Bearcats In Position For Sweep

For the second consecutive week, the Bearcat baseball team is in position to sweep its opponent in a three game weekend series. Here are some of the highlights from Saturday's victory.

Sunday at 1 o'clock, the Bearcat baseball team will go for a sweep of Chicago State and extend its winning streak to six.  With sophomore Dan Osterbrock on the mound Saturday for the Bearcats, as the public address system blared "Oh Danny Boy" in honor of St. Patrick's Day, the Bearcats beat the Chicago State Cougars by an 8-3 score.


-Bearcat shortstop, Adam Yeager, again made some superb plays in the field showing his range by going behind second base and robbing a couple Cougars of hits.


-Yeager's mate up the middle, Josh Harrison, struggled at second base committing his sixth error of the year for the only Bearcat miscue.  Harrison scrambled to make a couple other plays that weren't fielded cleanly, but Josh did managed to get the out.


-The Bearcats have now surpassed last season's stolen base total of 48 by getting 10 swipes today taking their total to 56 for the season in only 17 games.  Campana led the way for Cincinnati with 4 more steals giving him 28 steals in 32 attempts.


-Chicago State also had success on the bases against Cincinnati's two lefthanders, Osterbrock and Adam Calez, by getting 4 thiefs of their own.  However, Osterbrock did pick off two Cougar runners, but one still managed to reach second safely when 1st baseman Neall French took too long to make a poor throw to second base.


-There were no students in the student section on the cool afternoon, and the official attendance was only 114.


-As good a day as Campana had with steals, he did cost the Bearcats a run in the 8th inning.  Campana was on third when Adam Yeager lifted a fly ball down the leftfield line.  The Cougar outfielder made a diving catch of the fly ball, and Campana was doubled up on an appeal play for leaving 3rd base too soon.


-Chicago State used five pitchers today which could make things interesting for them tomorrow in the final game of the series.


-Dan Osterbrock threw 114 pitches in his 7 innings of work giving up 5 hits, 3 runs and 2 walks.  The Bearcat #2 starter had 6 strikeouts.


-Cincinnati's opening opponent of the season Florida Atlantic is ranked #29 this week in the NCBWA poll.


-West Virginia headed into the weekend as the top Big East team in winning percentage with a 9-4 record and .692 percentage.  One of their four losses was to Cleveland State, who Cincinnati swept last weekend.


-Big East pre-season favorite St. John's entered the weekend with a losing record of 6-8. 

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