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Mike Stafford named Pitching Coach at Ohio State


StaffordBealsOhioState COLUMBUS, Ohio – The coaching team of Greg Beals and Mike Stafford will continue. It’s not as if this comes as too great of a surprise for those in the collegiate baseball circles, and particularly to those who have watched the two succeed along the recruiting trails or between the base paths the past seven seasons instructing, mentoring and coaxing the most out of their student-athletes at Ball State University. But today it became official when Beals, the Springfield, Ohio-native and first-year coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes, named Stafford, the former Buckeye reliever, as his pitching coach.

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Greg Beals set to be named head coach at Ohio State

GregBealsBallState Ball State head coach Greg Beals will be named the next head coach at Ohio State according to multiple sources. He has spent the last eight seasons with the Cardinals accumulating a 243-202 record while going 117-80 in MAC play. This past season, the team went 29-29 facing off against the fourth toughest non-conference schedule in the country.  He has also overseen 20 Cardinals being selected in the MLB Draft with Kolbrin Vitek being selected in the first round.

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Ohio State set to name Kent State’s Stricklin head coach

UPDATE at 5:00pm

Ohio State is set to name Kent State head coach Scott Stricklin according to a post from Kendall Rogers. He is set to replace Bob Todd who is retiring after 23 seasons leading the Buckeyes.

You can check out the full post by clicking here.

We spoke with Stricklin before this season and the full interview is available by clicking here.

Aaron Fitt of Baseball America tweeted the following about the situation:

Kent State coach Scott Stricklin refutes rumor he will take Ohio State job. He texted: "No basis for that. Have not been contacted by them."

We should see what happens about this situation in the coming days but it is very odd timing for this news to break.

Tasty Tuesday Matchups

Oklahoma vs Oklahoma State baseball. Game 2. Photos by Ty Russell Here are some of the best mid-week matchups to watch for tonight.

#14 Arkansas at #15 Oklahoma

The Arkansas Razorbacks make the trek to Norman Oklahoma tonight to take on the Oklahoma Sooners. Arkansas enters the game with a 38-14 overall record but are on a three game losing streak thanks to the South Carolina Gamecocks who swept them in Fayetteville over the weekend. Arkansas will send freshman LHP Randall Fant to the hill as he has a 3-1 record with a 4.05 ERA in 33.1 innings. The Sooners enter the game with a 37-14 record after taking the last two games of a three game weekend series with Memphis. The Sooners will send junior RHP Michael Rocha to the mound as he is 6-1 with a 3.70 ERA in 15 appearances including two starts.

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Big Ten Recap for May 15th


Recap and Box Score
Freshman Kevin Johnson tossed a complete-game shutout to lead Illinois to a 7-0 victory over Purdue on Saturday to even the series at 1-1. Johnson allowed six hits and two walks with four strikeouts en route to his fifth win of the season. Calvin Gunter took the loss for the Boilermakers. Casey McMurray led the Illini offense, going 2-for-2 with a double, two runs, two RBI and a pair of walks. Willie Argo went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer and a stolen base. Tyler Spillner paced Purdue at the plate with a 3-for-5 performance.

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Big Ten Conference Recap for May 14th


BischoffPurdue PURDUE def. ILLINOIS, 8-2
Recap and Box Score
Purdue maintained a share of the Big Ten lead with an 8-2 win at Illinois on Friday evening. The Boilermakers got big innings late in the game with a four-run sixth and a three-run eighth, led by Eric Charles and Kevin Plawecki, who both had a pair of RBI. Charles went 1-for-4 with a double, while Plawecki was 2-for-4 with his eighth home run. Matt Bischoff picked up his ninth win of the year in a complete-game effort, allowing two runs on six hits and no walks with six strikeouts. Lee Zerrusen was tagged with the loss. Josh Parr led the Illini at the plate, going 1-for-3 with an RBI triple.

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Ohio State’s Bob Todd Retiring at End of Season


COLUMBUS, Ohio – After 39 years as a baseball coach, including 37 years on the Division I collegiate level, Ohio State head baseball coach Bob Todd will end his coaching career at the conclusion of the 2010 season. The 61-year-old Todd informed his team, the defending Big Ten Conference champion and vying for a second consecutive championship, of his decision to resign from his position, and retire from coaching, Wednesday following the game with Louisville.

“I think I’m ready,” said Todd, the winningest coach in Ohio State history with 897 wins. “I always said I wanted a career and not just a job. I think I found that. I still feel good and I love this game because it has been a very enjoyable and prominent part of my life and that of my family, but I have always felt I’d rather leave this game too early than too late.”

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5 Games to Watch for Tuesday, May 4th

ASUBrick #20 Arizona vs. #3 Arizona State

The Wildcats were riding high 2 weeks ago with consecutive series victories, that is before they ran into UCLA’s Gerrit Cole and Trevor Bauer, and weren’t able to recover this past weekend as they were almost swept by USC when visiting Dedeaux Field this past weekend and squeaking out a late victory with a 6-run 8th inning. They travel to Tempe, where they were victorious in their last meeting 2 weeks ago, 4-2. Arizona State is 7-1 since, including their most impressive road sweep of UCLA this weekend. Zack MacPhee was sick with the flu in the last matchup, and Drew Maggi laid an egg at the plate. If these two can get on base effectively in Tuesday’s matchup, I see Arizona State taking this game handily.

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Big Ten Recap for April 23rd

Here is your Big Ten Recap for April 23rd.

From Big Ten Conference Release

Recap and Box Score
Illinois took Game 1 of its doubleheader with Michigan State on Friday, edging the Spartans, 4-3, in 10 innings. Casey McMurray led Illinois with two hits and three RBI, including a home run, also driving in what proved to be the game-winner in the top of the 10th. Wes Braun picked up the win in relief, throwing three scoreless innings. Bryan Roberts earned his sixth save with a clean 10th frame. Illinois starter Lee Zerrusen allowed three runs on seven hits and two walks in six innings. Torsten Boss, Chris Roberts and Andy Johnson had two hits each to lead the Spartans. Tim Simpson took the loss in relief, while starter A.J. Achter threw nine innings, allowing three runs on five hits and four walks with seven strikeouts.

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Big Ten Players of the Week


AlexWimmersOhioState PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Ryan LaMarre, Michigan

Jr., OF, Jackson, Mich./Lumen Christi

LaMarre earns his second career Player of the Week honor and his first this season after leading Michigan to a series win against Purdue over the weekend. The outfielder hit .692 and slugged 1.077 on the strength of three doubles and a triple vs. the Boilermakers. He also recorded three hits in every conference game, extending his hitting streak to 10 games dating back to last season. Against Central Michigan on Wednesday, LaMarre made his first start since suffering an injury at Texas Tech on Feb. 20. He went 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI in a 13-7 win. In eight appearances this season, LaMarre has four multi-hit games and is hitting .519 with a .704 slugging percentage.

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