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Bobcats Meet Penguins For Midweek Matchup

Ethan Newton

April 17, 2012

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The Ohio University baseball team returns to the diamond at 3 p.m. (ET) on Tuesday for a midweek matchup with Youngstown State at Eastwood Field.

-Ohio will play its eighth opponent from the state of Ohio as it takes on Youngstown State on Tuesday.
-The Bobcats are one of just two teams in the Mid-American Conference that has a record of .500-or-better.
-Ohio is batting .328 (63-192) as a team in its last five games.
-Freshman Cody Gaertner leads all Bobcats with a .563 batting average in his last five games.
-Senior Ethan Newton has a team-best 18 stolen bases on the year and 38 in his career, which ranks third all-time.
-Newton is in the midst of a team-best 13-game hitting streak.
-The Bobcats Earned Run Average of 3.36 is the best in the Mid-American Conference, entering this week.
-Ohio has five players which are batting .300-or better.
-Ohio is batting .303 as team with two outs.
-Ohio has collected 10-or-more hits in 16 of its last 22 games.
-The Bobcats are 16-1 when leading after seven innings.
-Senior Jensen Painter leads the team in slugging percentage (.672), on base percentage (.452), home runs (11), RBI (31), doubles (10), total bases (84), two out hits (18), and walks (27).
-Painter's 11 home runs is just one shy of Youngstown State's entire team (12).
-Entering this week, Painter is the only player in the MAC that has 10-or-more home runs and 10 doubles.
-Painter has also got on base in every game this season.
-Freshman Jake Madsen leads the team with 49 hits on the year.
-Madsen has a hit in 26 of his last 28 games.
-Senior Jason Moulton leads the team with a 2.16 ERA, while fellow senior Brent Choban has thrown a team-best 64.2 innings.
-Moulton is tied for the team lead with 38 strikeouts.
-The Bobcats have lost six games by just one run and six games by three runs or less.

Tuesday- OHIO: Shane Dedig, YSU: Russ Harless

Ohio will faceoff against Youngstown State for the 31st time in school history on Tuesday. The Bobcats lead the all-time series 21-9. The two teams met last season with the Bobcats earning a 5-4 victory over the Penguins.

Youngstown State (4-30) enters Tuesday's matchup in the midst of a nine-game losing streak. The Penguins dropped its three-game series at home to Valparaiso this past weekend. Freshman right-hander Russ Harless gets the start and leads the team with a 5.91 ERA. Harless has made three previous starts, including as a member of the conference rotation each of the past two weekends. Harless also provided YSU with its longest outing by a starting pitcher this season when he went 7 2/3 innings against Valparaiso this past Friday. Offensively, Jeremy Banks leads the team in batting average (.405), doubles (10), home runs (5) and RBI (26).