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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The Reader Speaks…May 16, 2019
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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Baby Steps…But A Giant Leap Forward For Covington
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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Are You Playing Summer Baseball…Or Why Not?
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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To My ‘Mom’…And Yours
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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The Buckeyes Play The Win And Wait Game….
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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OSU Splits A Double-Dip, Destiny Still Undetermined
May
11

OSU Splits A Double-Dip, Destiny Still Undetermined

Closer Andrew Magno celebrated finishing a 2-0 win in Game 1, but Penn State would come back in Game 2 to dash the Buckeyes hopes for a needed series sweep. Read Greg Hoard’s account of Saturday at Bill Davis…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Will Pfennig’s Time Has Come….
May
11

Will Pfennig’s Time Has Come….

The Buckeye freshman from Mason, Ohio celebrated his college baseball ascendancy on Friday with his first win as a collegian. Read more in the latest Buckeye update.

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Dingler’s Snag & Tag Helps Bucks Top Penn State
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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Minster Softball:  “It Really Does Take A Village…”
May
9

Minster Softball: “It Really Does Take A Village…”

Off to a exciting start, Jenna Poeppelman (below) and the once-beaten Minster girls are relying on themselves and the support of the community as they press forward with their best softball season in years. Read more in a Thursday Press Pros inside feature.

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Canzone’s Bomb Gives Ohio State 6-5 Win Over WSU
May
9

Canzone’s Bomb Gives Ohio State 6-5 Win Over WSU

Ohio State used the long ball, including one from Arcanum’s Conner Pohl (below), to thwart Wright State Wednesday night at Bill Davis Stadium. It came down to a thrilling conclusion that Mark Znidar writes about in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Braggin’ Rights…Wright State Seeks To Make Statement Against “Big Brother”
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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Thoughts On A Theory, And Some Reality….
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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‘Community’ Passes The Torch…Bowling Center Changes Hands In Minster
May
6

‘Community’ Passes The Torch…Bowling Center Changes Hands In Minster

After 48 years Minster’s Community Lanes is under new direction and no one could be happier than both the old management, and the new. Minster’s Joe Baumer (pictured above) has turned over the reins of the old girl to Versailles bowling entrepreneur, Doug Davidson. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Weekend Lost…Gophers Sweep Series From Buckeyes
May
5

Weekend Lost…Gophers Sweep Series From Buckeyes

Weekend Lost…The Buckeyes return home after losing the weekend series to Minnesota, and ground in the Big Ten standings. Read the bad news in the latest Buckeye update on Press Pros.

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Buckeyes Lose 18-Inning Heartbreaker In Minnesota
May
4

Buckeyes Lose 18-Inning Heartbreaker In Minnesota

The Buckeyes drew first blood with a second-inning run from Dillon Dingler (above). But no one expected that it would take 18 innings before the outcome of Saturday’s game with Minnesota would be decided. Read more in today’s Press Pros Buckeyes update.

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Tigers Rally To Top Milton’s Ace…
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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Rain Postpones OSU-Minnesota Series…DH On Saturday
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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Bremen Threatens, But Coldwater ‘Walks’ To 17th Win
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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Buckeyes Say They’re Ready For Crucial Minnesota Series
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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If You’re Hired To Be Fired…Why Bother?
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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