Loggers shut down Panthers

first_imgMakaila Napoleon had 18 points and the Eureka High girls basketball team more than avenged a disappointing regular season loss to the McKinleyville Panthers, shutting down the visitors in a defensively dominate 58-31 win Monday night at Jay Willard Gymnasium in what was a first-round Dick Niclai Memorial Tournament matchup.Eureka held a size advantage going into Monday night’s game and Loggers’ head coach Mike Harvey more than exploited it, running the majority of his first-half offense …last_img read more

49ers camp: Scouting the defensive depth chart

first_imgSANTA CLARA — After a record-low two interceptions and five takeaways, the 49ers defense got an offseason makeover with scheme adjustments and revamped personnel. Here is how the depth chart looks heading into training camp, which begins Friday:Kansas City Chiefs’ Dee Ford (55) celebrates after sacking Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) in the fourth quarter of their NFL game at the Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016. Kansas City defeated Oakland 26-10. (Jose Carlos …last_img read more

Southwest to fly more international routes

first_imgUS airlines are expecting another bumper holiday season Don’t look now, but airline competition is heating up south of the U.S. border. The airline stirring the pot is Southwest Airlines. With 125 million intra US passengers, the country’s largest domestic airline has plans to become a significant international player.Admittedly, international penetration remains modest at this moment concedes John Kirby, Southwest’s senior director of international business management. But by this time next year, Kirby projects a full one-sixth of the airline’s growth will be in the international arena.Darryl Jenkins has seen this move coming for a decade and a half now. As early as 2000 the president of the American Aviation Institute says, “It was pretty obvious that they were running out of suitable domestic markets.”Now, the carrier flies from ten US cities down to the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America, in all with 30 international departures daily. Modest numbers indeed, until you realize that Southwest has identified some 50 destinations in the Americas that it can fly to on what it calls a near international basis. That means as far as the range of its 737-700s and 737-800s will carry them.Mike Boyd, president of the Boyd Group, an aviation consultancy, says the expansion presently takes in “very near range South America and a lot of Central America” and the Caribbean. Southbound, “that’s all they can do” because of the range of their 737s. Southwest is an all 737 airline and by far the largest operator of the aircraft.Range capabilities won’t be as much of a problem when Southwest takes delivery of its more fuel-efficient 737 MAX aircraft later on in the decade. Fuel efficiency equates with longer range. If it chooses, Southwest could push deeper into Latin America than the near-northern rim of South America and virtually the whole of Central America.Southwest had identified three US cities that will see most of the international action: Baltimore, Fort Lauderdale, and Houston.If you live in, or connect over, Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International or Houston Hobby airports the array of international flight opportunities should grow significantly over the next few years.Baltimore is where low-fare AirTran cut its international teeth before it merged with Southwest. With the merger, AirTran brought its fleet of internationally-equipped 737-700s, as well as its international expertise. Both have proven invaluable, as Southwest has cautiously tested the temperature of the international waters.Fort Lauderdale is already the Latin launch pad for a pair of low-fare competitors, JetBlue and Spirit. It’s also close to American Airlines’ formidable Latin American hub at Miami International Airport. This begs the questions: can three low-fare carriers compete successfully out of one airport? Can Southwest’s international focus on Fort Lauderdale lead to too many seats, and, at least temporarily, lower airfares? “That’s an interesting question,” says Jenkins. It could well depend on “how aggressive and expansive Southwest really is.”John Kirby believes the south Florida market is robust enough to handle the competition, and that his airline brings with it the added advantage automatic brand loyalty.Then there’s Houston Hobby, already the site of already formidable domestic operations for Southwest. By the fourth quarter of 2015, about a year from now, plans are to open a five-gate international terminal at the close-to-downtown airport. Southwest will have preferential use of four of those gates. It anticipates eventually serving 20 to 30 ‘near-international’ destinations out of Houston.The move has riveted the attention of Bush Houston Intercontinental-hubbed United Airlines, which raised objections to Hobby’s new international facility. “They realize that we’re coming,” says Kirby. “They’ve seen the international terminal going up. We fully expect them to compete with us. When there’s competition, the consumer wins.”Chicago Midway Airport is a case-in-point. When Southwest launched nonstop Chicago – Cancun, Mexico service, that market “grew by almost 50 percent,” asserts Kirby. When Chicago – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic flights started, he says the size of the market soared by some “250 percent.” The reason: service and “slight fare stimulation.”Without divulging the specific routes Southwest plans fly in the future, Kirby says the carrier is looking closely at a newly-attractive Colombia, a country rich with tourist and business potential that’s finally in the process of shedding itself of drug cartel influence. Located on the 737-700 reachable north rim of South America, Bogota is a big draw. Panama is a place on the grow too. Southwest already flies nonstop from Baltimore-Washington to San Juan, Costa Rica, a hot business and eco-tourism spot in Central America.Again, in terms of numbers the present international presence is modest, at best. International operations consist of 10 US international gateways, 25 international routes (with two more set for June 2015), and eight international destinations. The seaside resort of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico becomes the ninth next year.Currently, Southwest flies from the US to Aruba; Cancun, Mexico; Montego Bay, Jamaica; San Jose, Costa Rica; Los Cabos, Mexico; Mexico City, Punta Cana Dominican Republic and Nassau in the Bahamas. Although it flies to San Juan, Puerto Rico too, that’s a US territory. It’s not strictly counted in the international ranks.Although Southwest’s sight is set south just now, the prospects of trans border flights to Canada are certainly not off its radar screen.However don’t look for Southwest Airlines’ Latin strategy to suddenly result in dozens of new routes to dozens of new places. It doesn’t happen that way anymore in the airline industry, an industry that has learned the hard way that too-rapid, break neck expansion can kill an airline. Today, growth is far more measured.“Southwest’s strategic thinking is very long term,” says American Aviation Institutes’ Darryl Jenkins. They’ve had international expansion on their mind for some time.”last_img read more

