Buckeyes run 10-game winning streak – Ohio State Buckeyes

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State’s winning streak hit double digits on Saturday as the Buckeyes picked up two more wins and are now 10-game winning streaks. They used a 14-strikeout performance from Allison Smith in a 5-2 win over Presbyterian in the opener, then followed that up with a 9-2 triumph over host East Carolina later in the game. afternoon at the Jolly Roger Invite in Greenville, North Carolina.

The Buckeyes are now 16-7 this season and wrap up a nine-day, 12-game spring break trip tomorrow with a 9:30 a.m. game against Cleveland State.

Ohio State 5, Presbyterian 2 – Game Notes

Smith set a new career high with 14 strikeouts and the Buckeyes offense was punctuated by two RBIs each from Mariah Rodriguez and Kaitlyn Farley. After falling 1-0 after the first inning, the Buckeyes fought back with two in the top of the second and another in the third to take a 3-1 lead. The Buckeyes offense gave Smith insurance runs in the sixth and seventh innings. She scatter six hits over seven innings for her eighth win of the year. Rodriguez finished the game 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. In Ohio State’s seven games this week, she’s batting .400 with two doubles, seven RBIs and four runs scored. Smith’s victory was his third this week. In those starts, she allowed just two earned runs and had 41 strikeouts.

Ohio State 9, East Carolina 2 – Game Notes

Ohio State’s offense was paced by junior Destinee Noury, who made four runs. His biggest hit of the night was a fourth-inning three-run brace that gave the Buckeyes a 6-1 advantage. Noury ​​also added an RBI in the sixth inning. Emily Ruck made her third start of the week and her second of the weekend. She went seven full innings, allowing just five hits and two earned runs. This week, Ruck is 3-0 with a 1.87 ERA in 15.0 innings of action. Melina Wilkison continued to swing a hot bat, going 4 for 5 with three runs scored, an RBI and two stolen bases. Wilkison was one of five players to have multiple hits. Overall, the Buckeyes’ 14-hit offense was the season’s second best production. Kaitlyn Farley went 4 for 6 that day with two doubles and two runs scored. Mariah Rodriguez also had four hits on the day while Wilkison had five.

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The Buckeyes will look to make it 11 in a row tomorrow with a 9:30 a.m. first pitch scheduled against Cleveland State. A link to live stats will be available on the schedule page on OhioStateBuckeyes.com.

After tomorrow’s game, Buckeye fans will have their first chance to see the 2023 squad in Columbus on Tuesday, March 21 when Ohio State plays its home opener against Kent State at 4 p.m. This match will be streamed live on BTN+.


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