March 14, 2013
Live Stats (Game One) | Live Stats (Game Two)
ATHENS, Ohio – The Ohio University Softball Team (13-6) takes to the field on Friday, traveling west to compete against the University of Dayton Flyers. The Bobcats and Flyers will kick off a doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m.
Fans can follow the action live through the live stat links at the top of the page. (Please note that there are two separate stat links: one for each game of Friday’s doubleheader.)
Ohio is coming off a 2-3 trip to the West Coast during which the Bobcats competed against Seattle University, then-No. 18 Washington, Yale, and Bradley. Senior slugger Lauren Gellerman (San Diego, Calif.) became the program’s all-time leader in home runs, hitting her 28th round-tripper on March 7 in a win at Seattle. Since then, the senior has hit two more home runs to extend her lead atop the program’s home run chart with 30 home runs in her career. She was named the Mid-American Conference’s East Division Player of the Week on Tuesday afternoon for her efforts. This was the second such award Gellerman has earned this season and marked the fifth time an Ohio Softball student-athlete has been recognized by the league office during the 2013 campaign.
Wins on Friday Would…
Be the 784th and 785th wins in program history
Be the 19th and 20th all-time wins over Dayton (21st and 22nd meetings)
Be the 13th and 14th consecutive wins over Dayton
Be the 217th and 218th wins in the coaching career of Jodi Hermanek
Be the 110th and 111th wins in Hermanek’s time as head coach of Ohio
Dayton enters Friday’s contest the owner of a 4-10 record. The Flyers most recently went 2-2 at Winthrop’s Combat Invitational March 1-3, earning a 13-5 win over Hartford and a 4-3 win over Furman. Dayton ranks second in the Atlantic 10 in home runs (12) and triples (2). The Flyers have shown good discipline at the plate in their 14 games, ranking third in their conference in walks (49).
Ohio stacks up quite well statistically within the Mid-American Conference. The Bobcats rank first in slugging percentage (.540), on-base percentage (.402), runs scored (116), hits (138), runs batted in (109), home runs (29), total bases (256), and walks (72). The Bobcats have also combined for the league’s second best team batting average (.291).
Following Friday’s series at Dayton, Ohio is just two games away from its home opener on March 23. The Bobcats will play a doubleheader at Eastern Kentucky on March 19 before hosting Canisius in a twinbill beginning at 1 p.m. on March 23.
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