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BEAUMONT, Texas – The Ohio softball team (1-3) returned to action Saturday at the Cardinal Classic. The Bobcats started the day with a 7-2 win over Lamer before losing 9-8 to Creighton on Saturday night.
GAME ONE: Ohio 7, Lamar 2
Overall, Ohio had seven runs with nine hits and had two penalties, while Lamar had two runs with two hits and had no penalties.
Individual, graduate student Megan McMenemy (Westerville, Ohio) went 3-on-4 with a run made while older Caroline Spacek (Beaumont, Texas) went 3-on-4 with a double, RBI and a run to score. fifth year Allie English (Long Beach, Calif.) recorded one hit, RBI and one run while older Caitlin Fogue (Columbia, Mo.) had a double, two RBI and a run and was in his fifth year Brooke Rice (Mason Ohio) had a single, RBI and a run. student in the first year CiCi Keidel (Hilliard, Ohio) and sophomore Annalia Pauli (Point Marion, Pennsylvania) both had a run as a sophomore Tori O’Brien (Mason, Ohio) added an RBI for the Bobcats
After two innings with little action, Ohio scored their first hit of the game in the top third of the third inning when McMenemy led with a single to second. Unfortunately, Ohio was unable to capitalize and still finished the frame with the game scoreless.
The Ohio offense came alive in the top of the fourth inning. Spacek led with a double to the left and advanced to third when Keidel made an outfield choice. Ohio took the lead shortly after through a two-time RBI double from Fogue. Ohio then went 4-0 up after a two-RBI single from Rice, forcing Lamar to make a pitching change.
McMenemy still had no outs and placed the runners in first and second place. With an out, Rice scored a goal from O’Brien. After Englant achieved a colorful single, Spacek registered her second hit of the inning and scored Englant. Overall, the Bobcats had seven runs with six hits and one on base, giving them a 7-0 lead and going to the end of the inning.
Lamar got on the board at the bottom of the frame and hit two runs on a two-run homer, cutting Ohio’s lead to 7-2 after four full innings.
The Bobcats attempted to move up to the top of fifth with McMenemy’s third of the day, but she failed to score and sent the game to the end of the frame with Ohio still leading 7-2.
The Ohio defense stayed strong through the next two defensive frames, sending the Cardinals fine in the bottom of the fifth and sixth innings.
After Ohio left bases loaded in the top of the seventh inning, Lamar got on the plate to generate a rally no matter how old he was Mackensie Kohl (Corona Del Mar, Calif.) and the Ohio defense held solid, forcing the Cardinals to hit the ground for the third straight inning, sealing the 7-2 win.
At the circle, Kohl (1-1) got the start, pitched seven innings, allowed two runs with two hits, walked two and batted five for her first win of the season.
GAME TWO: Creighton 9, Ohio 8
Overall, Ohio had eight runs with eight hits and had three errors, while Creighton had nine runs with 10 hits and had one error.
Overall, Englant scored in the 4-on-4 with a double triple, RBI and three runs, while Keidel scored in the 1-on-3 with two RBI and one run. Paoli added a hit with a home run and two RBI while Fogue also hit a home run. O’Brien ended the day on a hot and a run made.
Creighton opened the game with a run-on and took an early 1-0 lead. Ohio responded at the bottom of the frame with Ohio scoring three runs with the help of a double-barreled home run from Paoli that gave Ohio a 3-1 lead after one inning of the game.
In the top of the second, Creighton took a 7-3 lead, but the Bobcats cut the Creighton lead to one in the bottom of the frame with the help of a two-RBI single from Keidel.
After Creighton took an 8–6 lead in the third inning, Ohio tied the game 8–8 by the end of the fourth inning, with Ohio scoring two runs to tie the game. Creighton took the lead in the top of the sixth inning with a sacrificial fly and helped seal a 9-8 win for the BlueJays.
in a circle, Kylie Coffelt (Beloit, Ohio) pitched seven innings, allowed nine carries with 10 hits, walked two and knocked out six.
The Bobcats are back in action on the final day of the Cardinal Classic when Ohio takes on host Lamer at 10 p.m