Mike Coughlin shares a team-high batting average (.297) with Bobby Glover.
||Dayton at High Point
March 4-5, 2011
High Point, N.C.
Coy O. Willard Stadium
Dayton and High Point will play a doubleheader on Saturday to avoid an 80 percent chance of rain on Sunday. The doubleheader begins at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday.
Game Notes (PDF)
Friday, 4 p.m. ET
Saturday, 1 p.m. ET (DH)
Live Stats: highpointpanters.com
Audio Webcast: daytonflyers.com
Mike Ivcic (play-by-play)
Live Blog: daytonflyers.com
Dayton will head back to North Carolina this weekend to face High Point University in a three game series at Willard Baseball Stadium in High Point, N.C. ... The Flyers have won three consecutive games on the road ... UD leads the all-time series with High Point, 10-5 ... The Flyers won the last meeting with the Panthers, 2-1, on Feb. 22, 2009 ... Junior LHP Cameron Hobson (1.29 ERA) will face RHP Cody Allen (6.55 ERA) on Friday to begin the series ... Dayton’s starting rotation of Hobson, junior RHP Mike Hauschild (2.81 ERA) and junior Tim Bury (3.86 ERA) have not lost a decision this season ... Junior center fielder Bobby Glover leads the Flyer offense with 11 RBI and a .296 batting average and .412 on-base percentage ... Six Panthers are hitting over .300, led by Steve Antolik’s 12 RBI and six extra-base hits.
High Point at a Glance
Dayton: Tony Vittorio
Career: 538-500, 19th Season
At Dayton: 314-302, 12th Season
High Point: Craig Cozart
Career: 56-66, 3rd Season
At High Point: 56-66
High Point enters the weekend 4-5 after a mid-week victory at Duke on Tuesday ... The Panthers posted 17 hits with six players recording two or more hits in the 9-3 win over Duke on Tuesday ... High Point has a .320 team batting average with six players hitting over .300 ... The pitching staff boasts a 6.32 ERA ... RHP Cody Allen became the first High Point pitcher since 2007 to be named the Big South Pitcher of the Week after throwing seven shutout innings with 10 strikeouts against Temple on Feb. 25 ... The Panthers are led by 3rd-year Head Coach Craig Cozart ... Last season HPU finished 31-29 with a 15-12 mark in Big South Conference play.
Weather Forecast – High Point, N.C.
Friday – partly sunny, high of 56 degrees ... Saturday – 30 percent change of rain, high of 61 degrees ... Sunday – 60 percent chance of rain, high of 59 degrees ... The Flyers have not yet had a rain delay or rainout this season.
Dayton leads 10-5 (8-4 away, 2-1 neutral) ... The Flyers have won four of the five season series with the Panthers ... In the 2009 season opener, then-freshman Burny Mitchem pitched a three-hit shutout through seven innings, but the Panthers scored four runs in the eighth against UD relief to force extra innings and eventually win, 5-4 ... In the last meeting on Feb. 22, 2009, UD needed just two runs in the sixth inning to take a 2-1 decision.
Dayton enters the weekend with a three-game winning streak ... The streak includes three road wins in the Courtyard by Marriott Baseball Classic in Spartanburg, S.C., against Gardner-Webb, USC Upstate and Wofford ... Last season UD had four winning steaks which lasted three games or more ... From April 2-10 UD had a season-long six-game winning streak which included a series sweep of Temple on the road.
Bobby, the Glover
Junior Bobby Glover has a team-leading .296 batting average and is third in the A-10 with 11 RBI, but it is his defense in center field that has heads turning ... After a handful of diving catches this season, Glover has 23 putouts and two assists with no errors.
Hauschild Named Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Week
Junior right-handed pitcher Mike Hauschild was named the season’s first Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Week on Feb. 21 after throwing a complete game against Lipscomb (2/18) ... It is the first A-10 Pitcher of the Week for Hauschild, becoming UD’s first A-10 Pitcher of the Week since 2009 and second in five years ... Junior Burny Mitchem was the last Flyer to be named Pitcher of the Week on March 2, 2009 ... It was the Beavercreek native’s third career complete-game, allowing just two earned runs and one walk with eight strikeouts in nine innings of work ... Hauschild was strongest late in the game, retiring his last nine batters in order – three consecutive 1-2-3 innings in the seventh, eighth, and ninth ... Four of his eight strikeouts came in the final three innings to close out Dayton’s 8-3 win.
Flyers Break Road Losing Streak
The Flyers broke a nine-game road losing after defeating Lipscomb in its home opener, 8-3, on Feb. 18 ... It was the first road win since April 4, 2010 at Temple (13-3) ... Despite breaking a road losing streak, the Flyers saw an opening day losing streak continue early that day on Feb. 18 ... LHP Cameron Hobson threw eight strikeouts in six innings of work, but Dayton lost its sixth consecutive season opener to Bradley, 4-3.
The Flyers turned a triple play in the third inning of an 8-3 win against Lipscomb on Feb. 18 ... The play was started by junior third baseman C.J. Gillman ... With runners on first and second, Gillman caught a line drive, tagged the runner on the base path between second and third, and threw out the runner from first base before tagging up.
Blasik Out Early
Returning Atlantic 10 First Team All-Conference performer, junior Brian Blasik, missed the first four games of the season due to injury ... Blasik was the Team MVP last season, leading the team with a .346 batting average, 75 hits and 18 doubles ... Also finished the season with eight homeruns and 37 RBI ... He earned All-Conference honors in the designated hitter spot.
Mitchem in Closing Role
Junior Burny Mitchem, the single-season strikeout leader at Dayton, will be used as a closer this season after starting 15 games on the mound last season ... In 2010 Mitchem set a program-record for single-season strikeouts with 86 ... Mitchem has 164 career strikeouts.
Junior RHP Burny Mitchem and junior LHP Cameron Hobson are on pace to make a dent in the top five of Dayton’s career strikeout list ... Entering the season, Mitchem had 160 and Hobson had 151 ... Tony Miller (1988-91) is No. 5 on the list with 174 career Ks ... Luke Trubee (2003-06) holds the record with 218.
Flyers Picked Third in Preseason Poll
Dayton was picked to finish third in the 2011 Atlantic 10 Conference season, according to a vote of the A-10 coaches ... The Flyers return four players in the starting lineup and all three weekend starting pitchers, including 37th-Round MLB Draft pick left-handed pitcher Cameron Hobson and First Team All-Conference DH Brian Blasik ... With 10 first-place votes Charlotte was picked to repeat as Atlantic 10 regular season champions ... The 49ers are one of four conference teams UD will not play in the regular season ... Xavier received one first-place vote to garner a predicted second-place finish in the league.