MAC Bats Roundup: Bowling Green and Miami Both Win in Sweeps

Matt Ryerson-US PRESSWIRE

Central Michigan still leads the MAC, but only by the slimmest of margins.

Kent State Takes Home Series Over Buffalo

Game 1: Buffalo wins 6-0

Game 2: Kent State wins 8-4

Game 3: Kent State wins 7-4

Freshman sensation Eric Lauer was out-pitched by Kevin Hughes, who threw a complete game 2-hitter to start things off, but the offense would pick up for the Golden Flashes in the next two games to take the home series. Kent State now leads the MAC East, two and a half games over Buffalo.

Top Performers:

Buffalo:

Jimmy Topps: 2/9, 3 R, 2 RBI, 1 2B, 4 BB, 1 SB

Kevin Hughes: 9 IP, 2 H, 0 R/ER, 3 BB, 3 K

Kent State:

Alex Miklos: 4/12, 3 R, 2 RBI, 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 BB, 1 SB

Brian Clark: 6 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 7 K

Bowling Green Beats up on Akron's Pitching Staff to Sweep on the Road

Game 1: Bowling Green wins 9-7

Game 2: Bowling Green wins 11-5

Game 3: Bowling Green wins 8-1

The Akron pitching staff was just all-around awful this weekend. Way worse than normal. How bad was it, you ask? Entering the weekend, the pitching staff had an ERA of 2.82 with a WHIP of 1.268 in conference play. After having a weekend ERA and WHIP of 7.00 and 1.963, the new team totals are 3.66 and 1.410.

Read our complete recap HERE.

Top Performers:

Bowling Green:

T.J. Losby: 6/11, 4 R, 5 RBI, 4 BB, 1 3B

Andrew Lacinak: 7 IP, 6 H, 1 R/ER, 1 BB, 1 K

Akron:

Brian Lees: 4/12, 4 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB

JT Brubaker: 4.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 2 K

Rockets Too Much For The Bobcats, Wins Two in Series

Game 1: Toledo wins 3-0

Game 2: Ohio wins 3-2 (10 innings)

Game 3: Toledo wins 7-4

"Easter weekend did not help Ohio fare much better than usual, but Ohio's victory was its second of conference play, and second in its last 23 games."

Read our complete recap HERE.

Top Performers:

Ohio:

Jake Madsen: 7/14, 2 R, 3 RBI, 2 2B

Jake Roehn: 8 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 4 K

Toledo:

Deion Tansel: 5/12, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 2B, 1 BB, 2 SB

Ryan Wilkinson: 7 IP, 6 H, 0 R/ER, 2 BB, 6 K

Ball State Rebounds to Win Pair Over Western Michigan

Game 1: Western Michigan wins 7-3

Game 2: Ball State wins 3-2

Game 3: Ball State wins 7-6

Scott Baker was really beat up in the first game, giving up 11 hits to the Broncos in less than five innings on the hill, but Weir's 14-strikeout performance and the Cardinals walking 12 times in the rubber match helped them take the series. Ball State now trails Central Michigan by a half game in the conference standings.

Top Performers:

Western Michigan:

Brett Sunde: 5/11, 2 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB

Steve Laudicina: 9 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K

Ball State:

Ryan Spaulding: 1/9, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 HR, 4 BB

TJ Weir: 9 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 14 K

Chippewa Pitching Good Enough to Take Series in DeKalb

Game 1: Central Michigan wins 3-2

Game 2: Central Michigan wins 5-3

Game 3: Northern Illinois wins 3-1

Central Michigan underperformed on the offensive side with a weekend batting average of .214 (21-for-98), but strong pitching performances against an underwhelming hitting club in Northern Illinois was all they needed to keep the best record in the MAC.

Read our complete recap HERE.

Top Performers:

Central Michigan:

Alex Borglin: 4/11, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 3B

Jordan Foley: 9 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 K

Northern Illinois:

Connor Schomig: 4/12, 4 R, 1 RBI, 1 HR, 1 BB, 5 SB

Alex Klonowski: 9 IP, 7 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 4 K

No Surprise Here, But Eastern Michigan Swept by Miami at Home

Game 1: Miami wins 3-1

Game 2: Miami wins 8-2

Game 3: Miami wins 9-7

Miami's three main starting pitchers in Seth Varner, Nathan Williams and Ryan Powers have been good all year long, and continue to do so on the road in Ypsilanti. Eastern's pitching staff on the other hand...

Read our complete recap HERE.

Top Performers:

Miami:

Steve Sada: 7/13, 3 R, 2 RBI, 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 SB

Nathan Williams: 7 IP, 1 H, 0 R/ER, 3 BB, 2 K

Eastern Michigan:

Sam Ott: 3/9, 1 RBI, 3 BB

Paul Schaak: 5.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K

Updated MAC Standings:

EAST Team W-L GB
1 Kent State 11-4 -
2 Akron 9-6 2
3 Buffalo 8-6 2.5
T-4 Bowling Green 8-7 3
Miami 8-7 3
6 Ohio 2-13 9

WEST Team W-L GB
1 Central Michigan 12-3 -
2 Ball State 11-3 .5
3 Toledo 7-8 5
4 Northern Illinois 6-9 6
5 Western Michigan 5-10 7
6 Eastern Michigan 2-13 10

MAC Team W-L GB
1 Central Michigan 12-3 -
2 Ball State 11-3 .5
3 Kent State 11-4 1
4 Akron 9-6 3
5 Buffalo 8-6 3.5
T-6 Bowling Green 8-7 4
Miami 8-7 4
8 Toledo 7-8 5
9 Northern Illinois 6-9 6
10 Western Michigan 5-10 7
T-11 Eastern Michigan 2-13 10
Ohio 2-13 10
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