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Bobcats Drop Two Games Friday at Husky Classic

Lauren Gellerman drove in two runs for Ohio on Friday

March 9, 2013

Box Score (Game One) | Box Score (Game Two)

SEATTLE, Wash. - The Ohio University Softball Team (12-5) dropped its first two contests at the 2013 University of Washington Husky Classic Friday night. The Bobcats fell to Yale, 7-1, in their first game of the tournament before dropping a 17-1 decision to No. 18 Washington later in the evening.

Friday's games marked the first time Ohio has lost back-to-back contests this season. The Bobcats are so far 1-2 on their West Coast trip, as they defeated Seattle University 7-4 on March 7 before kicking off play at the Husky Classic.

Ohio 1, Yale 7
WP: Dunham (1-1)
LP: Kaylin Clarke (2-2)
S: None
HR: None

Ohio dropped its first contest of the afternoon, falling 7-1 to the Yale Bulldogs. The Bobcats took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning but were unable to stop a Yale squad which scored seven runs during the final four innings.

With Alexandria Basquez (Elk Grove, Calif.) and Timmie Rappe (Wheaton, Ill.) on base, Lauren Gellerman (San Diego, Calif.) stepped up to the plate and hit an RBI single to make it 1-0 in favor of the Green and White in the bottom of the third.

Yale scored two runs in the top of the fourth inning to take a 2-1 lead, a lead which it would not relinquish throughout the rest of the contest. The Bulldogs added two more runs in the top of the fifth inning before plating three more in the top of the sixth.

Ohio 1, No. 18 Washington 17 (Five Innings)
WP: Kaitlin Inglesby
LP: Savannah Jo Dorsey (6-2)
S: None
HR: None

Ohio was able to advance a runner to second in the first inning following a leadoff single by Lex Cortez (Beautfort, S.C.). The `Cats were unable to score in the top of the first inning, however, and gave up seven runs in the bottom of the first to fall into an early 7-0 hole.

The Green and White bounced back in the top of the third inning, scoring one run when Gellerman singled to bring around Alyssa Wolfe (Junction City, Ohio) to score, making the score 7-1 in favor of the 2009 national champion Huskies.

Washington added one more run in the bottom of the third inning and would ultimately put the contest away in the fourth, scoring nine more runs to make it a 17-1 final.

The Bobcats will next be in action on Saturday at the Husky Classic. Ohio will play Seattle University (1 p.m. EST) and Bradley (6 p.m. EST).

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