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Jun
15

Znidar: Questions Abound For Ohio State In 2020

Greg Beals has won 2 Big Ten tournament titles, has made it to NCAA Tournament 3 of last 4 seasons, and has a deserved extension of his contract.  But now, he wants even more out of his players. In a three-part recap of their 2019 season, Buckeye writer Mark Znidar shares some words on what comes next.

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Jun
6

Canzone goes to Diamondbacks In 8th Round, Magno To Tigers In 15th

A pair of Ohio State juniors selected by Arizona and Detroit, respectively, are expected to sign contracts, and have played their final game for the Buckeyes. Read more from Press Pros beat columnist Mark Znidar.

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Jun
2

Requiem For A Season? OSU Runs Dry In NCAA Regional…

Too many innings on Saturday?  Who’s to say?  OSU loses early lead, falls to Indiana State and sees its season come to a disappointing end in the NCAA regional in Nashville. Read more from Mark Znidar.

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Jun
1

NCAA Tournament: OSU “Brotherhood” Lives To Play Another Day

It took them 13 innings. But a run-scoring single in 13th by Winand, after lead-off walk to Conner Pohl…and another command performance by Andrew Magno (below) gave the Buckeyes a chance to play another day in the NCAA tournament. Read Mark Znidar in today’s Press Pros.

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Jun
1

NCAA Tournament: OSU Lives To Play Another Day

A tip of the cap…It took them 13 innings.  But a run-scoring single in 13th by Winand, after lead-off walk to Conner Pohl…and another command performance by Andrew Magno (below) gave the Buckeyes a chance to play another day in the NCAA tournament. Read Mark Znidar in today’s Press Pros.

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Jun
1

Vanderbilt Overwhelms Bucks With Fellows and Big Bats

Rail Birds…The opening round landed hard on the Buckeyes as Vanderbilt showed why they’re the #2 national seed – an impressive and convincing 8-2 win in the opening round of the NCAA regional in Nashville. Read about it from Mark Znidar in today’s Press Pros.

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May
31

From The NCAA: Vanderbilt Has Wall to Wall Talent As No. 2 National Seed

Buckeyes face huge national challenge playing #2 national seed and star-studded Vanderbilt in the NCAA regional weekend. Stay current with our Press Pros coverage from Nashville.

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May
30

From The Tournament: Burhenn Exits Concussion Protocol to Face Vanderbilt

Ohio State freshman right-hander hasn’t pitched since May 16 against Purdue after taking foul ball to the left side of the head.  But he gets the ultimate challenge, and respect from the Buckeye coaches, with Friday’s start against #1-seed Vanderbilt in the Nashville regional.

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May
29

Rise of Defense Helps OSU Make NCAA Tournament

A year ago their 96 errors led the Big Ten.  This year a 30% improvement in defense has given opponents fewer opportunities to score and the Buckeyes their second straight NCAA tourney appearance. Mark Znidar writes about their late-season turnaround in this Press Pros inside feature.

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May
28

Ohio State To Play No. 2 National Seed Vanderbilt

The Buckeyes are savoring their NCAA regional bid without regard for who, where, or even when.  All they and Coach Greg Beals (below) wanted was a chance, and they got it…against the nation’s #2 overall seed, Vanderbilt. Read more about Monday’s NCAA pairing announcements in today’s Press Pros feature.

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May
27

Ohio State Barges Way Into NCAA Tournament

A crowd of 17,503 watched 7th seed Ohio State pull off wins over Minnesota and Nebraska Sunday to win the 2019 BigTen tournaent title. Andrew Magno, who was voted the tournament’s most outstanding player, clutches the championship trophy. Read Mark Znidar in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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May
25

Minnesota Stuns Ohio State In Semifinal…

Buckeyes offensive burst in final two innings proved to be too little, too late. They fell to MInnesota, 9-6, in the first of two games against the Gophers in the semi-final round. Read more from Mark Znidar.

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May
24

Ohio State Staff Figuring Out Starter For Big Ten Semifinal

Beals said Pfennig, a freshman right-hander, could get the call. Canzone extended his team record streak of reaching base to 53 games with a walk in the first inning. He has walked six times in two games and needs two more to tie the tournament record of eight set by Swisher in 2001.

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May
24

Magno Finishes Off Maryland In Ohio State’s 3-2 Victory

Buckeyes lean on their closer in advancing to Big Ten semifinals.  Buckeyes pitcher Garrett Burhenn gave the go-ahead point the morning after a suspended weather delay to Andrew Magno “You’ve Got This Mag” before Magno’s first pitch of the five-outs needed for the save of the second game the morning after – in the bottom of the eighth.

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May
24

Ohio State-Maryland Game Postponed By Thunderstorm

Play to resume at 11 a.m. today with Buckeyes leading 3-2 in bottom of 8th.  Big advantage lies with the Buckeyes because they have the lead and need five outs to get the victory. Read about the final 5 outs (Friday) in Press Pros Feature story written by Mark Znidar.

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May
22

Maligned Bullpen Stands Out In Buckeyes Win Over Wolverines

Pfennig and Magno have learned from growing pains early in season. Mark Znidar writes the story for Press Pros.

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May
22

Ohio State Rallies in 8th, beats Michigan In Big Ten Tourney

Buckeyes parlay a gutty start from Seth Lonsway, clean bullpen work from Will Pfennig and Andrew Magno, and a game winning single by Dillon Dignler to take Big Ten tournament opener over Michigan. Mark Znidar writes the story for Press Pros.

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May
21

Act 4 For OSU – UM Comes In Big Ten Tournament Opener

Buckeyes took 2 of 3 games from Wolverines in Columbus in April. The rivalry continues Wednesday in the Big Ten Tournament. Mark Znidar writes the story for today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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May
21

Nebraska’s Erstad Says Big Ten Tournament Unlike Regular Season

Tourney Tidbits…Scramble for championship, and the immense TD Ameritrade Park changes everything as top eight teams vie for an NCAA bid. Mark Znidar previews the Big Ten baseball tourney from Omaha, Nebraska in today’s Press Pros.

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May
19

Buckeyes Get Into B1G Tourn. With Help From Minnesota

Three-run homer by Pohl, iron man relief job by Magno are the catalysts. Andrew Magno gave an emphatic double fist pump and an aerial high five with catcher Dillon Dingler after the last out and the win over Purdue. Mark Znidar writes the story for today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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