Baseball Begins Two Weeks of Road Action Wednesday


Senior catcher Matt Kirkwood with head coach Jeff Waggoner

Senior catcher Matt Kirkwood with head coach Jeff Waggoner

April 9, 2013

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Following a successful weekend series where the Thundering Herd knocked off No. 19 Houston, Marshall baseball will be on the road for a Wednesday meeting at Ohio State.  First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.   

The Last Meeting
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April 28, 2010
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Baseball Falls at Ohio State, 7-4
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State avenged an early season loss to the Marshall baseball team by knocking off the Thundering Herd, 7-4, on Wednesday night at Bill Davis Stadium. MU sits at 20-22 overall on the season, while OSU improves to 23-13.


Marshall (13-18, 3-3 Conference USA) is 2-17 in the all-time series with the Buckeyes but 2-2 under head coach Jeff Waggoner.  In each MU victory over Ohio State, the Herd plated 14 or more runs while keeping Ohio State limited to three or less. 

Ohio State is 19-10 this season and will enter the Wednesday meeting on a night’s rest as a collision with West Virginia is currently scheduled for Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio. 

Andrew Dundon remains the Herd’s hitting leader at .351.  The sophomore climbed to third place in that category in C-USA when he went 7-for-13 (.538) in the series against Houston last weekend.  Dundon notched a four-hit game – the team’s first of the season – in the finale on Sunday. 

OSU is led by Kirby Pellant and his .362 average.  Three other Buckeyes are batting over the .300 mark, including Joe Ciamacco who has 12 stolen bases in as many attempts.