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Bobcats Welcome Eastern Michigan This Weekend

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April 24, 2014

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ON DECK
The Ohio University baseball team returns to action on Friday at 7 p.m. as it welcomes Eastern Michigan University to Bob Wren Stadium for the start of a three-game series with the Eagles. All three games this weekend will be broadcast live on WOUB 1340 am and on OhioBobcats.com. "Voice of the Bobcats" Russ Eisenstein and Ryan Boyd will have the call.

The Last Meeting
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March 31, 2013
Ypsilanti, Mich.
Ohio Drops Series Finale to Eastern Michigan, 13-6
Sophomores Jake Madsen and Cody Gaertner each tallied three hits, but the Ohio University baseball team still came up short on Easter Sunday as the Bobcats (5-21; 2-4 MAC) fell 13-6 to Eastern Michigan in the series finale at Oestrike Stadium.

NOTING THE BOBCATS
-Ohio is in the midst of an eight-game homestand inside Bob Wren Stadium.
-The Bobcats will play 11 of their last 15 games at home.
-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 37 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, entering this week.
-Ohio returns to action on Friday after it dropped a midweek matchup with Morehead State by a 12-4 count.
-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 .328 batting average with two outs.
-Longo leads Ohio in 11 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 142 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 entering the week.

THE PITCHING MATCHUPS
Friday: RHP Jake Roehn (Ohio) vs. RHP Sterling Sharp (EMU)
Saturday: RHP Jake Rudnicki (Ohio) vs. LHP Paul Schaak (EMU)
Sunday: TBA vs. RHP Jake Andrews (EMU)

SERIES INFORMATION
Ohio will faceoff against Eastern Michigan for the 112th time in school history on Friday. Eastern Michigan leads the all-time series 63-48. The last time the two teams met was in 2013 at EMU. In that series, the Eagles took two of three games from Ohio.

SCOUTING EASTERN MICHIGAN
The Eagles enter their weekend series matchup with Ohio, having lost three of their last four games. EMU's lone win during that stretch came in a 14-6 win over Hillsdale. Offensively, EMU has three players with 25 RBI. Lee Longo leads the Eagles with a .371 batting average. With runners in scoring position, Longo is batting an impressive .463 (25-for-54), including a .667 clip of knocking in the runner on third with less than two outs (8-for-12). Eagles starting pitcher Paul Schaak leads the team with a 2.84 earned run average.

RECAPPING THE MOREHEAD STATE GAME
The Ohio University baseball team dropped a 12-4 decision to Morehead State, 12-4, Tuesday (April 22) at Bob Wren Stadium. Junior Taylor Emody led Ohio's offense with two hits and one run, while junior Tyler Wells and John Adryan each chipped in with one RBI. Freshman Gerry Salisbury started on the mound for the `Cats, fanning three in 4.1 innings of work.

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