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Bobcats Open Homestand Against Morehead State

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April 22, 2014

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ON DECK
The Ohio University baseball team returns to action on Tuesday as it welcomes Morehead State to Bob Wren Stadium. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.

NOTING THE BOBCATS
-Ohio's matchup with Morehead State marks the first game of an eight-game homestand inside Bob Wren Stadium.
-Ohio has dropped 15 games by three runs or less this season.
-Ohio is 6-0 when leading after seven innings.
-The Bobcats have collected 10-or-more hits in 11 of their 36 games this season.
-Ohio has turned 31 double plays this season, which is tied for second in the Mid-American Conference coming into this week.
-The Bobcats are averaging 0.94 double plays per game, which ranks 49th among all NCAA teams.
-Ohio returns to action on Tuesday after it dropped two of three games this past weekend to conference foe Toledo.
-Freshman Mitch Longo leads the squad with a batting average of .346.
-With runners in scoring position, Longo leads the team with an average of .429. Junior Jake Madsen leads the team lead with a .333 batting average with two outs.
-Longo leads Ohio in 12 offensive categories.
-Entering this week, Longo is ranked ninth in the Mid-American Conference in batting average.
-Madsen has earned the starting nod in the Bobcats' last 141 games.
-Ohio is one of 12 teams in the country that have four-or-more true freshman in its everyday lineup this season.
-Entering the week, juniors Logan Cozart and Spencer Sapp rank one and two in the MAC, respectively in overall appearances.
-Freshman Jake Roehn is tied for second in the MAC and 20th nationally in overall starts.

The Last Meeting
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April 23, 2013
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Ohio Ends Homestand With 9-1 Win Over Morehead State
The Ohio University baseball team wrapped up its nine-game homestand with a 9-1 win against the Morehead State Eagles Tuesday at Bob Wren Stadium.

THE PITCHING MATCHUP
Tuesday: LHP Gerry Salisbury (Ohio) vs. RHP Ryan Vansaghi (MSU)

SERIES INFORMATION
Ohio will faceoff against Morehead State for the 31st time in school history on Tuesday. The Bobcats hold the all-time series lead with a 23-7 advantage. Tuesday evening's meeting will mark the second-straight season Ohio has faced off against the Eagles. In last season's meeting, Ohio defeated MSU 9-1. Junior left-hander Sean Kennedy (Columbus, Ohio) earned the win after he worked 5.1 innings of relief. Kennedy allowed three hits, one run and struck out one. Prior to last season's contest, the two teams had not met since 1994.

SCOUTING MOREHEAD STATE
The Eagles enter their midweek matchup with Ohio in the midst of a five-game winning streak, which is their longest streak since 2005. MSU knocked off a pair of nationally-ranked opponents No. 12 Kentucky 6-4 on April 8 in Lexington and then handed No. 23 Indiana an 8-7 setback on April 13. During MSU's current winning streak, the Eagle offense has produced a .320 batting average. Meanwhile, the pitching staff has limited those three opponents in those five games to only a .270 effort. Brandon Rawe leads the team with a .426 batting average. He is one of five Eagle players that are batting over .300 this spring.

RECAPPING THE TOLEDO SERIES
The Ohio University baseball team dropped two of three games this past weekend to the University of Toledo. The Rockets shutout Ohio in the series opener 3-0, but the Bobcats responded in game two with a 3-2 victory in extra innings. Toledo went on to the series win as it downed Ohio 7-4 in the finale. During the three-game set, Ohio held Toledo to a .206 batting average. Bobcat pitchers posted an earned run average of 2.77. Junior Jake Madsen led the way offensively for Ohio as he went 7-for-14 at the plate (.500). He also scored two runs and collected a pair of doubles.

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