Archive for OSU Feature
Jul
11

Catching Up…With Connor Curlis

The former Buckeye from Findlay is learning the ropes of professional baseball…and how to live out of a suitcase. It’s life in the minor leagues, one bus trip at a time. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jul
3

Milheim Getting Back To Strength In Chillicothe

Buckeyes left-hander is trying to making up for lost time after emergency appendectomy in April.  Summer league baseball in nearby Chillicothe is presently his ‘operating’ room.

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Jun
26

Summer Ball: A ‘Switch In Positions’ For Ernst, Buckeyes

While rival Michigan fights it out with Vanderbilt for a national title this week, Buckeye sophomore-to-be Marcus Ernst is honing his batting stroke and learning to play other positions in Springfield, hoping to switch positions with TTUN in 2020. A summer profile in today’s Press Pros.

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Jun
24

Michigan’s CWS Win Over Vandy…Textbook!

Undaunted by mighty Vanderbilt, Michigan’s impressive tournament run continued Monday with pitching gem and an impressive 7-4 win in Game 1 of the CWS Finals.

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Jun
18

Sonny: Cliches’ Come True For Bucks. Now, What Next?

Power pitching…If you want my capsule on the Buckeyes’ year, it comes down to the oldest cliche in the baseball book. Good pitching, like freshman All-American Seth Lonsway (below) beats good hitting every time. And baseball quotes are ageless. I know. I’m almost old enough to be ageless. Closing the book on 2019 Buckeyes baseball in today’s Press Pros post.

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Jun
16

Hoard: Could This (2019) Be The Start Of Something Big?

They were so young starting out that no one could have possibly guessed in February they would win the Big Ten Tournament and return to an NCAA regional.  But they were talented enough to do it, and the experience portends even better things for 2020 and beyond. Greg Hoard add his perspective in part 2 of our post-season recap.

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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
2

From The Tournament: Regardless Of How It Ends…Brady Cherry!

Regardless of how long they play, or how the season ends, the 2019 baseball season at Ohio State will be remembered by those with awareness for the remarkable turnaround of Pendleton, Indiana’s favorite son…Brady Cherry.

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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 Tourney: Nashville…A Town Of Different Talents

There’s at least one ex-Buckeye in Nashville this weekend who doesn’t worry about the next game, the next opponent, or even what comes next. She already knows. Whether you believe or not…an interesting read 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
30

From The NCAA: Bucks’ Freshman Consider Then, Now….

When you’re young you have no idea the difference a year can make in your life.  For Buckeye freshmen Nick Erwin and Zach Dezenzo it’s become manifest, and magnified, this weekend in Nashville. Read more from our Press Pros team in Nashville.

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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

No Crystal Balls, Or Easy Games…It’s Baseball

The Buckeyes reach the NCAA tourney for the third time in four years to the surprise of some, but just ask Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Nebraska…and especially Minnesota.  Baseball is full of surprises.

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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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