Friday, Apr. 13, 2018 - 1 p.m. - Wander Field, Ada, Ohio
Friday's Preview: The Ohio Northern baseball team enters Friday afternoon's contest winners of eight of its last nine contests ... The Polar Bears dropped a tight 10-9 contest at Ohio Wesleyan on Thursday evening ... Through 25 games this season, senior Hayden Shenefield leads the team and the OAC, hitting a solid .415 at the plate ... Shenefield is also second on the team with 34 hits this season ... Junior Luke Klinehoffer currently leads the team with 40 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 25 RBI, while Klinehoffer is second on the team with 21 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 as well as his first two collegiate saves for the Polar Bears in a relief role last week for ONU ... John Carroll enters the contest after splitting a twinbill at Heidelberg ... The Blue Streaks are led offensively this season by junior Dominic Mittiga's .400 BA (4th in OAC) ... Mittiga also leads the team and ranks second in the OAC with 30 RBI, and is second on the team and fifth in the OAC with 10 stolen bases ... Junior Patrick Keohane currently leads the team and ranks fourth in the OAC with 13 stolen bases ... Senior Steven Virost leads JCU on the mound with a 4-2 record and has a team-best 36 K's ... Freshman Andrew Steele leads the team and is tied for second in the OAC with four saves.
Series Notes: John Carroll owns a 31-24 lead in the all-time series between the two schools ... The Polar Bears swept the season series in 2017 at John Carroll.
ONU head coach Gene Stechschulte: Stechschulte in his seventh season at ONU with an overall record of 150-107, a winning percentage of .584.