Baseball: Ohio Northern (15-14 Overall, 4-6 OAC) at Baldwin Wallace (16-12 Overall, 5-7 OAC)

Wednesday, Apr. 19, 2017, 1 p.m. - Fisher Field, Berea, Ohio

Preview: The Polar Bears enter Wednesday's contest after sweeping area-rival Bluffton in a twinbill at Wander Field ... Sophomore Luke Klinehoffer was a combined 4-for-7 with one RBI and two runs scored on the afternoon ... Junior closer T.J. Storer recorded saves in both victories to push his Ohio Athletic Conference-leading mark to 10 saves ... Storer is currently tied for first place nationally with 10 saves ... The closer also broke the all-time saves record in a single season with the two saves ... Storer now owns two of the top three single season saves records at Northern ... He also ranks first all-time at Ohio Northern with 23 career saves and also ranks first all time with a 1.22 career ERA ... Junior Jordan Bostater currently leads the team in hits (34), RBI (20) and has a team-best .362 batting average ... Klinehoffer is also tied for first on the team with 34 hits ... Junior Jason Burkett and freshman Phil Buckingham are each tied for second on the team with 16 RBI each ... Senior Devin Carr leads the pitching staff with four victories on the mound ... Freshman Jack Schaller leads the staff with 35 K's, while Carr is second on the team with 30 K's ... Storer's 1.15 ERA leads the team ... The Yellow Jackets enter the contest after a double header sweep of Wilmington ... BW is led offensively by junior Alex Marcum ... Marcum leads the team with 39 hits, 31 RBI and a .364 batting average ... Marcum also ranks first in the OAC with his 31 RBI ... Senior Cole Nieto currently ranks second on the team with 37 hits, 27 RBI and a .356 BA ... Nieto leads the team and is tied for second in the OAC with five home runs ... The Yellow Jacket pitching staff is led by senior Logan Heffernan and junior Evan Lovick ... Lovick leads the team with five victories on the mound, while Hefferenan is second with three wins ... The duo are tied for second on the team with 33 K's each, while sophomore Danny Cody leads the team and ranks fourth in the OAC with 4 K's ... Heffernan's 1.95 ERA currently leads the team and ranks second in the conference. 

2017 Batting Leaders

  Batting Ave. 
Hits       Runs       RBIs  
1. Bostater
.362   1. Bostater
34   1. Thomas 
21   1. Bostater
2. Burkett
34   2. Kasberg
3. Buckingham .305
  3. Burkett

Klinehoffer 20  


2017 Pitching Leaders

ERA       Strikeouts
1. Carr 4   1. Storer 1.15   1. Schaller 35 1. Storer 10
2. Schaller
3   2. Mohr 2.05   2. Carr
3. Mohr
2   3. Carr 3.15   3. Mohr 24      
  Maier 2                      

Series Notes: BW holds a 47-45 edge over Northern in the all-time series ... The Yellow Jackets swept the season series in 2016 and have won three of the last four meetings.

ONU head coach Gene Stechschulte: Stechschulte in his sixth season at ONU with an overall record of 126-95, a winning percentage of .570.