In the top of the 8th, Ohio State is leading North Florida 11-4.
Leading the way offensively for OSU is sophomore Catcher Dan Burkhart. Burkhart on the night so far is 4-for-5 with a double, a home run, 4 RBI, and 2 runs scored. DH Ryan Dew continues his hot start to the season, after going 6-for-10 last night, Dew connects for his 1st home run of the season, a three-run shot in the top of the 3rd.
Sophomore Andrew Armstrong took the mound tonight as the Buckeyes starting pitcher. Armstrong pitched 4.1 innings, allowed 8 hits, 4 runs all earned, walked 3 and struck out none.
Classmate, Drew Rucinski entered in the 5th inning relieving Armstrong, and has since pitch 2.2 innings of 1 hit shutout baseball. Rucinski has struck out 3 as his consecutive scoreless streak to start 2009, currently sits at 9 innings.