Baseball: Olivet (Mich.) (10-24 Overall, 6-18 MIAA) at Ohio Northern (26-11 Overall, 11-5 OAC)

Baseball: Olivet (Mich.) (10-24 Overall, 6-18 MIAA) at Ohio Northern (26-11 Overall, 11-5 OAC)

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 4 p.m. - Wander Field - Ada, Ohio

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Tuesday's Preview: The Ohio Northern baseball team will play its sixth game in the last four days as it hosts Olivet (Mich.) in non-conference action at Wander Field... The Polar Bears enter the contest after defeating Wittenberg on Monday 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 ... Through 37 games this season, senior Hayden Shenefield leads the team and OAC with a .446 batting average, while junior Luke Klinehoffer is second on the team and in the OAC with a .404 batting average ... Klinehoffer also leads the team and OAC with 63 hits, while Shenefield is third in the OAC with 58 hits ... Junior Caleb Thomas currently leads the team with 34 RBI, while senior Jason Burkett leads the team with five home runs and four triples ... On the pitchers mound, sophomore Josh Mohr leads the team and OAC with a 1.07 ERA ... His 1.07 ERA currently ranks ninth nationally ...  Sophomore Nate Bye is second 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 10 saves, while Mohr leads the team with 49 K's ... Storer is tied for fourth nationally with ten saves ... Olivet enters the contest after defeating Calvin (Mich.) ... The Comets are led this season by sophomore Aaron Gillespie's 42 hits ... Sophomore Riley Bennett has a team-best .319 batting average and leads the team with 21 RBI ... Bennett also ranks second on the team with 38 hits ... Senior Joseph Crosby leads the pitching staff with three victories and three saves on the mound this season ... Gillespie leads the staff with 31 K's, while Crosby's 2.94 ERA leads the staff.

Batting Leaders

  Batting Ave.        Hits       Runs       RBIs  
1. Shenefield .446   1. Klinehoffer 63   1. Klinehoffer 45   1. Thomas 34
2. Klinehoffer .404   2. Shenefield 58   2. Kasberg 27   2. J. Burkett 31
3. Kasberg .339   3.  Thomas 45   3. Buckingham 25   3. Klinehoffer 30
                  J. Burkett 25        

Pitching Leaders

  Wins       ERA       Strikeouts     Saves  
1. Frey 6   1. Mohr 1.07   1. Mohr 49 1. Storer 10
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: The all-time series between the two schools is tied 2-2 ... Olivet won the first two matchups, before Northern the last two in the series.

Head coach Gene Stechschulte: Stechschulte in his seventh season at ONU with an overall record of 158-111, a winning percentage of .587.