After bypoll debacle, BSP blames BJP for poor show

first_imgAfter drawing a blank in the Uttar Pradesh assembly bypolls, the BSP blamed the ruling BJP for its debacle, saying it helped the Samajwadi Party win some seats. In the bypolls to 11 assembly segments, the BJP and its ally Apna Dal (S) bagged 8 seats and the SP three. The SP, which emerged as the biggest gainer, wrested Zaidpur seat from the ruling BJP and Jalalpur from the BSP, while retaining Rampur. “As part of a conspiracy to bring the morale of the BSP men down before the UP Vidhan Sabha elections, the BJP in these bypolls made the Samajwadi Party win some seats and not allow the BSP to win a single seat,” BSP president Mayawati tweeted after the loss in the elections.“Partymen understand this well. They will definitely work wholeheartedly to fail their conspiracy,” she added. The Uttar Pradesh bypoll results have come as a setback for the BSP which had sought to project itself as the main opposition party in the state. It not only failed to retain its Jalalpur seat but also pushed to the fourth spot in six of the 11 assembly segments. BSP’s Chaya Verma lost the Jalalpur seat to Samajwadi Party’s Subhash Rai by a slender margin of 790 votes. Chaya Verma is the daughter of senior BSP leader Lalji Verma and Jalalpur was a BSP stronghold from where its its candidate Ritesh Pandey had won the Lok Sabha elections earlier this year. The party candidates fared below Congress nominees and also lost deposits at many of the seats. On six seats-Gangoh, Rampur, Lucknow Cantt, Govindnagar, Pratapgarh and Zaidpur-its candidates fared a poor fourth. On three others-Manikpur, Balha and Ghosi-it took the third spot and on two-Iglas and Jalapur-it finished the runners up. The party got the lowest 2.14% votes in Rampur and the highest 33.96% and 31.25% in Iglas and Jalalpur, respectively. The BSP, which was the major gainer in this year’s Lok Sabha polls, winning 10 seats in alliance with the Samajwadi Party, had decided to contest the bypolls after almost 12 years.last_img read more

