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Ohio Vs. Western Michigan, 2012 MAC Baseball Tournament: Broncos Advance On Arm Of Casey Webber

The 2012 MAC Baseball Tournament is underway in Avon, and the Western Michigan Broncos led off the tourney with a 4-2 win over the Ohio Bobcats. The Broncos got a dominating performance from their starting pitcher, Casey Webber, who gave up just five hits in 7.2 innings pitched at All Pro Freight Stadium. Bronco reliever Monty Porter came on to clean things up and kept the Bobcats off the board, securing the two-run victory.

Ohio Starter Brent Choban nearly went the distance, pitching 8.2 innings. His defense did not exactly pick him up, however, as OU committed five errors and consistently forced him to make extra pitches and get extra outs. The Bobcats now head to an elimination game where they will face the loser of Kent State and Buffalo. The Broncos move on to face the winner of that game, which rounds out the full slate of action in Avon tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET.

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