Ohio and Marshall will face off for the second time this season. This time, Ohio will not have a home field advantage.
The Bobcats will travel to Huntington, West Virginia for another nonconference game against the Thundering Herd. The Bobcats have only played Mid-American Conference opponents since their last game against the Thundering Herd, so it will be a change of pace.
Here is everything to know about the matchup:
Opponent: Marshall (14-18-1)
Location: Kennedy Center YMCA (Huntington, West Virginia)
Date and Time: April 12 at 3 p.m.
How to watch: the game can be watched here
Live Stats: live stats can be followed here
Meet the opponent
Jeffrey Purnell (4-2, 3.64 ERA)
Chad Heiner (0-2, 6.75 ERA)
Zac Addkison (0-2, 5.18 ERA)
Individual Statistical Leaders
Batting average: Avery Lee (.500)
Hits: Luke Edwards (48)
Home Runs: Ryan Leitch and Edwards (7)
RBIs: Leitch (31)
Slugging Percentage: Leitch ( .556)
Doubles: Leitch (10)
Last time out
Ohio previously played Marshall once this season on March 16 at Bob Wren Stadium, where it won 6-3. Marshall struck first, getting an early 1-0 lead in the first inning. From there, the game was quiet until Spencer Harbert hit a solo home run in the bottom of the fifth inning to tie it up. Ohio had two big innings at the end of the game to defeat Marshall.
Ohio did not keep any of its pitchers on the mound for more than two innings during that game. Ohio utilized eight total pitchers against Marshall. Ohio not allowing Marshall to get too familiar with a single pitcher may have been what put a stop to its offense.
Marshall since game one
Since the last time the two faced off, Ohio is 6-8. A majority of its losses since Marshall came against Central Michigan, to whom it lost four in a row. However, Ohio has bounced back since then. It got a walk-off win and split its series against Toledo.
Meanwhile, Marshall has struggled. It is 4-11 in its last 15 games. Most recently, Marshall played Conference USA opponent Middle Tennessee at home, losing the series 2-1.
Player to Watch
Edwards – The junior has hit a groove since the last time Ohio saw him. Edwards has earned a hit in each of his last seven games. He totaled three hits on Tuesday against Virginia Tech, tying his most in a single game this season. In addition, Edwards now leads the team in hits.