Ohio State Baseball Loses To Minnesota To End Its B1G Tourney Run

Ohio State Baseball Loses To Minnesota To End Its B1G Tourney Run

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Ohio State Baseball Loses To Minnesota To End Its B1G Tourney Run


It was always going to be an uphill climb coming out of the loser’s bracket, but Ohio State kept on eliminating  teams until it ran across No. 1 seed Minnesota. 


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Ohio State Baseball Loses To Minnesota To End Its B1G Tourney Run

All good thing must come to an end … so they say.

The Buckeyes beat the odds by elbowing their way through the loser’s bracket to get to the semifinals, but it was always going to be a daunting task from there as it got pitted back up to play the No. 1 seeded Minnesota Golden Gophers and their ace pitcher.

And, the Buckeyes not only needed to find a way to beat the best team in the Big Ten, but do it twice to advance.

Turns out, only one game was needed as Minnesota’s pitching was able to keep the Ohio State offense stymied all day.

Things started off good with a first inning home run from Tyler Cowles to put the Buckeyes up 1-0, but from there, Minnesotas pitching silenced the Buckeye bats. Starting pitcher Patrick Fredrickson held OSU to just two hits and two walks total through six innings, and the bullpen allowed just two more hits the rest of the way.

Ohio State starting pitcher had a good day as well and kept the Minnesota offense shaking its head through four innings, but then the bullpen allowed the Gophers to break through in a six-run sixth inning that stretched a 1-1 tie to 7-1.

The Gophers coasted home from there and won 8-1 to advance to the Big Ten tournament championship opposite Purdue.

Now Ohio State will await its postseason fate util the NCAA selection show on Monday at Noon Eastern on ESPNU. Most believe the Buckeyes have done enough to be included, but we’ll have to wait and see.

 

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