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Softball’s Day Named MAC Female Scholar Athlete of the Week

Softball’s Day Named MAC Female Scholar Athlete of the Week

ATHENS, Ohio– Ohio softball junior Alex Day was named the Mid-American Conference Scholar Athlete of the Week, the conference announced today. 

Sport: Softball
Position: Infielder
Year: Junior
GPA: 3.336
Major: Exercise Physiology

Day (Hilliard, Ohio) is an Exercise Physiology major who sports a 3.336 GPA. Day led the Ohio softball team (25-13, 13-1 MAC) at the plate last week, helping lead the Bobcats to five wins in five tries. Overall, Day hit .579 with 11 hits in 19 at bats. She registered four doubles, four homeruns, 14 RBIs and eight runs scored. She registered a 1.263 slugging percentage and a .550 on base percentage. She recorded a sacrifice fly and had a .923 fielding percentage with three putouts and nine assists.

On April 11 at Kent State in the second game of the doubleheader, Day was a force, going 5-for-5 with five runs scored, eight RBI and two home runs in Ohio's historic 22-7 victory over the Golden Flashes. The game saw the Bobcats hit six home runs, setting the new Ohio and MAC record for home runs in a game. Ohio's 22 runs are also a new program record for runs scored in a game. Day's eight RBIs in the game also rank as the second-most in MAC history in a single game. The win helped sweep the season series against Kent State, with the Bobcats defeating them 4-2 earlier in the day. 

On April 13 against Akron, Day continued her solid play, going 2-for-3 with two runs scored, three RBIs and a home run in Ohio's 8-0 win. Day's home run in the bottom of the sixth inning was of the walk-off fashion, helping end the game in the sixth inning. In the second game of the doubleheader, Day went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs in the Bobcats' 5-2 victory. 

Day wrapped up her weekend on April 14 with a 1-for-4 effort in Ohio's 12-0 five innings victory. She hit a home run in the bottom of the first inning, helping give the Bobcats a 2-0 lead at the time. She also scored one run and had one RBI in the victory.