Ohio State vs. Michigan: 10 Things to Know No. 21 Buckeyes, No. 16 Wolverines enter weekend 6-0 in B1G

THE SCHEDULE

No. 16 Michigan at No. 21 Ohio State | Saturday, April 8 | 2 p.m. (Doubleheader)

No. 16 Michigan at No. 21 Ohio State | Sunday, April 9 | 1 p.m.

HELPFUL HINTS: arrive early!

Admission and parking at Buckeye Field is free. Large crowds are expected so fans are encouraged to arrive early!

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Ohio State enters the weekend as winners of 15 of their last 16 games and eight in a row. Last week, the Buckeyes outscored Wright State and Rutgers by a combined score of 46-4.

BEST BIG TEN START

With wins in six of its first six conference games, Ohio State is off to its best Big Ten start in program history. Five other times - in 1987, 1991, 1992, 2007 and 2014 - it won five of its first six games.

EMILY CLARK IS Big ten, NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Emily Clark hit .875 last week and reached base successfully in 10 straight plate appearances to finish the week, just the 10th time in NCAA history that's happened and fourth in a major conference. She had a .917 on-base percentage, 1.750 slugging percentage, 11 RBI and two home runs.

STRENGTH AGAINST STRENGTH

Ohio State's offense has scored 10 runs or more in five of six games while Michigan's pitching staff has registered seven consecutive shutouts.

HOME SWEET HOME

Over the last four-plus years, the Ohio State is 48-21 at Buckeye Field and have won at least 10 games at home in each of the last five seasons.

GETTING OFFENSIVE

Ohio State ranks fourth nationally in home runs per game (1.28), 13th in scoring (6.48 runs/game) and 12th in slugging percentage (.517).

TWO OUTS? NO PROBLEM!

Half of the 177 runs that Buckeye batters have driven in this year have come with two outs (89 of 177). Last weekend against Rutgers, 13 of 32 runs were scored with two outs and as a team, Ohio State is batting .355 overall with two outs.

TOUCH 'EM ALL

Twenty of the Big Ten-leading 37 home runs that Ohio State has hit have come with runners on base, including six grand slams.

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The Buckeyes' five-person pitching staff gave up just four runs over 20.0 innings of action last week to lower its team ERA to 2.00, third best in the conference. Each of the five pitchers have an individual ERA of 2.59 or lower, led by senior Shelby Hursh (70.1 IP, 1.79 ERA, 67 Ks) and Lena Springer (60.2 IP, 2.08 ERA, 45 Ks).

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