Western Michigan @ Buffalo
|Game 1: Fri. 4 p.m.||Steve Laudicina vs. Mike McGee|
|Game 2: Sat. 1 p.m.||Chad Mayle vs. Anthony Magovney|
|Game 3: Sun. 1 p.m.||Keegan Akin vs. Mike Burke|
Both teams have four wins in conference play and sit right in the middle of the MAC standings and in the middle of their respective divisions. This looks like it's going to be one of those series where it all comes down to the possible rubber match on Sunday with Akin and Burke both taking the mound.
Ohio @ Akron
|Game 1: Fri. 3 p.m.||Jake Roehn vs. John Valek III|
|Game 2: Sat. 1 p.m.||Jake Rudnicki vs. JT Brubaker|
|Game 3: Sun. 1 p.m.||Connor Sitz vs. Myle McVeigh|
Ohio could sweep the Zips this weekend and they still wouldn't have 10 wins for the entire season. They're on a seven-game losing streak with their last win being on march 28 against Western Michigan. They were on a nine-game losing streak when that finally happened.
Miami @ Kent State
|Game 1: Fri. 6 p.m.||Seth Varner vs. Eric Lauer|
|Game 2: Sat. 6 p.m.||Nathan Williams vs. Nick Jensen-Clagg|
|Game 3: Sun 1 p.m.||TBD vs. Brian Clark|
Will this be the weekend where outfielder Alex Miklos (.377/.462/.615) finally cools off against the RedHawks? Let's back this up little bit more: will this be the weekend Kent State loses a series against a MAC opponent? In their last seven games, the Golden Flashes have outscored their opponents 84-23. Good luck with that one, Miami pitching.
Ball State @ Toledo
|Game 1: Fri. 3:05 p.m.||Scott Baker vs. Ryan Wilkinson|
|Game 2: Sat. 1:05 p.m.||TJ Weir vs. Sam Shutes|
|Game 3: Sun. 1:05 p.m.||Zach Plesac vs. Steven Calhoun|
Coming off of a monstrous weekend on the road in Ypsilanti, Ball State's offense is going to be pretty intimidating this weekend in Toledo. The Rockets are 4-5 in conference play much like Bowling Green, Miami and Western Michigan, so this is a great opportunity to make some noise in the standings.
Central Michigan @ Bowling Green
|Game 1: Fri. 3 p.m.||Jordan Foley vs. Mike Frank|
|Game 2: Sat. 1 p.m.||Pat Kaminska vs. Devin Daugherty|
|Game 3: Sun 1 p.m.||Nick Deeg vis Andrew Lacinak|
The Chippewas has the best pitching staff in the MAC with a conference best 2.92 earned run average (Kent State is second with a 3.90). Mike Frank for Bowling Green is coming off of a fantastic start last week in his 12-strikeout complete game tossed against the Broncos, lowering his ERA total to 3.40.
Northern Illinois @ Eastern Michigan
|Game 1: Fri. 6 p.m.||Anthony Andres vs. TBA|
|Game 2: Sat. 3 p.m.||Eli Anderson vs. TBA|
|Game 3: Sun. 1 p.m.||Alex Klonowski vs. TBA|
The Eagles sit at the bottom of the MAC standings and really needs to win a series soon if they want any chance at making an appearance in the MAC tournament. EMU's pitching staff has been awful this season, but luckily they're facing the worst offense in the conference.