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Bobcat Softball Begins 40th Season at ECU Pirate Classic

Ohio's Tessa Bailey

Feb. 7, 2013

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ATHENS, Ohio – The Ohio University Softball Team begins its 40th season in program history on Friday, facing off against the Towson Tigers at noon in the 2013 East Carolina University Pirate Classic.

Friday’s game against Towson is the first of five which the ‘Cats will play this weekend. Later in the afternoon (4:30 p.m.), the Green and White will take on host East Carolina. Saturday’s schedule includes games against Cleveland State (1 p.m.) and East Carolina (5:30 p.m.), while Sunday will feature an 11 a.m. affair with Rider.

The 2012 season was a memorable one for Ohio Softball. The Bobcats posted a 28-29 overall record which included an impressive 14-8 mark in Mid-American Conference games. Ohio set an incredible number of program marks throughout the season, ones which can be seen below:

Team marks achieved in 2012
Runs scored: 293 - 1st all-time
Runs batted in: 255 - 1st all-time
Home runs: 47 - 1st all-time
Runs scored in a single game: 21 vs. St. Bonaventure - 1st all-time
Doubles hit in a single game: 7 vs. Northern Illinois - 1st all-time
Home runs hit in a single game: 5 vs. Dayton - 1st all-time
Runs batted in during a single game: 15 vs. Dayton - 1st all-time

Individual hitting marks achieved in 2012
Hits: 64 by Jillian Van Wagnen - 5th all-time
Singles: 59 by Jillian Van Wagnen - T1st all-time
Home runs: 13 by Lauren Gellerman and Raven King - 1st all-time
Home runs: 7 by Chelsea Hortman - T4th all-time
Runs batted in: 45 by Lauren Gellerman - 2nd all-time
Stolen bases: 30 by Jillian Van Wagnen - T4th all-time
Runs scored: 42 by Raven King - 2nd all-time
Runs scored: 38 by Jillian Van Wagnen - 4th all-time
Runs scored: 35 by Brooke Morgart - T6th all-time

Individual pitching marks achieved in 2012
Wins: 17 by Lauren McClary - T3rd all-time
Strikeouts: 205 by Lauren McClary - 1st all-time
Games started: 32 by Lauren McClary - 4th all-time
Appearances: 49 by Lauren McClary - 1st all-time
Innings pitched: 212.1 by Lauren McClary - 3rd all-time
Shutouts: 5 by Lauren McClary - T4th all-time

Prior to this season, Ohio was picked to finish second in the MAC East in the league’s annual preseason poll and had three student-athletes earn spots on CollegeSportsMadness.com’s Preseason All-MAC Teams.

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