March 16, 2013
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ATHENS, Ohio - The sun went down but the softball did not stop in Athens on Friday evening. The Ohio University Softball Team (13-8) played its first night home games in recorded program history, dropping a doubleheader to the visiting Dayton Flyers. Dayton won the first game by a final score of 7-4 before recording a 6-3 victory in the final game of the evening.
Ohio held Dayton (6-10) to a very low batting average (.176) throughout the two games and only allowed seven hits. The Flyers were able to take advantage of timely hitting in their wins, scoring by moving runners around the base paths effectively with four sacrifices.
Alyssa Wolfe (Junction City, Ohio) had an especially strong day for the Green and White, recording three hits in four at bats. The junior was also walked once and hit by a pitch on another occasion.
Ohio 4, Dayton 7
WP: Kayla English (3-4)
LP: Lauren McClary (5-2)
S: Alysha Isaacson (2)
HR: Ricks (2), Raven King (3)
Ohio took the lead early in the first game of the evening, scoring in the bottom of the second inning when Adrienne Gebele (Annapolis, Md.) singled to right field to bring Raven King (Alpine, Utah) around to score.
Dayton answered back, scoring the next six runs to take a commanding lead. The Flyers scored five runs in the top of the third frame, four of which came from a grand slam by Tiffany Ricks.
Ohio scored three runs in the final two innings via a home run from King and a Lauren Gellerman (San Diego, Calif.) single. This proved not quite enough, however, as the Flyers were able to close out the victory.
Ohio 3, Dayton 6
WP: Emily Froment (1-0)
LP: Savannah Jo Dorsey (6-4)
S: Alysha Isaacson (3)
HR: Jennings (2), Caitlin Colvin (10)
Dayton crept out to an early lead, scoring one run in the top of the first inning and one more in the fourth to take a 2-0 advantage.
The Flyers were able to add four more runs in the top of the sixth inning, stretching their advantage to 6-0. Ohio then answered back in the bottom of the frame, scoring two runs when Gellerman walked and Caitlin Colvin (Bonney Lake, Wash.) hit a home run to right field. The Bobcats added one more run in the bottom of the seventh inning, pulling within three runs (6-3) when Alexandria Basquez (Elk Grove, Calif.) grounded out to the pitcher.
With two outs and two on, Gellerman stepped up to the plate as the tying run. The senior ripped a pitch deep to center field, but it fell just shy of the fence to bring the game to an end.
Ohio will next be in action on March 19 at Eastern Kentucky. The Bobcats and Colonels will play a doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m.
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