I was once told you're pronouncing Louisville if you can ryhme it with two? As you speak aloud and try it and question my sanity or not, the Buckeyes will be traveling down south and taking on the Cardinals at their place in Louisville. You should hopefully be down now pronouncing it. You've should also by now have figured out those two ryhme as well, or not so much, as dos and Columbus in honor of Cinco De Mayo.
Courtesy of Jerry Emig, the great media contact for Ohio State baseball in the Department of Athletics, it is revealed the games are OSU’s first midweek road games since the team played at West Virginia April 22, 1998. A very early and small peak at the 2010 schedule is also revealed as it is stated next year, Louisville returns the midweek favor by coming to Columbus for a pair of games May 4-5 at Bill Davis Stadium.
The rest of Mr Emig's fine work and the weekly OSU Athletics release....
This Week in Ohio State Baseball
No. 27 Ohio State (34-11; 13-5 Big Ten Conference)
Game 46 at Louisville (32-13; 14-6 BIG EAST Conference)
Tuesday, May 6, 6:05 p.m.
Patterson Stadium (2,500)
Game 47 at Louisville
Wednesday, May 7, 12:05 p.m.
103.9 WTDA Talk FM (Tuesday only)
INTERNET AUDIO & LIVE STATS
A quick look at each team’s overall stats and some team leaders...
• Ohio State is batting .329 with Ryan Dew (.400), Dan Burkhart (.390) and Michael Stephens (.354) leading the way with Burkhart (8 and 51) and Stephens (8 and 44) leading in HRs and RBI, respectively.
• Louisville is hitting .304 as a team with LF Phil Wunderlich (.366), 3B Chris Dominguez (.357) and RF Ryan Wright (.341) the team leaders and Dominquiz (14 and 57) and Wunderlich (12 and 51) leading in HRs and RBI, respectively.
• Ohio State has a team ERA of 5.20 and an opposing batting average of .275. Louisville counters with a 4.12 ERA and a .254 opposing avg.
• Similar stats: Louisville has 165 extra base hits; Ohio State 160; Louisville fields at a .968 clip; Ohio State .967; Ohio State has left 370 on base; Louisville .360.
LOUISVILLE WINS, 13-12, LAST YEAR
Last year the teams combined for 37 hits, 25 runs, five home runs and plenty of excitement as Louisville won, 13-12, at Bill Davis Stadium. Justin Miller led the Buckeyes with a career high five hits and five RBI. Louisville’s Andrew Clark was 4-for-5 with four RBI and two runs and Chris Dominguez had a pair of hits and three runs scored. Both took part in a three-home run fourth inning that gave Louisville the lead for good after trailing, 5-2.
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