OHIO MALE SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK -- APRIL 30, 2018
Name: Cory Blessing
Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
Year: Redshirt Senior
Major: Coaching Education
Week's Achievements: Redshirt senior right-handed pitcher Cory Blessing (Mayfield, Ohio) gave the Ohio baseball team (20-23, 8-10 MAC) strong work out of the bullpen last week, making two appearances and striking out nine over six innings while allowing no runs, no walks and just two hits. Blessing came up huge for the Bobcats in a 4-3 series-opening victory over Mid-American Conference archrival Miami last Friday (April 27) in Oxford. He gave Ohio four scoreless innings of relief, striking out a career-high eight while permitting just one hit. He picked up the win to improve to 3-3 on the season. Blessing then provided two scoreless innings of work in a 4-2 loss to the RedHawks in the Sunday (April 29) series rubber match, striking out one while giving up just one hit.