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ATHENS, Ohio -- The Ohio baseball team is set to host its biggest event of its fall schedule on Wednesday (Sept. 28) -- Wren Fest.
The annual Wren Fest, which features free admission, is slated to get underway at 6 pm. ET at Bob Wren Stadium. The first 500 students in attendance will receive free Bobcat sunglasses. Free McDonald's will also be available, and one lucky Bobcat fan will walk away with $500 on an evening that will feature games, inflatables and plenty of great giveaways and promotions between innings.
"We're going to have a lot of exciting promotions," said fifth-year head coach Rob Smith. "It's going to be really family-fun oriented night, and we're looking forward to having many people come out to the ballpark and take a look at the 2017 edition of the Bobcat baseball team. The guys enjoy it, and they really appreciate being able to showcase their program. It gives us a little bit more of a buzz as opposed to what would typically be a Wednesday practice. Now, there's people in the stands, there's promotions on the field, and it gives them a little bit extra incentive to go out and play hard and make a quality day of it. Our guys really enjoy it, and I know I certainly enjoy being a part of it, too."
Ohio returns 26 players from 2016's 23-win team, including senior infielder Ty Black (Waynesville, Ohio), senior right-handed pitcher Jake Rudnicki (Toledo, Ohio) and sophomore infielder/catcher Rudy Rott (Holmen, Wis.), who was named to the 2016 Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-American Team as a first baseman as selected by Collegiate Baseball newspaper. The Bobcats welcome 11 new faces to their 2017 roster.