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Record: 28-18

Big Ten 14-10

vs Ohio State

at Bill Davis Stadium, Columbus, Ohio

 

It’s getting close to crunch time.  Two more series left for the Illini this regular season; one against the team directly behind them and one directly ahead of them.

This weekend, it’s the Buckeyes who are in fourth place in the Big Ten and 2 1/2 games behind Illinois. 

Interestingly, the Ohio State’s web site notes that “The two teams did not meet last year”.  Weird, I remember seeing our guys split with the Buckeyes in ’07.  Shawn Roof probably remembers that too.  He was hit by the pitcher four times, a Big Ten record.

Take the chance to check out The Buckeye Nine’s review on the series.

Awardy Stuff

Ryan Hastings and Daniel Webb have been named to ESPN Magazine’s Academic All-District 5 first team.  Hastings holds a perfect 4.0 GPA in the sport management graduate program. Webb has a 3.2 GPA in community health.

Congrats to both!

BTW, don’t forget to vote for Ryan for the Lowe’s Senior Class Award!

 

Finally, the lowdown on Ohio State: 

Opponent: Ohio State University
Nickname: Buckeyes
Conference: Big Ten
Head Coach: Bob Todd (21st year)
Hometown: Columbus, OH
Current Record: 25-21 (11-12 Big Ten)
Baseball Program website: Link
Players to watch: JB Shuck.  He’s a pitcher, outfielder, just about whatever Ohio St needs.  Shuck is hitting .400 with 35 runs scored.  He’s also 4-3 with a team leading 65 Ks.
Team Fact: Ohio State has been out-homered 2-1 by their opponents but still outscores them 258-224

 

Go Illini!!

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