The 2021 Ohio State baseball season has come to a close, and it was in a nondescript fashion, losing to Northwestern 8-2 on Sunday to conclude the three-game weekend series. The good news is that OSU still took two out of three to finish the season with a 21-20 winning record. The bad news is that Ohio State didn’t do nearly enough to continue on into the postseason.
But back to the action on Sunday.
Northwestern didn’t take long to plate a run, smashing a home run in the top of the first inning to take a quick 1-0 lead. The Buckeyes answered right back in the bottom of the first to tie things at 1-1 when Connor Pohl brought home Zach Dezenzo on an RBI single.
But that would be all that OSU could muster until the seventh inning, as the Wildcats pitching stymied most of the Buckeye threats the rest of the way. Meanwhile, the Northwestern offense got two runs in the second, two in the third, two more in the sixth, and one more in the ninth inning. The Buckeyes scrapped together one more run in the seventh inning, and that was all she wrote, a final 8-2 score.
Time to turn the page and hope for better in 2021 for the Ohio State baseball team.