Ohio State roundup: Two gymnasts qualify for NCAA
Ohio State women’s gymnasts Sarah Miller and Melanie Shaffer qualified for the NCAA championships during the Columbus Regional last night in St. John Arena.
Miller finished first on the balance beam and Shaffer was fourth in the all-around. Miller tied her career best with 9.950 points.
Ohio State finished fourth in the team competition with 196.050 points. Louisiana State (197.275) was first, followed by UCLA (196.950) and Arizona (196.100).
The NCAA championships will be April 19-21 in Los Angeles.
Precipitation continued to affect the weekend series at Minnesota.
Twenty hours after snow suspended Friday’s opener at Siebert Field in Minneapolis with the Buckeyes trailing 3-0 in the fifth inning, the game was completed yesterday, with the Golden Gophers (18-12, 3-1) winning 7-0.
The Buckeyes (18-9, 4-3) were limited to three hits over the course of the two-day game.The regularly scheduled game was delayed because of rain and eventually suspended in the top of the fourth with Ohio State leading 5-1.
The teams will attempt to finish two games today, starting at 11:30 a.m.
No. 15 Ohio State defeated Hobart 10-6 in an Eastern College Athletic Conference game in Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
Senior Logan Schuss had five points and freshman Carter Brown three for the Buckeyes (7-3, 2-2).
With a 605 team score, Ohio State remained in fourth place after the second round of the SMU Dallas Athletic Club Invitational. The final round begins today at 9:30 a.m.
Oklahoma State (600), Denver (604) and Oklahoma (605) have the top three scores. Individually, the Buckeyes were led by seniors Amy Meier (148) and Susana Benavides (149), who are in third and fourth place, respectively.
Ohio State lost 11-0 in five innings to Michigan (30-7, 8-0) in a Big Ten game in Ann Arbor.
Center fielder Taylor Watkins had two of the five hits by the Buckeyes (21-13, 3-5).