Setting the Scene
Who:
Bucknell (8-8) at Penn State (6-11)
When:
Tuesday, March 21 (6:30 p.m.)
Where:
Medlar Field - University Park, Pa.
Live Stats:
GoPSUSports.com
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Who:
Bucknell (8-8) vs. Saint Joseph’s (1-11)
When:
Wednesday, March 22 (3 p.m.)
Where:
Depew Field – Lewisburg, Pa.
Live Stats:
BucknellBison.com

Who:
Bucknell (8-8) vs. Cornell (6-3)
When:
Saturday-Sunday, March 25-26 (Games: 12 p.m./2:30 p.m.)
Where:
Depew Field – Lewisburg, Pa.
Live Stats:
BucknellBison.com

About the Bison/Last Time Out
* Bucknell returns to Pennsylvania following its annual spring break trip to Florida. The Bison played seven games on the trip, finishing with a 4-3 record, picking up wins over Iowa, Northeastern and two against Massachusetts.
* Bucknell’s win over Iowa was the team’s first win over a Big Ten program since 2014.
* Chuckie Scales hit .500 during the seven-game stretch, posting 10 hits, three RBIs and six runs scored, while drawing four walks and stealing one base. Scales currently has a hitting-streak of nine games.
* The Bison are hitting .270 as a team. Five Bison have posted at least 15 hits, including Danny Rafferty and Brett Smith, who have recorded 21 hits apiece. They each have six multi-hit games this season.
* As a team, the Bison have an ERA of 4.50. Mike Stephens is 2-0 on the mound with an ERA of 0.00, while Matt Shobe has an ERA of 1.19. Jeff Gottesman (2.74) and Connor Van Hoose (2.96) each have an ERA under three. Van Hoose leads the team with 38 strikeouts.
* Bucknell’s eight wins this season trail only defending league champion Navy in the standings (12).

Scouting Penn State
* The Nittany Lions are 6-11 overall, dropping their last three contests at Delaware.
* As a team, Penn State is hitting .219. Jordan Bowersox is batting a team-best .359 to go along with 23 hits, nine RBIs and seven runs scored. Willie Burger, a Preseason All-Big Ten honoree, leads the team in RBIs (15) and home runs (3) while hitting .286.
* The Nittany Lions have a team ERA of 5.50. Tim Scholly has an ERA of 0.00 in three appearances, while Myles Gayman has an ERA of 1.17. Sal Blasi leads the team with 35 strikeouts.
* Bucknell is 34-119 all-time against Penn State dating back to 1886, looking for its first win over the Big Ten program since 2014.

Scouting Saint Joseph’s
* Saint Joseph’s last five games have been canceled due to the weather. The Hawks are coming off a 13-9 loss over Yale on Mar. 11.
* The Hawks come into Wednesday’s game following their home opener against Villanova on Mar. 21.
* Saint Joseph’s is hitting .236 as a team this season. Deon Stafford Jr. is hitting .310 with 13 hits, seven RBIs and nine runs scored.
* The Hawks have a team ERA of 7.77. Jordan DiValerio and Matt Morella each have an ERA of 0.00.
* Bucknell is 4-5 against Saint Joseph’s dating back to 1963, looking for its first win against the team since 2012.

Scouting Cornell
* Cornell has won its last two games, with wins over Michigan State and Campbell. The Big Red has two victories against Navy this season.
* Cornell is hitting .294 as a team with three players hitting over .400, including Dale Wickham, who’s batting .436 with a team-best 17 hits and 11 runs scored.
* Bucknell is 27-17 in the all-time series against Cornell dating back to 1906. The Big Red took three of four against the Bison last season.

Up Next
* Bucknell opens Patriot League play Apr. 1-2 with a four-game series at Lehigh. Each game will broadcast on the Patriot League Network.