OSU's Yoder wins NCAA gymnastics title
Alec Yoder capped his Ohio State career with a national title in the pommel horse Saturday night at the NCAA men's gymnastics championships in Champaign, Illinois.
The senior scored 14.633 points, finishing .233 ahead of Penn State's Stephen Nedoroscik. OSU's Trevor Cummings took fourth, earning All-America honors.
Yoder also finished sixth in the parallel bars and 10th in the floor exercise.
Connor Lewis, a Grove City graduate, took 23rd in vault and 30th in floor for Stanford, which won the team title.
Brent Todys hit a solo home run in the top of the 11th inning to give Ohio State a 10-9 victory over host Maryland and a split of a Big Ten doubleheader.
Maryland won the first game 14-8.
Todys had a two-run homer as Ohio State (21-18, 5-6) scored four runs in the eighth to tie it 8-8. His two-out RBI single in the ninth tied it 9-9.
In the first game, Maryland (19-20, 6-5) broke it open with five runs in the seventh inning. The big blow was Maxwell Costes' three-run homer off reliever Will Pfennig that gave the Terrapins a 14-7 lead.
Ohio State's Daniel Wetterich shot a second-round 64 to win the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate by six strokes at the OSU Scarlet Course. Ohio State won the team title with a 5-over-par 573 total, four strokes ahead of Michigan State.
Wetterich finished at 9-under 133, six strokes ahead of Peter Knade of Maryland and James Piot of Michigan State.
The second round of the Big Ten championships at TPC River’s Bend in Maineville was rained out and will be played Sunday. Ohio State is tied for second, three strokes behind Illinois.
Emily Clark hit a two-run triple in the sixth inning and Ohio State (28-14, 11-5 Big Ten) defeated host Michigan State 3-2 for its fourth straight victory.
Michigan State (15-27, 3-11) led 2-1 in the sixth when Clark followed singles by Bri Betschel and Lilli Piper with a triple down the right-field line to give the Buckeyes a 3-2 lead.
Jared Bernhardt scored 30 seconds into overtime to give visiting Maryland (11-2, 3-1 Big Ten) a 10-9 victory over Ohio State (8-3, 1-3).
Tre Leclaire and Jackson Reid each scored two goals for Ohio State.