Softball: Ohio Sweeps Doubleheader on Record-Setting Day

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Brett Carroll

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Updated Tue, May 8, 2012 10:27 am
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On a historic two win day for Ohio, Coach Jodi Hermanek won her 200th game and freshman pitcher Lauren McClary broke the single season strikeout record. 

Game two of the Ohio’s doubleheader with Buffalo belonged to the bats of the Bobcats. Ohio routed Buffalo, winning 11-3 after the fifth inning. 
 
Ohio’s hitting started early when Lauren Gellerman hit a massive two-run home run to put the Bobcats up 2-0. The bleeding did not stop there as Raven King hit a solo home run right afterwards, extending the lead to 3-0. 
 
The Bobcats did not look back as they continued to pound out homers and runs throughout the rest of the game.  The game was finally called in the bottom of the fifth, but not after the team was able to rack up 11 runs on 8 hits.
 
The Bobcats scored in every inning and scored at least two runs in four out of the five innings. The team has also won 10 out of their last 14 games. 
 
“Everyone’s playing with confidence and everybody’s doing their part right now,” Coach Hermanek said. “They know what it takes for us to win. It takes focus and when we’re there, we’re there and we win games.” 
 
“I just felt really comfortable out there today,” Gellerman said after the game. Gellerman hit the big two-run homerun in the first inning and followed up with a double in the fourth. 
 
She hit 2-4 today. “I was just waiting for my pitch. If it was inside I hit it inside, or try to drive it opposite field if it was outside,” said Gellerman.
 
“When you’re on, you’re on,” Coach Hermanek said about Gellerman’s recent performance. “And right now she’s on.”
 
The Bobcats will turn their attention to MAC rival Kent State tomorrow as they battle it out for seedings in the MAC tournament. 
 
“I know Miami has the ‘Battle of the Bricks’ rivalry with the school,” Coach Hermanek explained. “But in softball, it’s always been Kent State.” 
 
McClary set the strikeout record in the first game. The Bobcats Won the first game 8-0 in a dominant performance by the McClary.
 
Bobcat fans, you better take your mothers to the game tomorrow, because it should be a good one.
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