April 26, 2012
Northwestern's Ohio State Series Game Notes
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern returns home after a five-game road swing to host Ohio State in a Big Ten series this weekend at Sharon J. Drysdale Field.
WEATHER UPDATE: Due to a forecasted rain event being held in Evanston Saturday, the weekend schedule has been shifted to a 1 p.m. CT single game Saturday and a noon CT doubleheader Sunday at Sharon J. Drysdale Field. All promotions currently are scheduled to go on as planned. If there are further changes -- including broadcast availability, promotion cancelations or rain delays -- it will be announced in this space and on Twitter and Facebook.
Northwestern student radio WNUR 89.3 FM will broadcast Saturday's game live on the internet at sports.wnur.org while Sunday's first game will be streamed live in high quality as part of the Big Ten Digital Network on NUsports.com.
Saturday is a big day at the ballpark, beginning at 11 a.m. with a free Chicago Bandits clinic for girls in grades one through eight. Former NU All-American and current Bandit Tammy Williams will be on hand to instruct with former 'Cat Robin Thompson and current Bandit Amber Patton. Saturday also features a football style Wildcat Alley presented by the N Club; festivities there will begin at noon CT. For more information on either of these promotions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Sunday, Northwestern will honor Katie Crandol, a softball player and Wildcats' fan from northwest Indiana who is battling cancer. "Adopted" under the auspices of the Friends of Jaclyn program, Katie has become an honorary member of NU's program.
In Northwestern's most recent outing, the Wildcats captured a 12-3 win in a nonconference game at Northern Illinois. In that game, senior Adrienne Monka clubbed two home runs to give her 51-career homers and make her the fourth member of NU's 50 home run club.
Also in DeKalb, sophomore Marisa Bast collected a pair of hits and drove in two to extend her B1G leading RBI total to 53, nine more than Ohio State's Alicia Herron's second-place total of 44. Bast ranks ninth in the country in RBIs per game this year while also leading the Big Ten in home runs (12), batting (.425), slugging (.805) and total bases (105).
For Northwestern's complete Ohio State series game notes package, download the .pdf at the top of this page.
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