Temple plays host to Lehigh in non-conference game

Coming off of its first Atlantic 10 conference win of the season, Temple (8-11, 1-2 A-10) will host Lehigh (11-9, 0-0) at Skip Wilson Field on Tuesday, March 26 at 3:00 p.m.

The Owls will be in search of their third two-game win streak of the season as they face the Mountain Hawks for the second time this season. In their first meeting on March 20, Temple defeated Lehigh 11-8 in Bethlehem, PA.

While coach Ryan Wheeler had not named a starter for Tuesday’s game as of Sunday, junior pitcher Preston Hill, originally scheduled to start Sunday’s 11-1 win against St. Joseph’s but was unable to due to an illness, may be called upon to start on Tuesday against the Mountain Hawks. Hill leads all Owls with a 2.61 ERA in four appearances while compiling an 0-1 record in two starts this season.

After an offensive heavy defeat of St. Joseph’s on Sunday, the Owls will look to keep both their confidence and bats prepared for Tuesday’s match-up, coach Wheeler said.

Following Tuesday’s game, Temple will resume conference play on Friday, March 29 as the Owls travel to George Washington for a three-game series with the Colonials.

John Murrow can be reached at john.murrow@temple.edu or Twitter @JohnMurrow12.