Softball: Ohio Explodes for Nine Homers in Doubleheader Victories

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Alex Marcheschi

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Updated Tue, Apr 24, 2012 10:01 pm
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Ohio defeated the Dayton Flyers twice in a doubleheader on Tuesday, winning the first game 10-7 and the second game 15-8. 

 
The Bobcats' bats were smoldering hot; Ohio hit nine home runs on the day. Raven King alone had three home runs in the doubleheader. 
 
Lauren Gellerman had two home runs, while Adrienne Gebele, Alex Basquez, Chelsea Hortman and Jill Van Wagnen all each had a homer of their own on the day. 
The Bobcats exploded for nine runs in the first inning of game two and held the lead for the rest of the game, eventually winning 15-8. 
 
King, Van Wagnen and Gebele all homered in the first inning. 
 
Gellerman hit her second home run of the day in the second inning of game two, giving Ohio a 10-2 lead at the time. 
 
Dayton scored six runs in the third inning; Kathleen Maloof batted in Rachel Archer to start the scoring for Dayton as the Flyers would make their biggest push in the game. 
 
Caitlin Colvin started the game at pitcher for Ohio; she pitched two scoreless innings before giving up the six runs in the third. Lauren McClary came in for relief and picked up the win for Ohio, giving up only two runs in the rest of the game. 
 
Ohio piled on three runs in the fifth inning to put the game away as Raven King hit her third home run of the day. 
 
Although the second game featured an astounding five home runs, Ohio’s first game fell only one homer short as Ohio hit four out of the park in the game. 
 
Similarly to game two, Ohio did the most damage in the first and fifth innings of the first game, scoring three and four runs, respectively. The Bobcats won the game 10-7.
 
Kaylin Clarke got the win for Ohio, giving up nine hits and four earned runs.
 
Lauren Gellerman opened the scoring up for Ohio, blasting a three run homer in the bottom of the first inning to match the three runs Dayton put up in the top of the inning. 
 
Dana Trotta hit a home run for Dayton in the second and Leah Sitter scored later in the inning to give Dayton a 5-3 lead. 
 
Neither team scored in the third inning and Dayton added a run in the top of the fourth off of an Ohio error. 
 
The Bobcats scored two runs in the fourth, Raven King blasted another homer for Ohio, cutting Dayton’s lead down to three. Van Wagnen then batted in Gebele to score another run for Ohio.
 
Heading into the fifth inning, Ohio was leading 6-5. 
 
The Bobcats held the Flyers scoreless in the fifth and scored four runs of their own in the inning to take a 9-6 lead.  Ohio’s scoring was led by Hortman in the fifth as she went deep for a two run homer. 
 
Dayton failed to score again in the sixth and Ohio tacked one more run on the board as Alexis Joseph crossed the plate for the Bobcats.
 
Ohio held a 10-6 lead heading into the final inning. Lauren McClary came in for the save and held Dayton to one run in the final inning, giving Ohio a 10-7 victory. 
 
The Bobcats next game is on Friday as Ohio visits Central Michigan for yet another double header. 
 
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