Head coach Bob Todd and members of the Ohio State baseball team will have their first practice of the season Monday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m. The first hour will be an entire team workout at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center (WHAC) with the second hour a divided workout between the WHAC and the baseball hitting cages beneath the baseball offices at Bill Davis Stadium.
Todd, who joined former Ohio State coaches L.W. St. John and Marty Karow in the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame with his induction earlier this month, is in his 22nd year as Ohio State coach. He is just 45 wins away from 1,000 career wins and enters the season with a career mark of 955-517-2 and an Ohio State record of 831-435-2. He has led the Buckeyes to six Big Ten Conference championships, eight Big Ten tournament titles and to 12 NCAA tournament berths.
The Buckeyes open their season Feb. 20-22 in St. Petersburg, Fla., at the inaugural BIG EAST-Big Ten Baseball Challenge. Ohio State will take on Notre Dame, Connecticut and Cincinnati in its three “challenge” games.