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May
11

Dingler’s Snag & Tag Helps Bucks Top Penn State

Not on my watch…Catcher Dillon Dingler made the play of the game, catching Penn State’s Mason Nadeau trying to sneak home on a play that could yet have disastrous consequences for the Buckeyes. It propelled them to an eventual 4-2 win. Read more in today’s Greg Hoard feature.

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May
9

Braggin’ Rights…Wright State Seeks To Make Statement Against “Big Brother”

What seemed more than just another mid-week game, Wright State ventured to Bill Davis Stadium Wednesday to show its wares and make a good impression.  And without a doubt…they did.

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May
8

Thoughts On A Theory, And Some Reality….

Some thoughts today on sport, human limitations, and the experience of what happened to the Buckeyes last weekend in Minnesota.  You can only work hard and do what you do…but it’s really hard to trump luck and a lack of priority. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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May
4

Tigers Rally To Top Milton’s Ace…

Versailles slid safely into another win and benefits from timely hits, and a few Milton-Union miscues, to rebound from Friday night’s loss to Russia. Columnist Greg Billing writes the story for today’s Press Pros inside MAC feature.

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May
3

Rain Postpones OSU-Minnesota Series…DH On Saturday

After an hour’s wait and a lot of head scratching, the opening game of the Ohio State-Minnesota series was postponed Friday night, rescheduled for a doubleheader on Saturday.

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May
2

Bremen Threatens, But Coldwater ‘Walks’ To 17th Win

Coldwater’s Zack McKibben high-steps it across home plate during a sixth-run fourth inning, fueling an 11-3 win over New Bremen Thursday and the Cavaliers’ 17th consecutive win. Read more about the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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May
1

Buckeyes Say They’re Ready For Crucial Minnesota Series

There are three weekends left for the Ohio State Buckeyes to qualify for the Big Ten Tournament, beginning with a tough on-the-road challenge with the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Mark Znidar writes in today’s Press Pros.

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May
1

If You’re Hired To Be Fired…Why Bother?

The revolving door for coaches is in full forward, coming and going, and in some cases the victims of circumstances out of their hands. So isn’t hard to understand…why anyone (like Lance Schneider, below) would want to do it at all? Some thoughtful perspective on a job much tougher for reasons other than winning.

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May
1

Hoard: Vada Pinson, Another Memory, Another Lesson

His ability to hit a baseball, run like a deer, and catch anything that flew were just the baseball attributes of former Red, Vada Pinson. Later in life I was to find out that there was much, much more. He was one of the good guys, too. Remembering one of the Reds’ greats as only Greg Hoard can do, in today’s inside feature.

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Apr
30

Deitsch ‘Knuckles’ Down, As St. Hank Takes Minster

St. Henry used classic St. Henry baseball to do it – pitching, defense, and some timely hitting on Tuesday – a senior effort by pitcher Rylee Deitsch, to beat Minster on the road. Read about the game in our latest MAC baseball update.

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Apr
28

‘Must’ Wins: Now Or Never For The Buckeyes…Or Is It?

Needing to win and win now to maintain confidence and a relevant hope for post-season play, the Buckeyes’ losses to Iowa over the weekend magnified the reality that the future is now…while defining another important long-term objective.

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Apr
27

All Things Considered, A Very Admirable Hawkeye….

Iowa senior Cole McDonald dazzled in Friday night’s 4-2 opening win, but to meet him is to admire his patience to improve and a solid plan for a future outside of baseball.

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Apr
27

Hoard: OSU Goes Flat, Faces An Iowa Sweep

Dark day, misssed opportunities…The Buckeyes combined men left on base, with four errors, and another bullpen collapse to lose the weekend series to iowa on Saturday. They’ll seek to avoid a sweep in Sunday’s finale. Read Greg Hoard in today’s inside feature.

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Apr
27

Another Marvel-ous Effort From Coldwater, Frilling

After opening the season with three consecutive losses, Coldwater’s Saturday win makes fourteen straight wins and the impression that  the Cavaliers are on their way to another deep tournament run. Read Greg Billing’s story in today’s feature.

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Apr
27

Hoard: Two-Out Failures Cost Bucks Iowa Opener

The Buckeyes ran into a hot Iowa pitcher while wasting a strong starting effort from their own. And their inability to cash in on the opportunities they had late in the game cost them the series opener against the Hawkeyes. Greg Hoard shares the story in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
25

The Reader Speaks…April 25, 2019

Questions from you, answers from us pertaining to coverage of local sports instead of the Reds and other major league sports…and why college baseball gets such a prominent platform on Press Pros. Good questions, and hopefully good answers to read in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
23

Baseball, Beer, And The Clydesdales. The Story Behind The Song…..

This clip was sent to me last week, and with sincere appreciation and thanks I’ll share it with baseball fans of every age and level.  And somewhere my dear friend and Cardinal fan Stan Wilker will read, or hear, and smile.

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Apr
23

Loramie “Rusty” In Encore Win Over Versailles….

Right out of the chute…Fort Loramie took advantage of Versailles mistakes and too many free bases to score early, score often, and shoot down a runner at the plate in the third inning. The Redskins won 9-3 Monday night at Fifth-Third Field. Read more about the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
20

A Horrible Start, A Glorious End…Bucks Split With Terps

Same View, Different Perspectives….OSU’s Brent Todys (foreground) and Maryland pitcher John Murphy (background) watch Todys’s 11th inning home run sail out of the park, giving the Buckeyes a 10-9 win and a split of Saturday’s doubleheader. Read more in today’s Press Pros.

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Apr
20

The Time Is Now For The Buckeyes….

Faced with another doubleheader this weekend, the Buckeyes need to address their place in the Big Ten standings, and do some gettin’ while the gettin’s good.

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