The RedHawks begin a four-game road week at Ohio State on Tuesday at Bill Davis Stadium. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m. There will be live stats and a paid live stream available. You can also get game updates on Twitter (@MiamiOHBaseball).
LAST TIME OUT
Miami had a strong week last week, winning four of the five games it played. The RedHawks opened with a pair of midweek contests as they hosted the Joe Nuxhall Classic. In the first game on Tuesday, MU trailed 5-0 early but rallied for a 6-5, walk-off win over the Musketeers. In the championship game on Wednesday against Cincinnati, the Red & White saw a 7-2 lead disappear and trailed 8-7 going into the bottom of the ninth. Miami clawed its way back again though as Hayden Senger leveled the score at 8-all with a run-scoring double down the left field line. Then, later on in the inning with the bases loaded and one out, Will Vogelgesang hit a high chopper to third, which saw the UC fielder touch third for out number two and throw to first to try to gun down Vogelgesang and send us to extras. However, the speedy Vogelgesang legged out the ground ball to earn Miami yet another walk-off win and back-to-back Joe Nuxhall Classic championships.
The RedHawks hit the road for the weekend for a three-game series at Ball State, taking two out of three from the Cardinals. MU opened with a big 17-6 win but BSU rallied for a victory in game two of the Friday doubleheader, 13-12. Ross Haffey went a combined 7-for-9 on the day with five home runs, eight runs scored, 12 RBI and one double. He also drew two walks. Down 5-4 in the finale on Sunday, the RedHawks rallied for single tallies in the sixth and seventh innings before holding on late to take the series.
ABOUT OHIO STATE
The Buckeyes come into Tuesday’s matchup with a 24-10 record on the season and have won their last four outings. OSU was most recently in action at Penn State this past weekend, earning a three-game sweep after outscoring the Nittany Lions 25-9 in the series. The Buckeyes are a strong offensive group as they hit .300 as a team. On the other side of things, the pitching has been good as well. The OSU pitching staff owns a 3.74 ERA and is holding opposing hitters to a .260 batting average.
SERIES WITH THE BUCKEYES
Ohio State leads the all-time series, 29-15, over Miami. The two teams last met on May 6, 2015 in a midweek contest in Oxford. The Buckeyes topped the RedHawks, 20-7.