COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Dominican's softball team rallied to defeat Northwood by a final score of 4-3 in game two of a GLIAC doubleheader on Sunday and fell by a final score of 9-1 in five innings in game one to the Timberwolves on Friends of Jaclyn Day at Panther Field.
ODU softball's honorary team member, Reagyn Semler, threw out the first pitch and joined her family on the field prior to game one in part of the annual day in which the squad supports the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation.
Trailing 3-2 in the top of the seventh inning of game two, junior Liz Sutter (Mansfield, Ohio) led off with a single and advanced to second on the throw. In the next at bat, junior Taylor Kline (Bellville, Ohio) doubled to left center and then advanced to third, scoring Sutter and tying the game at 3-3. Then in the next at bat, senior Kelly Wallace (Oshkosh, Wisconsin) singled through the left side to score Kline and give the Panthers a 4-3 lead.
In the bottom of the seventh, sophomore pitcher Abby Lamping (Cleves, Ohio) retired Northwood's batters in order to earn the victory for ODU, 4-3. Lamping pitched the final two innings for Ohio Dominican, not allowing a hit. Junior pitcher Bailey Miller (Cincinnati, Ohio) started for the Panthers and allowed three runs on just four hits in five innings pitched.
Senior Casey Murdoch (Morrow, Ohio) finished 2-for-3 with a solo home run, her first long ball of the season. Wallace went 2-for-4 with one RBI, while Kline also went 2-for-4 with one RBI and recorded one stolen base.
The Panthers fell to the Timberwolves by a final score of 9-1 in five innings in game one. Overall, ODU finished with six hits for the contest. Kline went 2-for-3 with one stolen base, bringing her stolen base count to 21 for the season.
Ohio Dominican will continue GLIAC play on Saturday, April 8 when it hits the road for a doubleheader at Walsh, beginning at 1 p.m.
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