The Buckeyes return to Bill Davis Stadium, hosting the Dayton-Ohio State Buckeyes for three games

Game 1

Date: March 17 | Time: 6:00 p.m

Likely starters:

Ohio State: LHP Isaiah Coupet

Dayton: LHP Mark Manfredi

Game 2

Date: March 18 | Time: 2:00 p.m

Likely starters:

Ohio State: RHP Justin Eckhardt

Dayton: LHP Eli Majick

Game 3

Date: March 19 | Time: 1:00 p.m

Likely starters:

Ohio State: LHP Gavin Bruni

Dayton: LHP Ryan Steinhauer

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Buckeyes (9-6) play at Bill Davis Stadium’s Nick Swisher Field for the first time this season, hosting the Dayton Flyers (4-11) for a three-game series March 17-19 to begin a five-game homestand match stand.

Ticket and parking information

  • Fans can purchase tickets online at or in the TicketMaster app. Tickets can also be purchased at the Schottenstein Center box office or at Bill Davis Stadium on game day. The ticket office will open one hour before the start of each match.
  • Parking can be found at Bill Davis Stadium and is free.

Last wait

  • The Buckeyes played a midweek game against Marshall and former head coach Greg Beals on Wednesday, March 15. Ohio State prevailed, defeating the Herd 5-1 to earn its fifth straight victory.
  • Matthew Graveline and Nick Irwin led the team in hits with two each. Graveline hit a solo home run in the top of the second inning.
  • Gravelin led the team in runs scored with three and in sacks with two.
  • George Eisenhardt (1-0) picked up his first win as a Buckeye. He had a strong outing on the mound, striking out three and giving up just two walks in 5.0 scoreless innings. He did not issue any walks.
  • Nolan Clegg made his first save of the season. He had a career-high three hits and allowed just one hit in 2.1 scoreless innings.

Hot streak

  • The Buckeyes are on a five-game winning streak; they defeated Oklahoma in the final game of the Frisco Classic, swept a three-game series at Cal State Bakersfield and most recently defeated Marshall.
  • It’s Ohio State’s longest hitting streak since the 2021 season, when the Buckeyes won five straight from April 2-9, beating Indiana four times and Michigan once.
  • OSU’s 9-6 start to the season is its best mark through 15 games since the 2018 season, when the team also went 9-6 through its first 15 games.

Ohio State Quick Hitters

  • Catcher Cole Andrews leads Ohio State at the plate, hitting .455. He also leads the team in RBIs with 15. He has 15 hits and nine runs scored on the season.
  • Matthew Graveline is hitting .447, which ranks him fourth in the Big Ten. His .523 on-base percentage also ranks fourth, and his .711 slugging percentage is sixth-best in the conference.
  • Marcus Ernst’s team-high 18 runs scored tied for seventh in the Big Ten. He is tied for fourth in home runs with four on the season so far. Defensively, he is fourth in the conference in putouts with 131 and fourth in double plays with 11.
  • Josh McAllister and Tyler Pettorini each hit two 3-pointers, tied for second in the Big Ten.
  • Henry Kacmar’s 49 assists are the most in the conference.
  • Isaiah Coupet (2-1) leads the Big Ten in ERA (0.50), against batting average (.127) hits allowed (eight), runs allowed (two) and earned runs allowed (one). He has the eighth best ERA in the country. He ranks fourth in the Big Ten in strikeouts with eight and is fifth in total strikeouts with 27.
  • Justin Eckhardt (1-2) is tied for first in the conference in appearances with just two so far this season.
  • Landon Beidelschies’ two saves are tied for second most in the Big Ten.

The opponent

  • The Flyers are 4-11 on the season so far and have a 1-9 record on the road.
  • Infielder Ben Jones leads Dayton at the plate, batting .333. He leads the team in hits with 20 and runs scored with 11.
  • Jones and catcher Eddie Yamin IV are tied for the team lead in RBIs with 10 each. Yamin has hit a team-high four home runs this season.
  • Left-hander Mark Manfredi (0-2) has a 5.30 ERA in 18.2 innings. He has struck out 22 and walked 15 and given up 11 earned runs.
  • Ryan Steinhauer (0-2) fanned nine, walked 10 and allowed 12 earned runs in 11.1 innings pitched. He has an ERA of 9.53.
  • Eli Magic (1-1) has appeared in six games and started just one so far. He has a 7.30 ERA and has struck out nine, walked six and given up 10 earned runs in 12.1 innings.

Next up

  • The Buckeyes host Wright State on Tuesday, March 21 at 6:00 p.m., and Toledo on Wednesday, March 22 at 6:00 p.m., before heading to Indiana to open Big Ten play on March 24-26.


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