Baseball: Ohio to play against Central Michigan in final series of regular season

 

Ohio second baseman Aaron Levy tags Northern Illinois’ Samuel Vega during a doubleheader on March 31. (FILE)

 

Ohio will play its last series of the regular season this weekend after coming off a series loss against Western Michigan.

The Bobcats will play on the road against Central Michigan. First pitch is slated for 3:05 p.m. on Thursday.

Ohio (21-29, 9-15 Mid-American Conference) is ranked eighth in the MAC, and the conference championship begins May 23 in Avon. The top six teams make it to the championship, and Western Michigan currently holds the sixth spot. Toledo is currently in seventh.

Thursday

Game time: 3:05 p.m.

Probable pitchers: Gerry Salisbury (4-6, 5.13 ERA) vs. Dazon Cole (1-6, 5.35 ERA)

Friday

Game time: 3:05 p.m.

Probable pitchers: Michael Klein (4-1, 4.98 ERA) vs. Michael Brettell (5-6, 4.48 ERA)

Saturday

Game time: 2:05 p.m.

Probable pitchers: Derek Carr (1-1, 3.90 ERA) vs. Logan Buczkowski (2-1, 6.90 ERA)

The Central Michigan report

Central Michigan lost its last weekend series against Miami, and defeated Michigan State on Tuesday in a non-conference game.

The Chippewas are in fourth place, but they can still move around in the standings during this last weekend of the regular season.

Eastern Michigan is in fifth place, and the Broncos are sixth. Central Michigan and Western Michigan both have 11 losses – the Broncos just have 11 wins compared to the Chippewas’ 13.

The Chippewas are a better hitting team than the Bobcats. Ohio is batting .257, and the Chippewas are batting .271. The Bobcats have a solid pitching staff, though. They have an ERA of 4.21 for conference play and have allowed 229 hits.

How to stream

The games will be broadcast on WOUB 1340 AM throughout the series. Central Michigan’s website will have a stream for viewers to watch the game, but a subscription is required.

 

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