Baseball: Ohio Northern (10-11 Overall, 2-4 OAC) at Baldwin Wallace (14-8 Overall, 4-2 OAC)

Baseball: Ohio Northern (10-11 Overall, 2-4 OAC) at Baldwin Wallace (14-8 Overall, 4-2 OAC)

Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 1 p.m. — Fisher Field, Berea, Ohio

Tuesday's Preview: The Ohio Northern baseball team returns to the diamond Tuesday afternoon for an Ohio Athletic Conference doubleheader at league foe Baldwin Wallace ... Game one is slated for a 1 p.m. first pitch at Fisher Field in Berea ... The Polar Bears enter Tuesday's contests with a 10-11 overall record and a 2-4 mark in OAC action ... Northern is coming off a doubleheader split with Mount Union on Saturday, winning game one 5-2 before falling 4-0 in game two ... On Saturday, sophomore infielder Michael Rocco led ONU with a five-for-eight outing at the plate, which included a perfect four-for-four performance in game one ... He added two RBI, a run scored, and a stolen base over the weekend ... Meanwhile, junior pitchers Jack Schaller and Josh Mohr had strong performances on the mound ... Schaller picked up the game one victory after tossing 5.1 innings and allowing just two earned runs ... Mohr earned his first career save after pitching 3.2 scoreless innings in relief, striking out five batters and conceding just one hit ... Through 21 games, Rocco leads the Polar Bears and the OAC with an impressive .479 batting average ... In addition, he tops the team with 35 hits and six stolen bases, stands second in runs scored (16), and sits tied for second with 14 RBI ... Klinehoffer leads the team with 17 runs scored and sits second on the team in batting average (.352), hits (32), and RBI (14) ... He ranks second in career doubles all-time at ONU with 42 and eighth all-time in career base hits with 166 ... Classmate Caleb Thomas leads ONU with two home runs and 16 RBI  ... On the mound, Schaller leads the team with three wins and a 2.33 ERA (minimum 10 innings) in 19.1 innings ... Klinehoffer and junior Troy Wagner also have multiple victories on the mound, recording two wins each ... Meanwhile, junior Nate Bye paces the team with 25 strikeouts in a team-high 30.0 innings ... Mohr currently ranks seventh in ERA among qualifying pitchers in the OAC with a 2.66 mark ... Baldwin Wallace enters Tuesday's doubleheader with a 14-8 overall record and a 4-2 OAC record ... BW received votes in the latest national polls ... The Yellow Jackets are coming off a 6-4 (F/12), 15-1 sweep over Wilmington Saturday ... Senior first baseman Philip Wells currently leads the team with a .349 batting average, 29 hits, two home runs, and 28 RBI, which also ranks second in the OAC ... On the mound, senior Danny Cody has a perfect 4-0 record in a team-high 36.1 innings ... In addition, he leads the league with 55 strikeouts and a 1.73 ERA among qualifying pitchers.

Ohio Northern Batting Leaders:

  Batting Ave.        Hits       Runs       RBIs  
1. Rocco .479   1. Rocco 35   1. Klinehoffer 17   1. Thomas 16
2. Klinehoffer .352   2.  Klinehoffer 32   2.  Rocco 16   2.  Klinehoffer 14
3. Thwaits .339   3.  P. Buckingham 25   3.  P. Buckingham 14     Rocco 14
                  McMann 14        

Ohio Northern Pitching Leaders:

  Wins       ERA (Min. 10 Inn.)       Strikeouts       Saves  
1. Schaller 3   1. Schaller 2.33   1. Bye 25   1. Wagner 1
2.  Wagner 2   2.  Mohr 2.66   2. Mohr 20     Johnson
  Klinehoffer   3.  Wagner 2.84   3. 3 Tied W/ 10     Mohr  1

All-Time Series Notes: Ohio Northern trails Baldwin Wallace 47-49 in the all-time series ... Last season, ONU swept the Yellow Jackets 4-3 and 2-0 at Wander Field, ending a four-game win streak in the series for BW.

ONU Head Coach Gene Stechschulte: Stechschulte is in his eighth season leading the Ohio Northern baseball program with a 169-126 record, a .573 win percentage.