Hot bats and talented sophomore pitching has helped carried the Bucks to a 4-0 start in 2009. The theme has continue in their first game of the day against the Patriots of George Mason. Currently in the bottom of the 8th inning, Ohio State is leading 9-3.
For the 2nd game in a row, two Buckeyes have hit HR's. Left-fielder Zach Hurley connected for a lead-off HR to start thr 5th inning, while DH Ryan Dew has homered in back-to-back games with a blast to right-center in the 7th. Dew on the day is 3-for-3 with 2 runs and 2 RBI. Joining Hurley and Dew as offensive forces today are junior Cory Rupert who is 2-for-4 on the game, senior Michael Arp 2-for-4 with 2 RBI, and center-fielder Michael Stephens 3-for-4 with 2 runs, and 2 stolen bases.
Sophomore Alex Wimmers was selected by Coach Todd to take the mound today. In 5.2 innings pitched Wimmers struck out 7, walked 3, allowed 8 hits and 2 runs, 1 earned. Junior Eric Best is currently pitching in relief.