Friday, March 27, 2009

Bucks open Big Ten Play; Glance at Penn State Series

The Ohio State Buckeyes, after playing their first 21 games over the course of five weekends in the state of Florida, open their 2009 Big Ten Conference campaign at Penn State Friday thru Sunday. The three-game series will be played at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, on the Penn State campus. Game times are 6:30 p.m. Friday and 2 and 1 p.m., respectively, Saturday and Sunday.

The Buckeyes' starters for this weekend are to be determined.

Big Ten Conference series will consist of three nine-inning games. The league has ended its four-game series format that included a 7-inning, Saturday doubleheader and had been in place since 1981.

This Week in Ohio State Baseball

No. 16 Ohio State (18-3; 15-15/5th Big Ten Conference in 2008)

Game 22: at Penn State (13-8 2009; 27-31; 17-15/3rd in 2008)
Friday, March 27 - 6:30 p.m.
Medlar Field at Lubrano Park

Game 23: at Penn State
Saturday, March 28 - 2 p.m.
Medlar Field at Lubrano Park

Game 24: at Penn State
Sunday, March 29 - 6:30 p.m.
Medlar Field at Lubrano Park

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Ohio State leads the all-time series with Penn State, which began in 1958, 51-27. The teams split four games last season in Columbus. The teams are 6-6 in the last 12 games dating back to 2006. Ohio State has won nine and lost only two of the 17 four-game series with the Nittany Lions. There have been six series ties. Also:

• Ohio State is 20-12 in Big Ten series games played at State College.
• Penn State won the only series the two teams have played at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, 3-1 in 2007. The Ohio State win came in the last game and secured a spot in the Big Ten tourney.
• Ohio State is 20-14 in games at Penn State.
• Ohio State leads, 3-1 on neutral fields, and 28-12 in games played in Columbus.

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1 comment:

BaseballBucks33 said...

Well the gf and i made it to Happy Valley today. The stadium looks really awesome and the PSU campus is really nice. Hope Dean W is on his game tonight and the Buckeyes can take game # 1.

Go Bucks!!