Dezse is hitting .375 with five doubles, five home runs, 21 RBI, 13 runs scored and nine walks in 17 Big Ten games.
- Greg Greve has gone 4-1 with a 2.21 ERA in 40.2 innings pitched over six Big Ten starts.
- Tanner Tully has now allowed just six walks in 71.1 innings pitched this season. The freshman is fifth nationally with 0.76 walks per nine innings and 14th with an 6.5-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
- Tully has pitched at least 7.0 innings in all six of his starts in Big Ten play.
- Tim Wetzel has made 197 career starts and drawn 94 walks in that span to rank 20th on the Ohio State all-time list.
- Trace Dempsey has tallied 25 career saves to rank third in Ohio State history behing Jake Hale (29) and Cory Cox (27).
BUCKEYES IN THE BIG TEN
Individually, multiple Buckeyes rank in the Top 10 in Big Ten offensive categories. Ronnie Dawson ranks tied for seventh with a .341 average while Troy Kuhn is tied for fourth with six home runs, eighth with 33 RBI, tied for 10th with 35 runs scored, tied for sixth with 12 doubles and tied sixth after getting hit 10 times. Pat Porter is tied for first with four triples while Josh Dezse is tied for sixth with five home runs.
Tanner Tully ranks second with a 2.02 ERA while Zach Farmer is tied third with six wins and seventh with a .234 opponent batting average. Trace Dempsey is tied for fourth with seven saves while Greg Greve is tied for third with six wins.
Ohio State holds a 31-16 lead in the all-time series with the RedHawks after picking up a 1-0 win last season in Columbus.
DEMPSEY, DEZSE PRESEASON ALL-AMERICANS
Dempsey, also named an NCBWA preseason All-American, garnered multiple All-America laurels a season ago after he went 3-0 with a 1.02 ERA and 17 saves in 31 appearances. A first team All-Big Ten selection from Huntington, W.Va., Dempsey struck out 28 and allowed opponents to hit .180 in 35.1 innings pitched. His 17 saves were the most in the Big Ten and finished one shy of tying Jake Hale’s Big Ten and Ohio State record of 18 set in 2009. Dempsey went 30.1 innings without allowing an earned run between Feb. 17 and May 17.
Dezse, a redshirt junior this season, sat out the 2013 season with a stress reaction in his back. As a sophomore in 2012, Dezse finished second on the team with a .306 batting average and five home runs to go along with nine doubles, 33 RBI and 31 runs scored. The Powell, Ohio, native also made 24 appearances on the mound, going 1-2 with a 2.86 ERA and tied for third in the Big Ten with seven saves as he allowed opponents to hit a paltry .188.
TRIO NAMED 2014 CAPTAINS
B1G TOURNAMENT EXPANDS TO EIGHT
The tournament’s double-elimination format will culminate with a single championship game on Sunday, with the winner earning the tournament title and the conference’s automatic berth to the NCAA Championship. All eight teams will begin play in one of two brackets, with the No. 1, No. 4, No. 5 and No. 8 seeds appearing in one bracket and the No. 2, No. 3, No. 6 and No. 7 seeds appearing in the other bracket.
Season tickets, Grand Slam Big Ten packages and Mini Plan package information can be found at OhioStateBuckeyes.com.
HEAD COACH Greg Beals
18th SEASON AT BILL DAVIS STADIUM