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Ohio second baseman Aaron Levy tags Northern Illinois' Samuel Vega during a doubleheader on March 31, 2018. (FILE)

Baseball: Eastern Michigan scouting report and how to follow

If Ohio wants to avoid a second-straight absence from the Mid-American Conference Tournament, it needs to start winning road games.

The Bobcats are 3-15 when playing as visitors this season, but they’ll have their best opportunity to garner road wins when they play Eastern Michigan in Ypsilanti, Michigan, for a three-game series this weekend at Oestrike Stadium.

Ohio (10-24, 5-7 MAC) won its home series last weekend against Toledo, and it will need to win at least two games again to stay atop teams in the mix for a MAC Tournament spot. That won’t happen, though, if the Bobcats’ road struggles continue against the Eagles (8-29, 3-9 MAC).

How to listen

Each game will be broadcasted on 1340 WOUB AM with Russ Eisenstein on the call.


First pitch: 5 p.m.

Probable starters: RHP Edward Kutt IV (2-1, 1.74 ERA) vs. LHP Scott Granzotto (3-5, 3.28 ERA)


First pitch: 3 p.m.

Probable starters: RHP Jack Liberatore (4-4, 2.47 ERA) vs. RHP Holden Cook (1-4, 7.68 ERA)


First pitch: 1 p.m.

Probable Starters: RHP Kenny Ogg (1-6, 6.11 ERA) vs. RHP Justin Meis (2-5, 6.26 ERA)

Scouting Eastern Michigan

Team Stats

Batting average: .254

On-base percentage: .347

Slugging percentage: .345

ERA: 7.91

WHIP: 1.95

Stat pack

- Granzotto is the only EMU pitcher with an ERA below 5.50.

- EMU is last in the MAC in ERA and ninth in batting average.

- Jeff Timko and Zachary Owings have carried the Eagles’ offense with a combined .347 batting average and eight home runs. No other EMU player has an average above .270, and just two players have hit a home run this season.


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