Buckeye Weekly Roundup: April 7 – April 13, 2014
Football: Ohio State had its annual Spring Football Game this week, pitting the Scarlet against the Gray. Braxton Miller did not participate in the game due to a shoulder injury, so Cardale Jones and J.T. Barrett got all the reps at quarterback. Both Jones and Barrett had decent games but overall both offenses struggled, as the Gray topped the Scarlet squad in a low scoring affair 17-7. The defense looked much improved, though that could have been due to poor offensive execution. It was a great event for Buckeye fans, 61,000 people came out to the Shoe, and there was even a halftime race featuring some of the fastest students not on the team.
Baseball: Ohio State baseball had a record of 3-2 this week. The Buckeyes have struggled against the rest of the Big Ten this year, entering the week 2-7, but they managed to take 2 out of 3 against Penn State to improve their record to 4-8. The Buckeyes also managed to beat Eastern Michigan 8-1, but also dropped a contest to Dayton 8-5. Josh Dezse easily had the best week at the plate for the Buckeyes, hitting 3 home runs and a double in the series against Penn State. The pitching performance of the week goes to senior Greg Greve who pitched a complete game shutout in Ohio State’s 7-0 win over Penn State on Saturday. It was a good week for Buckeye baseball, building momentum will be key in the last month of the season if they hope to make the Big Ten tournament.
Basketball: In Buckeye basketball news, Trevor Thompson decided on Ohio State over Indiana and Purdue after spending a year at Virginia Tech. The 6’11″ forward will likely be sitting this upcoming season due to transfer eligibility restrictions, but there is rumor he may try to appeal. Whether Thompson plays in the upcoming season or not, he will have an impact on this team and help deepen a thin front court. Thompson is another player on a long list of top recruits and transfer students that have committed to playing for the scarlet and gray.
Lacrosse: Probably the best news of the week came from the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team. The Buckeyes faced the Michigan Wolverines on Saturday before the football team’s spring game. The Buckeyes dominated the Wolverines despite a rocky start to the game. Trailing 5-2 early in the game the Buckeyes would rally to tie it at 6 going into halftime. The second half belonged to the good guys as they outscored “That Team Up North” 8-0 and went on to win the game 15-6.