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Falcons travel to Ypsilanti for one-game series

The Bowling Green Falcons will travel to Ypsilanti, Mich., to play Eastern Michigan for a one-game matchup on Wednesday night.

The Falcons have won 13 of their last 17 games and have won seven of their last eight games.

The Falcons come in to this contest with an overall record of 19-20 and Eastern Michigan comes into the game at 15-26.

Jake Thomas was named Male Pizza Hut Athlete of the Week when he hit .385 with a team-high seven runs scored. During those four games he added four RBIs and was on base 11 times, boosting his season average to .274.

Senior pitcher Cody Apthorpe is set to take the mound for Wednesday’s game. Apthorpe comes in with a 1-6 record and an 8.79 ERA. The Windham alumnus will face off against Eastern Michigan’s Michael Marsinek who is 2-1 with a 3.95 ERA.

Jay Alexander, who is in his sixth season for the Eagles began the 2014 season with a win against the number 13 ranked Clemson Tigers on the road. The Eagles are hitting .269 on the season while having an earned run average of 5.44. Lee Longo leads Eastern Michigan with a .375 average, 29 runs scored, and 38 RBIs.

The Falcons come into Wednesday’s matchup with a .285 average an have an ERA of 4.76. The Falcons have also swiped 53 bases on 70 attempts this season, led by Brandon Howard with 13.

Falcons shortstop Brian Bien is leading the Falcons with a .360 average. Catcher T.J. Losby is second on the team with a .346 average and has 28 RBIs and 19 runs scored to go along with his eight extra base hits on the season.

Jeremy Shay leads the team with 15 extra base hits, 32 RBIs, and is third on the team with .328 average. Shay also leads the Falcons with a .482 slugging percentage and .446 on base percentage.

After Wednesday’s game against Eastern Michigan, the Falcons will travel to Oxford Ohio this weekend where they will play Miami University. Miami is 19-21 on the season and will play Indiana on Wednesday before facing the Falcons this weekend.

The Falcons are currently 10-8 in the Mid-American Conference and third in the East behind Kent State and Buffalo. The Falcons won two of three games against Kent State this past weekend and will face Buffalo in a three game series in the middle of May.

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