They came back from an early deficit, took a late lead, then saw it go 'poof' as a three-run homer by Maryland in the bottom of the ninth sets off a Terrapin celebration (below) and adds to the Buckeyes' miseries.
CJ Stroud will see limited time, and his backups at quarterback will receive plenty of snaps to get more experience during Saturday's spring game at Ohio Stadium. Mark Znidar previews Saturday's sneak preview.
A hopeful reset next week for area baseball and softball as the forecast improves...why so many players in baseball are getting hit by pitches…and why the Reds should thankful this Easter for television revenue. Happy Easter, everyone!
Versailles and Celina played three innings, scored five runs, and did all they could before Monday's game was 'Apriled' out. "No one really cares about baseball," a player said recently. Commentary, in today's inside feature.
The offense got well all at once, Trey Lipsey (below, reaching base on a second inning triple) was 'unretireable', and starter Nate Haberthier gave them a quality start in a series-opening win over Michigan State. Mark Znidar writes for Sunday Press Pros.
A sixth straight loss was three outs away until pinch-hitter Drew Reckart walked leading off and Bauer followed with a 434-foot shot to left to beat Youngstown in a Tuesday marathon. Mark Znidar writes. (Photo Courtesy of OSU Sports)
A pair of crafty sophomore pitchers stood out on Monday, but in the end it was Wapakoneta's Taylor Echols (below) that won out, besting Minster to win in extra innings. Read about the game on Press Pros.
It's open to debate, of course, but the series finale of the OSU-Nebraska was an officials' fiasco exacerbated by not calling strikes...and calling pitchers in from the bullpen before the coach wanted them. So who, if anyone, is accountable for what transpired?
My dad grew up in the outdoors with a strong adult influence from his Uncle Mel. And he made sure that he shared that which he'd learned to love and appreciate with me and my brother. What he gave us still directs our steps. Guest writer Casey Cappell writes for Press Pros.
Starter Isaiah Coupet struck out 14 Cornhuskers in a wasted effort on a night honoring Buckeye benefactor Bill Wells: (Pictured) Coach Beals, captains Zach Dezenzo and Griffan Smith, former MLB & Ohio State Player, Nick Swisher (far right)...with Bill Wells' widow Jackie Wells and stepson Patrick Baker.
The junior-to-be from Lexington, Ohio, started out on defense, but moved to offense after Luke Farrell used his eligibility. Then he moved to defense for the Rose Bowl with the team light on linebackers.
On a miserable day to play, or even watch, Troy Christian scored five runs in the final two innings Tuesday to overcome a 3-0 Covington lead, and Zane Harris (below) was flawless in relief to win the opener for both teams, 5-3.
The air is replete with protests and indignation now, but forgiveness for DeShaun Watson's alleged improprieties is only as distant as however long it takes him to throw a few touchdown passes and accrue a few victories. Bruce Hooley commentary in Monday's Press Pros.
Nicholas Petit-Frere, Garrett Wilson Chris Olave already went through the pressure-cooker of the combine earlier this month in Indianapolis, but this was a chance to fortify their draft positions in friendly territory inside The Woody.
He led New Knoxville to the 2022 OHSAA Division IV girls championship game, and in his 17 years with the Rangers established a basketball legacy that will endure, despite his recent retirement. Coach Tim Hegemier is our Press Pros 2022 area Coach of The Year in girls basketball.