Monday, June 17, 2024

Baseball Starts Three Game Series with York on Friday – Ottawa University

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The Braves defeated Friends University 3-1 on Tuesday afternoon at Alumni Park and now have a 2-0 series lead over the Falcons this season.

Ottawa has a record of 15-11 in conference games this season. OU has a .310 batting average, a .462 slugging percentage, and a .415 on base percentage. The Braves are 58-76 in stolen base attempts.

Through 40 games this season, Ottawa is hitting .287, has a .390 on base percentage, and a .424 slugging percentage. The Braves have hit 30 home runs and scored 226 runs.

Cole Broughton leads the Braves in batting average (.338), Johnny Vulcano is OU’s leader in RBI (24), Diego Quinonez is Ottawa’s leader in ERA (2.45), and Zack Melendez is the team’s leader in strike outs (63).

The Braves are 9-6 at home this season. Opponents are hitting .227 and the Brave pitching staff has a 3.78 ERA. Ottawa has a .296 batting average, a .441 slugging percentage, and a .384 on base percentage. Ottawa is 30-38 in stolen base attempts.

Ottawa has a record of 14-12 against York University. The Braves are on a nine game winning streak against the Panthers. OU has won six straight games at home against York. The first game between the two teams happened on Feb. 23, 2008. Ottawa won the game 20-15.

York University has an overall record of 17-20, a KCAC mark of 9-15, is on a one game winning streak, and has a road record of 9-14.

The Panthers are 7-1 in their last eight games and enter Friday’s contest coming off a 13-11 victory over Bethany College on Tuesday in Lindsborg.

Through 37 games, York has a .303 batting average, a .402 on base percentage, and a .530 slugging percentage. The Panthers have hit 61 home runs and scored 265 runs.

Cesar Galvan leads the Panthers in batting average (.423), Secundino Morales is YU’s leader in RBI (45), and Ian Heck is the team’s leader in ERA (5.53) and strike outs (55).

In 23 away games this season, York has a .303 batting average, a .403 on base percentage, and a .530 slugging percentage.

In the Panthers 17 wins, they have a .338 batting average. In their 20 losses, they are hitting .272.

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