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By Matt McCoy
Urban Meyer had a specialist in the 2013 recruiting class until the very last day. Johnny Townsend, a top punter from Florida, did a last minute switcheroo and signed with the Gators. Ever since, the staff has been searching for a punter and a kicker. They've found both now.
Last week, OSU landed Australian Punter Cameron Johnston and Tuesday the Buckeyes found a kicker for the 2014 recruiting class in Sean Nuernberger out of Kentucky.
Nurenberger, who was born in Germany, is out of Buckner, Kentucky. He visited Ohio State's kicking and punting camp over the weekend and apparently impressed. Nurenberger, announced his commitment via Twitter Tuesday when he wrote: "It's done! Officially committed to play football for THE Ohio State University! #BUCKEYENATION."
Nurenberger is the 10th commitment in the 2014 recruiting class. You can check out his YouTube kicking video here.
Basebrawl in L.A.
The L.A. Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 Tuesday night but the result of the game is not what is in the headlines. It's the brawl. The two teams were involved in not one but two bench clearing incidents.
It started when Arizona pitcher Ian Kennedy threw inside to L.A. rookie sensation Yasiel Puig. The pitch hit Puig in the head, grazing his face. The youngster was okay but the Dodgers took note.
L.A. pitcher Zach Grienke retaliated the next inning, drilling Arizona catcher Miguel Montero in the back. That emptied the benches and both teams drew warnings.
It didn't matter to Kennedy who the next inning, hit Grienke in the head. Kennedy was ejected immediately and the benches emptied again--this time for several minutes. Arizona manager Kirk Gibson was also ejected as was bench coach Turner Ward.
Three Dodgers were kicked out as well. Puig, hitting coach Mark McGwire and Ronald Belesario. All three had to be restrained, at different times, during the second bench clearing incident. It did get a little nasty for a while but fortunately, no one was seriously hurt.
Courtesy of mlb.com, here's video featuring the beanball war as well as an angry Dodgers manager Don Mattingly following the game.