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Ohio State baseball wins series against Northwestern

The Ohio State baseball team secured a weekend series win over Northwestern with wins on Friday and now Saturday. The Buckeyes got the bats going with a 14-6 win in front of their home crowd on Saturday.

OSU scored the first 11 runs of the contest in the first four innings of the game before the Wildcats could even get going. The Buckeyes scored four runs in the 1st inning, three in the 2nd, one in the 3rd inning and three more in the 4th inning.

Northwestern finally scored three runs in the top of the 5th inning, but the outcome seemed set at that point. Ryan Miller led OSU with three hits and four RBIs.

Starting pitcher Colin Purcell (3-4) secured the win. He had one strikeout and gave up five runs on five hits in 6.0 innings. Zach Brown struck out two hits and allowed no hits in 2.0 scoreless innings in relief.

With the win, Ohio State improved its overall record to 26-22 and its conference mark to 10-10. The Buckeyes will be in action next to close out the series on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.

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