Behrend to Host Otterbein and Baldwin Wallace This Weekend

Behrend to Host Otterbein and Baldwin Wallace This Weekend

ERIE, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend baseball team has added two more games to close out the regular season this weekend, making for non-conference meetings with Otterbein and Baldwin Wallace at home on Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday, May 7, 2022: Penn State Behrend vs. Otterbein, 4 p.m. (Live Stats | Video)
Sunday, May 8, 2022: Penn State Behrend vs. No. 15 Baldwin Wallace, 4 p.m. (Live Stats | Video)

Behrend News & Notes:

* Behrend closed out conference play with a sweep of La Roche (7-5, 15-4) last weekend, clinching the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) regular season
* The Lions had eight players with an average above .300 against conference opponents, led by Zac Bogats (Corapolis, PA/Moon) at .449
* Bogats carries the fourth-highest average in the AMCC with a conference-leading 11 doubles during AMCC play
* The Behrend pitching staff held AMCC opponents to just 4.31 runs per game and have a conference-best 3.96 ERA which also ranks 28th in NCAA Division III
* The Lions are currently hitting .322 as a team – a conference-leading mark and are also atop the AMCC in slugging percentage at .473
* Derrick Shields (Waterford, PA/Forth LeBoeuf) has not taken a loss in eight appearances on the mound this season (4-0) and sports a 4.09 ERA with a 9.82 K/9

Otterbein News & Notes:

* The Cardinals are 25-11 this season and second in the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) with a conference record of 12-4
* Otterbein trails only Marietta (35-3, 15-1 OAC) in the OAC standings as the Pioneers are currently the top ranked team in the nation
* The Cardinals have wins over common opponents, Hiram and Muskingum this year
* Otterbein is led offensively by Ryan Mitchell, Brayden Carter and Brayden Quincel, each with averages north of .390

No. 15 Baldwin Wallace News & Notes:

* The Yellow Jackets are 28-9 and are ranked No. 15 in all of NCAA Division III
* Baldwin Wallace is hitting .344 as a team, ranking 10th in the nation while their 60 homeruns ranks fourth
* The Yellow Jackets are also top-10 in the country in runs and runs per game
* Baldwin Wallace and Allegheny have split a pair of games this season
* Luke Vonderhaar is tied for the sixth-most homeruns in Division III with 14 and is 10th in RBIs (55)

Series History:

* The Lions are winless against Otterbein in the three times the two have met with the most recent contest occurring in 2019
* This weekend will be the first meeting between Behrend and Baldwin Wallace

Weekend Schedule Changes
March 24, 2022 Weekend Schedule Changes