As if today wasn't sweet enough, the Muskies went up to Columbus and beat the Buckeyes 3-2 in baseball. Playing two at Hayden Field tomorrow.
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Thread: Xavier Baseball 2017
03-18-2017, 09:54 PM #31
03-19-2017, 11:42 AM #32
They're playing 2 at Hayden because the Friday game that was supposed to be at OSU got postponed. Not sure why OSU didn't try to fit in a doubleheader at their place yesterday, but I certainly won't complain about it.
Xavier is leading 3-0 in the opener after 2 innings.
03-19-2017, 01:44 PM #33
Xavier wins the opener 5-4 on a walk-off sacrifice fly by Mitch Gallagher.
Now they'll send Greg Jacknewitz to the mound in the 2nd game for a potential 3-game sweep over the Buckeyes.
Last edited by X-band '01; 03-19-2017 at 02:34 PM. Reason: Jacknewitz, not Astle
03-19-2017, 05:36 PM #34
Xavier swept Ohio State on a walk off 2 run homer. 6-5
03-19-2017, 09:15 PM #35
According to goxavier.com, the last time Ohio State was swept by an in-state opponent, I had not yet been born. It last happened in 1975.
03-20-2017, 11:46 AM #36
As nice as the sweep over Ohio State was, they may actually be playing a tougher in-state opponent tomorrow when they host Wright State at Hayden Field. The Raiders were also a regional finalist in Louisville's region last year.
03-21-2017, 03:52 PM #37
So far, things are looking good for a midweek win against Wright State. Trent Astle allowed 3 runs in 6 1/3 IP - the Muskies lead 6-3 going into the 7th inning stretch.
Still, if you saw Wright State's act last season in the NCAA Tournament, don't count out the rally deer just yet.
03-21-2017, 04:13 PM #38
Freshman DH Conor Grammes was Big East Player of the Week last week.
Heck of a job Coach Googins and Coach O'Conner are doing with the Xavier Baseball program.
03-21-2017, 04:18 PM #39
7-3 now in the 8th.
Xavier is currently 10-10, and #46 in the RPI. Wright State came into today #12 in the RPI (12-6 record).
Some other noteable Xavier opponents:
St. John's is 14-2 and #5 in the RPI
Southern Miss is 16-4 and #20 in the RPI (one of their 4 losses is to Xavier)
Louisville is 19-0 and #28 in the RPI (#1 in most polls but a horrible schedule)
Charlotte is 13-7 and #37 in the RPI
Seton Hall is 10-8 and #44 in the RPI
Ohio State is 8-11 and #76 in the RPI (0-3 vs. Xavier)
If Xavier wins a lot from here on out (and wins the Big East Tournament), they're in pretty decent shape to avoid being the dreaded #4 seed in the regional this year.
03-21-2017, 04:32 PM #40
7-4 victory. Now they'll get a chance to pad the win column this weekend with a 3-game against Illinois State at Hayden Field.