COLUMBUS, Ohio - Big Ten Conference leader Ohio State will host the Northwestern Wildcats in a three-game series this weekend at Bill Davis Stadium. The Buckeyes, 29-9 and 9-3 in the Big Ten, and Wildcats, 11-24 and 2-8, respectively, will play at 6:35 p.m. Friday evening and 1:05 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.
POST-GAME FIREWORKS FRIDAY
The Diamond Club, the baseball program’s booster organization, will sponsor a fireworks display following the game Friday night.
POSSIBLE PITCHING MATCHUPS
Fri. - RHP Alex Wimmers (7-1; 2.95) vs. LHP Joe Muraski (3-4; 5.14)
Sat. - RHP Dean Wolosiansky (8-1; 5.01) vs. LHP Eric Jokisch (3-4; 3.36)
Sun. - LHP Eric Best (6-1; 5.02) vs. RHP Zach Morton (0-5; 5.68)
This Weekend in Ohio State Baseball
No. 23 Ohio State (29-9; 9-3 Big Ten Conference)
Game 40 vs. Northwestern (11-24; 2-8 Big Ten Conference)
Friday, April 24 - 6:35 p.m.
Game 41 vs. Northwestern
Saturday, April 25, 1:05 p.m.
Game 42 vs. Northwestern
Sunday, April 26, 1:05 p.m.
All Games at Bill Davis Stadium
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Ohio State is ranked in one or more of the major polls for a ninth consecutive week, coming in this week with a high ranking of No. 23 by the NCBWA. Collegiate Baseball ranks OSU 24th.
OHIO STATE VERSUS NORTHWESTERN
This baseball rivalry dates to 1913 and includes 124 games played. Ohio State leads the all-time series, 82 wins to 42. The teams split a four-game series last year at Rocky Miller Park. Some series notes:
• Coach Bob Todd’s Buckeyes are 30-14 all-time vs. Northwestern.
• Ohio State has won six of the 11 series since 1988, the first year for Todd at Ohio State and for Paul Stevens at Northwestern.
• Ohio State’s last series win came in 2005, 3-1. Northwestern’s last – only – series win came in 1989, 3-1. The teams did not play in 2006-07.
• The two teams tied in 2003 in a Big Ten series played at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. The teams have played to series ties four times.
• Ohio State has either had a series win or a tie in each of the last nine series (six wins; three ties).
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