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Ohio Travels to the Davidson Tournament

Jason Moulton

March 2, 2012

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ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio University baseball team returns to the diamond at 6 p.m. on Friday to begin a four-game stretch at the Davidson Tournament in Davidson, N.C. During the three-day tournament, Ohio will faceoff against Davidson and Presbyterian twice.

-Junior Seth Streich leads the team with a .429 batting average. In the season series opener against UNCW, he went 5-for-9 (.556) with one double, one home run and four RBI.
-Freshman Jake Madsen batted .400 last week at Middle Tennessee State and is batting .375 on the year.
-Senior pitcher Brent Choban leads the team with a 2.25 ERA. He has also thrown a team-best 12.0 innings.
-Senior Jason Moulton has walked just one batter over the course of 10.0 innings pitched.
-The Bobcat pitching staff has posted a team ERA of 2.84 over the first six games of the year.
-Ohio newcomers have combined to make 23 starts this season.
-The Bobcats has lost two games by just one run.
-Ohio dropped two games to UNC-Wilmington by a combined total of just four runs.
-Senior captain Ethan Newton had his 11-game hitting streak snapped this past weekend.
-The Bobcats were picked to finish fourth in the MAC East Division based on the 2012 Preseason Poll.

Fri.: Ohio: Seth Streich vs. DC: Ryan Overcash
Sat.: Ohio: Brent Choban vs. PC: Bud Jeter
Sat.: Ohio: Jason Moulton vs. DC: Brian Russell
Sun.: Ohio: Nick Plys vs. PC: Chandler Knox

Ohio will faceoff against Davidson for the 13th time in school history. The Bobcats last faced Davidson in 2011. In last year's meeting, Ohio dropped a 2-1 decision. The Bobcats' matchup with Presbyterian marks the first matchup with the Blue Hose since 1948. In the only meeting with PC, Ohio picked up the win.

Davidson (3-2) enters the weekend tournament, having won its last two games, defeating Lehigh and Fairleigh Dickinson. The Wildcats have three players in Andrew Barna, James Cerbie and Drew Gadaire, who are all hitting over .300. Davidson's pitching rotation has been its key over its first five games as the Wildcats own a 2.20 team ERA. Starting pitchers Brian Russell and Danny Mooney both have ERAs of 1.80 and are 1-0 on the year.

Presbyterian enters the game with a 1-8 record, but have played four games against nationally-ranked opponents (Georgia and South Carolina). The Blue Hose picked up their first win of the season as it defeated Wofford 8-5 earlier this week. PC collected nine hits in the victory. Tony Micklon leads the team offensively with a .344 batting average and eight RBI. PC's starting pitching rotation is led by Beau Dees, who owns a team-best 1.64 ERA.