Adrienne Gebele hit a two-run home run into the wind in the top of the first inning
April 7, 2013
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – On a windy day at Meserve Field on the campus of Bowling Green State University, the Ohio University softball team (19-14, 4-4 Mid-American Conference) fell to BGSU by a final score of 3-2. The game was tied at two runs apiece until a fifth inning sacrifice fly gave the Falcons their first lead of the game and weekend.
Adrienne Gebele (Annapolis, Md.) led the way for the Bobcats offensively on Sunday, recording two hits in three at bats. Her first hit of the day was a two-run home run to left field, giving the ‘Cats an early 2-0 advantage.
Bowling Green’s Paris Imholz picked up her 12th win of the season, throwing five innings while allowing just two hits and two earned runs. All four of the pitchers who took the circle showed great control on Sunday, as no walks were thrown throughout the game.
Ohio 2, Bowling Green 3
WP: Paris Imholz (12-4)
LP: Lauren McClary (8-7)
S: Jamie Kertes (3)
HR: Adrienne Gebele (8)
Gebele got the ‘Cats off to a great start in the top of the first inning, hitting a two-out shot into the wind and over the left-center field wall to give Ohio an early 2-0 lead. The home run was Ohio’s 49th of the season and was the eighth of 2013 for the sophomore right fielder.
Bowling Green (18-12, 4-4 MAC) loaded the bases in the bottom of the same frame to threaten early. Lauren McClary (Pasadena, Texas) was able to set the next two batters down in order to nearly squash the threat, but a single by Marissa Shook to left field drove in two runs to pull the Falcons level.
With one out in the bottom of the fifth inning, BG’s Hannah Fulk doubled to left field to put herself in scoring position. Savannah Jo Dorsey (Grove City, Ohio) entered the game at this point, ending McClary’s start at 4.1 innings pitched. Once Paige Berger hit a single to center field, Fulk advanced to third. A sacrifice fly by Katie Yoho brought Fulk around to score, giving the Falcons their first lead of the game and series. Dorsey was then able to strike out Adrienne Dick to end the inning.
Ohio threatened in the top half of the seventh inning, getting a one-out pinch-hit single from Chelsea Hortman (Cincinnati, Ohio). The ‘Cats were not able to advance this runner any further, however, as Jamie Kertes closed things out to get the save.
Ohio will next be in action on Tuesday, April 9 against Ohio State. The Bobcats and Buckeyes will play a night doubleheader at the Ohio Softball Field beginning at 5 p.m.
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