Baseball: Ohio Wesleyan (14-21 Overall, 6-10 NCAC) at Ohio Northern (20-17 Overall, 7-9 OAC)

Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 4 p.m. - Wander Field, Ada, Ohio

Preview: Ohio Northern enters Wednesday's contest riding a 5-game winning streak ... Northern swept OAC-foe Capital on Senior Day at Wander Field ... After falling behind by five runs in game one, Northern rallied with seven runs in the third and fourth innings to take game one ... Northern was also victorious in a rain-shortened game two ... Junior Jordan Bostater currently leads Northern offensively with a .328 BA ... The junior also leads the team with 24 RBI ... Sophomore Luke Klinehoffer currently leads the team with 42 hits, while Bostater and junior Brandon Kasberg are tied for second with 40 hits each ... Klinehoffer also has a team-leading 16 doubles this season ... Freshman Phil Buckingham currently ranks second on the team with 20 RBI ... Senior Devin Carr and freshman Jack Schaller each lead the pitching staff with four victories on the mound ... Schaller owns a team-best 42 K's this season ... Junior Preseason All-American T.J. Storer leads the team with a 1.47 ERA and has an ONU single season record and nation-leading 13 saves this season ... The junior owns the all-time saves record at Ohio Northern with 26 career saves, twice as many as the next closest pitcher ... Storer's career 1.29 ERA also currently ranks first all-time in ONU history ... The Bishops enter the contest after dropping two contests to Denison University ... Through 35 games this season, OWU is led at the plate by senior Aaron Strausbaugh and junior Michael Blatchford's 43 hits ... Straughsbaugh currently leads the team with 29 RBI, while senior Devin Van Winkle ranks second on the team with 28 RBI ... Junior Kevin Zullo leads the pitching staff with four victories and has a team-low 3.13 ERA ... Zullo also has a team-best 34 K's.

2017 Batting Leaders

  Batting Ave. 
   
Hits       Runs       RBIs  
1. Bostater
.328   1. Klinehoffer
42   1. Kasberg 
26   1. Bostater
24
2. Buckingham
.306   2. Bostater
40   2. Thomas
24
2.
Buckingham
20
3. Klinehoffer .292
 
Kasberg
40

Klinehoffer 24   3. Shenefield
19

2017 Pitching Leaders

  Wins
   
ERA       Strikeouts
    Saves  
1. Carr 4   1. Storer 1.47   1. Schaller 42 1. Storer 13

Schaller
4   2. Szendrey
2.84   2. Mohr
35      
3. Mohr
3   3. Mohr 3.00   3. Carr 31      

Series Notes: Northern owns a 21-14-2 advantage in the all-time series between the two schools ... ONU has won the last two matchups between the two schools.

ONU head coach Gene Stechschulte: Stechschulte in his sixth season at ONU with an overall record of 131-98, a winning percentage of .572.