Ohio will open up Mid-American Conference play when it hosts Bowling Green for a single game Friday and a doubleheader Saturday.

The Bobcats (18-10) have been humming lately. They defeated Pitt on March 19 in extra innings and have won three of their last five games, including a 4-1 victory over Power 5 program, Indiana.

The defending MAC Champions currently hold the second-best overall record of any team in the MAC. Only Ball State, at 22-10, has a better overall record. Bowling Green at 10-13 holds the fifth best overall record in the conference.

Ohio coach Kenzie Roark will make her coaching debut at Ohio Softball Field as the 11th coach in program history.

Game information

Opponent: Bowling Green

First pitch: 3 p.m. on March 22; 1 and 3 p.m. on March 23

Venue: Ohio Softball Field

How to watch: ohiobobcats.com

Meet the opponent

In the circle

No. 16 Meredith Miller (7-7, 3.22 ERA, 78.1 IP, 83 SO)

No. 3 Brooke Parker (3-5, 3.43 ERA, 51 IP, 36 SO)

On deck

No. 1 Alex Sorgi (71 AB, .324 avg., five RBI)

No. 00 Nikki Sorgi (51 AB, .353 avg., 13 RBI)

No. 20 Madi McCoy (44 AB, .409 avg., 13 RBI)

Recent games

Bowling Green lost two mid-week games on the road to Dayton and Wright State this past week. In the Falcons 5-4 loss to the Flyers, the highlight was McCoy’s two-run homer in the top of the third to give Bowling Green its only lead of the game.

In its 5-4 defeat to the Raiders, the Falcons held a 4-2 lead until the sixth inning, when pitcher Madison French gave up two runs to tie the game. Wright State scored its winning run in the bottom of the seventh on a wild pitch. 

Last time out

The Bobcats won last season’s series against the Falcons on the road. While Bowling Green won the first game of the weekend in a 3-2 bout, Ohio won the May 5, 2018, doubleheader with 3-1 and 4-0 wins.

In the circle for the Bobcats’ back-to-back wins were Madi McCrady, Kendall Meeks and Danielle Stiene. McCrady and Meeks return for their sophomore and junior seasons, respectively. Stiene was a graduate of the 2018 class.

Leading the way offensively for Ohio were Allie Englant, Alex Day, Katie Yun and Michaela Dorsey. They combined for seven RBIs. All four of them are back on the diamond for Ohio.

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