Baseball: Ohio Northern (18-6 Overall) at Ohio Wesleyan (8-12 Overall)

Baseball: Ohio Northern (18-6 Overall) at Ohio Wesleyan (8-12 Overall)

Thursday, Apr. 12, 2018 - 4 p.m. - Littick Field, Delaware, Ohio

Thursday's Preview: The Ohio Northern baseball team will continue will travel to Delaware to take on non-conference foe Ohio Wesleyan on Thursday afternoon ... Ohio Northern enters the contest riding an eight game winning streak, including two big Ohio Athletic Conference double header sweeps over Mount Union and Baldwin Wallace to stay in the hunt in the OAC ... Through 24 games this season, senior Hayden Shenefield leads the team and the OAC, hitting a solid .410 at the plate ... Shenefield is also tied for second on the team with 32 hits this season ... Junior Luke Klinehoffer currently leads the team with 38 hits this year and became a member of ONU's 100-hit club during ONU's double header sweep of Baldwin Wallace ... Junior Caleb Thomas currently leads the team with 24 RBI, while Klinehoffer is second on the team with 20 RBI ... Junior Austin Frey leads the pitching staff with a perfect 5-0 record this season ... His five victories on the mound currently rank tied for second in the OAC ... Sophomore pitcher Josh Mohr has a league-best 1.14 ERA, while senior All-American T.J. Storer leads the OAC with eight saves ... Sophomore Scott Beaton picked up his first collegiate win last win as well as his first two collegiate saves for the Polar Bears in a relief role ... Ohio Wesleyan enters the contest after defeating Defiance 20-0, snapping a 3-game losing streak ... The Battling Bishops are led this season senior Michael Blatchford's 36 hits ... The senior aso leads the team with a .462 batting average ... Freshman Cole Antle currently leads the team with 15 RBI, while sophomore Canyon McWilliams is second on the team with 14 RBI ... Senior Kevin Zullo currently leads the pitching staff with three victories on the mound ... The senior also has a team-high 39 K's through 20 games ... Sophomore Justin Grubb leads the team with a 2.91 ERA.

Batting Leaders

  Batting Ave.        Hits       Runs       RBIs  
1. Shenefield .410   1. Klinehoffer 38   1. Klinehoffer 29   1. Thomas 24
2. Klinehoffer .365   2. Thomas 32   2. J. Burkett 19   2. Klinehoffer 20
3. M. Burkett .353     Shenefield 32   3. Kasberg 17   3. J. Burkett 16

Pitching Leaders

  Wins       ERA       Strikeouts     Saves  
1. Frey 5   1. Mohr 1.14   1. Mohr 30 1. Storer 8
2. Mohr 3   2. Beaton 2.22     Schaller 30 2.  Beaton
  Bye 3   3. Bye 2.67   3. Frey 27      
                  Bye 27      

Series Notes: Ohio Northern leads the all-time series between the two schools by a 22-14-2 margin ... Northern has won three straight in the series.

ONU head coach Gene Stechschulte: Stechschulte in his seventh season at ONU with an overall record of 150-106, a winning percentage of .586.