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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

Russia Wins: Raiders Celebrate Another District Title

Newton was forced to fight some ‘small ball’ and a couple of game-changing decisions by the umpires.  But in fact, the Indians had to fight a Russia team that’s finding itself at just the right time. Greg Billing writes the story for today’s Press Pros.

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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

Words From The ‘Duke’: PBA’s Norm Duke On Bowling, Present and Future

If you believe in the adage of good things that come from small packages, they don’t any better than Professional bowler Norm Duke, who took the time last week to talk with Press Pros about his sport now, and about its future. A unique opportunity with one of the best in history…in 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
20

Cordonnier, Doseck Named Press Pros Top SCL Scholar-Athletes

Russia’s Jenna Cordonnier and Anna’s Griffin Doseck grab honors as this year’s Press Pros Scholar-Athletes of The Year in the Shelby County League. Click to read more about this year’s honorees in today’s SCAL feature.

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May
20

The Quietest Team…Newton Advances in Dist. Semis

Missed him by that much…Newton’s Patrick Hughes leans to avoid the tag attempt of Franklin Monroe catcher Gabe Sargent in the sixth inning of Monday’s 6-0 Indians win. Read more in the latest tournament update from Press Pros.

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May
18

Lonsway Strikes Out 14 In Leading Ohio State Over Purdue

Three-run homer in 4th by Todys gets team on way to 2nd win in series. Seth Lonsway flies through the air with the greatest of ease in getting an out on a ground ball. Mark Znidar writes the story for today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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May
17

Troy’s Severt 2019 Hal McCoy Scholarship Winner….

Troy High School senior Luke Severt is the Press Pros 2019 Hal McCoy Scholarship winner for continued studies in journalism, and his story, and dream, is a near-parallel to that of the Hal McCoy’s own. Read more in today’s Press Pros.

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May
17

Buckeyes’ ‘Unsungs’ Big In Thursday Win Over Purdue

What a shock, eh!  Thursday’s shutout over Purdue again contained another sizeable dose of unsung contribution from a couple of guys no one saw coming back in March.

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May
16

For Openers: Brogan, Trojans Shut Down Wayne

A strong effort from Cole Brogan, Weston Smith scored early (below), and a few timely hits sent Troy past Wayne in their sectional opener Thursday at Market Street Field. Greg Billing writes the story in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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May
16

The Reader Speaks…May 16, 2019

Observations from new names reading Press Pros for the first time (and some old faithful)…over fairness in paying taxes…”hired to be fired”…and media expertise in talent evaluation.  Enjoy a good read from some of the loyalists.

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May
14

Baby Steps…But A Giant Leap Forward For Covington

Covington’s Gavin McReynolds slides across with one of Covington’s three runs in the fifth inning Tuesday – and an 8-0 win over Middletown Christian for the Buccaneers’ first tournament win in three years. Read more about the game, and their story, in today’s Press Pros feature.

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May
13

Are You Playing Summer Baseball…Or Why Not?

It’s a concern for every amateur baseball coach you ask.  Why aren’t more kids playing summer baseball, and why are the opportunities diminishing?  Or are they? Some thoughts, and a couple of comments on the topic in today’s Press Pros inside feature. (Hint: No one mentioned the crummy spring weather.)

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May
12

To My ‘Mom’…And Yours

Not to be patronizing for the sake of one particular day, but like most of us must admit…I wouldn’t be who I am without my ‘Mom’. A tribute mine, and yours, on Mother’s Day.

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May
12

The Buckeyes Play The Win And Wait Game….

Needing every possible win, and every other possible scenario to go their way, the Buckeyes play the final week of the season thinking about what could have been…and that one series in particular.

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