Miami Baseball (18-20, 8-7 MAC) Games 39-43
Tuesday, April 22 vs. Dayton • 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 23 vs. Eastern Kentucky • 6:00 p.m.
Friday, April 25 vs. Toledo • 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 26 vs. Toledo • 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 27 vs. Toledo • 1:00 p.m.
McKie Field at Hayden Park • Oxford, Ohio

SPECIAL EVENTS

Tuesday
Wednesday
  • Military Appreciation Day.
Friday
  • Start of Alumni Weekend.
Saturday
  • Groundbreaking ceremony for Legacy Project at Hayden Park (2 p.m.).
Sunday
  • Smokey Alston Day.

 

AROUND THE HORN

• The RedHawks have won their last five games, tying their season-long winning streak.

Chad Sedio is batting .378 during his current 11-game hitting streak, bumping his average from .246 to .298.

• In 15 MAC games, the RedHawks’ starting pitchers have pitched at least 6 innings 14 times and posted 12 quality starts.

Dan Walsh has recorded seven-straight multi-hit games and is batting .517 during that stretch.

Probable Starting Pitchers
Tuesday
Christian Bokich (Fr. RHP), 0-0, 4.00 ERA, 9.0 IP, 13 H, 14 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 10 K
Nick Gobert (Fr. RHP), 2-1, 10.35 ERA, 20.0 IP, 32 H, 23 R, 23 ER, 12 BB, 7 K
Wednesday
TBA
TBA
Friday
Seth Varner (Sr. LHP), 5-2, 2.85 ERA, 66.1 IP, 62 H, 26 R, 21 ER, 19 BB, 70 K
Ryan Wilkinson (Sr. LHP), 4-3, 2.82 ERA, 70.1 IP, 70 H, 22 R, 22 ER, 17 BB, 42 K
Saturday
Nathan Williams (Jr. RHP), 3-5, 5.74 ERA, 58.0 IP, 66 H, 44 R, 37 ER, 23 BB, 37 K
Sam Shutes (Fr. RHP), 2-3, 4.40 ERA, 45.0 IP, 46 H, 24 R, 22 ER, 18 BB, 33 K
Sunday
TBA
Kyle Slack (So. RHP), 3-4, 5.45 ERA, 38.0 IP, 42 H, 26 R, 23 ER, 18 BB, 26 K

ON TAP
Miami begins a nine-game home stand with a busy five-game week on Tuesday. The RedHawks host Dayton and Eastern Kentucky on Tuesday and Wednesday evening before taking on Toledo for a three-game MAC series Friday-Sunday.

ABOUT DAYTON (17-19)
• The Flyers dropped their last two games at St. Joseph’s over the weekend, which snapped a five-game winning streak.
• Miami won an earlier meeting with Dayton 8-4 in Oxford on March 14.
• Dayton has three regulars hitting at least .325, led by Robby Sunderman’s .379 clip.
• The RedHawks are 100-36-1 all-time against the Flyers.

ABOUT EASTERN KENTUCKY (17-19)
• The Colonels took two of three against SIU Edwardsville after falling to the RedHawks in midweek play last week.
• EKU has hit 32 home runs this season (10th in the country).
• Four regulars are batting over .300, with Bryan Soloman’s .336 mark leading EKU.
• Miami is 16-11 all-time against Eastern Kentucky.

ABOUT TOLEDO (15-22, 7-8 MAC)
• The Rockets are hitting .241 as a team (11th in the MAC), with Deion Tansel (.345) representing the only regular above .300.
• Ryan Wilkinson’s 2.82 ERA leads the UT rotation and ranks seventh in the MAC. He leads the league with 70.1 innings.
• The Rockets have dropped four of their last six games, but took two of three over Ohio last weekend.
• The RedHawks lead the Rockets 86-59-1 in the all-time series.

LAST TIME OUT: Miami went a perfect 4-0 with a road win at Eastern Kentucky (6-3) and a weekend sweep at Eastern Michigan 3-1, 8-2 and 9-7). The RedHawks are now on a five-game winning streak and are tied for sixth in the MAC standings with an 8-7 league record.

ROTATION STRIDES
• In 15 MAC games, Miami’s starting pitchers have a 2.88 ERA.
• RedHawks’ starters have tossed 106.1 innings, averaging over seven innings per start in league play
Seth Varner, Nathan Williams and Ryan Powers pitched at least six innings in 14 of Miami’s 15 MAC games.

WONDROUS WALSH
• Senior infielder Dan Walsh has been a constant spark for MU, notching a team-high 19 multi-hit games while batting a team-best .367 (sixth in the MAC).
• Walsh’s 55 hits are the third most in the league.
• The senior has reached base at least once in 32 of 37 games this season.
• In MAC play, Walsh sits fourth in the league with a .433 average.

FAST FRIDAYS
• Senior lefty Seth Varner has been a cut above the RedHawks’ starters since day one, notching a team-best 2.85 ERA in 10 starts.
• Varner has pitched at least five innings in all 10 starts, tossing six innings nine times.
• On Feb. 28, the senior carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning, eventually throwing eight shutout innings to post his first win at Davidson.
• Varner has struck out seven or more batters in seven of his last eight starts.
• The lefty leads all MAC pitchers with 65 strikeouts in 58.2 innings pitched. That total sits 18th in the country.

BIG BOPPER
• Sophomore Gary Russo has provided thunder in the middle of the RedHawks’ lineup with a .317 average, 21 extra-base hits and 28 RBI in his first year on campus.
• Russo recorded a team-best 14-game hitting streak from Feb. 21-March 21, batting .414 with a .508 on-base percentage and a .792 slugging percentage during that streak.
• Russo’s six home runs ranks second in the MAC while his 80 total bases sit third among MAC batters.

NICE GOING ROOKIE
• Freshman second baseman Steve Sada has really come into his own as the year progressed. He is hitting .398 after beginning the year 1-for-18 in the first four games.
• Sada ranks in the league’s top 10 in average (eighth; .350), on-base percentage (sixth; .446) and slugging percentage (ninth; .476).
• In MAC play, Sada’s .444 average and .510 on-base percentage are second among all league players.