Baseball Hosts Ohio State on Tuesday


By Grant Dovey for WVUsports.com
April 14, 2014 02:44 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The WVU baseball team will host Big Ten foe Ohio State on Tuesday, April 15 at Hawley Field. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.
 
WVU (16-15, 2-6 Big 12) is looking to get back into the win column after dropping its last seven games, including a weekend sweep by No. 18 Oklahoma State in Morgantown. Junior center fielder Bobby Boyd leads WVU with a .364 batting average, five doubles, one triple, 12 RBIs and 14 stolen bases. He had a four-hit performance last Sunday against Oklahoma State.
 
Junior second baseman Billy Fleming is hitting .358 with three doubles and 12 RBIs, while senior first baseman Ryan McBroom is batting .347 with a team-leading six homers and 35 RBIs. Fleming and McBroom had two and three hits, respectively, last Sunday against Oklahoma State.
 
 
 left-hander Ross Vance (0-0) will get the start after pitching a scoreless ninth inning on Sunday against Oklahoma State. Vance has a 7.50 ERA and six strikeouts in six innings.
 
Ohio State (21-15, 4-8 Big Ten) won two of three games last weekend against Penn State in conference play.
 
The Buckeyes are led by sophomore shortstop Nick Sergakis, who is batting .365 with four doubles, two triples, one home run and eight RBIs. Sergakis was most recently named the Big Ten Player of the Week after batting 11-for-22 (.500) with two doubles, one triple, one homer, seven runs, two RBIs and two stolen bases in five games last week.
 
Freshman outfielder Ronnie Dawson is hitting .355 with seven doubles, one triple, two homers and 18 RBIs, while sophomore infielder Troy Kuhn has a team-leading nine doubles, four homers and 23 RBIs.
 
Freshman left-hander Zach Farmer (5-3) will start his ninth game for Ohio State. Farmer has posted a 2.65 ERA with 22 strikeouts in 37.1 innings.
 
A link to live video and live stats will be available on WVUsports.com. The radio broadcast will be on select affiliates of the Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG and fans can listen via AudioNow.



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