Buckeyes Improve to 13-2 riding triples, Home Runs, and pitching to 13-4 win over NDSU
Dan Burkhart and Michael Arp hit home runs while Cory Kovanda had two triples in support of a fine start by Dean Wolosiansky and Ohio State won its fifth consecutive game, 13-4 over North Dakota State Sunday at the Santaluces Sports Complex.
Ohio State, ranked 30th by Collegiate Baseball, improves to 13-2 on the season. North Dakota State drops to 1-8.
Burkhart and Arp each had three hits to lead the Buckeyes’ offense. Burkhart’s fourth home run of the season was a two-run shot in the first inning that gave Ohio State a 3-0 lead. Arp, who had three RBI and scored three times, hit a solo shot in the fourth for his second home run in as many games. Matt Streng had three RBI and Zach Hurley also had couple of hits and an RBI for the Buckeyes.
Wolosiansky, a sophomore, kept the Bison at bay. He pitched a career-high tying 7.0 innings to pick up the win and improve his record to 2-1 this season. Wolosiansky also tied his career high with eight strikeouts while scattering six hits, giving up three earned runs and walking three.
Jake Hale came in and pitched the final six outs of the game. The big senior struck out five and allowed just one hit in his two innings of work. He finished a game for Ohio State for the eighth consecutive time.