Instead of stealing, though I do give credit, Jerry Emig's and the Ohio State Department of Athletics work, I figured I take some info off of the Iowa Department of Athletics website.
Hawkeyes Travel to No. 27 Ohio State for Season Finale
Iowa takes on the Buckeyes in a three-game series Thursday-Sunday
HAWKEYES THIS WEEK: Iowa will travel to Columbus, OH, to take on the second place Ohio State in a three-game series Thursday-Saturday. This series will conclude the Hawkeyes' season and decide whether or not the Buckeyes claim the Big Ten title. No. 27 Ohio State is 36-14 with a 15-6 Big Ten record. The Buckeyes are coming off of a 2-1 series win over No. 25 Illinois at Champaign, IL, and play Eastern Michigan on Tuesday before hosting Iowa.
SCOUTING OHIO STATE: No. 27 Ohio State is 36-14 with a 15-6 Big Ten record. The Buckeyes are coming off of a 2-1 series win over No. 25 Illinois at Champaign, IL and play Eastern Michigan on Tuesday before hosting Iowa. Offensively, the Buckeyes are in the top three in nearly every statistical category in the conferece except triples, hits, hit-by-pitches, sacrifice flies and stolen bases. They are led by Ryan Dew who is in the top five in batting average, slugging percentage, on base percentage and total bases when being compared with other Big Ten hitters. Dew is hitting a high .393. Other Buckeye sluggers are Dan Burkhard with a team-high 55 RBI and Michael Stephens with a team-best 11 home runs. The team is hitting .330 with 11 players hitting over .300. The Buckeye pitching staff has a 4.71 ERA in the conference and are led by starter Dean Wolosiansky with a 6-0 record in seven starters. Starter Alex Wimmers has a team-best 61 strikeouts in 49.1 innings pitched and Eric Best is the other Buckeye starter. Iowa trails the all-time series between the two schools, 42-64-1.
PROBABLES THIS WEEK:
THURSDAY, 5:30 PM
IA - Nick Brown (RHP, FR, 6-3, 245)
OSU- ALEX WIMMERS (RHP)
NOTING: Nick Brown went five innings, allowing five runs on seven hits with five
strikeouts in his first appearance since April 17th last Friday.
FRIDAY, 5:30 PM
IA - Phil Schreiber (RHP, FR, 6-0, 190)
OSU - DEAN WOLOSIANSKY (RHP)
NOTING: In a no decision against Penn State, Schreiber went a season-best six
innings and allowing only three runs on eight hits with a career-high seven strikeouts.
IA - Jarred Hippen (LHP, FR, 6-3, 190)
OSU - ERIC BEST (LHP)
NOTING: Hippen got the win in Sunday's contest against Penn State. The southpaw
went a career-high seven and one-third innings.
Don't flip out and wonder what the heck happened and why the game times are changed. Nothing has been changed, Iowa just listed the times relative to their location which is in the Central Time Zone.
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