Baseball Beats Ohio State 12-1 on Senior Day - Rutgers University Athletics (2024)

Baseball Beats Ohio State 12-1 on Senior Day - Rutgers University Athletics (1)

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Baseball Beats Ohio State 12-1 on Senior Day - Rutgers University Athletics (2)

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Ohio StateOSU28-24, 12-12 Big Ten

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WinnerRutgersRU28-25, 6-18 Big Ten

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Ohio StateOSU

28-24, 12-12 Big Ten

1

Final

12

RutgersRU

28-25, 6-18 Big Ten

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Winner

Score By Periods
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Ohio State OSU 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Rutgers RU 0 7 3 0 0 2 X 12 7 0

W: Zsak, Donovan (3-1) L: Eckhardt, Justin (0-3)

Game Recap: Baseball |

PISCATAWAY, N.J. –Rutgers baseball earned a run-rule victory on Senior Day, beating Ohio State by a score of 12-1 on Saturday at Bainton Field.

The Scarlet Knights (28-25, 6-18) scored seven runs in the second and only allowed one hit to cruise against theBuckeyes (28-24, 12-12) and end the season on a high note.

Donovan Zsak started on the mound for RU and delivered another stellar outing. He tied his career high – set last week at Penn State – pitching six quality innings. He gave up just one run on one hit, a solo home run, and struck out a career-high seven batters with three walks.

After a scoreless first from both teams, senior Pete Durocher gave Rutgers an early lead with a solo home run. Jackson Natili followed with an RBI single and two wild pitches scored two more runs to make it 4-0. Tony Santa Maria put an exclamation point on the inning with a booming three-run home run – his team-best 14th of the season – to make it 7-1.

A solo homer put one on the board for OSU in the top of the third, but the Scarlet Knights responded with three more in the bottom half on a three-run home run from Johnny Volpe.

Two bases-loaded walks in the bottom of the sixth gave Rutgers a 12-1 advantage.

In his final appearance for Rutgers, Ben Gorski struck out two batters in a 1-2-3 seventh to close out the run-rule victory.

Rutgers caps off the year with a 28-25 record to secure its third straight winning season under head coach Steve Owens.

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Team Statistics

Pitching
W: Zsak, Donovan (3-1)
L: Eckhardt, Justin (0-3)

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Batting
HR: Graveline, Matthew 1
RBI: Graveline, Matthew 1
BASERUNNING:
RUNS: Graveline, Matthew 1
HBP: Okuley, Mitchell 1; Giamarusti, Nick 1

Baseball Beats Ohio State 12-1 on Senior Day - Rutgers University Athletics (7) Rutgers

BATTING:
HR: Volpe, Johnny 1; Santa Maria, Tony 1; Durocher, Pete 1
RBI: Volpe, Johnny 3; Santa Maria, Tony 4; Durocher, Pete 2; Natili, Jackson 1
BASERUNNING:
RUNS: Volpe, Johnny 2; Kuroda-Grauer, Josh 1; Doucette, Ty 1; Santa Maria, Tony 1; Durocher, Pete 1; Young, Scotty 1; Love, Cameron 1; Santos, Pablo 1; Natili, Jackson 3
SB: Kuroda-Grauer, Josh 1
HBP: Natili, Jackson 1

Game Leaders

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#3 Volpe, Johnny

  • AB
    3
  • R
    2
  • H
    2
  • RBI
    3

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#44 Kuroda-Grauer, Josh

  • AB
    4
  • R
    1
  • H
    2
  • RBI
    0

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#7 Santa Maria, Tony

  • AB
    3
  • R
    1
  • H
    1
  • RBI
    4

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#12 Durocher, Pete

  • AB
    3
  • R
    1
  • H
    1
  • RBI
    2

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#11 Zsak, Donovan

  • ER
    1
  • IP
    6.0
  • SO
    7
  • BB
    3

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#35 Gorski, Ben

  • ER
    0
  • IP
    1.0
  • SO
    2
  • BB
    0

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#22 Natili, Jackson

  • PO
    9
  • A
    0

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#7 Santa Maria, Tony

  • PO
    2
  • A
    2

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#2 Love, Cameron

  • PO
    3
  • A
    1

Hits

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#3 lf

Volpe, Johnny

Volpe, Johnny

2

Kuroda-Grauer, Josh

2

Santa Maria, Tony

1

Durocher, Pete

1

Strikeouts

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#11 p

Zsak, Donovan

Zsak, Donovan

7

Gorski, Ben

2

RBIs

Baseball Beats Ohio State 12-1 on Senior Day - Rutgers University Athletics (20)

#7 3b

Santa Maria, Tony

Santa Maria, Tony

4

Volpe, Johnny

3

Durocher, Pete

2

Natili, Jackson

1

Putouts

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#22 c

Natili, Jackson

Natili, Jackson

9

Love, Cameron

3

Santos, Pablo

3

Doucette, Ty

2

Players Mentioned

#35 Ben Gorski

RHP
6' 2"
Senior
Mechanical Engineering

#7 Tony Santa Maria

INF
5' 11"
Redshirt Sophom*ore
Communication

#11 Donovan Zsak

LHP
6' 3"
Redshirt Freshman
Undeclared

#3 Johnny Volpe

INF
5' 8"
Graduate Student
Labor Studies and Employment Relations

#12 Pete Durocher

OF
6' 1"
Graduate Student
Supply Chain Managament

#22 Jackson Natili

C
6' 4"
Freshman
Engineering

Players Mentioned

#35 Ben Gorski

6' 2"
Senior
Mechanical Engineering
RHP

#7 Tony Santa Maria

5' 11"
Redshirt Sophom*ore
Communication
INF

#11 Donovan Zsak

6' 3"
Redshirt Freshman
Undeclared
LHP

#3 Johnny Volpe

5' 8"
Graduate Student
Labor Studies and Employment Relations
INF

#12 Pete Durocher

6' 1"
Graduate Student
Supply Chain Managament
OF

#22 Jackson Natili

6' 4"
Freshman
Engineering
C

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