Saturday, April 5, 2008

Buckeyes Split DH, Take 2-1 Lead in Series

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The Buckeyes were swept 6-0 by Minnesota in game one but rebounded to win the second game 4-1 to split a Saturday doubleheader. Ohio State leads the series 2-1 heading into the finale Sunday at 1:05 p.m. Ohio State won 11-6 Friday night.

Game One Box Score
Game Two Box Score

In the first game, Minnesota scored its six runs on seven hits and two Buckeye errors while Ohio State could not muster a single run off its seven hits. Cory Kovanda, Justin Miller and Michael Arp each had two hits and Tyler Engle added the seventh.

Andrew Armstrong made his second start of the week (10.0 IP in four days) and took the loss after allowing three runs on six hits in 5.0 innings. He is 1-1 this week and 3-2 on the season. Josh Edgin tossed the final 2.0 innings and allowed three runs on one hit. The duo walked seven and struck out four. Minnesota's Kyle Carr pitched a complete game.

In the nightcap, Ohio State scored two in the first inning and another two in the sixth to counter the lone Gopher run in the fifth. The Buckeyes used nine hits and benefited from one 'sota error.

Tony Kennedy and Cory Rupert each finished 2-for-3 while Justin Miller, Ben Toussant and Dan Burkhart joined Rupert with RBI. Matt Nohelty was 3-for-4 to pace Minnesota.

Dean Wolosiansky went the distance for Ohio State allowing one run on six hits to improve to 3-2. Dustin Brabender took the loss for the Gophs, allowing all four runs on eight hits in 5.1 innings.

The first game took 2 hours, 8 minutes while the teams played game two in just 1:48. Temps in the 50s brought out 2,102 fans to "the Bill" for the twinbill.

Minnesota Recaps: Game One Game Two

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1 comment:

BaseballBucks33 said...

Not a bad day at the park.

L 6-0
Armstrong was not that bad on the hill, but did work behind in the count all day (4 walks and 1 K)Edgin had 1 good inning and then lost it. Just could never get a hit with Runners on base,Hit into 2 DP also.

Missing Ryan Meade so far this weekend.Hope all is well with him. Delucia struggled at DH today.

W 4-1
Another great start from Dean W. He looked in control for most of the game.I really like his potential as a Buckeye pitcher.

Kennedy and Rupert with 2 hits each and Miller got going a little.Still does not look 100% to me? Hurley is playing well right now and has found a spot in the lineup.Toussant had a big PH rbi today in the 6th.

Best weather day this season by far!Nice to watch a game not wearing the winter gear.Lol

Hope JB Shuck comes to play sunday and can take 3/4.

Go Bucks!