Updated Sat, Mar 9, 2013 1:59 am
The Ohio Bobcats dropped their first game of the Husky Classic to the Yale Bulldogs 7-1.
Kaylin Clarke pitched three shutout innings to the start the game, allowing three baserunners. The Bobcats scored their first run in the bottom of the third on a two-out single by Lauren Gellerman.
But that was as close as Ohio would come.
After the third, Yale took over the game, scoring seven runs across the next three innings to take a 7-1 lead. The Bobcats would go on to lose by the same score.
The Bobcats struck for five hits, four of which came after they scored their run in the third.
The 18th ranked Washington Huskies softball team brought out the bats early and often in a 17-1 stomping of Ohio University. Fueled by innings of seven and nine runs that featured a great deal of small ball, the Huskies were able defend their home field in in their own Husky Classic.
Savannah Jo Dorsey endured her most difficult outing of the 2013 season thus far, moving to 6-2 on the year. Dorsey surrendered 11 runs — 10 earned — and eight hits and walked seven Huskies over the course of three innings.
Dorsey faced 12 batters in the seven-run first inning, allowing four hits. The Huskies pushed across these runs with four singles, an assortment of small ball and a few miscues from the Bobcats. Washington first baseman Hooch Fagaly and Missy Taukeiaho would both drive in two in the inning.
The fourth inning would see the Huskies push across nine more runs. Six of these runs would be given up in relief by Lauren McClary.
Fagaly finished with three RBIs on the day and right fielder Victoria Hayward contributed four RBIs in a fairly balanced team effort for the Huskies.
The Bobcats were never quite able to muster much offense with their only run coming on a Gellerman single in the third inning that drove in Alyssa Wolfe. On the day, they only were able to reach Washington pitcher Kaitlin Inglsby for that one run on three hits.
The Bobcats will look to improve upon their 12-5 record when they face Seattle and Bradley in Washington Saturday.