The Ohio State baseball team will conclude five weeks of practices by hosting its annual fall classic, the Scarlet and Gray World Series, beginning at 3 p.m. Monday at Bill Davis Stadium. The three-game intra-squad series will be contested on the following days and times:
Game 1: Monday, Oct. 13 – 3 p.m. at Bill Davis Stadium
Game 2: Tuesday, Oct. 14 – 3 p.m. at Bill Davis Stadium
Game 3: Wednesday, Oct. 15 – 6:30 p.m. at Bill Davis Stadium
“This is always a fun time of the year for the players and the coaching staff,” 22nd-year Ohio State head coach Bob Todd said. “The Scarlet and Gray World Series is an intense series of games that allows the coaches to evaluate how the guys physically perform on the playing field as well as assess how they are handling things mentally.”
The two teams will be coached by Eric Parker (Scarlet) and Pete Jenkins (Gray). Parker is the defending “winning coach” for the fall classic.
There is no charge for parking at Bill Davis Stadium or to enter the stadium to watch the games. The Buckeye Diamond Club, an organization comprised of Ohio State Buckeye baseball fans, parents and former players who support the well-being of the student athletes in all phases of their careers at the Ohio State University, will hold a BBQ picnic starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The picnic is free to the public but donations will be accepted.
Expected pitching match-ups for the series are (2008 stats):
Game 1: Scarlet Jr. LHP Josh Edgin (32.0 IP) vs. Gray So. RHP Dean Wolosiansky (7-4; 4.22 ERA)
Game 2: Gray Jr. LHP Eric Best (35.2 IP; 8 Saves) vs. Scarlet So. RHP Alex Wimmers (40.0 IP; 51 SO)
Game 3: Scarlet So. LHP Andrew Armstrong (4-3; 4.42 ERA) vs. Gray So. Drew Rucincki (29.1 IP)