Siena at Dayton (Time Warner Cable Stadium)
Friday, 3 p.m. ET
Saturday, 12 p.m. ET (DH)
Sunday, 12 p.m. ET
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Dayton will conclude a 10-game home stand with a four-game series against Siena this weekend at Time Warner Cable Stadium ... The Flyers enter the weekend with an 8-8 record after defeating Wittenberg 12-8 on Wednesday ... The Flyers have won four of their last five games ... UD’s Friday starting pitcher junior Cameron Hobson needs nine strikeouts to move into second place in career strikeouts at Dayton – currently with 177 – and junior closer Burny Mitchem needs seven strikeouts to move into second – currently with 179 ... 2010 First Team All-Conference performer, junior Brian Blasik, made his first start of the season on Wednesday against Wittenberg, scoring four runs and stealing three bases from the leadoff spot ... The Flyers had a handful of rescheduled games last week, resulting in not playing originally scheduled games with Wright State and Ball State.
Weather Forecast – Dayton, Ohio
Friday – Partly sunny, with a high near 66 degrees, Northwest wind between 6 and 9 mph, chance of precipitation is 30 percent .... Saturday – Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 55 degrees, North wind between 7 and 9 mph .... Sunday – Slight chance of showers after 1 p.m., partly sunny, high near 55, chance of precipitation is 20 percent.
Siena at a Glance
Siena College baseball enters the weekend with a 4-10 record, as all four wins have come in the last five games ... The Saints’ last win was a 6-4 victory at No. 30 Stetson on Tuesday ... Siena will play its first 19 games on the road ... Head Coach Tony Rossi is in his 42nd season with the program and is the second-longest tenured active Division I head coach in the nation behind Augie Garrido of Texas (43 years) ... Senior first baseman Kevin Quaranto leads the Siena offense with a .390 batting average, while junior second baseman leads the team with five homeruns and 16 RBI ... The Saints will throw senior Kyle Sumple (1-2, 6.95 ERA) on Friday ... Sumple has a team-leading 19 strikeouts in four starts ... Opponents are hitting .295 against Siena pitching this season.
Blasik is Back
Junior Brian Blasik made his first start of the season on Wednesday against Wittenberg, tying his career-high four runs scored in five at-bats ... The Germantown, Ohio native also stole three bases in three attempts – UD’s leader in stolen bases after 15 games was C.J. Gillman with four ... Blasik was an Atlantic 10 First Team All-Conference selection and voted the team MVP last season, recording a .346 batting average, 75 hits, 18 doubles, eight homeruns and 37 RBI ... He earned All-Conference honors in the designated hitter spot.
Winning Four of the Last Five
Dayton has a team batting average of .318 and a team ERA of 3.83 in the last five games ... 10 of C.J. Gillman’s 22 hits this season have come in the last five games – including a game-winning RBI single to help defeat Oakland in the bottom of the 11th last Sunday ... Dayton pitching has recorded 39 strikeouts in the last five, compared to just 17 opponent strikeouts ... Despite a sluggish .212 batting average to start the season, Jimmy Roesinger’s bat is heating up with a .412 average in the last five ... Three of the last five games have been decided by one run.
The Dayton pitching staff has total of 115 strikeouts with just 35 walks through 16 games this season ... UD’s 35 walks is the fewest walks in the A-10 ... For every walk Dayton averages a conference-best 3.29 strikeouts (or strikeout-to-walk ratio) ... Junior Mike Hauschild has only allowed two walks while striking out 23 ... Junior Burny Mitchem has allowed just three walks while fanning 19 batters ... Junior Cameron Hobson has 26 strikeouts with nine walks.
Strikeout Watch: Hobson & Mitchem
Junior LHP Cameron Hobson has 26 strikeouts and enters the weekend with 177 career strikeouts, which stands sixth on Dayton’s career strikeout list ... As UD’s ace and Friday starter, Hobson holds a 2.73 ERA through four starts ... Junior closer Burny Mitchem stands just ahead Hobson with 179 career strikeouts ... In 2009, Hobson had 83 strikeouts as a freshman to set the single-season UD record, but only for a year ... Last season, Mitchem broke Hobson’s single-season strikeout record with 86 Ks as a starter ... Entering the season, Mitchem had 160 and Hobson had 151 ... Luke Trubee (2003-06) holds the record with 218.
Innings of Doom
The Flyers are being outscored by a total of 94-84 runs this season ... Dayton is getting out-scored 26-11 in the sixth and seventh innings alone ... Outside of those two innings, Dayton would be outscoring its opponents 73-68.