Bearcats Look to Prey on RedHawks, Falcons in Midweek Action
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March 31, 2014

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Cincinnati vs. Miami (Ohio)
Cincinnati, Ohio | Marge Schott Stadium
Tuesday, April 1 | 6:30 p.m. | Live Stats

Cincinnati vs. Bowling Green State

Cincinnati, Ohio | Marge Schott Stadium
Wednesday, April 2 | 6:30 p.m. | Live Stats

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CINCINNATI – The University of Cincinnati baseball team will conclude its five-game homestand with two midweek games at Marge Schott Stadium. The Bearcats will host Miami (Ohio) University on Tuesday, April 1 and will welcome Bowling Green State University on Wednesday, April 2. Both games will begin at 6:30 p.m.


SETTING THE SCENE

  • The Bearcats will hand the ball to junior right-handed pitcher Grant Walker (Brookeville, Ohio/Northmont) for the game against the Miami Redhawks. Walker has accumulated a 7.08 ERA through 20.1 innings pitched. He has only given out five walks on the season, a team-high for players who have pitched at least 18.0 innings, and has 14 strikeouts.
  • The Cincinnati starter for the game against BGSU is still to be determined.

SCOUTING MIAMI (OHIO)

  • Miami is 10-15 on the season and 2-4 in the Mid-American Conference.
  • The Redhawks have lost five straight games with their last win coming in 10 innings against Western Michigan on March 23.
  • MU beat No. 10 Louisville 6-4 on March 7 in Louisville, Ky.
  • Junior Ryan Elble leads the team with a .342 batting average, a .605 slugging percentage and a .469 on-base percentage.
  • Miami has seven players who have recorded at least 20 hits on the year.
  • Senior Dan Walsh leads the team with 28 hits while sophomore Gary Russo has 27 and junior Scott Slappey has 26.
  • Senior Charles Zubrod, the starting pitcher against the Bearcats, has amassed a 7.64 ERA with 11 walks and 14 strikeouts in 17.2 innings pitched.


THE SERIES VS MIAMI (OHIO)

  • UC and MU have met 169 times in program history. The Redhawks lead the series 101-67-1 and have won three of the last four meetings.
  • The teams split a home-and-home series last season with the Bearcats winning 15-6 in Cincinnati and the Redhawks winning 9-4 in Oxford, Ohio.
  • The first game in the series dates all the way back to 1886, a 14-5 Cincinnati win in Oxford.


SCOUTING BOWLING GREEN STATE

  • Bowling Green State has an 8-16 record through 24 games this season.
  • The Falcons swept a doubleheader with Northern Illinois in its last time out on March 30, winnings 4-1 and 7-3.
  • Junior Brian Bien has a .384 batting average to lead the Falcons. He also leads the team with 16 runs scored, 33 hits and a .446 on-base percentage.
  • The Falcons have 13 seniors and redshirt seniors on the squad, and all but three have either started at least 10 games or pitched at least 10 innings.


THE SERIES VS BOWLING GREEN STATE

  • Cincinnati and Bowling Green State have matched up 41 times prior to this season with BGSU leading 30-11. The teams have not played each other since March 12, 2008, a 9-3 BGSU victory in Cincinnati.
  • The Falcons won 12 consecutive games in the series dating from April 1, 1972 to April 1, 1978. Cincinnati has never won more than three straight games against the Falcons.
  • UC won the first game of the series 5-2 on March 30, 1963 in Cincinnati.


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