Bearcats Take On Flyers and Buckeyes in Midweek Action

GOBEARCATSDOTCOM So. RHP Grant Walker will make his second career start vs. Ohio State on Wednesday at Marge Schott Stadium.
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So. RHP Grant Walker will make his second career start vs. Ohio State on Wednesday at Marge Schott Stadium.
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April 15, 2013

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DAYTON at CINCINNATI
Marge Schott Stadium (3,085) - Cincinnati, Ohio
Tuesday, April 16 - 6:30 p.m. ET | Watch | Listen | GameTracker

OHIO STATE at CINCINNATI
Marge Schott Stadium (3,085) - Cincinnati, Ohio
Wednesday, April 17 - 6:30 p.m. ET | Watch | Listen | GameTracker

GAME INFORMATION
TV: GoBEARCATS.com/allaccess
Live Stats: GoBEARCATS.com
Twitter: @UCincyBaseball
Dayton Series Record: UC leads 86-46 (four unknown results)
Ohio State Series Record: OSU leads 66-22-2

SETTING THE SCENE
The University of Cincinnati baseball team begins a five-game homestand with midweek ballgames versus Dayton on Tuesday, followed by a visit from Ohio State on Wednesday.
UC is coming off a 1-2 BIG EAST Conference road trip at Rutgers. Prior to the Rutgers series, UC produced a second-place finish at the Joe Nuxhall Classic in which it defeated crosstown rival Xavier 7-6 April 9 and fell to Wright State 19-16 in a barn burner April 10.
Sophomore RHP Ryan Atkinson will make his first start of the season Tuesday vs. Dayton. It will mark his third start in his UC career.
On Wednesday against Ohio State, sophomore RHP Grant Walker also make his first start of the year after starting six games in 2012, which includes the Bearcats 6-5 win over the Buckeyes April 18 in Columbus, Ohio.
BearcatsTV will provide live video coverage of both games at GoBEARCATS.com/allaccess.
Live statistics for each game will be available at GoBEARCATS.com.
Follow the Bearcats baseball program on Twitter @UCincyBaseball and @CoachClearyUC.

NOW PITCHING FOR UC ...
Cincinnati will send a pair of sophomore right-handed pitchers to the mound who each will be making their first starts of the season Tuesday and Wednesday against Dayton and Ohio State.
Ryan Atkinson has appeared in nine games this season, posting a 5.68 ERA with eight walks and seven strikeouts in 6 1-3 innings pitched.
He pitched on perfect inning of relief Sunday at Rutgers in which he struck out the side.
Grant Walker owns a 2.31 ERA in 11 2-3 innings pitched spanned over eight relief appearances. During that stretch, Walker has walked three and struck out eight.
In his most recent appearance, Walker pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts Sunday at Rutgers.
Last season, Walker made his sixth career start on April 18, 2012 against Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio. He allowed three runs on four hits with three walks in two innings pitched.

OPPONENT BREAKDOWN
Dayton finished the 2012 season with a 31-30 overall record, including a 17-7 mark in the Atlantic 10, which earned them a share of the conference title. The Flyers went on to win the Atlantic 10 tournament, earning a bid to the College Station, Texas regional of the NCAA Championship.
The Flyers were picked fifth in the 2013 A-10 preseason coaches' poll.
The Flyers enter Tuesday with a 7-24-1 record overall and a 5-10-1 road mark. Dayton is currently on a nine-game losing streak after most recently dropping a three-game set to Butler last weekend.
Ohio State went 33-27 overall last season, including an 11-13 record in the Big Ten Conference, which was good for a sixth place league finish.
The Buckeyes were picked to finish fourth in the 2013 Big Ten preseason coaches' poll.
Ohio State welcomes back 19 letterwinners from last year's squad that advanced to the Big Ten Tournament for the 15th time in the last 16 years. The Buckeyes are led by first-team All-Big Ten starting pitcher Jaron Long, first baseman/designated hitter/reliever Josh Dezse and starting pitcher Brad Goldberg.

THE DAYTON SERIES
Cincinnati leads the all-time series versus Dayton 86-46 with four unknown results.
The first meeting between UC and UD came in 1921 with the Bearcats winning 6-4 in Dayton.
The most recent meeting occurred March 28 of last year with UC winning 17-8 in Dayton.

