Baseball: Ohio Northern (24-10 Overall, 11-5 OAC) at Ohio Wesleyan (15-18 Overall, 6-8 NCAC)

Baseball: Ohio Northern (24-10 Overall, 11-5 OAC) at Ohio Wesleyan (15-18 Overall, 6-8 NCAC)

Sunday, Apr. 29, 2018 - 1 p.m. - Littick Field - Delaware, Ohio

Sunday's Preview: The Ohio Northern baseball team will play its third and fourth games in the last two days as it travels to Delaware to take on Ohio Wesleyan in non-conference action ... The Polar Bears enter the contest riding a five game winning streak, including a big double header Ohio Athletic Conference sweep over Muskingum on Saturday ... With only a twinbill with Wilmington left on its OAC schedule, the Polar Bears are tied for second place in the OAC standings and can clinch its first OAC Tournament berth since 2000 with a victory in either one of its games against Wilmington ... The remaining non-conference schedule for ONU features contests at Wander Field with Wittenberg on Monday and a matchup with Olivet (Mich.) on Tuesday after Wander Field ... Through 34 games this season, senior Hayden Shenefield leads the team and OAC with a .445 batting average, while junior Luke Klinehoffer is second on the team and in the OAC with a .389 batting average ... Klinehoffer also leads the team and OAC with 56 hits, while Shenefield is tied for second in the OAC with 53 hits ... Junior Caleb Thomas currently leads the team with 33 RBI and has a team-best four home runs ... On the pitchers mound, sophomore Josh Mohr leads the team and OAC with a 1.07 ERA ... His 1.07 ERA currently ranks 10th nationally ...  Sophomore Nate Bye is second on the team and in the OAC with a 2.14 ERA ... Junior Austin Frey leads the team and is tied for second in the OAC with six victories ... Senior T.J. Storer leads the OAC with nine saves, while Mohr leads the way with 49 K's ... OWU enters the contest after dropping a double header at DePauw (Ind.) ... Senior Michael Blatchford leads the team with 56 hits, while sophomore Canyon McWilliams is second on the team with 47 hits ... McWilliams and freshman Cole Antle are tied for first on the team with 29 RBI ... Blatchford has a team-high .441 ... Senior Kevin Zullo has a team-high four victories on the mound ... Zullo also leads the way with 56 strikeouts.

Batting Leaders

  Batting Ave.        Hits       Runs       RBIs  
1. Shenefield .445   1. Klinehoffer 56   1. Klinehoffer 41   1. Thomas 33
2. Klinehoffer .389   2. Shenefield 53   2. Kasberg 24   2. J. Burkett 26
3. Kasberg .345   3.  Thomas 42   3. J. Burkett 22   3. Klinehoffer 24
                  Buckingham 22        

Pitching Leaders

  Wins       ERA       Strikeouts     Saves  
1. Frey 6   1. Mohr 1.07   1. Mohr 49 1. Storer 9
2. Mohr 5   2. Bye 2.14   2. Frey 41 2.  Beaton
3. Bye 4   3. Frey 3.12   3. Schaller 35 3. Johnson

Series Notes: ONU leads the all-time series by a 22-15-2 margin ... Ohio Wesleyan picked up a tight 10-9 victory over ONU earlier this season.

Head coach Gene Stechschulte: Stechschulte in his seventh season at ONU with an overall record of 156-110, a winning percentage of .586.