Lauren McClary picked up her fifth win of the season on Saturday, nearly throwing a no-hitter against Seattle
March 9, 2013
SEATTLE, Wash. - The Ohio University Softball Team (13-6) split its contests on the second and final day of action at the 2013 University of Washington Husky Classic on Saturday. Ohio defeated Seattle by a final score of 5-0 before falling to Bradley, 12-3, to end its participation in the tournament.
Ohio's 5-0 defeat of Seattle was the second time the Bobcats had taken down the Redhawks in the last three days. The victory also marked an end to the Bobcats' two-game losing streak, the longest such skid of the season through 19 games.
Following her record-setting day on Thursday, senior slugger Lauren Gellerman (San Diego, Calif.) hit two home runs on Saturday: one against Seattle and one against Bradley. Gellerman has now hit eight on the season and continues to add to her lead atop the Ohio all-time home run chart, as she's now hit 30 in her career.
Ohio 5, Seattle 0
WP: Lauren McClary (5-1)
LP: Ulrich (2-4)
HR: Lauren Gellerman (7), Caitlin Colvin (9)
The Bobcats held a significant offensive advantage in their game against Seattle, belting 12 hits compared to just two by the Redhawks.
Ohio took control of its game against Seattle right from the start on Saturday, scoring two runs in the bottom of the first inning to leap out to an early lead. Timmie Rappe (Wheaton, Ill.) hit a one-out bunt single and was promptly driven in by Gellerman's first home run of the day.
The `Cats then added another run in the bottom of the second frame when Caitlin Colvin (Bonney Lake, Wash.) drove Alyssa Wolfe (Junction City, Ohio) in to score by taking a walk with the bases loaded.
Ohio added two more runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. The first of which came via a Colvin solo shot to left center field while the second came when Erin Lashley (Pickerington, Ohio) alertly snuck home as a Bobcat was being thrown out attempting to steal second base.
Lauren McClary (Pasadena, Texas) had a great outing against Seattle, pitching the full seven innings and allowing just two hits while striking out three. The sophomore had a no-hitter going through 6.1 innings.
Ohio 3, Bradley 12 (Five Innings)
WP: Camp (6-4)
LP: Savannah Jo Dorsey (6-3)
HR: Lauren Gellerman (8)
Ohio took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning against Bradley but allowed seven runs in the bottom of the opening frame to find itself trailing by a large margin early on. Bradley kept up its hot hitting in the bottom of the second inning, adding four more runs to its tally through three hits and one Ohio error.
Bradley would then add one more run in the bottom of the fourth frame before Ohio answered back in the top of the fifth. With Wolfe on first after being hit by a pitch, Gellerman stepped up to the plate and launched her second home run of the day, a two-run shot which made it 12-3. The `Cats were not able to add any more runs the rest of the way, and the game ended in the fifth inning.
The Bobcats will next be in action on Wednesday, March 13 at Dayton. The Bobcats will play a doubleheader against the Flyers beginning at 3 p.m.
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