PH bets also snatch gold, silver in women’s triathlon

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR LATEST STORIES Philippines claims gold, silver in men’s triathlon She clocked 2:11:14, while Adorna, the 2015 champion, finished in 2:18:58. Adorna is reportedly nursing a injury but her time was enough to beat out Irene Chong of Malaysia who timed 2:25:44.It was the third gold by the Philippines so far in the biennial meet and one bolstered the dominating performance by its triathletes who ruled both the men’s and women’s categories.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony View comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR — Marion Kim Mangrobang snatched the Philippines’ third gold medal after winning women’s triathlon in a powerful 1-2 finish with former champ Ma. Claire Adorna Monday in the Southeast Asian Games.Trained in Portugal, the 25-year-old Mangrobang won the event after placing second to Adorna during the 2015 SEAG in Singapore in a similar 1-2 fashion.ADVERTISEMENT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters MOST READ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his sidelast_img read more

Boost for Ananda Alert System

first_imgThe Ananda Alert System has been strengthened with an allocation of $9 million, as part of efforts to bolster its response and recovery mechanism.The Ananda Alert is a nationwide system, designed to ensure a speedy and safe recovery of a child in the unfortunate event that he/she is missing or abducted.Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, on Tuesday, May 14, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), aimed at enhancing the Ananda Alert System through a multi-sectoral approach, at the Courtleigh Hotel in Kingston.Ms. Hanna informed that the additional resources to the system will ensure that the required staffing and management mechanisms are in place to support the programme.She added that the allocation will also enable the streamlining of efforts whenever a child is reported missing.The Minister underscored that the recovery of missing children cannot be the sole responsibility of the Office of the Children’s Registry (OCR), the Ministry, or even the Police, who have been a critical partner since the inception of the programme.“The success requires the partnership and the co-ordination of all sectors, not only private sector, but certainly all sectors in this country. It should be our duty to take responsibility for each and every child, whether they are biologically ours or not,” she said.Ms. Hanna informed that since the transfer of the Ananda Alert System to the OCR in March 2013, a series of consultations have been held with various key stakeholders, with the aim of finding fast and effective methods to lead to the safe recovery of children who have gone missing.“The success of the search and rescue activities requires the co-ordinated and relentless efforts of the Police and every Jamaican citizen to help save a child,” she said, adding that technology and social media are playing critical roles in this effort.Prior to the transfer, the Ananda Alert System was operated by the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development.Under the Ananda Alert System, when a child is reported missing, the name and picture will be publicised on various media, such as television, radio, billboards and multimedia equipment in stores, supermarkets, pharmacies and other locations.“This will strengthen the likelihood of a missing child being identified much sooner, and decreases the possibility of any harm coming to the child. The role of the media is vital and I urge all media houses to continue and expand their contribution of time and space for the recovery of missing children,” she said.Reiterating the Government’s commitment to safeguarding the rights of the nation’s children, Ms. Hanna said policies and programmes aimed at protecting them, have been bolstered in the 2013/14 budgetary allocations.The MoU, which was signed by various stakeholders, is aimed at raising public awareness concerning missing children and also seeks to strengthen rescue, recovery and intervention measures that are vital to the welfare of child victims and their families.Signatories included representatives from: the Child Development Agency; the Jamaica Information Service; the Office of the Children’s Advocate; the Creative Production and Training Centre (CPTC); the Public Broadcasting Corporation of Jamaica; the Ministries of Youth and Culture, Health, Education, Justice, Local Government and Community Development, National Security, and Foreign Affairs and Foreign TradeThe Ananda Alert system involves the mobilization of stakeholders into getting the message of a missing child into the public domain the moment the matter is reported to the police.The aim is to create a rapid response from law enforcement personnel and communities to help bring the matter to public attention, with the aim of increasing the chances of a safe recovery and return to family, guardian and/or place of safety.Contact: Chris Pattersonlast_img read more

