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Ohio Softball Splits Opening Day

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Ohio Bobcat softball is back.

The Ohio Bobcat softball team returned to the diamond on Friday with a doubleheader to begin the Carolina Classic.

The classic, held on the campus of South Carolina, brought five different schools together to play a round robin style over the weekend.


The first game of the classic, and of the season saw Ohio take on the Longwood Lancers. Savannah Jo Dorsey picked up right where she left off; pitching six innings of scoreless ball and striking out 11. Dorsey faced one above the minimum. With the game already decided Danielle Steine came in and worked a scoreless seventh.

MacKenzie Brunswick provided the bulk of the offense for Ohio, going 3-3 with three RBI and a run scored. Brunswick had two extra base hits in the 5-0 win, a double and a home run.

Up 1-0 heading into the fourth inning, Ohio used a three run fourth capped off by an RBI single by Alex Day.


The second game was not like the first one. Ohio played, host South Carolina and the Gamecocks showed why they are a threat in the South Eastern Conference. The Gamecocks mercied Ohio 10-0 in five innings.

Steine and Desirae Villanueva struggled, allowing four runs each. Morgan Geno allowed two runs in a third of an inning of work. Brunswick continued to play well, going 1-2. Casie Hutchinson was the only Bobcat to reach base twice, doing so with two walks.

The Gamecocks put up a crooked number in every inning. Krystan White had a great game for South Carolina, going 2-2 with four RBI, a home run, a double and two runs scored.

For the Bobcats, pitchers not named Dorsey allowed 10 runs on 10 hits in five innings.

Brunswick had four hits, three RBI and a home run.

Ohio returns to action on Saturday, in the second day of the Carolina Classic. Ohio takes on Charlotte at 12:30 and Presbyterian at 5:30.