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Ohio Softball Wraps Up Regular Season with a Doubleheader Sweep of Bowling Green

Ohio Softball Wraps Up Regular Season with a Doubleheader Sweep of Bowling Green

Game One PDF Boxscore | Game Two PDF Boxscore 

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio –Starting pitcher Danielle Stiene would take a no-hitter into the seventh inning of the second game, helping the Ohio Softball team (34-15, 20-3 MAC) sweep Mid-American Conference East foe Bowling Green (26-26, 8-14 MAC) in a doubleheader today (May 5). The Bobcats took the first game 3-1, and led by Stiene's performance, the Bobcats took game two, 4-0. 

GAME ONE: Ohio 3, Bowling Green 1
After Ohio went down in order to open the game, Bowling Green would get the first hit of the game for the Falcons. With two outs, Aspen Searle would reach on a slow rolling single to short. However, starting pitcher Madi McCrady (Brimfield, Ohio) would get the last batter to foul out, ending the inning with the game scores going to the second inning. 

The Bobcats would get on the board in the top of the second inning. With one out, Michaela Dorsey (Grove City, Ohio) would crush a solo homerun to leftfield. With two outs, MacKenzie Brunswick (Bellefontaine, Ohio) would reach base on a single through the left side. Unfortunately, the Bobcats would be unable to add on, but Ohio would go to the bottom of the frame with a 1-0 lead. 

After McCrady sent the Falcons down in order in the bottom of the second, Ohio threatened to add on in the top of the third inning. Taylor Saxton (Circleville, Ohio) led the inning off with an infield single. She would move to second on a one-out ground out, putting a runner in scoring position with two outs. However, the BGSU defense would be able to record the final out, sending the game to the bottom of the frame with Ohio leading 1-0. 

After the Bobcats sent the Falcons down in order in the bottom of the third, Ohio would add on in the top of the fourth inning. Natalie Alvarez (Long Beach, Calif.) would lead off the inning with a single up the middle. She would then be erased on the bases by Alexa Holland (Rochester, Ind.). Then with two outs, Brunswick would draw a walk, putting runners on first and second. Allie Englant (Long Beach, Calif.) would then come to the plate and crank a two-run double to left center, scoring Holland and Brunswick, giving Ohio a 3-0 lead going to the bottom of the frame. 

Bowling Green would get on the board in the bottom of the fourth inning. Sammy Dees would get on first after being hit by a pitch. She would then move to second on a passed ball. Then with one out, she would score on an RBI double from Kali Holcomb. Laine Simmons would then draw a walk and Kaylee Parker would single to load the bases with one out. Kendall Meeks (Guysville, Ohio) would then enter the game in the circle for Ohio. Meeks would the get the next two batters to ground out to get out of the jam, sending the game to the top of the fifth with Ohio leading 3-1. 

The Bobcats would try to get the run back in the top of the fifth inning. With one out, Alex Day (Hilliard, Ohio) reached on a double to centerfield. However, the Falcons would get the next two batters out and send the game to the bottom of the fifth with Ohio leading 3-1. 

Bowling Green threatened to add on in the bottom of the fifth inning. With one out, Alex Sorgi would single through the left side. She would then move to second when Searle reached on a two-out error. However, Meeks would get the next batter to fly out on the first pitch of the next at bat, sending the game to the top of the sixth with the Bobcats leading 3-1. 

The Bobcats would threaten to add on in the top of the sixth inning with two outs, Brunswick would single to left field. Next, Englant would reach first on a chopper in the infield, However, Brunswick would be out trying to head to third, ending the inning with Ohio lead 3-1. 

Bowling Green would get another runner on in the bottom of the sixth innings. With one out, Parker reached on a double to centerfield. However, the Ohio defense would hold solid and send the game to the sixth inning with the 3-1 lead. 

Bowling Green would threaten to rally in the bottom of the seventh inning. Pinch hitter, Natalie Herder would reach on a leadoff single. Danielle Stiene (Loveland, Ohio) would enter the game and get the next three batters out to end the game and give the Bobcats the 3-1 victory. 

At the plate, Ohio scored three runs on eight hits. Englant went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a double, while Brunswick went 2-for-2 with a walk and a run scored. Dorsey added a homerun, run scored and an RBI, while Day added a double and Alvarez recorded a single. 

In the circle, McCrady got the start, going 3.1 innings, allowing one run on three hits, walked one and struck out four. Meeks entered the game and pitched 2.2 innings, earning the win and did not allow a run on three hits. Stiene entered the game in the seventh inning, pitching one inning and did not allow a run or a hit while picking up the save. 

GAME TWO: Ohio 4, Bowling Green 0
After starting pitcher, Stiene, sent the Falcons down in order to start the game, Ohio would get the first baserunners of the game in the top of the second. Morgan Geno (Chillicothe, Ohio) would lead the inning off with a walk. Then with two outs, Brunswick would draw a walk, putting runners on first and second. However, the Falcons would be able to record the final out of the inning, sending the game to the bottom of the second with the game still scoreless. 

After Stiene sent the Falcons down in order in the bottom of the third, Ohio would get on the board first in the top of the fourth inning. Katie Yun (North Canton, Ohio) would crush a leadoff homerun to leftfield, putting Ohio up 1-0. Geno would then draw a walk and be replaced on the bases by Holland. However, the Bobcats would hit into a double play and the Falcon defense would get the final out of the inning, sending the game to the bottom f the fourth with Ohio leading 1-0. 

After Stiene retired the side in the bottom of the fourth inning, Ohio would add on in the top of the fifth inning. Brunswick would reach first on an error. She would then move to second on a ground out and then reach third on a fielder's choice from Saxton, putting runners on first and third with one out. Saxton would steal second and with two outs, Day would drill a single to centerfield, scoring Saxton and Brunswick and giving Ohio the 3-0 lead. 

In the bottom of the fifth inning, Bowling Green would get a baserunner when Parker drew a two-out walk to break up Stiene's perfect game. However, the Bobcat defense would get the final out on the next batter and would send the game to the top of the sixth with Ohio leading 3-0. 

After Stiene sent the Falcons down in order in the bottom of the sixth, Ohio would add on in the top of the seventh. Brunswick would lead the inning off with a single up the middle. She would then move to second on a ground out. Saxton would then slap a triple to the leftfield corner, scoring Brunswick and giving Ohio a 4-0 lead going to the bottom of the frame. 

In the bottom of the seventh inning, Stiene would lose her no-hit bid with one out when Searle singled through the right side. The Bobcat defense would record the final two outs of the inning and would end the game with the Bobcats winning. 4-0. 

At the plate, the Bobcats scored four runs on four hits. Yun went 1-for-3 with an RBI, homerun and a run scored. Day went 1-for-4 with two RBI, Brunswick went 1-for-2 with a run scored, walk, while Saxton added a single with an RBI and a run scored. 

In the circle, Stiene pitched seven innings, allowing no runs on one hit, walked one and struck out seven. 

UP NEXT:
The Bobcats head to Akron, Ohio for the 2018 MAC Tournament May 9-12 at Firestone Stadium. Stay tuned to OhioBobcats.com and on Twitter at OhioBobcatSB for information regarding the bracket. 

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