The US Is Almost Definitely Going To Next Years Womens World Cup

Monday and Tuesday mark the end of group play in the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s World Cup Qualifiers, with the top two teams from each group advancing to the knockout rounds this weekend — all vying for three spots (possibly four) at next summer’s World Cup. After the first two games, we calculated the expected wins and advancement chances for each team in the tournament, but the standings have changed since last week’s opening matches.After a slow start against Trinidad and Tobago, a more organized U.S. team routed Guatemala 5-0 in its second game, with four of its five goals coming late in the second half. The addition of Tobin Heath up top in the 4-3-3 formation proved lucrative, with Heath tallying two goals — including this sweet little flick into the back of the net:Even though the U.S.’s chances of winning the tournament nominally decreased, from 95.5 percent to 95.1 percent, the No.1-ranked FIFA team in the world is still heavily, heavily favored to win. The U.S. is also a heavy favorite against Haiti on Monday night. Haiti, meanwhile, has only an 8 percent chance of making it to the knockout rounds after losing to a 10-player Trinidad team on Friday.The more interesting matchup on Monday night is Trinidad vs. Guatemala. Trinidad, the tournament’s underfunded Cinderella, currently has an 84 percent chance of advancing to the knockout rounds. If Trinidad wins or ties against Guatemala and Haiti loses to the U.S., the Trinidadians will likely face Costa Rica in the semifinals (where even a loss would leave fourth-place Trinidad with a shot at attending its first World Cup).Below are the updated expected group points and win probabilities for every CONCACAF tournament team:Costa Rica’s upset over Mexico last week moves it to the top of Group B, despite Mexico still having a greater chance of winning the tournament — 3.1 percent compared to Costa Rica’s 1.2 percent. This is a function of the FIFA ratings (which we’re using to calculate the expected wins and advancement probabilities, and which have not been updated to reflect Costa Rica’s recent performances). FIFA currently ranks Mexico at No. 25 and Costa Rica at No. 40. Both Costa Rica and Mexico are locks for the knockout round, but Mexico’s higher rating and record against the U.S. (they’ve beaten the U.S. once and tied them once, while Costa Rica has never won against the Americans) are part of why the Mexican team has a marginally better chance of upsetting the U.S. and winning the tournament.Costa Rica will face last-place Martinique and Mexico will play against Jamaica on Tuesday in the final Group B matches. As the tournament currently stands, the most likely knockout scenarios are the U.S. vs. Mexico in one semifinal and Costa Rica vs. Trinidad in the other. The semifinal matches will be played on Friday and the championship on Sunday, and we’ll update the advancement table again before those games.CORRECTION (Oct. 24, 4:37 p.m.): A previous version of this post included a table with an incorrect column header. The table lists the chances of placing third, not reaching the third-place game. read more