THE OHIO STATE SERIES
Ohio State leads the all-time series with Cincinnati 66-22-2.
The Bearcats and Buckeyes first met April 26, 1919 with OSU winning 5-4.
The most recent meeting took place April 18, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio with Cincinnati winning 6-5; its third straight win in the series.

A CAREER DAY IN DAYTON
Several Bearcats recorded multiple career highs during the Bearcats' 17-8 shellacking of Dayton on March 28, 2012.
Then sophomores Justin Glass and Matt Williams each produced five RBIs, which set career highs for both.
Glass (7) and Williams (6) also set career highs in total bases while Glass and tied his career best in at-bats (6).
Senior outfielder Braden Kline scored four runs against the Flyers to set a new personal best.
Then junior center fielder Jake Proctor tied his career best with two doubles and set a new career standard for at-bats with seven.
Then sophomore infielder Ryan Quinn scored twice for a career high and tied his career best in hits with two.
Then senior first baseman Nic Spence's six at-bats were a career high for the Australian.

WHAT'S HAPP'NIN
Freshman infielder Ian Happ posted a 21-game reached base safely streak from Feb. 24 through April 3. During the streak, Happ produced at least one hit in 18 of those games and batted .324 with 18 runs, one home run and 12 RBIs and reached base at a .486 rate.
Happ leads the BIG EAST Conference in walks (32) and is sixth in the league lead in doubles (12).
Happ also ranks third in the league in on-base percentage (.468) and tied for sixth in the conference in stolen bases with 14.
Happ also is the team leader in batting average (.335) and slugging percentage (.492).

GLASS RAKING AWAY
Junior outfielder Justin Glass saw a 13-game hit streak come to end April 7 vs. No. 9 Louisville. He hit .414 during the streak with 10 runs scored and 8 RBIs.
For the year, Glass is fifth in the BIG EAST in hits with 47.
Glass was named to the BIG EAST Conference weekly honor roll on March 25 for his performance in four games. He batted an impressive .444 (8 for 18) with two runs scored and five RBIs while slugging .444 and reaching base at a .474 clip in four contests versus Northern Kentucky and South Florida.
He is the second Bearcat to receive this honor in 2013 after freshman infielder Forrest Perron received the award March 4.

BASEBALL GETS SCHOLARSHIP BOOST
The March 19 announcement by Bearcats AD Whit Babcock that the UC will reinstate and increase funding to its Olympic sports scholarship programs is monumental news, not just for the programs which previously lost scholarship funding, but it's additionally momentous to the UC baseball program.
"This is quite possibly the most significant development affecting the UC baseball program during my time at UC. This plan removes the largest obstacle we have faced and will allow us to pursue players in the same fashion as those schools with which we compete," said Brian Cleary, UC baseball head coach.
Beginning in the fall of 2013-14, UC will implement an aggressive plan to ultimately offer the full NCAA complement of grant-in-aid scholarships to student-athletes in each of its 19 programs.
"This clearly demonstrates that the University and its leadership are committed to excellence in all of our sports and that we intend to compete on the national stage," Cleary added. "There is no question that our baseball program will benefit from this plan."
Due to fiscal constraints in 2009, the department previously reduced scholarship funding for a number of sports and eliminated all scholarships for three sports which included men's cross country, men's track and field, and men's swimming and diving.

The Last Meeting
Cincinnati17
Dayton8
March 28, 2012
Dayton, Ohio
Baseball Slugs Way Past Dayton 17-8
The Bearcats pounded out 24 hits, their most since joining the BIG EAST Conference, as the University of Cincinnati baseball team defeated University of Dayton 17-8 on a windy Wednesday afternoon at Time Warner Cable Stadium.

The Last Meeting
Cincinnati6
Ohio State5
April 18, 2012
Columbus, Ohio
Baseball Outlasts Ohio State 6-5
Sophomore shortstop Matt Williams (Mason, Ohio/Cincinnati Hills Christian) went 3 for 3 with two RBIs and a career-high four stolen bases, junior left-hander Thomas Gentile (Westerville, Ohio/St. Francis DeSales) struck out seven in four innings, and for the third straight season the University of Cincinnati baseball team defeated Ohio State University 6-5 Wednesday at Bill Davis Stadium.


 

 

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