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Ohio Heads North to Bowling Green This Weekend

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May 8, 2014

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ON DECK
The Ohio University baseball team returns to action on Friday at 3:05 p.m. for the start of a three-game series at Bowling Green. The Bobcats' matchup with the Falcons will mark their final road series of the year. All three games this weekend will be broadcast live on WOUB 1340 am and on OhioBobcats.com. Ryan Boyd will have the call.

The Last Meeting
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Ohio Drops 16-2 Series Finale To Bowling Green
The Ohio University baseball team (13-37, 8-16 MAC) fell to Bowling Green (18-26, 12-12 MAC) by the score of 16-2 in the rubber match of a three-game series Sunday at Bob Wren Stadium.

NOTING THE BOBCATS
-The Bobcats enter their weekend matchup with the Falcons in the hopes of capturing their third straight conference series.
-Ohio's returns to action following a 6-1 loss to Pittsburgh at home.
-Last weekend against Buffalo, Ohio batted .364 as a team and outscored the Bulls 25-21.
-The Bobcats have won four of their last seven games, coming into this weekend's series with Bowling Green.
-Ohio has dropped 16 games by three runs or less this season.
-Ohio is 10-0 when leading after seven innings. In addition, Ohio is 2-0 this season in extra innings.
-Sophomore John Adryan extend his hitting streak to nine games this past Wednesday against Pittsburgh.
-Juniors Tyler Wells and Garrett Black had their 10 and nine-game hitting streaks snapped, respectively.
-Black batted .571 this past weekend and was named MAC East Player of the Week.
-The Bobcats have collected 10-or-more hits in 17 of their 43 games this season.
-Ohio has pounded out 10-or-more hits in each of the last six games.
-Ohio has turned 40 double plays this season, which leads the Mid-American Conference coming into the week.
-The Bobcats are averaging 0.95 double plays per game, which ranks 40th among all NCAA teams, entering this week.
-Freshman Mitch Longo leads the squad with a batting average of .346.
-Longo leads Ohio in 11 offensive categories.
-Entering this weekend, Longo is ranked seventh in the Mid-American Conference in batting average.
-Madsen has earned the starting nod in the Bobcats' last 149 games.
-Madsen has also reached base in each of the last 25 games.
-Ohio is one of 13 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, entering this week.

THE PITCHING MATCHUPS
Friday: RHP Jake Roehn (Ohio) vs. RHP Mike Frank (BGSU)
Saturday: RHP Jake Rudnicki (Ohio) vs. LHP Brett Fitzwater (BGSU)
Sunday: RHP Connor Sitz (Ohio) vs. LHP Andrew Lacinak (BGSU)

SERIES INFORMATION
Ohio will faceoff against Bowling Green for the 154th time in school history on Friday. The Bobcats hold the all-time series lead with a 84-68-1 advantage. Ohio dropped two of three games to Bowling Green a year ago at home. Ohio won the first game of last year's series before BGSU won the final two.

SCOUTING BOWLING GREEN
The Falcons enter their final home Mid-American Conference weekend, having won four of their last six games. Bowling Green enters the weekend series with an overall record of 21-22. Head coach Danny Schmitz is in his 24th season. He is assisted by Rick Blanc (7th), Mike Huling (2nd), Garrett Gray (1st), and Drew Kuns (2nd). The Falcons enter the weekend with a team batting average of .283 and earned run average of 4.65. Brian Bien leads BGSU with a batting average of .364. He leads BGSU with 19 multi-hit games in 2014.

RECAPPING THE PITTSBURGH GAME
Freshman Austin Rieman collected a pair of hits, but it was not enough as the Ohio University baseball team dropped a 6-1 decision to the University of Pittsburgh Wednesday night at Bob Wren Stadium. Rieman's two hits were the most he has had since his two-hit game at Georgia Southern March 2. In addition to his 2-for-3 night at the plate, Rieman also drove in his first RBI of the year. Fellow junior Jake Madsen did extend his consecutive start streak to 149 games. Senior Sean Kennedy suffered the loss and fell to 1-1 on the year. In 3.1 innings of work, Kennedy allowed just one hit, two earned runs and struck out a pair.

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