Spring Break Trip To North Carolina Up Next For Baseball

Photo by Erinn Kaucher
Photo by Erinn Kaucher

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio Dominican's baseball team heads to Wilson, N.C. for five games against PSAC and MEC competition, starting with a noon contest Friday against nationally ranked Mercyhurst.

The Panthers then take on Cal at 7 p.m. Saturday, Kutztown at 5 p.m. Sunday, Glenville State at 11 a.m. Monday, and Cal again at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Ohio Dominican will look to shake off a three-game losing skid after falling in a trio of contests against Northwood last week. The Panthers had scoring opportunities, but stranded 27 runners on base in the series, while Northwood capitalized on 15 walks issued by ODU pitching, as well as several errors in the opening game of the series.

Still, ODU enters this week leading the G-MAC with a .295 batting average, and the Panthers are averaging 7.0 runs per game. The Panthers are also a perfect 18-of-18 stealing bases.

Freshman Manny Vorhees (Wapakoneta, Ohio) ranks fourth in the league with a .423 batting average, followed by senior Genesis Hillard (Cincinnati, Ohio) in fifth with a .414 clip. Hillard's 12 runs scored lead the league, and he's also tied for first with two triples.

Senior Noah Bland (Oberlin, Ohio) leads the G-MAC in steals as he's a perfect 7-for-7, while senior Colin Kaucher (Toledo, Ohio) is right behind him at 5-for-5 this spring.

On the mound, senior Mitchell Bault (Maineville, Ohio) sits third in the G-MAC with 18 punchouts.

Contact: Scott Miles