Feb. 24, 2013
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Ohio University Softball Team (11-3) ended its participation at the 2013 University of Tennessee-Chattanooga Frost Classic on a high note Sunday, defeating Tennessee Tech by a final score of 3-2 to end the tournament with a 4-1 record.
The Bobcats never led in Sunday’s game until the final inning of play, scoring two runs in the top of the seventh to wrench the lead away from the Golden Eagles. A two-run home run by Alyssa Wolfe (Junction City, Ohio) proved to be the difference on Sunday, and freshman pitcher Savannah Jo Dorsey retired the side in order in the bottom of the frame to close out the victory.
The comeback victory was Ohio’s second in a row, as the ‘Cats ended their win over Boston College on Saturday with a Caitlin Colvin (Bonney Lake, Wash.) home run.
Ohio 3, Tennessee Tech 2
WP: Savannah Jo Dorsey (5-1)
LP: Ketchum (5-2)
HR: Alyssa Wolfe (2)
Dorsey (Grove City, Ohio) picked up her fifth career win in just her ninth appearance on Sunday, striking out nine batters and walking none en route to earning her second complete game. The freshman allowed just four hits in the win.
The teams played a scoreless first 3.5 innings before Tennessee Tech struck first in the bottom of the fourth. With two runners in scoring position and one out in the inning, one Golden Eagle was able to come around to score on a successful steal attempt at second base. Tennessee Tech’s second run of the inning touched the plate courtesy of a wild pitch with a runner on third.
Ohio was able to pull within one run in the top of the fifth inning, scoring for the first time on Sunday courtesy of a Timmie Rappe (Wheaton, Ill.) single to center field. Earlier in the inning, Amanda Dalton (Salem, Va.) had doubled through the left side to get into scoring position.
Following the brief trouble encountered in the fourth inning, Dorsey shut down the Golden Eagles the rest of the way, only allowing one more runner throughout the rest of the contest.
In the top of the seventh inning, Dalton hit a single up the middle with one out. She was followed immediately by Wolfe, who hit a two-run shot to give the ‘Cats their lone and only necessary lead of the afternoon.
The Bobcats will take a week break from official competition before traveling to Seattle, Wash., for a game against Seattle University (March 7) and to participate at the University of Washington Husky Classic (March 8-9) against Yale, No. 18 Washington, Seattle, and Bradley.
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