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Greene caps off Ohio’s series sweep over Northern Illinois with first win of the season

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) —  Late offensive explosion helps lift Ohio (20-18, 8-6 MAC) past Northern Illinois (9-23, 3-9 MAC) in its 6-3 victory to earn series sweep.

The Bobcats came into the series finale on a six-game winning streak, looking to sweep the weekend series against the Huskies.  

The game started off scoreless for the first three innings with both teams playing solid defense.
This changed in the fourth inning as freshman Izzie Wilson hit a double to plate two runs for the Bobcats. 

The Huskies answered back in the top of the fifth as Madison Matthews hit a solo home run to cut the lead to one.

Ohio responded in the fifth and sixth inning with four runs including an RBI from senior Yasmine Logan. Logan went on to steal home.

Ohio junior Lauren Yuhas (1) celebrates with her teammates after scoring a run.
Ohio junior Lauren Yuhas (1) celebrates with her teammates after scoring a run. [Darayus Sethna | WOUB]
“I just read the defense,” Logan said. “I knew that Emma [Hoffner] was going to do a delay steal for us, and once I seen them try to go for her, I just took it.  

Northern Illinois tried to make a comeback in the seventh scoring two runs, but it wasn’t enough to get claim the lead.

Ohio pitcher Ellie Greene pitched a complete game, earning her first win of her Bobcat career. 

“Ellie [Greene] has been grinding all year,” head coach Jenna Hall said. “She has had a couple of opportunities, and the defense hasn’t always supported her. It was a big focus for us today to have her back early so she could get comfortable.” 

Ohio will travel to Columbus, Ohio to take on the Ohio State Buckeyes (19-15, 2-7 B10) in a rematch from last year.

The Bobcats went into extra innings to pull the 1-0 upset victory over the Buckeyes. Hall said she is excited for her team to be challenged.

“Anytime you get to play anyone in-state, there’s that in-state peace that’s a little bit of pride,” Hall said. “We’re looking forward going up there and getting good, tough competition that will only make us better.” 

First pitch at Buckeye Field is schedule for April 10 at 6 p.m.