March 22, 2011
ATHENS, Ohio-The Ohio softball team will play the second half of its California swing starting Wednesday when the Bobcats face Long Beach State in a 4 p.m. ET doubleheader.
Ohio will then head to Los Angeles to face UCLA at 5 p.m. ET on Thursday and Canisius (3 p.m. ET) and Cal State Fullerton (5:30 p.m. ET) in Fullerton, Ca. on Saturday.
Senior Emily Wethington broke the school's all-time career strikeouts record against Marshall. Wethington currently has 465 career strikeouts, now 40 past the former leader Michelle Sauter. Also, Wethington looks to make history at the plate sitting just one home run shy of Ohio's all-time mark held by Erin Chapman with 22 career homers.
GREAT START FOR GELLERMAN
Sophomore Lauren Gellerman leads all Ohio hitters with 30 total bases, 15 RBIs and four home runs.
BONNER RETURNs FOR `CATS
Melissa Bonner returned to the Bobcat lineup against Morehead State after missing a few games due to injury. The senior from Kings Mills, Ohio is 1-1 in the circle for the `Cats and will provide a big spark for Ohio's offense as well. Bonner currently sits third all-time with a .343 career batting average and is ninth all-time with 79 RBIs.
2011 ROSTER OVERVIEW
The 'Cats return a great deal of experience lead by seniors Melissa Bonner, Emily Wethington, Jordan Paden, Paige Kemezis and Sara Clark. The junior class adds middle infielders Brooke Morgart and Alexis Joseph that have played with each other for two seasons, and junior outfielder, Jillian Van Wagnen, brings speed to the top of the lineup.
The roster also includes infielders, Lauren Gellerman, Jenna Giusti, Alexandria Basquez, Raven King and Alyssa Wolfe. The outfield is filled up by Biz Eyrise, Chelsea Hortman and Erin Lashley. Also, sophmore Caitlin Colvin can be found at pitcher.