Monday, April 20, 2009

Midweek Watch: 2 Games; Bowling Green, Ball State

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State will kick off a nine game homestand with games Tuesday and Wednesday against Bowling Green and Ball State from the Mid American Conference. Each game will start at 6:35 p.m., respectively

This Week in Ohio State Baseball

No. 24 Ohio State (29-8; 9-3 Big Ten Conference)

Game 38 vs. Bowling Green (17-16; 8-6 MAC East)
Tuesday, April 21 - 6:35 p.m.
Bill Davis Stadium

Game 39 vs. Ball State (17-17; 6-7 MAC West)
Wednesday, April 22 - 6:35 p.m.
Bill Davis Stadium

Tuesday vs. Bowling Green...
LHP Theron Minium (0-2) vs. TBA
Wednesday vs. Ball State...
RHP Ross Oltorik (1-0) vs.
RHP Cal Bowling (3-0)

In a series dating back to 1951, Bowling Green and Ohio State have met 51 times with the Bucks leading the series 29-18-4. Ohio State and Ball State have met 15 times since 1964 with Ohio State leading the series, 11-4.

Bowling Green makes its way into Columbus for its fourth straight road game. Bowling Green battled Kent State over the weekend, losing a three-game series, 2-1. BGSU won the opener, 9-2, but Kent State came back to win the Saturday double-header, 12-9 and 9-4. The Falcons are batting an impressive .326 as a team and are being led by Tyler Elkins (.400) and Ryan Shay (.387). The staff ERA is 6.96. Leaders on the mound are RH Brennan Smith (6-3; 2.50) and Matt Malewitz (2-1; 3.88).

Ball State is coming off a 2-1 series loss at home to Central Michigan. The Cardinals are now 16-17 overall and are in second scond place in the MAC West with a 6-7 mark. Ball State brings speed to the table, leading the MAC in stolen bases with 84 in 98 attempts. Kolbrin Vitek is hitting .376 with seven HRs and 37 RBI and he is also 2-2 with a 4.05 ERA on the mound. Jeremy Hazelbaker leads with a .440 average. Brad Piatt is 4-1 with a 3.95 ERA.

Full OSU Athletic Release

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