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Photo Cred: Karli Bell
Photo Cred: Karli Bell

Ibarra Wins MAC East Player of the Week

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Senior centerfielder Spencer Ibarra won the Mid-American Conference East Division Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday.

Ibarra put together a monster week at the plate to help Ohio win their first three of four games at home.

Ibarra batted .467 with a 1.133 slugging percentage and a .500 on-base percentage  in 15 at-bats over four games in Athens. He collected a team-high seven hits and homered in three of the Bobcats’ four games last week.

Ibarra tallied a team-high five RBIs and six runs scored. Ibarra belted his second home run of the season last Thursday (March 16) in a 9-1 win over Shawnee State in the home opener.

Ibarra then belted a pair of home runs in a Saturday (March 18) doubleheader split with Siena to bring his season total to four.

Ibarra went 2-for-4 with a home run in a 4-2 loss in the first game, then crushed a two-out shot in the eighth inning of the Bobcats’ 7-4 triumph in the second game of the twin bill.

Ibarra capped off his big weekend by helping Ohio take the weekend series from Siena with a 6-4 win in the Sunday (March 19) rubber match, going 3-for-3 with a double, a RBI, a walk and three runs scored.

Ohio returns to the diamond for a Tuesday night matchup against the Morehead State Beakers.

First pitch is set for 5 p.m.