Nov. 7, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Josh Dezse, Greg Greve and Tim Wetzel have been named captains of the 2014 Ohio State baseball team, head coach Greg Beals announced Thursday. The trio, selected as captains by their teammates, has combined to appear in 318 career games.
“These three young men are great ambassadors of Ohio State baseball in the locker room, on the field and on campus,” Beals said. “Greg, Josh and Tim have been with this coaching staff from day one, they have a great understanding of the expectations and direction we are moving and will be great leaders of this team.”
Dezse, who redshirted the 2013 campaign after suffering a stress reaction in his back, has appeared in 111 career games, including 50 appearances on the mound. At the plate, the Powell, Ohio, native has a .318 career batting average with 20 doubles and nine home runs. On the mound, Dezse has gone 5-4 with a 4.82 ERA and 13 saves. As a sophomore in 2012, Dezse went 1-2 with a 2.86 ERA and seven saves while limiting opponents to a .188 batting average.
Greve, from Cleveland, Ohio, has appeared in 46 career games on the mound, making 20 starts. The senior is 10-7 with a 4.82 ERA and 96 strikeouts in 143.2 career innings. As a junior a season ago, Greve with 4-1 with a 3.65 ERA and 17 strikeouts in 24.2 innings pitched out of the bullpen. Greve allowed opponents to hit just .176, the best mark of any Buckeye.
Wetzel has appeared in 161 career games, starting all of them. The Mayfield, Ohio, native has a .258 career average to go along with 16 doubles, four triples, four home runs and 27 stolen bases. Wetzel posted a career-best .280 average as a sophomore in 2012 before tallying a career-best nine doubles and 24 RBI as a junior a season ago.
Ohio State opens the season Feb. 14-16 in Port Charlotte, Fla., with games against Connecticut, Auburn and a pair against Indiana State.