The Ohio State Buckeyes baseball team kicked off their 2024 season in Phoenix, Arizona, participating in the Desert Invitational over the opening weekend. Under the guidance of head coach Bill Mosiello, now in his second season at the helm, the Buckeyes showed resilience and determination, finishing the weekend with a 2-1 record.

The opening game proved to be a challenging start for the Buckeyes as they faced off against Boston College. Unfortunately, Ohio State experienced a setback, falling to Boston College with a final score of 2-9. Despite the initial stumble, the team quickly regrouped and demonstrated their ability to bounce back in the following matchups.

In their second game of the weekend, Ohio State faced Brigham Young University, and this time the Buckeyes came out swinging. The offense came alive, and the pitching staff held strong as Ohio State secured a convincing 7-2 victory over Brigham Young. The win not only showcased the team’s resilience but also highlighted the depth and talent.

The momentum from the victory against Brigham Young carried into the third and final game of the weekend as the Buckeyes squared off against the University of South Carolina, a future Big Ten member. In a closely contested battle, Ohio State emerged victorious with a final score of 5-2, securing their second win of the weekend. The team’s ability to execute under pressure and secure victories against quality opponents bodes well for the upcoming season.

Looking back at Coach Mosiello’s first season in 2023, where the Buckeyes posted a respectable 31-25 record, it’s evident that the team is building on that foundation. With Mosiello’s leadership and the experience gained from the previous season, Ohio State seems poised for a successful campaign in 2024.

As the Buckeyes celebrate their strong start, their focus now shifts to their next challenge. Ohio State will face Grand Canyon University on the road in Phoenix, Arizona, on Tuesday. The upcoming matchup promises to be another exciting test for the Buckeyes as they aim to continue their winning ways. The first pitch is scheduled for 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.