Softball: Savannah Jo Dorsey Controls Akron, Ohio Wins, 6-0

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Savanah Jo Dorsey breezed through the Akron Zips’ lineup Saturday, striking out 12 batters en route to a 6-0 win.

With those 12 strikeouts, Dorsey set a new single-game personal record, eclipsed her previous mark set three days prior versus Marshall. On April 17, Dorsey struck out 11 Thundering Herd players while also giving up three runs in a loss.

Dorsey likely put forth the best pitching performance for a Bobcat so far this season with a final stat line of seven innings pitched, three hits, three walks, and of course 12 strikeouts.

Akron would leave two runners on in the fourth and sixth innings, but would never reach third in the contest dominated by Dorsey.

The Bobcats also weren’t lacking any production offensively on the day.  Ohio slugged three home runs, as Chelsea Hortman, Lauren Gellerman and Caitlin Colvin all went deep.

Hortman would get the scoring started in the second inning with a leadoff homer over the fence in left-center, pushing Ohio to an early 1-0 lead. The senior came through in the third as well, this time with the bases loaded. A two-out, two-RBI single scored Amanda Dalton and Alyssa Wolfe to push the lead to 3-0.

Dalton would go 3-3 at the plate Saturday.

Hortman has come on strong as of late. She has taken advantage of recent lineup changes by Coach Jodi Hermaneck in which she has batted third or fourth in the lineup several times. The senior is now hitting .400 with four home runs and sixteen RBI’s while playing mostly as a designated player.

Gellerman would play add-on in the sixth with a no-doubt long fly over the fence in center field, her 18th of the year.

A few batters later, Caitlin Colvin blasted her 17th home run on the year, scoring Erin Lashley and making the Bobcats’ lead 6-0, which would ultimately stand as the final.

Dorsey picked up the win to advance to 11-8 on the year. Erin Seiler (12-14) was the losing pitcher for Akron.

The Bobcats are back at .500 with a 22-22 record. They look to improve to 6-8 in the MAC as they play the Zips again Sunday at Lee R. Jackson Field at 1 p.m.