Just a collection of news and notes on all things Ohio State baseball that is on the Internet. In this update we hear from on of Ohio State's latest class of 2011 commits, a former Buckeye on the cusp of the majors, and the midweek previews from the Ohio State Athletic Communications on Marshall and Ohio who the Buckeyes respectively host and travel to on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Porter Picks Buckeyes
As of today, Ohio State's incoming class includes 14 student-athletes. One of the high school seniors, Kenston's Patrick Porter recently signed his National Letter of Intent, stating he chose the Buckeyes over Kent State, Dayton, and Central Michigan.
The Chagrin Solon Sun has an article on Porter which ran last Thursday that you can read here. In the coming weeks the Buckeye Nine will fill you in on where the Buckeye's recruiting class stands.
Angle Leads Tides to Walk-off Win
In his second game back, after missing the previous 13 with a hamstring injury, former Buckeye center fielder (05-07) Matt Angle provided the AAA Norfolk Tides with a 5-4 win over the Durham Bulls with the game-winning hit in the 11th inning.
After playing 14 innings in his return to action on Saturday in which he went 1-for-6, Angle's second single on Sunday provided the Orioles affiliate with the hit they needed to win the game. According to the Virginian Pilot Angle spoke to the toughness of such turnaround, but the grit paid off as Norfolk won just their fourth game in 17 contests.
The Buckeye Nine will soon update on all former Buckeyes in the minors this week.
Ohio State to Host Herd, Battle Bobcats
Due to rain wrecking havoc on much of Ohio State's season, just last week Ohio State and Marshall agreed to a game, which is to be played tomorrow at Bill Davis Stadium in the usual 6:35 p.m. time slot.
That game will not be the only time Ohio State faces a gang in green as a rare in-state road contest is played on Wednesday when the Buckeyes travel down to Athens to take on Ohio.
Ohio State's Athletic Communications have released their game notes for the two midweek games.
No news Ohio State related from the Big Ten this week. Illinois' Willie Argo was named Player of the Week, while Northwestern's Luke Farrell, a native of Westlake, Ohio, was named Pitcher of the Week. Minnesota's Tom Windle wrapped up the honors with his second Freshman of the Week honor. The Big Ten however will release its weekly notes which will have the up-to-date stats, figures, and ongoings across the conference.