Baseball Starts Four-Game Home Stand Tuesday vs. Toledo

Pat Shedlock
Pat Shedlock

The Youngstown State baseball team will return home for four games at Eastwood Field this week, starting with a contest on Tuesday against Toledo.  First pitch against the Rockets is set for 3 p.m. Live stats for the game will be provided through YSUsports.com.

The Penguins will turn to junior right-hander Pat Shedlock to provide a strong start on the mound. Shedlock has made three previous starts this month, including two midweek games. He allowed four runs in two innings of relief last Tuesday at home against Ohio. Toledo is set to counter with junior right-hander Jared Locke, who is 3-4 with a 5.13 ERA in nine starts.

Drew Dosch continues to swing a hot bat for the Penguins at the plate. The sophomore third baseman was 7-for-16 in four games last week while adding his fifth home run of the season. Dosch is batting .353 in April, .357 for the season and .351 against Horizon League opponents. He ranks fifth in the Horizon League in batting average while also ranking in the top 10 in slugging percentage, on-base percentage, RBIs and home runs.

Toledo has won eight of its last 10 games to improve its record to 20-20. Joe Corfman leads the Rockets with a .329 batting average and 38 runs scored. James Miglin and Mark Lapikas share the team lead with four home runs.

Youngstown State will host UIC in a three-game series this weekend, starting Friday at 3 p.m. The teams will then play a game on Saturday at 1 p.m. and the finale on Sunday at noon.