After getting swept in Mid-American Conference series for the first time in three years, the Bobcats return home looking to bounce back.
Ohio (25-15, 6-5 MAC) is coming off a weekend series with Central Michigan in which the Bobcats were unable to come away with a victory. The series with the Chippewas derailed Ohio’s momentum, as the defending MAC champions had started 6-2 in conference play prior to running into Central Michigan.
The Bobcats return to Athens for one game before starting another four-game road stretch. Following that, Ohio has one last home series on April 26 and 27 against rival Miami.
Opponent: Kent State Golden Flashes (16-18, 6-2 MAC)
First Pitch: 2 p.m.
Venue: Ohio Softball Field
How to watch: ohiobobcats.com
Meet the opponent
In The Circle
No. 26 Andrea Scali (11-6, 3.25 ERA, 101.1 IP, 151 SO)
No. 25 Madi Huck (4-8, 6.36 ERA, 69.1 IP, 31 SO)
No. 10 Anilese Kelly (1-3, 8.80 ERA, 24.2 IP, 15 SO)
No. 4 Kennadie Goth (79 AB, .342 avg., two RBI)
No. 7 Bailey Brownfield (97 AB, .340 avg., 19 RBI)
No. 11 Maria Cegledy (85 AB, .318 avg., 15 RBI)
Last time out
The Bobcats and the Golden Flashes split a doubleheader at Kent State on April 2. In Game One, Kent State came out on top in a low-scoring 2-1 affair. In Game Two, Ohio’s offense came alive and carried the team to a 10-2 victory in five innings.
Following its doubleheader with the Bobcats, Kent State swept a weekend series with Western Michigan in Kalamazoo and, as a result, now sit atop the MAC standings.
The Golden Flashes did not need a high-powered offense to sweep the Broncos, as they did not score more than six runs in all three games. Kent State was instead led to victory on the back of its pitching, as Scali notched 22 strikeouts in the two games she played.