Ohio Softball Allie Englant
(PHOTO: Nick Mullens/WOUB)

Ohio Softball: Bobcats Earn Series Sweep at UNC-Wilmington

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The Ohio Bobcats softball team (4-5) was finally able to get some wins under its belt as the Bobcats swept the University of North Carolina-Wilmington Seahawks (2-11) in a four-game series.

Throughout the series, the Bobcats found themselves leading a majority of the time. Across all four games, the Bobcats scored early and scored often. Their bats that had been struggling the previous series finally woke up and did some damage.

Game One – Ohio 6, UNC-Wilmington 4:

In the first game on Saturday, the ‘Cats were led by sophomore Alexis Dawe who recorded two hits-one of which was a double, paired with two RBI’s.

UNCW struck in the very first inning, claiming the 1-0 lead, Dawe turned right around and hit a double two-RBI shot to reclaim the lead.

A Bobcat error in the third allowed them to get some runs in and even the playing field to 3-3, but ultimately the Bobcats kept the hits coming.

Pitcher Mackensie Kohl was the starting pitcher for the Bobcats as she only allowed three earned runs, recorded two strikeouts and earned her first win 6-4.

Game Two – Ohio 7, UNC-Wilmington 2:

Throughout the second game the Bobcats were able to pound on 13 hits as they won once again 7-2.

Allie Englant was the leader as she batted 3-of-4 and scored a run of her own.

Senior pitcher Madi McCrady took the circle this time for the Bobcats as she recorded four strikeouts and only allowed two earned runs.

Game Three – Ohio 8, UNC-Wilmington 3:

The series continued on Sunday.  In game three, Englant once again led Ohio to victory as she recorded three hits, an RBI and scored a run of her own.

Brooke Rice chipped in with two hits, one being a two-run homerun. Graduate transfer Mikenzie Vaughn banged out a three-run homerun and Caroline Spacek wanted in on the bomb party and got herself a two-run shot.

Kohl once again took the circle and this time allowed three runs and picked up seven strikeouts, one of which to end the game.

Game Four – Ohio 5, UNC-Wilmington 4:

Coming into the fourth and final game of the weekend, the Bobcats scraped by, 5-4.  Englant once again led the team with two hits and RBI and scoring one on her own. Freshman Annalia Paoli stepped up to the plate and had two hits, one which was a triple, two RBIs and two runs

McCrady once again took the circle, this time allowing four runs and only recorded two strikeouts.

Throughout the weekend Englant led at the plate after recording nine hits. Both pitchers split time in the circle, but Kohl came out with nine strikeouts while McCrady had six in total.

The Bobcats makes their home debut for the first time since April 2019 as they take on Northern Illinois for a four-game series to start MAC play on March 19.

Ohio Softball Celebrates
The Ohio Softball team celebrates at home plate following a home run during the 2019 season (Photo: Nick Mullens/WOUB)