Ohio (8-18, 3-3 MAC) will look to continue its hot stretch this weekend at Northern Illinois. This will be the third Mid-American Conference series of the season for the Bobcats.

Northern Illinois (7-21, 3-3 MAC) and Ohio are in two very different stretches of the season. Ohio has won its last three games; Northern Illinois has lost its last five. The Bobcats have scored 36 runs in their win streak. The Huskies have scored 21 in their losing streak.

While it may seem like an easy series for Ohio, Northern Illinois is dangerous at home. In the Huskies’ four home games, they are 3-1 and have only allowed 3.5 runs per game. Ohio has scored 12 runs in each of its last three games, though, so one of those streaks is likely to end.

Here’s what you need to know for the series:


First pitch: 4 p.m.

Projected starters: right handed pitcher Kenny Ogg (1-5, 5.65 ERA) vs. left handed pitcher Erik Hedmark (1-3, 3.47 ERA)


First pitch: 2 p.m.

Projected starters: RHP Jack Liberatore (3-3, 2.57 ERA) vs RHP Will Anderson (0-1, 4.20 ERA)


First pitch: 1 p.m.

Projected starters: TBD vs. RHP Michael Lasiewicz (4-3, 4.93 ERA)

Scouting Northern Illinois

Team Stats

Batting average: .237

On-base percentage: .329

Slugging percentage: .312

ERA: 5.92

Stat pack

- Jake Dunham leads Northern Illinois with a .305 batting average, 29th in the MAC.

- Erik Hedmark has a team-leading .347 ERA for the Huskies.

- Hedmark has not given up any home runs this season.