Game Notes

  • Greg Beals is 10-8 against Michigan State in his career.
  • Pitcher Seth Kinker pitched in both Ohio State games against Michigan State last season in the Big Ten tournament. He pitched 5.2 innings combined (his only two appearances against MSU), holding the Spartans scoreless and picking up a win on May 28, 2016 and a save on May 29, 2016.
    • No runs on two hits and no walks with four strikeouts
  • Last season in the Big Ten Tournament, OSU stole an all-time tournament team-high five bases against Michigan State.
  • Ohio State is 6-2 in the last three seasons against Michigan State. All-time, OSU leads the series 140-89-1.
  • OSU faced Michigan State twice in the Big Ten tournament in back-to-back days, winning both games. Ronnie Dawson hit a solo home run in the top of 10th inning of the first game to give OSU the 3-2 victory.
  • Michigan State has 74 All-Big Ten selections, including 16 players since 2000. Ohio State has 115 All-Big Ten, including 27 players since 2000.
  • Last time they were shut out by Michigan State was April 13, 2008. OSU blanked MSU last on March 22, 2015.
  • Have won the season series versus Michigan State every season since 2013.
  • Ohio State is 62-46 against Michigan State on the road.
  • The last time OSU played MSU on the road was on April 2, 2012, when they lost 10-5
  • Redshirt senior starting pitcher Jake Post picked up his first collegiate save against Michigan State on March 22, 2014 in a 6-2 victory
    • Post went three innings, allowing one hit and no runs with one walk and three strikeouts
    • Over his career, he has 5.1 innings with no runs allowed, five hits, and one walk allowed with five strikeouts in two relief appearances against the Spartans
  • Tre’ Gantt is the only active OSU batter with a hit against Michigan State: he recorded a pair of hits in OSU’s May 29, 2016 game against MSU in the Big Ten tournament
    • Jalen Washington is 0-7 against MSU and Zach Ratcliff is 0-2
  • The only pitcher on OSU’s staff that has allowed a run against MSU was Austin Woodby in his start last season on May 29, 2016 when he allowed three runs (all earned) in 2.2 innings of work with two walks and one strikeout
    • Kyle Michalik has 6.1 shutout innings of work with five hits, one walk allowed and three strikeouts spread across three appearances
    • Yianni Pavlopoulos has just one scoreless inning of work with no hits, one walk and one strikeout when he picked up his 14th save of the season
  • OSU’s all-time saves leader Trace Dempsey tied the OSU save record at 29 on March 21, 2015 and broke the record the next day with his 30th career save, both in games against Michigan State
  • Ohio State set a school record nine total home runs in a game against them in a 34-4 victory on May 7, 1999
  • Greg Beals picked up his 200th victory as head coach of Ohio State in last season’s 3-2 victory over Michigan State on May 28, 2016
  • Ohio State currently has a four-game winning streak against MSU dating back to March 21, 2015
  • Junior catcher Will Salter has the most hits in the series of active players with seven hits in 23 at-bats
  • Seven different active Michigan State players have hits in the series
  • Sunday’s starter for MSU, junior Andrew Gonzalez, has 9.1 innings of work against the Buckeyes in his career spread across two starts with six hits allowed, two runs (1.98 ERA), six strikeouts and two walks
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