Updated Thu, Apr 11, 2013 9:23 pm
The Bobcats took one out of three against the reigning Mid-American Conference champions, Kent State, last weekend. The pitching was spot on in the first two games of the series, as the Bobcats outscored the Golden Flashes, 11-9. The third game was a different story, as the Kent State offense jumped on Connor Sitz early and scored seven runs on 10 hits in the first four innings.
Ohio was able to bounce back quickly, though, as they won the midweek game on Wednesday against Eastern Kentucky, 10-3. It was an offensive explosion by the Bobcat lineup, as five players had multi-hit games, and Cody Gaertner and Dan Schmidt each had 3 RBIs.
That leaves the Bobcats with two wins in their last three games, as they welcome Akron to town this upcoming weekend. Akron has struggled to put anything together this season, with a record of 6-24 overall and 3-6 in the MAC. Ohio remains at home next Tuesday against Marshall. The Thundering Herd are 13-19 on the year and should pose as a tougher matchup for the Bobcats.
The On-Deck crew analyzes the Kent State series and what it means for Ohio heading forward. With Akron and Marshall coming to town, the four baseball writers look for key players to watch on each team and predict the outcomes.