Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 1 p.m. - Wander Field - Ada, Ohio
Saturday's Preview: The Ohio Northern baseball team will celebrate Senior Day with a crucial double header with Wilmington at Wander Field on Saturday afternoon ... The Polar Bears will honor seniors Kyle Schlade, Dan Barna, Jordan Bostater, Jason Burkett, Brandon Kasberg, Hayden Shenefield and T.J. Storer in a postgame ceremony ... With a win in either of its two contests against the Quakers, Northern can punch its ticket to the OAC Tournament for the first time since the 2000 season ... ONU is currently tied with Marietta for second in the conference standings ... Heading into the regular season finale, Shenefield and junior Luke Klinehoffer rank 1-2 in the OAC in batting average as Shenefield leads the OAC with a 448 batting average and Klinehoffer is second in the OAC with a .410 BA ... Klinehoffer currently leads the OAC with 66 hits, while Shenefield is third with 60 hits ... As a team, Northern is nine hits shy of tying the single season hits record at ONU ... Klinehoffer broke Northern's single season hits record against Olivet (Mich.) and Shenefield is also on pace to break the record ... Sophomore Josh Mohr and Nate Bye rank 1-2 in ERA in the OAC with a 1.07 and 2.14 ERA, respectively ... Junior Austin Frey leads the team and is tied for second in the OAC with seven victories on the mound, while Storer leads the OAC with 10 saves ... Wilmington enters the contest after falling in a twinbill against Heidelberg ... The Quakers are led offensively by senior Joshua Chua's 42 hits ... Chua also leads the team is doubles (14), RBI (23) and batting average (.323) ... Sophomore Nick Silvis ranks second on the team with 40 hits, while junior Jake Hyatt is second on the team with 22 RBI ... Junior Joey Hollback leads the pitching staff with 29 K's this season and has thrown a team-best 44.2 innings this season ... Juniors Alec Robinette and Jarett Trautman lead the team with three victories each.
Series Notes: Northern leads the all-time series between the two schools by a 29-21 margin ... The teams split the series last season, while Northern has taken 11 of the last 12 contests.
Head coach Gene Stechschulte: Stechschulte in his seventh season at ONU with an overall record of 159-111, a winning percentage of .588.