John Valek is that dude. 1.23 earned run average through 14.1 innings shows he's off to a damn decent start. Sure that's just a small sample size, but it's early March, which means everybody has a small sample size.
|Austin Peay||Fri. 4:30 p.m.|
|Wisconsin-Milwaukee||Sat. 1 p.m.|
|Wisconsin-Milwaukee||Sun. 1 p.m.|
Ball State (9-3)
This is actually a huge series for Ball State. Kentucky jumped up Baseball America's rankings to No. 23 after Alabama, Texas A & M, Arkansas and Florida all dropped out of the polls. The Wildcats really beat up on Eastern Michigan last week, let's see how the Cardinals handle business.
|at #23 Kentucky||Fri. 4 p.m.|
|at #23 Kentucky||Sat. 2 p.m.|
|at #23 Kentucky||Sun. 1 p.m.|
Bowling Green (2-7)
High Point has a dangerously good pitching staff. Their starting pitchers have a combined 2.71 earned run average and hold their opponents to a .158 batting average. The Falcons May be fifth in the MAC with a .275 average, but that number could slip up after this weekend.
|at High Point University||Sat. 1 p.m.|
|at High Point University||Sat. 4 p.m.|
|at High Point University||Sun. 1 p.m.|
Buffalo is easily the best batting team in the MAC, hitting a combined .291/.403/.471. They also have the best pitching staff in the MAC, leading in ERA (1.71) and opponent's batting average (.188). The Bulls don't have to run away with three straight wins here to still be amongst the top of the MAC.
*Stats as of March 4.
|at Georgia||Fri. 6 p.m.|
|vs Western Carolina||Sat. 5 p.m.|
|vs. Northern Florida||Sun. 11 a.m.|
Central Michigan (4-8)
The Chippewas had a great individual performances last week, sweeping the MAC West's Player and Pitcher of the Week honors. And for has hyped up as CMU's pitching is, they're in for a challenge against a team where most players have an on-base percentage north of .300.
|at Central Florida||Fri. 6:30 p.m.|
|at Central Florida||Sat. 4 p.m.|
|at Central Florida||Sun. 1 p.m.|
Eastern Michigan (4-7)
Poor field conditions led to last-minute changes for both EMU and Evansville. The Eagles will now head down to play against Northern Kentucky at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center Stadium. I wish my hospital had a baseball stadium.
|vs. Northern Kentucky||Sat. 12 p.m.|
|vs. Northern Kentucky||Sat. 3 p.m.|
|vs. Northern Kentucky||Sun. 12 p.m.|
Kent State (7-3)
OH FINALLY, REAL COVERAGE. THANKS, OBAMA!
|at Liberty University||Fri. 3 p.m.|
|at Liberty University||Sat. 1 p.m.|
|at Liberty University||Sat. 4 p.m.|
|at Liberty University||Sun. 2 p.m.|
Geez, how many other MAC teams are you going to play, Louisville? We've had enough of your shenanigans. Go pick on somebody your own size, will ya?
|at Louisville||Fri. 3 p.m.|
|at Louisville||Sat. 12 p.m.|
|at Louisville||Sun. 1 p.m.|
Northern Illinois (1-8-1)
Good news: You get to see one of the nation's best programs play this weekend!
Bad news: The said program is not from the MAC.
|at #5 Oregon State||Fri. 7:05 p.m. (CT)|
|at #5 Oregon State||Sat. 2:35 p.m. (CT)|
|at #5 Oregon State||Sat. 5 p.m. (CT)|
|at #5 Oregon State||Sun. 3:05 p.m. (CT)|
I had no idea Farmville was a real place. I thought it was just some crappy Facebook game, but it turns out to be more than just a crappy Facebook game!
|at Longwood||Fri. 3 p.m.|
|at Longwood||Sat. 1 p.m.|
|at Longwood||Sat. 4 p.m.|
|at Longwood||Sun. 1 p.m.|
The Rockets have just won a pair of games against College of Charleston and The citadel down in Charleston, South Carolina. Maybe they can ride this mini-hot streak and come back to Toledo with a winning record.
|at Charleston Southern||Fri. 6 p.m.|
|at Charleston Southern||Sat. 6 p.m.|
|at Charleston Southern||Sun. 2 p.m.|
Western Michigan (4-7)
It seems like Spring Break never ends for the Broncos. They've been in Florida since late February, where they've played in the Snowbird Classic on February 28, and will still be there for the Snowbird Classic again! They even got to play against the Detroit Tigers Prospects at Joker Merchant Stadium this passed Wednesday.
|vs. Northeastern||Fri. 11:30 a.m.|
|vs. Main||Fri. 2 p.m.|
|vs. Georgetown||Sat. 11 a.m.|