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@OhioBobcatSB Concludes Regular Season at Bowling Green

MacKenzie Brunswick
May 5, 2016

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ATHENS, Ohio – The Ohio Softball team (30-21, 11-9 MAC) wraps up the regular season this weekend when they head to Bowling Green, Ohio for a three-game series with the Falcons May 6-7. The Bobcats will take on Bowling Green on Friday, May 6 at 3 p.m. and conclude the series on Saturday, May 7 with a doubleheader set to begin at 1 p.m.

SCOUTING BOWLING GREEN
Bowling Green is currently 18-33 overall and 6-14 in the MAC. The Falcons are coming off of a series sweep at the hands of MAC-leading Kent State. The final game of the series as a close one, with BGSU falling to the Golden Flashes 2-1 in nine innings.

Bowling Green’s Haley Schrock leads the Falcons at the plate, hitting .322 with 48 hits in 149 at bats. Marisa Schook leads BGSU with 30 RBI, eight homeruns and 12 doubles all while batting .293. Molly Holliday leads the Falcons with seven stolen bases.

In the circle for the Bulls, Kiley Sosby is 9-7 with a 3.85 ERA in 103.2 innings pitched. In 25 appearances she has allowed 67 runs on 91 hits. Braiden Dillow is 6-11 with a 4.67 ERA and has allowed 84 runs in 99 innings of work in 23 appearances.

LIFETIME AGAINST BOWLING GREEN
Friday and Saturday’s meetings will serve at the 102nd, 103rd and 104th all-time meetings against the Bobcats and the Falcons.

The Falcons hold a 54-47 advantage in the series that dates back to 1978.

LAST TIME AGAINST BOWLING GREEN
The Bobcats and Falcons last met last season, with the two teams splitting a doubleheader. The Bobcats won the first game, 7-2 and fell in the second game by the final of 7-3.

In the 7-2 victory, the Bobcats scoring was highlighted by RBI base hits from Madison Claytor and Casie Hutchinson. At the plate, the Bobcats has 11 total hits, with Walker leading the way, going 4-for-4 with three runs scored.

LAST TIME OUT FOR THE BOBCATS
The Bobcats are coming off of a series win against MAC East foe Buffalo. Ohio fell in the first game of the series, 5-3 in 10 innings, but rebounded to win game two, 2-3, and wrap up the series with a 2-1 win.

Casie Hutchinson who hit .556 against the Bulls, led the Bobcats all weekend at the plate. She also recorded five hits, including a double, and has four RBI while slugging. 667. Hutchinson also recorded the game-tying two RBI double in the second game of the series, to help push the Bobcats to the come-from-behind win.

Jamie Wren was also clutch at the plate, hitting .444 with four hits, and RBI and a run scored. Danielle Stiene also had a big weekend at the plate, registering four hits, including a double, a run scored and an RBI.

Stiene was also stellar in the circle, going 2-0 with a 2.23 ERA while allowing five runs on 11 hits and striking out 19 over the course of 15.2 innings.

THE SEASON AS A WHOLE
Ohio currently holds a 30-21 record and is 11-9 in the MAC. The Bobcats 30 wins this season is third all-time in program history for victories in a season.

The Bobcats have picked up a number of impressive wins this season, including No. 12 Kentucky on March 29. Ohio has also defeated Texas Tech, Marshall, NC State, Indiana and won the NC State DoubleTree RDU Invite.

AT THE PLATE
Leading the way for Ohio is Taylor Saxton. Saxton has recorded a .370 batting average in her 162 at-bats and 51 starts. Saxton leads Ohio in hits with 60 and is 35-of-40 on stolen bases. Her 35 stolen bases are second all-time in program history for bases stolen in a single season.

Mikayla Cooper holds a .336 batting average in 140 at-bats. Cooper is second on the team in RBI with 33 and has recorded nine homeruns on the season. Cooper also maintains a .579 slugging percentage and has scored a team-lading 29 runs.

Danielle Stiene has come in clutch at the plate for the Bobcats in recent games, batting .364 in 22 at bats with two doubles, a homerun and two RBI. Stiene also registers a .591 slugging percentage.

Deanna Cole has tallied 28 runs on 46 hits for the Bobcats. Also, Cole leads Ohio in at-bats with 171 on the season.

MOWING THEM DOWN
In the circle for Ohio, Savannah Jo Dorsey has a 1.68 earned run average while also holding on to a 20-11 win-loss record. Dorsey has recorded 60 total wins in her career, continuing to set herself apart as first all-time in Ohio history career wins.

Dorsey has also recorded 293 strikeouts, which leads the nation, in 204.2 innings pitched. Dorsey is six strikeouts away from setting a new mark for strikeouts in a single season. The previous mark is 298, which is currently held by Dorsey.

Also in the circle, Stiene has proven to be a solid number two pitcher as the season has gone on. Stiene has a 2.49 ERA in 32 appearances. In 137.2, Stiene has struck out 139 batters that she’s faced.

MAC STANDINGS
The Bobcats are first in the conference in at-bats this season (1,360) and second in the conference in stolen bases (92) and attempts (119). Ohio is also third in hits (357) and first in sacrifice flies with 11.

In the circle, Ohio is first in the conference in ERA with a combined earned run average in 2.10. They are first in the conference in innings pitched (356.1), first in opposing batting average (.189), first in batters struck out (437) and first in in batters struck out looking (117).

Defensively, Ohio is second in the conference in fielding percentage at .967.

Individually, Taylor Saxton is seventh in the conference in batting average at .370 and is second in the conference in hits with 60. Mikayla Cooper and Madison Claytor are tied for second in sac flies with four each. Saxton is first in stolen bases with 35 and first in attempts with 40 while Deanna Cole is third with 24. Cole and Saxton are first and second in at bats with 171 and 162, respectively.

In the circle, Savannah Jo Dorsey is second in ERA with a 1.68 earned run average. Dorsey is first in opponent batting average at .159 while Danielle Steine is third at .213. Dorsey is also first in strikeouts (293), first in strikeouts looking (76) and second in wins (20).

BOBCATS IN THE NATION
Currently, Dorsey is first in the nation in strikeouts, 20th in shutouts, seventh in strikeouts per seven innings and seventh in hits allowed per seven innings.

Saxton is tied for 21st in stolen bases and Cooper and Claytor are tied for 28th in sacrifice flies.

As a team, Ohio is 29th in the nation in stolen bases per game, and 14th in ERA

UP NEXT
The Bobcats will begin post season play when they head to Akron, Ohio for the 2016 Mid-American Conference Tournament May 11-14 at Firestone Stadium. Brackets, matchups and game times will be announced after the conclusion of all regular season games. 

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