Ohio States Draft Class Is The Most Impressive In Modern NFL History

1981Pittsburgh12 ILBJoshua Perry1025.1 1967Michigan State8113.7 1987Penn State13 POSITIONPLAYEROVERALL SELECTIONDRAFT VALUE 1944Notre Dame13 1975USC14 1981Pittsburgh12106.2 WRMichael Thomas4710.1 1946Notre Dame16170.4 1945Notre Dame15126.2 1988Oklahoma13 1993Notre Dame9114.0 1975Ohio State13 2015Florida State11101.7 1944USC12 1945Notre Dame15 FSVonn Bell618.4 1944Texas12 TENick Vannett945.7 2016Ohio State12 2004Ohio State14 Source: Pro-football-reference.com Coach Urban Meyer came to Columbus in 2012, and the Ohio State football team has been outstanding from the moment he arrived. In his first season, the Buckeyes went 12-0, although the team was ineligible for a bowl game or postseason play. In 2013, the team began 12-0 again before being upset by Michigan State in the Big 10 championship game. Two seasons ago, Ohio State won the national championship, going 12-1 in the regular season and defeating Wisconsin, Alabama and Oregon in the postseason behind third-string quarterback Cardale Jones. And last season, Ohio State’s only loss came as time expired against Michigan State in late November. 2006USC11102.8 1952Maryland12 1976Colorado12 2000Tennessee9102.6 OLBDarron Lee2015.5 Given all that, it wasn’t a surprise that Ohio State produced a top-notch draft class in 2016. What is surprising is that it’s the most impressive draft class in modern history. At the most basic level, there were just a lot of Buckeyes taken in the draft. Twelve Ohio State players were selected during the 2016 NFL draft, the 25th time a school has had such a distinction. And, in fact, it’s the fourth time Ohio State has sent at least a dozen players to the pros via the NFL draft:But although Ohio State was not exactly hurting in the quantity department, the quality of those picks sets the team apart. Consider, for example, that although the Texas Longhorns had 17 players drafted in 1984, eight of those players were selected with the 180th pick or later; conversely, all 12 Ohio State players were selected in the first four rounds, with Jones being the last pick at number 139. Using the draft value chart, which assigns the average marginal approximate value produced by each draft pick, we can give more weight to the best picks to provide a more accurate measure of class strength. Here is how many points of draft value were used on each Ohio State player in the 2016 draft: CBEli Apple1019.9 1953USC15 Schools with more than a dozen players chosen in one year YEARTEAMNUMBER OF PICKSDRAFT VALUE 1940USC9100.3 1971Ohio State13 1982Texas12 1950Minnesota13 1988Miami (FL)12 DEJoey Bosa327.6 1987Miami (FL)7108.1 1968USC11122.2 Source: Pro-football-reference.com Total OTTaylor Decker1616.9 1947UCLA9103.1 1974UCLA12 Source: Pro-Football-Reference.com 1946Notre Dame16 DTAdolphus Washington806.7 2002Miami (FL)11103.3 RBEzekiel Elliott425.8 2008USC10107.1 1977USC13 1954Notre Dame12 2004MiamI (FL)9114.8 1984Texas17 WRBraxton Miller856.3 2016Ohio State12151.2 1942Texas10100.6 1954Notre Dame12121.7 1939TCU6100.1 1977USC13113.9 2006Ohio State9111.5 1955Notre Dame9128.8 1975Nebraska12 The 2016 Ohio State draft class is amazing 151.2 Incredibly, Ohio State had five players drafted in the top 20 and another five in the top 100. As a result, a total of 151.2 points of draft value was used on Buckeyes players. That’s the most — by a very large margin — in 70 years. The table below shows the top 25 draft classes as measured by points of draft value used to select players: 1948Alabama6103.8 2010Oklahoma7112.9 YEARSCHOOLPICKS QBCardale Jones1393.2 2012Alabama898.7 1950Notre Dame12 Using this methodology, the best draft class between the 1970 merger and this year came out of Miami in 2004. And yet this class beat that mark by 31.7 percent! That Hurricanes draft was great, with Sean Taylor (fifth overall), Kellen Winslow Jr. (sixth), Jonathan Vilma (12th), D.J. Williams (17th), Vernon Carey (19th) and Vince Wilfork (21st) all selected in the first round. But after those six players, Miami didn’t have another player drafted until the seventh round. By contrast, the Buckeyes had five first-round picks, two more in the second round, three in the third and two more in the fourth. As a result, it stands out as the most impressive draft class in modern history. read more

Mens basketball 2018 recruit Dane Goodwin remains committed waiting for new coach

