Miami Baseball (20-23, 10-8 MAC): Games 44-47
Wednesday, April 30 vs. Indiana • 6:00 p.m.
Friday, May 2 vs. Bowling Green • 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 3 vs. Bowling Green • 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 4 vs. Bowling Green • 1:00 p.m.
McKie Field at Hayden Park • Oxford, Ohio


• Miami has won three of its last four MAC series, but is 3-7 in midweek games this season.

• Senior lefty Seth Varner has logged six-straight quality starts and has pitched 16.2 scoreless innings over his last two starts.

• In 18 MAC games, the RedHawks’ starting pitchers have pitched at least 6 innings 16 times and posted 14 quality starts.

Ryan Powers has pitched seven or more innings in each of his last six starts with MU going 5-1 in that span, including four-straight wins.

Probable Starting Pitchers
Wynston McMartin (So. RHP), 0-1, 5.76 ERA, 25.0 IP, 27 H, 16 R, 16 ER, 16 BB, 17 K
Sullivan Stadler (So. LHP), 1-1, 4.15 ERA, 17.1 IP, 16 H, 10 R, 8 ER, 7 BB, 13 K
Seth Varner (Sr. LHP), 6-2, 2.51 ERA, 75.1 IP, 64 H, 26 R, 21 ER, 21 BB, 82 K
Mike Frank (Sr. RHP), 3-5, 4.55 ERA, 65.1 IP, 61 H, 40 R, 33 ER, 19 BB, 43 K
Nathan Williams (Jr. RHP), 3-6, 6.68 ERA, 60.2 IP, 73 H, 52 R, 45 ER, 25 BB, 38 K
Brett Fitzwater (So. LHP), 1-1, 5.66 ERA, 20.2 IP, 16 H, 13 R, 13 ER, 16 BB, 12 K
Andrew Lacinak (Fr. LHP), 4-3, 4.13 ERA, 52.1 IP, 50 H, 29 R, 24 ER, 19 BB, 23 K

Miami plays its final home games of the season when it hosts No. 15 Indiana on Wednesday and starts a three-game set with Bowling Green on Friday.

• The Hoosiers enter play this week ranked 15th in Baseball America’s Top 25.
• IU has won 16 of its last 18 games, holding its opponents to four runs or less 17 times in that stretch.
• Indiana boasts three batters hitting .321 or higher in Dustin DuMuth (.362), Sam Travis (.360) and Kyle Schwarber (.321).
• The Hoosiers have won three straight in the series and are 40-36 all-time against the RedHawks.

• The Falcons are tied for the second in the conference with a .285 team average whiel their .307 batting average in MAC play leads all teams.
• BGSU’s staff ERA of 4.78 ranks eighth in the league while its 176 strikeouts are the fewest in the MAC.
• Brian Bien (.360), T.J. Losby (.346), Jeremy Shay (.328), Brandon Howard (.319) and Patrick Lancaster are all hitting above .300 this season.
• The RedHawks lead the Falcons 90-62 in the all-time series.

LAST TIME OUT: Miami had a tough go in a pair of midweek games at home, falling to Dayton 10-2 before dropping a 14-inning decision to Eastern Kentucky 7-5. MU picked things up over the weekend, taking two of three against Toledo. Seth Varner fanned a career-high 12 batters and tossed a two-hit complete game shutout to give the RedHawks a 1-0 win on Friday. After dropping a 13-5 decision on Saturday, Ryan Powers logged seven strong innings and MU took the rubber game from UT, 5-3 on Sunday.

• In 18 MAC games, Miami’s starting pitchers have a 3.10 ERA.
• RedHawks’ starters have tossed 1251 innings, averaging nearly seven innings per start in league play.
Seth Varner, Nathan Williams and Ryan Powers pitched at least six innings in 16 of Miami’s 18 MAC games.

• Despite the emergence of the weekend rotation, the MU bullpen has been a bit of a concern. Relievers have compiled a 6.08 ERA with a 7.64 mark in MAC play.

• Senior infielder Dan Walsh has been a constant spark for MU, notching a team-high 20 multi-hit games while batting a team-best .359 (fifth in the MAC).
• Walsh’s 60 hits are the third most in the league.
• The senior has reached base at least once in 37 of 42 games this season.
• In MAC play, Walsh sits fourth in the league with a .429 average.

• Senior lefty Seth Varner has been a cut above the RedHawks’ starters since day one, notching a team-best 2.51 ERA in 11 starts (third in the MAC).
• Varner has pitched at least five innings in all 11 starts, tossing six innings 10 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 eight of his last nine starts.
• The lefty tossed his first-career complete game on April 25, allowing only two hits while striking out a career-high 12 batters in a 1-0 win over Toledo.