May 10, 2016
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ATHENS, Ohio -- The Ohio baseball team's Tuesday (May 10) non-conference game against rival Marshall has been cancelled due to impending weather, as announced by fourth-year head coach Rob Smith.
The contest will not be rescheduled.
The Bobcats took down the Thundering Herd, 4-1, on March 9 in Huntington, W. Va., in the lone meeting of the season between the two squads.
With a 6-12 Mid-American Conference record, the Bobcats (21-25) are in must-win mode the rest of the season in order to qualify for the 2016 MAC Championship, which be held May 25-29 at All Pro Freight Stadium in Avon, Ohio. Ohio visits Kalamazoo, Mich., this weekend (May 13-15) to take on West Division foe Western Michigan (15-27, 8-10 MAC) at Robert J. Bobb Stadium at Hyames Field.
The series begins Friday (May 13) with a 3 p.m. ET matchup. Both the Saturday (May 14) and Sunday contest are set to begin at 1 p.m. ET. 'Voice of the Bobcats' Russ Eisenstein will have the call of all three games on WOUB-AM 1340 and OhioBobcats.com.
The Broncos took two of three games from MAC East Division foe Miami in Oxford, Ohio, last weekend. Western Michigan took the Friday opener, 5-3, lost on Saturday by a score of 11-6, then bounced back with a 4-2 Sunday win to claim the weekend series.
Prior to hosting the Bobcats this weekend, Western Michigan will welcome Big Ten Conference foe Michigan State on Tuesday for a 3 p.m. ET game, then make the trip to Rochester, Mich., on Wednesday (May 11) for a 3 p.m. ET matchup against Horizon League opponent Oakland.
The Bobcats lost two of three games to Western Michigan in 2015 at Bob Wren Stadium, dropping the series opener on March 27, 12-9, bouncing back with a 7-5 triumph the following day but losing the finale on March 29, 7-4. Ohio avenged the regular season series defeat in the 2015 MAC Championship by posting a 4-1 win in 11 innings in the winner's bracket of the tournament on May 21 in Avon, Ohio.