The Bobcats were down three runs in the top of the sixth inning against Ohio State and were looking for an offensive spark. An Alex Day three-run homer provided just that, tying the game and reigniting hope for Ohio.
The Buckeyes responded in the bottom half of the inning, however, as they were able get a run across thanks to a Bobcats’ error, securing a 4-3 win for the Buckeyes.
Before the loss to the Buckeyes in Columbus, the Bobcats (28-17, 9-6 Mid-American Conference) had just gotten back on track with a sweep of Akron.
Day’s homer was the major standout for what was otherwise a quiet day offensively for Ohio, who only had five hits against Ohio State (25-14, 9-5 Big Ten).
The Bobcats threatened to tie the score in the top of the seventh following a Michaela Dorsey double with only one out, but a fly out and a fielder’s choice following a walk ended the hopes for Ohio.
The big picture
With the game against Ohio State being non-conference, the Bobcats’ conference standing is not affected with the loss. Ohio, the defending MAC Champions, currently sit in fourth place in the conference.
The Bobcats will not be in action again until April 26, when they return to Athens for a conference series against Miami (23-14, 8-4 MAC).