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May
21

Handicapping The Tournaments, High School And OSU…..

If you blinked you probably missed the high school baseball season. But now it’s tournament time, and as predicted five area teams are in the regional round. And more, Ohio State plays Purdue on Wednesday in the Big Ten Tournament. Good stuff…read on in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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May
19

Wrong-Way End To Things…Bucks Drop Final Series To MSU

It wasn’t the end they’d envisioned, and certainly not the body language with which they wanted to go to Omaha. But Michigan State had something to say about, taking two of three in the final series of the season. Read more in today’s feature wrap-up of the Buckeyes regular season.

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May
18

Old Habits Bite Late…Buckeyes Drop Game 2 In Lansing

Frustration…They had their chances early and misfired (failed sac bunt, above), and unearned runs from a pair of seventh inning hurt them late. Defeat for the Buckeyes in game two of their series with ‘Sparty’. Read about it in the latest Press Pros feature.

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May
17

Nothing Comes Easy…Bucks Win In East Lansing Opener

They played in the manner they’ve made so popular, and nerve-wracking. But a ninth inning uprising – as well as one from Bo Coolen – was enough to take the series opener at Michigan State. Read more about the game in our latest feature update.

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May
16

Omens Or Jack Dapore, Whatever…Russia Bests Lehman In Dist. Semis

His socks were a problem, apparently, but Russia’s Evan Monnier stretched to score ahead of the throw to the plate in Russia’s four-run fourth to move past Lehman in the Division IV district semi-finals. Read more about the game and how the Raiders won in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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May
13

Buckeye Broadcaster Matt Andrews Has…’It’

In his second year as the radio voice of Ohio State baseball, broadcaster Matt Andrews was daring enough to leave behind that to which others aspire…to create his own legacy in his home community and state.

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May
13

The Price Of Throwing a Helmet…

A day after Purdue’s Alec Olec was ejected and assumably suspended for throwing a batting helmet, the question posed at Bill Davis Stadium was…really, aren’t there worse crimes than throwing a helmet?

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May
12

One Inning Sinks Ohio State, Purdue Evens Series, 1-1

Anthem Buddies….Young Buckeye fans lined up on the field prior to Saturday’s game to pay tribute to the flag…but they couldn’t help the Buckeyes when they needed it most…in the sixth inning. OSU fell to Purdue, 8-2. Read more in our Sunday Press Pros feature.

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May
11

The ‘New’ Coldwater Opens Tourney Play With Pitching…And A Win

Frilling, which rhymes with chilling….Not the bangers they were in past years, Coldwater’s impressive record exists for the fact of pitching and defense. Two hits allowed by Cole Frilling (above) netted them an opening tourney win over Paulding. Read more in today’s Press Pros MAC feature.

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May
10

Turnabout: Loramie Steals Outright Title From Russia With Run-Rule Win

It was wild and woolly, exactly what you expect when Ft. Loramie plays Russia, as the Redskins turned the tables from an earlier loss to beat Russia 18-8 Thursday and deny the Raiders the outright baseball title in the Shelby County League. Read more about the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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May
7

Handicapping Area Teams In The Tournament….

We’ve seen about all of them, so if you ask…and someone did…which area teams have the best shot at making Huntington Park on the first week of June… well, here’s what we have to say, and why. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature on area tournament baseball.

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May
6

Buckeyes Take Illinois Series…But Don’t Worry About How!

The biggest hits came from the littlest guys…Kobie Foppe’s double in the five-run second (above), and a three-run double by Noah West in the seventh pave the way to a 10-5 rubber game win over Illinois…their first series win at Illinois since 2009. Read more about it in today’s Press Pros.

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May
6

Illini’s Spillane Sets The Pace….

A year after Iowa’s Jake Adams set the Big Ten stats page on its ear, Illinois junior Bren Spillane is setting a pace that invites comparison.

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May
5

Tale Of Two Games: “Loss Of Focus”, And Illinois Evens The Series

Worth a thousand words…Greg Beals makes one of four pitching changes in Saturday’s 11-3 loss to Illinois, an outcome that started out all Buckeyes for the first three innings. Read more in the latest update from Champaign-Urbana.

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May
5

One Big Inning, Then Michalik And Kinker: Bucks Top The Illini In Opener

He just keeps hitting….Noah McGowan delivers a single and drove in his 50th run in the Buckeyes’ five-run third Friday, an inning that ultimately carried them to a 6-5 win over host Illinois. Read more about the game in our latest Buckeyes baseball update on Press Pros.

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May
3

Lange’s Gem Earns St. Henry A Title Share…

Man of the hour….St. Henry’s Daylon Lange receives congratulations from his teammates after pitching a two-hit shutout over New Bremen Thursday to garner the Redskins a share of the MAC title. Read more about Lange’s gem, and who they shared the title with…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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May
3

Seeing ‘Victory Orange’…..

The Bucks travel to Champaign-Urbana this weekend to face the challenge of the Illini’s sharp pitching…the the league’s top hitter in average and home runs, Bren Spillane.

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May
1

Wendel No-Hits The Champs (Minster), And What’s Yet To Come…

He may have turned in this year’s best pitching performance yet, and did it by besting his mound opponent who was just three weeks off a ‘gem’ of his own. Fort Recovery’s Cade Wendel no-hit Minster Tuesday to close matters in the MAC. Read more about the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
30

Troy Withstands Late Piqua Rally To Win….

Can you guess who? It was a little dry on the base paths Monday, which made Troy’s Jake Daniel hard to recognize as he slid headfirst into third base. The Trojans scored a pair of runs late to beat Piqua at Market Street Field, 7-5. Read more on an interesting game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
29

The Ball ‘Will’ Find You…..

More than any other sport…if you have a deficiency in baseball the baseball is bound to find you. And more often than not…one way or another, it differentiates success from failure.

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