BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Ohio softball team (17-10) wrapped up play at the 2019 Hoosier Classic on Sunday (March 16), falling to host No. 19 Indiana, 6-4.
After a scoreless first inning from both teams in the first, Ohio would get the first base runner of the game in the top of the second when freshman Charlee Pond (Redondo Beach, Calif.) drew a walk. However, the Bobcats would be unable to get her around sending the game to the bottom of the frame with it still scoreless.
Indiana would take the lead in the bottom of the frame on a one out RBI single giving the Hoosiers a 1-0 lead after two innings.
After a scoreless third inning from both teams the Bobcats would tie the game up in the top of the fourth inning on a solo homerun from senior Morgan Geno (Chillicothe, Ohio) tying the game at 1-1 going into the bottom of the frame.
Indiana would add a run in the bottom of the fourth taking a 2-1 lead after four frames. The Bobcats would then respond in the top of the fifth inning when senior Deanna Cole (Akron Ohio) drew a walk. She would then score on an RBI single from junior Alexa Holland (Rochester, Ind.), tying the game at 2-2.
Indiana would go on to take a three-run lead in the bottom of the fifth inning, highlighted by a two-run homerun, putting the Hoosiers up 5-2 after five innings of play.
Ohio would counter once again in the top of the sixth inning. Sophomore Katie Yun (North Canton, Ohio) would double to lead the inning off, and then score when Geno hit her second homerun of the game, a two-run shot to center, cutting the Indiana lead to 5-4.
Indiana would then get a run back in the bottom of the sixth inning on a sacrifice fly, sending the game to the final inning with the Bobcats trailing, 6-4.
The Bobcats would try and mount a comeback in the top of the seventh inning. With two outs Holland would draw a walk, however, the Bobcats would be unable to get her home, with the Bobcats falling by the final of 6-4.
Overall, Ohio scored four runs on seven hits and did not commit and error, while Indiana scored six runs on seven hits and did not commit an error.
Individually, Geno finished the game 2-of-3 with two run runs, three RBI and one run scored. Holland finished with two hits and an RBI. Yun finished with a homerun, while Englant, and Day both finished with hits.
In the circle, sophomore Madi McCrady (Brimfield, Ohio) pitched six innings, allowing six runs on seven hits, walked four and struck out seven.
Up next, the Bobcats head to Pittsburgh, Pa. on Tuesday, March 19 to take on Pitt. First pitch is set for 4 p.m.