Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 2 p.m. — ONU Softball Field, Ada, Ohio
Wednesday's Preview: The Ohio Northern softball program opens a four-game home stand this afternoon against the No. 24-ranked Baldwin Wallace Yellow Jackets ... Game one is slated for a 2 p.m. first pitch at the ONU Softball Field in Ada ... Northern will return to the ONU Softball Field Saturday to face off against John Carroll in an Ohio Athletic Conference doubleheader ... The Polar Bears enter play on a six-game winning streak after sweeping Wilmington, Capital, and Mount Union last week ... Junior Gabby Stewart led the ONU offense with 13 hits, four doubles, two home runs, 10 RBI, a 1.045 slugging percentage, and a .615 OBP to earn OAC Hitter of the Week honors ... Meanwhile, senior pitcher Kaitlin Surdej went 5-0 with a save and two shutouts last week, tossing 31 innings with a 0.45 ERA ... Through 22 games this season, Stewart leads the team with seven doubles, 20 runs scored, a .506 OBP, and a .480 batting average, which also ranks third in the OAC ... Meanwhile, classmate Brady Guest leads ONU with 22 RBI and four home runs, which ranks tied for third in the conference ... In the circle, Surdej leads the Polar Bears with a 9-4 record, 95.0 innings pitched, a 2.43 ERA, and 56 strikeouts ... She also ranks tied for second in wins, third in ERA, and fourth in strikeouts among qualifying OAC pitchers ... Stewart ranks 20th all-time in ONU history with 128 career base hits ... Senior Hailee Loughman has 115 career base hits, which ranks her tied for 28th all-time ... Surdej ranks third all-time at ONU in strikeouts (301) and fourth in wins (41) in her ONU career ... Baldwin Wallace enters the midweek doubleheader with an impressive 25-3 overall record and a 7-1 OAC mark ... In addition, they were ranked 24th in the nation in the latest NFCA Coaches Poll ... They currently own a six-game win streak, which includes a 7-0, 5-4 sweep against Adrian (Mich.) on Sunday ... Senior Alexis Boledovic paces the team with 49 hits on a .490 batting average, which ranks second in the OAC ... Junior Alex Kozich and freshman Ashley Matousek are tied for the team lead and second in the OAC with 30 RBI ... Freshman pitcher Nikki Camarati leads the league in wins (15), strikeouts (117), and ERA (1.24).
Ohio Northern Batting Leaders
Ohio Northern Pitching Leaders
All-Time Series Notes: The Polar Bears own a 47-29 all-time series lead over the Yellow Jackets ... ONU has won three straight meetings, including a doubleheader sweep in the 2018 campaign with 6-4 and 9-1 scorelines.
ONU Head Coach Jackie Price: Price is currently in her third season as the head softball coach at Ohio Northern ... She owns a 70-33 overall record, a .680 win percentage.