Baseball: #15 Marietta (20-7 Overall, 8-2 OAC) at Ohio Northern (19-10 Overall, 7-5 OAC)

Baseball: #15 Marietta (20-7 Overall, 8-2 OAC) at Ohio Northern (19-10 Overall, 7-5 OAC)

Saturday, Apr. 21, 2018 - 1 p.m. - Wander Field - Ada, Ohio

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Saturday's Preview: The Ohio Northern baseball team welcomes nationally-ranked Marietta to Wander Field in an important Ohio Athletic Conference matchup ... The Polar Bears are currently in a 3-way tie for third place in the OAC standings after falling twice at Otterbein, while Marietta holds a half game advantage over Otterbein for the number one spot ... Senior Hayden Shenefield led the Polar Bears in the twinbill at Otterbein, going a combined 5-for-7 at the plate and adding two RBI ... Shenefield currently leads the OAC with a .429 batting average, while junior Luke Klinehoffer is second on the team and fifth in the OAC with a .389 batting average ... Klinehoffer currently leads the OAC with 49 hits this season ... Shenefield is second on the team and fifth in the OAC with 42 hits ... Junior Caleb Thomas currently leads the team and ranks eighth in the OAC with 29 RBI, while Klinehoffer is second on the team with 23 RBI ... On the pitchers mound, sophomore Josh Mohr leads the team and OAC and ranks 35th nationally with an impressive 1.40 ERA ... Junior Austin Frey currently leads the pitching staff and is tied for third in the OAC with five victories on the mound ... Mohr also leads the team with 38 K's this season, while senior closer T.J. Storer leads the OAC and is tied for fourth nationally with eight saves ... Marietta enters the contest after splitting a twinbill with Muskingum and defeating Washington & Jefferson (Pa.) ... Offensively, senior Shane Fetsko leads the team with a .346 batting average ... Junior Mike Hale currently leads the team and OAC with 36 RBI and also leads the team with 39 hits ... Hale also leads the team and ranks fifth in the OAC with five home runs this season ... Senior Chris Petrucci currently leads the team and ranks third in the OAC with 16 stolen bases ... Senior standout pitcher David Stover currently leads the team and ranks fifth in the OAC with a 2.28 ERA and leads the team and OAC with seven victories on the mound.

Batting Leaders

  Batting Ave.        Hits       Runs       RBIs  
1. Shenefield .429   1. Klinehoffer 49   1. Klinehoffer 36   1. Thomas 29
2. Klinehoffer .389   2. Shenefield 42   2. Kasberg 22   2. Klinehoffer 23
3. Kasberg .344   3.  Thomas 35   3. J. Burkett 20   3. J. Burkett 18
                          Shenefield 18

Pitching Leaders

  Wins       ERA       Strikeouts     Saves  
1. Frey 5   1. Mohr 1.40   1. Mohr 38 1. Storer 8
2. Mohr 4   2. Beaton 2.35   2. Schaller 32 2.  Beaton
3. Bye 3   3. Bye 2.67   3. Frey 30      

Series Notes: Marietta leads the all-time series by a 77-18 margin ... The Pioneers swept ONU in 2017 after ONU swept Marietta at Wander Field in 2016 ... Each team has won three contest since 2015.

Head coach Gene Stechschulte: Stechschulte in his seventh season at ONU with an overall record of 151-110, a winning percentage of .579.