Ohio welcomed Northern Kentucky to the Ohio Softball Field on Tuesday for a nonconference matchup. Despite falling behind early, the Bobcats stormed back and won 3-1, thanks to a go-ahead home run from Morgan Geno. The win was Ohio’s (22-10, 3-0) fifth-straight victory.
How it happened
The Bobcats fell behind early in the first inning after catcher Natalie Alvarez overthrew Alex Day at third base, which allowed for NKU’s Josie Frazier to trot home for a 1-0 lead.
Ohio struggled most of the game against NKU pitcher Taylor Ginther. The left-hander didn’t allow a hit until the sixth inning. The Bobcats were able to make contact with Ginther’s pitches, but all it would produce was groundouts and popouts.
That was the case until the sixth inning. Tied at one, senior designated hitter Morgan Geno hit a two-run home run to take the lead.
Geno was the hero for the Bobcats on Tuesday. The two-run shot gave the Bobcats the win and Geno the school record for RBIs (138).
Ohio will return to OSF on Friday for the first of a three-game series against Northern Illinois. The Bobcats swept Bowling Green in last weekend’s series. Ohio hopes to continue its hot start to conference play. Ohio won last year’s season series against the Huskies, 2-1. The Bobcats put their stamp on the match up by defeating Northern Illinois two more times in the MAC tournament.
First pitch is at 3 p.m.