COLUMBUS, Ohio — The win streak continues for Ohio Dominican's softball team, which picked up its ninth and 10th-straight wins following 1-0 and 3-2 victories over No. 11 Indianapolis at Panther Field on Wednesday afternoon.
With 10 victories in a row, ODU (20-15, 8-2 G-MAC) sets a program-high in its NCAA Division II era for consecutive wins. The Panthers are now 8-0 in the month of April and have outscored their last five opponents by a combined margin of 73-10.
The Panther pitcher continued to dominate in the circle, with junior Abby Lamping (Cleves, Ohio) and sophomore Cameron Barber (Powell, Ohio) picking up two more wins on Wednesday. Lamping pitched a gem in game one, allowing just two hits for the contest and picking up her eighth win of the season. She threw 5.2 hitless innings and has now given up just six earned runs in her last six outings. Barber picked up her ninth win of the year in game two, surrendering just two earned runs on four hits while striking out six. She now boasts a 2.35 ERA for the year and has pitched 10 complete games in 2018.
In game one, the Panthers tallied seven hits while holding the Greyhounds to just two. With the game in a scoreless tie in the bottom of the fourth, Lamping singled through the right side to advance sophomore Landry Slider (Stow, Ohio) to second after the third baseman had reached base following a UIndy error. Freshman Aubrey Rolon (Hilliard, Ohio) came in to pinch run at second, then freshman Carson Hackerd (Frankfort, Indiana) delivered a single to left field, scoring Rolon to give ODU a 1-0 lead.
Lamping continued to deal in the circle, holding the Greyhounds scoreless over the final three innings. She induced a groundout to senior Taylor Kline (Bellville, Ohio) to end game one, giving the Panthers their ninth-straight win.
Ohio Dominican extended the win streak to 10 games after topping the Greyhounds 3-2 in game two. Sophomore Taylor Farmer (Mt. Blanchard, Ohio), Slider and Barber all recorded RBIs in the win. Kline recorded her 24th stolen base of the season.
The Panthers jumped out to a 2-0 lead after an RBI single by Barber and a drawn walk by Slider with the bases loaded. UIndy scored its only runs of the day on a two-RBI single in the top of the third, but Farmer would score the game-winning run for Ohio Dominican. With the game tied at 2-2 in the bottom of the fifth, Farmer sent a solo blast to left center field to record her fifth home run of the year and give Ohio Dominican a 3-2 lead. Barber continued to fend off UIndy batters, closing the game strong to help ODU continue to roll.
The Panthers will take a 10-game win streak into a non-conference doubleheader with Urbana. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m.
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