Lead-off hitter Dominic Canzone keyed an eight-run first inning with a grand slam to power the Ohio State baseball team past Georgetown 13-5 on Friday at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium for its seventh straight win.
Canzone led off the game with a walk and scored the first run on a single by Kobie Foppe. After the Buckeyes (15-6) batted around, Canzone came up again in the first and hit his homer over the right-field fence.
Foppe had two hits, two RBI and three runs scored and Canzone had two hits and three runs scored for Ohio State, which never trailed the Hoyas (5-15).
Brady Cherry added two hits and three RBI for Ohio State, which scored two runs in the fourth and three in the sixth. The Buckeyes' Tyler Cowles had a single and has reached base in all 21 games this season. Teammate Noah McGowan had two hits for his 12th multi-hit game of the season.
Starter Connor Curlis (4-0) pitched five innings and allowed three earned runs on three hits and struck out five. Relievers Austin Woodby, Andrew Magno and Jake Vance combined to allow one run.
Sara Dickinson acccounted for three goals and three assists and Ohio State collected its first Big Ten victory with a 12-10 win over visiting Rutgers at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
Baley Parrott added three goals and McKayla Conti and Molly Wood each scored twice for the Buckeyes (4-5, 1-1), who led 7-4 at halftime. Paige Paratore scored three goals to pace the Scarlet Knights (4-6, 0-2).
Second-ranked Ohio State earned its ninth sweep of the season by shutting out host Michigan State 7-0 in a Big Ten match at the MSU Indoor Tennis Facility.
Top singles player J.J. Wolf dropped the only set for the Buckeyes (15-2, 2-0) but won 7-5, 4-6, 1-0. Ohio State lost only five games in three doubles matches against the Spartans (7-11, 0-3).
Third-ranked Ohio State managed fourth place at the NCAA championships in State College, Pennsylvania. With 76 victories, the Buckeyes were well behind first place Notre Dame (95).
Three Buckeyes each took sixth place in their events, including Camilla Rivano in the foil (16 wins), Emma von Dadelszen in the epee (15) and Sarah Merza in the sabre (15).