Baseball: Wittenberg (13-20 Overall, 7-7 NCAC) at Ohio Northern (25-11 Overall, 11-5 OAC)

Baseball: Wittenberg (13-20 Overall, 7-7 NCAC) at Ohio Northern (25-11 Overall, 11-5 OAC)

Monday, Apr. 30, 2018 - 4:30 p.m. - Wander Field - Ada, Ohio

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Monday's Preview: The Ohio Northern baseball team will play its fifth game in the last three days as it Wittenberg in non-conference action at Wander Field... The Polar Bears enter the contest after splitting a double header at Ohio Wesleyan on Sunday afternoon ... 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 Olivet (Mich.) on Tuesday and a matchup with Wilmington on Saturday at Wander Field ... Through 36 games this season, senior Hayden Shenefield leads the team and OAC with a .452 batting average, while junior Luke Klinehoffer is second on the team and in the OAC with a .405 batting average ... Klinehoffer also leads the team and OAC with 62 hits, while Shenefield is second in the OAC with 57 hits ... Junior Caleb Thomas currently leads the team with 34 RBI and is tied with Klinehoffer, seniors Jason Burkett and Dan Barna with 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 Scott Beaton is second in the OAC with a 1.96 ERA, while sophomore Nate Bye is third 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 team with 49 K's ... Wittenberg enters the contest winners of four straight, including a DH sweep over Allegheny (Pa.) on Senior Day ... Through 33 games this season, senior Tim Bates and junior Matt Baker currently lead the team with 41 hits ... Sophomore Patrick Kenny and freshman Jack Siefert are tied for first on the team with 23 RBI, while Bates has a team-best .323 BA ... On the pitchers mound, junior Jace Barga leads the way with three victories and 49 K's ... Freshman Tanner Griggs ranks second on the team with 48 strikeouts ... Barga's 2.72 ERA also leads the staff.

Batting Leaders

  Batting Ave.        Hits       Runs       RBIs  
1. Shenefield .452   1. Klinehoffer 62   1. Klinehoffer 47   1. Thomas 34
2. Klinehoffer .405   2. Shenefield 57   2. Kasberg 27   2. J. Burkett 28
3. Kasberg .342   3.  Thomas 44   3. Buckingham 25     Klinehoffer 28

Pitching Leaders

  Wins       ERA       Strikeouts     Saves  
1. Frey 6   1. Mohr 1.07   1. Mohr 49 1. Storer 9
2. Mohr 5   2. Beaton 1.96   2. Frey 41 2.  Beaton
3. Bye 4   3. Bye 2.14   3. Schaller 37 3. Johnson
  Schaller 4                      

Series Notes: ONU leads the all-time series by a 23-22 margin ... The Polar Bears have won the last two contests, including a 10-0 victory in 2017.

Head coach Gene Stechschulte: Stechschulte in his seventh season at ONU with an overall record of 157-111, a winning percentage of .586.