Bearcats Travel to Northern Kentucky for Midweek Action
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March 24, 2014


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Cincinnati vs. Northern Kentucky
Highland Heights, Ky. | Bill Aker Baseball Complex
Tuesday, March 25 | 3 p.m. | Live Stats
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CINCINNATI – The University of Cincinnati baseball team will head across the Ohio River on Tuesday, March 25 for a midweek matchup against Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, Ky. The game is set for a 3 p.m. first pitch from the Bill Aker Baseball Complex.

SETTING THE SCENE

  • UC is coming off its first weekend series in American Athletic Conference history, played on March 21, 22 and 23. The Bearcats were swept by the UCF Knights 7-1, 7-4 and 5-1.
  • Senior Matt Williams (Mason, Ohio/Cincinnati Hills Christian) led all UC players with four hits on the weekend.
  • Sophomore Mitch Patishall (Pendleton, Ind./Pendleton Heights) will get the call for the Bearcats in the game. He has made six appearances on the season with five starts. The righty has accumulated a 6.20 ERA through 24.2 innings pitched with 15 walks and 17 strikeouts.
  • The Norse will start sophomore right-hander Aric Harris who has a 9.37 ERA through 16.1 innings pitched with 12 walks and 20 strikeouts.

SCOUTING NORTHERN KENTUCKY

  • NKU is 5-16 on the season while competing in its second season at the NCAA Division I level.
  • In its last weekend, NKU won 1-of-3 games against conference foe North Florida at home. The Norse lost by scores of 14-4 and 8-1 but beat NF 8-6 on Saturday.
  • The Norse are led by freshman Kylr Coletta who has recorded a .342 batting avergage through his first 20 collegiate games. He has 25 hits this season.
  • Freshman Evan Korson leads the Norse from the mound where he has recorded a team-low 5.40 ERA through 1.0 innings pitched.
  • Freshman Adam Jafine has picked up two victories through seven starts.

THE SERIES VS NORTHERN KENTUCKY

  • Cincinnati will head across the Ohio River to face Northern Kentucky for the 34th time in program history.
  • In the last meeting between the schools on March 20, 2013, UC took a narrow 4-3 victory in a game played at Marge Schott Stadium.
  • Before last year’s game, UC and NKU had not met since 1996.
  • The longest winning streak in series history by either team was a five-game streak for Cincinnati dating from April 18, 1974 to April 12, 1976.
  • The Norse have never won more than two games in a row in the series.

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