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Ohio outfielder/right hand pitcher, Pauly Mancino (5), throwing the baseball between innings during a game against Central Michigan at Bob Wren Stadium, March 23, 2024, in Athens.

Baseball: What to know for Western Michigan 

After being swept over Easter Weekend in a series Ohio wants to forget against Ball State in Muncie, Indiana, the Green and White return home this weekend to face off against Western Michigan. 

Ohio needs to get back to the form it needs to contend in the MAC, and a successful home series against a MAC opponent would do wonders for the team’s future. Here is everything to know about Western Michigan. 

Game Information

Opponent: Western Michigan

Location: Bob Wren Stadium (Athens, Ohio)

Time: Friday at 6 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.  

How to Watch: ESPN+

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Meet the Opponent

Head Coach: Billy Gernon (14th season)

Statistical Leaders 

Batting Average: Cade Sullivan, CJ Richmond (.398)

RBI: Richmond (33)

Home Runs: Sullivan, Richmond (6)

ERA: Nolan Vlcek (2.78)

Strikeouts: Vlcek (35) 


Ohio will have a chance to not only even, but take the reigns in the all-time series against Western Michigan with a good performance in this weekend’s series in Athens as it trails Western Michigan by just one game in the all-time matchup. 

Western Michigan has won the previous three games against Ohio, however, and will be looking to keep that streak alive this weekend.

Western Michigan Notes 

Western Michigan is coming off a big series win at home against Kent State over Easter Weekend. The pitching was solid throughout the series, holding Kent State to no more than five runs in any game. 

The Broncos are currently a game below .500 on the season, with half of their wins coming on the road. With Western Michigan traveling to Athens on Friday, the daunting task of playing on the road is lessened by the teams’ record. 

Western Michigan is a talented team led by a very experienced coach and that experience has shown in big games, especially in the team’s series split against Michigan. Ohio will need to have its pitching produce quality innings with some productive hitting to win. 


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