Ohio State and Akron meet in a midweek doubleheader tonight at 4:05 p.m. at Bill Davis Stadium. The teams were scheduled to play one game but with both teams trying to make up rainouts they opted to play two instead. A seven-inning game will precede the standard nine-inning affair.
From the OSU game notes...
Todd's Teams: 15-2 vs. Akron: Coach Bob Todd’s teams – Ohio State and Kent State – are 15-2 all-time vs. Akron. His Ohio State teams are 5-2 including two consecutive wins in 2004 (4-3) and 2007 (7-2). His Kent State teams were 10-0. Buckeye teams all-time are 25-17 vs. the Zips.
Student & Teacher: Akron coach Pat Bangtson and Ohio State’s Bob Todd know each other quite well. Bangtson spent four seasons as a student-athlete on Todd’s Kent State teams and then he coached for 14 years with Todd at Ohio State. The games today will be just the second and third games the two will be coaching opposites. Last year in the first meeting between pupil and mentor, Todd’s Buckeyes prevailed, 7-2, at Bill Davis Stadium.
#36 is Trent Luyster: In his first year as a volunteer assistant with the Akron baseball program is former Buckeye Trent Luyster. He works with the Zips’ pitchers. Luyster was 14-10 with a 4.49 ERA in 61 appearances (29 starts) for Ohio State from 2002-2005. He graduated in 2006 with a degree in human development and family sciences.