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Baseball: Doubleheader on tap for 1st home series

Much like P. Diddy and Skylar Grey, Ohio is coming home and will look to duplicate the success of the past weekend when the team went 2-1 against Tennessee Tech.

It is the first home series for the Bobcats of the season, and features four games against Marshall.  The series was originally scheduled for a 1 p.m. start today, but rain during the week pushed the game back to tomorrow.

Coach Joe Carbone said the team is doing everything it can to get the field ready for the weekend.

The delay gives the Bobcats two games apiece tomorrow and Sunday. Carbone said that playing consecutive doubleheaders is not something he likes to do.

“The kids are out there for 12 hours, and we get done at 9 o’clock,” Carbone said. “We got to the get the games in.”

Taylor Emody and Trace Voshell lead the team with identical  .375 batting averages, and Voshell also leads the team with 14 RBI. Even with the offensive production from a couple of different players, Carbone is still looking for more.

“(Dan) Ward, Voshell and Emody have played well, and (Bryan) Barnes is playing well,” Carbone said. “We need to get help from other players.”

As for Marshall, hitters Victor Ramos and Victor Gomez lead the team.  Ramos has a .351 average while Gomez leads the team with 14 hits.

For the weekend to be a success, Carbone said it was simple — score more runs than the other team.

Carbone said that he would put some pitchers on the mound who have not had the opportunity to pitch.

“We are going to use our whole staff out there on the mound this weekend,” Carbone said.

Carbone also said that the starting rotation is not set, nor is the lineup.

“We don’t know who the go-to guys are yet,” Carbone said.


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