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Bobcats Face Bulls This Weekend

Tyler Wells

May 2, 2014

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The Ohio University baseball team returns to action on Friday at 7 p.m. as it welcomes University of Buffalo to Bob Wren Stadium for the start of a three-game series with the Bulls. 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 Bobcats enter their three-game series with Buffalo following a 2-1 series win over Eastern Michigan last weekend.
-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. In addition, Ohio is 2-0 this season in extra innings.
-The Bobcats have collected 10-or-more hits in 14 of their 40 games this season.
-Ohio has pounded out 10-or-more hits in each of the last three games.
-Ohio has turned 38 double plays this season, which leads the Mid-American Conference coming into this weekend.
-The Bobcats are averaging 0.95 double plays per game, which ranks 40th among all NCAA teams, entering this weekend.
-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 with a .317 batting average with two outs.
-Last weekend vs. Eastern Michigan, Madsen and fellow junior Tyler Wells surpassed 200 and 150 hits, respectively.
-Longo leads Ohio in 11 offensive categories.
-Entering this weekend, Longo is ranked ninth in the Mid-American Conference in batting average.
-Madsen has earned the starting nod in the Bobcats' last 145 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 weekend, juniors Logan Cozart leads the MAC in overall appearances.
-Freshman Jake Roehn ranks second in the MAC and 32nd nationally in overall starts.

The Last Meeting
May 5, 2013
Buffalo, N.Y.
Ohio Downs Buffalo 4-3 in Series Finale
Sophomore Jake Madsen went 3-for-4 with an RBI to lead the Ohio University baseball team (12-33; 7-14 MAC) to a 4-3 series finale victory over the University at Buffalo Bulls Sunday afternoon at Amherst Audubon Stadium.

Friday: RHP Jake Roehn (Ohio) vs. RHP Kevin Hughes (UB)
Saturday: RHP Jake Rudnicki (Ohio) vs. RHP Anthony Magovney (UB)
Friday: RHP Connor Sitz (Ohio) vs. RHP Mike Burke (UB)

Ohio will faceoff against Buffalo for the 43rd time in school history on Friday. The Bobcats lead the all-time series 26-15-1. The two teams met three times last year in Buffalo with the Bulls earning a 2-1 series victory. UB claimed games one (6-1) and two (8-0), but Ohio captured the series finale, 4-3.

The Bulls enter their weekend series with Ohio in the hopes of keeping pace with first-place Kent State in the MAC East Division standings. Buffalo currently stands just a half game out of first place. UB returns to the diamond following a three-game sweep over Akron last weekend. Sophomore Tyler Mautner leads the Bulls with a .365 batting average. Mautner is one of three UB players that own an average of .300-or-better. Teammates Mike Burke and Matt Pollock are batting .317 and .309, respectively. Buffalo right-hander Kevin Hughes leads all starters with a 2.60 earned run average. In league play, Hughes is even better with a 1.96 earn run average.

The Ohio University baseball team took two out of three games this past weekend from Eastern Michigan to earn a series victory over the Eagles. During the three-game series, Ohio out hit EMU 37-35. The Bobcats collected 10-or-more hits in each of the three games. Defensively, Ohio posted a .966 fielding percentage and committed just four errors. Sophomore John Adryan posted team-best .500 batting average. Adryan was one of five Bobcats that batted .400 or better over the weekend. Freshman Jake Roehn led the way for Ohio on the mound as he posted a team-best 2.57 earned run average and did surrender a walk.