Updated Fri, Mar 22, 2013 10:56 am
The Ohio baseball team has struggled so far to start the season. The hitting and pitching have been highly inconsistent, leading the Bobcats to only three wins in their first 19 games. However, Mid-American Conference play is approaching, and the Bobcats have an opportunity to turn things around with Toledo (7-11) coming into Bob Wren Stadium for a three-game series on Friday.
The On Deck crew of Matthew Doyle, Bryan Vance, Todd Ward and Eric Singer examine what have been the issues for the Bobcats and what must improve if they are to turn their season around in the MAC. Conversation points include the inexperienced pitching staff, the lack of hitting throughout the entire lineup, and preparation for Toledo this weekend and Cincinnati and Ohio State next week.
Barring any setbacks with weather delays, Ohio will open their three-game series with Toledo on Friday. They'll have a one-day rest in between Toledo and Cincinnati (7-10), as they travel to Marge Schott Stadium on Tuesday for a 6:30 p.m. first pitch. The Bobcats return home the following day to take on Ohio State (12-6) at home at 6 p.m.