While coming off a tough weekend, which saw the Aces drop two of three games to in-state arch-rival Indiana State, UE remains in the race for a spot in the NCAA tournament, currently ranked 35th in college baseball’s RPI. Head Coach Wes Carroll’s squad is currently 19-17 overall and 6-3 in Missouri Valley Conference play. UT-Martin comes into the mid-week match-up with a record of 15-24, after dropping two of three games to Ohio Valley Conference rival Austin Peay.
Last time the Aces met the Skyhawks, Evansville took a 6-3 decision at Charles H. Braun Stadium on April 3, as freshman relief pitcher Sam Steimel earned his first collegiate victory. Another first-year player, outfielder A.J. Fritz highlighted the UE offensive attack, hitting a solo home run to cap the Evansville scoring that night.
The Aces will send out senior left-hander Alex Weigand to face the Skyhawks Wednesday night. Weigand, who has bounced back and forth between the starting rotation and the bullpen, comes into this outing with a record of 2-4, with a 5.40 ERA. Freshman righty Seth Petry (2-1, 4.95 ERA), will get his second crack at the Evansville lineup. Last time they crossed paths, Petry gave up two runs on two hits and two walks in 3,1 innings of work.
First pitch from Skyhawk Baseball Field is at 6 pm.