Updated Sun, May 4, 2014 5:11 pm
Losing on Senior Day was not what the Ohio Bobcats had planned, but it came to just that as Ohio fell 6-1 on Sunday against Northern Illinois.
It was the last game at the Ohio Softball Field for Alexandria Basquez, Erin Lashley, and Alyssa Wolfe.
Ohio managed just three hits against the Huskies, coming off the bats of Savannah Jo Dorsey, Dakota Pyles, and Wolfe.
Ohio scored its lone run in the second inning when Madison Claytor hit a sacrifice fly to left field that scored Basquez. Pyles then popped out to end the threat.
The Huskies got three runs back in the top half of the third as their bats came through to take the lead for good.
Rebecca Rubard picked up all but the last out of the game, and took the win, going 6 2/3 innings of three-hit, one-run ball – all without striking out a single Bobcat batter.
Lauren McClary took the loss in the circle for Ohio, going six innings while allowing four earned runs on seven hits. She ends the regular season with six wins and six losses.
Bryanna Phelan had three of the Huskies’ 10 hits. Kayti Grable and Emily Naegele both added two more for the Huskies.
Ohio fell to 28-24 and 12-8 in the conference with the loss, which likely solidifies the Bobcats as the No. 5 seed in the MAC tournament. Ohio sits behind Buffalo, Akron, Kent State, and Ball State in terms of its MAC record.