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Ohio’s Harry Witwer-Dukes (#12) slides into third base during the Ohio versus Morehead State match on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. Ohio won 6-0.

Baseball: What to know for Ohio vs Northern Illinois

Ohio baseball takes its talents on the road this weekend for a four-game series against Northern Illinois. The Bobcats snagged their second series sweep of the season last weekend against Eastern Michigan, improving their record to 15-11 (9-7 Mid-American Conference). 


Opponent: Northern Illinois Huskies (5-21, 4-8 MAC)

Location: Ralph McKinzie Field (DeKalb, Illinois)

Times: 3 p.m. (Friday), 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. (Saturday), 1 p.m. (Sunday)

Live Stats: Game 1, Game 2, Game 3, Game 4


The Huskies have the upper hand this season in the all-time series record with a 17-11 record since 2006. Ohio has lost the past four games to Northern Illinois, the most recent one coming from May 24, 2019, where the Bobcats fell 6-3 in the MAC tournament. 

The Huskies are currently on a four-game losing streak. Also, they are 0-4 at home thus far this season. Ohio is 3-5 on the road and has the chance to further Northern Illinois’ losing streak even more. 



#21 Braxton Kelly (1-0) 3.47 ERA

#22 Joe Rock (5-1) 1.43 ERA

#23 Logan Jones (1-2) 4.75 ERA

Northern Illinois:

#11 Brandon McPherson (1-2) 2.89 ERA

#21 Michael Lasiewicz (1-3) 3.86 ERA

#26 Connor Langreder (2-4) 6.97 ERA 


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