Upper Arlington four-star shooting guard Dane Goodwin goes up for a shot against Westerville South on Jan. 24, 2017 at Upper Arlington High School. Credit: Jacob Myers | Managing EditorAn anxious state of uncertainty flows through the Schottenstein Center and anyone affiliated with the Ohio State men’s basketball team after Monday’s firing of coach Thad Matta.Before OSU Athletics Director Gene Smith announced with Matta that the program would be heading in a different direction, the two commitments for the 2018 class, Justin Ahrens and Dane Goodwin, each received a call from OSU assistant coach Greg Paulus informing them of the news.Tuesday, the three-star forward Ahrens from Versailles, Ohio, decommitted from the Buckeyes 2018 class, making Goodwin, a four-star shooting guard from Upper Arlington, Ohio, the lone commitment in the class as he awaits the hiring of a new head coach at OSU for the 2017-18 season.Damon Goodwin, Dane’s father and coach of Capital University’s men’s basketball team, told The Lantern that when the two returned home from Damon’s basketball camp at Capital Monday, the family discussed what they wanted to do. He said that Dane still wants to be a Buckeye, if he feels that the program is a good fit.“He’s kept his commitment (to OSU),” Damon said. “In Dane’s mindset, I think he wants to lay low for the next few days and see what happens and see who this guy is going to be and hopefully they do it fairly quickly.“Dane committed two-and-a-half years ago and we certainly didn’t foresee this happening at the time. We knew a little bit before it happened. But did we expect it? No. Did I expect it? Certainly not.”Dane committed to OSU on Dec. 1, 2014 as he was beginning his freshman season at Upper Arlington High School. Having committed so early in the process, Dane’s family never had to worry about going through the recruiting process with him, which Damon said he was thankful for. Now, a wrench has been thrown into that seamlessly easy recruiting cycle raising lots of questions that not only he has to find an answer to, but also other Columbus-area prospects like 2019 guard Jeremiah Francis and 2019 forward Jordan Mitchell.“The reality is this: (Dane) committed to Ohio State two-and-a-half years ago, but he also committed to Thad Matta. One of those variable is gone now,” Damon said. “Ohio State is a special place and Dane knows that. And he knows how special it can be for him. But there’s just so many question marks as of today.”Damon said that some of those question are regarding who OSU decides to bring in. Dane and Damon will evaluate the new coach’s style, what type of players he will be looking for among other factors. Damon said he has no doubt OSU will find a very good coach — one who he hopes has a lot of the same qualities Matta had.“With Dane being a 17-year-old, the last few years he kind of had it planned out where he was going to be and who he was going to be playing for,” he said. “That world has been rocked a little bit right now. It’s tough for him and tough on us as parents. There’s really nothing to do until they decide who is going to lead the program.”As of now, Dane has not had any other schools directly reach out to him, his father said.Matta’s departure was especially hard on Dane and their family given the profound impact the former coach had on them from the start of Dane’s recruitment.“I never knew (Matta) before he recruited Dane,” Damon Goodwin said. “I think Dane and I and our whole family were just kind of blown away by his sincerity. He offered Dane — you know, he hadn’t played a high school game. (Matta) saw him play in the summers. He saw him work out in the fall and when a guy like that makes a commitment to your son, that’s impressive.“As a father, I don’t know what else you would want out of a coach for your son. He’s a good man. That’s certainly the toughest part.”Jacob Myers: myers.1669@osu.edu and Twitter @Jacob _Myers_25 read more

Baseball Ohio State comes out on top of wild 123 win against

Ohio State sophomore pitcher Jake Vance (3) throws a pitch in the third inning of the game against Ohio University in April 10. Ohio State won 4-0. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe combined pitching staffs of Ohio State and Youngstown State dragged on a Wednesday night matchup for three hours and 26 minutes, struggling to find the strike zone while issuing a combined 17 walks. The difference for Ohio State (25-10, 6-3 Big Ten) was its ability to strike out batters, 15 in total, with the team cruising to a 12-3 victory against Youngstown State.  (10-23, 7-7 Horizon).“We can’t create that type of help for our opponent if we’re gonna beat a really good team,” head coach Greg Beals said.Youngstown State’s control issues began early. Junior starter Kip DeShields walked four batters, threw a wild pitch and surrendered three runs on one hit while recording just one out before being pulled.The Penguins’ pitching struggles continued in the third, when the Buckeyes strung together five straight hits to extend their lead to 6-2.Youngstown State’s pitching staff finished with 10 walks, a hit batter, four wild pitches and a balk.Ohio State sophomore first baseman Conner Pohl extended his hitting streak to 15 games, swatting a three-run home run in the fourth. He finished the day 2-for-4.“[I’m] not chasing any off-speed, just playing my game honestly,” Pohl said. “I’m a fastball hitter and just seeing fastballs to hit.”Youngstown State trailed the game by seven runs late in the game and had back-to-back innings with the bases loaded, but both times failed to capitalize.Ohio State sophomore Jake Vance got off to a rocky start on the mound with a 43-pitch first inning, but smoothed things out in the second and finished with one earned run and five strikeouts in three innings.Redshirt sophomore second baseman Matt Carpenter recorded his first career hit in the victory.“You could tell by the reaction from the dugout tonight, that tells you what type of teammate he is,” Beals said. “Speaks to the talent that’s up and down the lineup and throughout that locker room. There’s guys that aren’t getting regular playing time that can play.”Redshirt senior Austin Woodby pitched a pair of innings for the Buckeyes and received his first win of the season.Even with the 12-run performance on Wednesday, Ohio State had the opportunity to do more damage against Youngstown State. The Buckeyes left 12 runners on base while the Penguins left 14 runners on base and scored only three runs. After scoring 31 runs in their past two games, the Buckeyes will begin a three-game set with Indiana on Friday. read more