It’s been an up and down season so far for the Buckeye baseball team, but it took a road win over Illinois today to take the series and with it, fourth place in the conference.
Ohio State Baseball Takes Road Series Win At Illinois
There’s just a couple of weeks left in the Big Ten regular season and Ohio State continues to solidify its chances for post-season play.
The Buckeyes used a five run second inning to jump out early on Illinois and never looked back, winning 10-5 on the strength of nine hits and timely pitching.
Noah West and Kobie Foppe both drove in four runs a piece to be the offensive heroes of the day.
With the win, Ohio State improves to 30-15 overall and 11-7 in the Big Ten — pulling into a fourth place tie in the conference with Illinois. The top eight teams make it to the Big Ten tournament with just two weekend series remaining in conference.
OSU sits in a good spot, there are only four games separating fourth and ninth place in the league, so nothing is given. Two big series loom with third place Purdue and eighth place Michigan State.