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Ohio Splits Doubleheader at Western Michigan Ending Its Winning Streak

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Ohio came into Saturday’s doubleheader at Western Michigan with a 10-game winning streak, but lost it after splitting decisions on the day.

Game One

The Bobcats took game one 6-4, thanks to big bats and Savannah Jo Dorsey’s strong performance.

The Broncos scored two runs in the bottom of the first frame to gain an early 2-0 lead.  Ohio tied the game in the top of the second inning with a two-out double from Jamie Wren that scored Madison Claytor and Alexa Holland.

Ohio took the lead two innings later.

Mikayla Cooper smacked a solo home run for a 3-2 lead.  Aspen Williams led off the bottom of the fourth inning with a solo shot off of Dorsey.

Ohio’s big bats came through in the fifth inning.  Deanna Cole produced a leadoff walk and Alex Day singled, which was followed by Morgan Geno breaking the tie with her sixth home run of the season.

The Broncos added one more point, but Dorsey shut them down after a small rally in the seventh inning.  With one out and runners on second and third, Dorsey wrapped up the game with two strikeouts.

Game Two

The Bobcats’ 11-game winning streak disappeared just as quickly as it showed up.

Game two saw Danielle Stiene go to the circle in place of Dorsey.  The Ohio bats were silenced as the Bobcats fell 2-0 in the second match.

Scoreless, Ohio missed an opportunity to take a lead in the fifth inning.  Claytor almost hit one over the wall, but settled for a double.  Holland singled and moved Claytor to third.  With runners on the corners, Day flied out to end the inning.

Western Michigan scored one run in the fifth and sixth innings.  Ohio failed to mount a comeback and fell 2-0.  This defeat was Ohio’s first Mid-American Conference loss of the season.

Western Michigan (13-17, 1-5) sits at the bottom of the MAC West Division.  The Broncos have another home doubleheader on Wednesday against Central Michigan.

Ohio (24-7, 5-1) reigns on top of the MAC East Division.  The Bobcats travel to see division foe Kent State in for a doubleheader on Tuesday.