Ohio will be faced with one of its biggest challenges all season this weekend when it heads to Bloomington, Indiana, to take on Indiana (27-11, 9-3 Big 10).
Indiana has faced a few familiar foes in the Mid-American Conference such as Ball State and Kent State, who each was beaten handily in their one-game matchups. Both of these teams currently sit ahead of Ohio in the MAC standings, so a win for Ohio could foreshadow a run in the MAC that could see Ohio as champions.
Here is all you need to know for the weekend:
Location: Bart Kaufman Field
Dates and Times: April 21 at 6 p.m., April 22 at 1 p.m. and April 23 at Noon.
Lives stats can be followed here
The game can be streamed here
Meet the opponent
Head Coach: Jeff Mercer (fifth season)
Ben Seiler (0-3, 6.56 ERA)
Luke Sinnard (3-2, 4.21 ERA)
Seti Manase (2-1, 1.61 ERA)
ERA: Sinnard (4.21)
Strikeouts: Sinnard (66)
Batting Average: Brock Tibbitts (.380)
Hits: Phillip Glasser (58)
Doubles: Glasser (14)
Home Runs: Devin Taylor (9)
RBI: Tibbitts (45)
The Bobcats have taken on the Hoosiers once in the team's history. The matchup took place in 2017 and Ohio was handed an 11-2 loss at a neutral site. No one on Ohio’s active roster played during that first matchup.
Player to Watch
A.J. Rausch - Rausch leads the Bobcats in stolen bases with 13 and had a great series against Miami. The speedy center fielder picked up a hit in each of the three games last weekend as well as a three-hit performance in the finale where he was also able to tally a pair of RBIs and a pair of stolen bases.