With a 4-2 win over Purdue on Friday night, Ohio State baseball coach Greg Beals recorded his 500th career victory. Only former coach Bob Todd (1988-2010) has more career wins with 1,025.
“Five hundred wins means you've been around a little bit,” Beals said through a university press release. “I learned as a young man that you win with people, and I'm certainly a product of that. It makes you think about family, and I think about my players. Players win games, and this may be my 500th win, but everyone was a part of it."
The 48-year-old Beals — who previously coached at Ball State — is in the midst of his eighth season at the helm of the Buckeyes. He’s 500-397-1 overall and 257-195-1 in Columbus, with six Big Ten tournament appearances, as well as a conference tournament title and trip to the NCAA Regionals in 2016.
Ohio State is 32-16 overall and 12-7 in Big Ten play this season. The Buckeyes are tied for fourth place in the conference with five games to play.