Team Chemistry Is Everything…It’s The Seth Lonsway Way

Celina's Seth Lonsway started out in Little League, working his way through the baseball ranks with his Bulldog teammates. “It's great to play ball every day with your buds. Team chemistry is everything," says Lonsway (above middle). Read more on the Buckeyes' recruit in today's Press Pros feature by Greg Billing.

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Apr
23

Buckeyes Beat The ‘Schneid’…Take Series Finale From UNC-Greensboro

Out of sight, out of mind…Seth Kinker and the Buckeyes erased the bad memories of Friday and Saturday against UNC-Greensboro with a series finale 5-4 win at Bill Davis Stadium Sunday. For now they hope…it’s just the lift they need to prepare for resumption of Big Ten play next week against Nebraska. Read our latest update.

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Team Chemistry Is Everything…It’s The Seth Lonsway Way
Apr
22

Team Chemistry Is Everything…It’s The Seth Lonsway Way

Celina’s Seth Lonsway started out in Little League, working his way through the baseball ranks with his Bulldog teammates. “It’s great to play ball every day with your buds. Team chemistry is everything,” says Lonsway (above middle). Read more on the Buckeyes’ recruit in today’s Press Pros feature by Greg Billing.

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Pitching Rules: Marion And Leugers Shuts Down Versailles
Apr
18

Pitching Rules: Marion And Leugers Shuts Down Versailles

Work quick and throw strikes…That’s how Marion Local’s Duane Leugers described the pitching philosophy he used Tuesday to shut out the Versailles Tigers on just three hits. Read more about Leugers and the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature from Joe Neves.

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The Numbers Don’t Lie…UD Drops Series Opener To George Mason
Apr
14

The Numbers Don’t Lie…UD Drops Series Opener To George Mason

Hard To Watch? Dayton’s Connor Echols’ mood reflects his frustration Friday as the Dayton Flyers’ season woes continued. The Flyers lost to George Mason in game one of their weekend A-10 Conference series. Read more on the game in the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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Sophomoric, But A Lot Like Loramie….
Apr
4

Sophomoric, But A Lot Like Loramie….

I don’t want to see how it ends! And in fact, Marion pitcher Kendall Bruns wasn’t around at the end as Fort Loramie scored four in the third, two in the fifth, and one in the sixth to stage a comeback win Tuesday over the Flyers. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Greg Hoard:  How I Met…Stan “The Man”
Mar
31

Greg Hoard: How I Met…Stan “The Man”

There are times when fame holds no sanctuary, and when irony and awkwardness become as one and inseparable. That’s how I met my first true hall-of-famer face to face…the great Stan Musial! In one of the most popular baseball stories ever on Press Pros, an encore of this nostalgic story from columnist Greg Hoard.

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Hal:  Flyers Clinch A-10 Title With TKO Of VCU….
Mar
2

Hal: Flyers Clinch A-10 Title With TKO Of VCU….

Archie Miller gets a lift from Kyle Davis as the UD Flyers secured the outright A-10 title Wednesday with a 79-72 win over VCU. Read Hal McCoy’s account in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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From The Dugout:  The “Changeup”…..
Jan
9

From The Dugout: The “Changeup”…..

Our 2017 series on learning baseball from those who teach it best debuts with this week’s feature on one of baseball’s most underutilized pitches…from University of Dayton pitching coach, Ryne Romick.

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Greg Hoard: Youth Prevails in Bengals’ Finale
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1

Greg Hoard: Youth Prevails in Bengals’ Finale

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14

For A Time, Being In The Hunt Enough

On Top Of Their World, For Now…Undefeated at the halfway pole Ohio State fans can only watch and hope…for a clean finish by a “good” Buckeyes team, and a stumble by one or two others perceived to be “great”. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Adam Niemeyer’s Summer Of Anticipation
Jul
4

Adam Niemeyer’s Summer Of Anticipation

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Buckeyes Beat The ‘Schneid':  Take Series Finale From UNC-Greensboro
Apr
23

Buckeyes Beat The ‘Schneid': Take Series Finale From UNC-Greensboro

Finally, the heroes emerged – Seth Kinker with six innings of ‘winning’ relief…and a key lead-off double in the bottom of the eighth by Brady Cherry that ultimately proved to be the winning run over UNC-Greensboro.

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Like ‘Groundhog Day':  A Time To Cleanse The Mind….
Apr
22

Like ‘Groundhog Day': A Time To Cleanse The Mind….

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Hal at Large: Garrett Taking Charge Of Mound, Opportunity
Apr
22

Hal at Large: Garrett Taking Charge Of Mound, Opportunity

Rookie Amir Garrett is making quite an impression on young and old. And he looks to the old dog in the Reds rotation, who says, “take care of your body and play until they rip the jersey off your back.”

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Apr
22

OSU Falls To UNC-Greensboro; The Trial By Fire Continues

Second baseman Connor Pohl reflects the mood as the Buckeyes dropped their fourth game in the last five Friday…to UNC-Greensboro. Read more about the game and the weekend series in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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“Stretch”….
Apr
21

“Stretch”….

“Mays was great,” Joe Nuxhall once said. “But when McCovey came to the plate, Gawd, how you hated to see him stepping in with that bat in his hands.” For those who enjoy Greg Hoard’s nostalgic remembrances of baseball’s greats…his latest, on former Giant great Willie McCovey.

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Apr
20

Remembering Mark Fidrych – “The Bird”

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Buckeyes Fall To NKU, But Canzone Continues To Hit…
Apr
20

Buckeyes Fall To NKU, But Canzone Continues To Hit…

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April showers … When it rains it pours for Flyers, who drop to 2-12 in April
Apr
19

April showers … When it rains it pours for Flyers, who drop to 2-12 in April

Inconsistency struck again at Spectrum Stadium. The UD Flyers committed miscues and couldn’t come up with that clutch hit in an 11-7 loss to Toledo on Wednesday.

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Apr
17

How Hayden Kotwica Almost Beat Butler…‘Til Troy Ran Out Of ‘Contain’

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Apr
16

Buckeyes’ Frustration, For A Day, Over…Explode In Win Over MSU

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Apr
16

Buckeyes Unleash Passing Attack In Spring Game…

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Apr
15

Buckeyes Comeback Bid Falls Short…Fall To Michigan State In Game 2

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Apr
15

Rutschilling Powers Versailles Past Loramie In Zac Richard Classic

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Snakebit, Or Worse…Flyers Drop Series To George Mason
Apr
15

Snakebit, Or Worse…Flyers Drop Series To George Mason

The Flyers scored early, and often enough through the first five innings; but could not withstand prosperity. They lost the first game of their Saturday twinbill, and the series, to George Mason.

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Deja Vu All Over Again…Bucks Fall in East Lansing, 2-0
Apr
14

Deja Vu All Over Again…Bucks Fall in East Lansing, 2-0

No luck, even with some South Pacific influence…The pitching was exemplary, but no offensive support. The Bucks bats were again silent, even with the teams Hawaiian good luck piece (above) from Bo Coolen’s mom, in the series opening loss to Michigan State. Read the latest Buckeyes update in today’s Press Pros.

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Apr
14

Morris: Southwest Ohio Offers Fine Fishing

It’s time to go fishing. April is here and there will be some good fishing days ahead. So if you have your tackle ready, you will find some excellent opportunities at southwest Ohio lakes.

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