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Ohio infielder Alex Day (#10) throws a fielded ball to first base Bobcats game against Northern Kentucky on March 26 at the Ohio Softball Field in Athens, Ohio. The Bobcats beat the Norse 3-1. 

Softball: Ohio swept in weekend series at East Carolina

After being swept in last Monday’s doubleheader against Tennessee, Ohio traveled to Greenville on Saturday to face East Carolina in a three-game series. The Bobcats dropped both games on Saturday and then fell in the series finale on Sunday.  Ohio (0-5) is still searching for its first win of the 2021. 

Saturday: Games 1 and 2

The Bobcats lost 5-1 to East Carolina in the first game of the doubleheader.

East Carolina came out of the gates with two runs in the first inning and never gave the lead back. The Bobcats were able to get on the board in the third inning with a RBI single from Mikenzie Vaughn. East Carolina extended its lead in the fourth and in the fifth inning by making the score 5-1. Holly Brehm came in, in relief and pitched 5.1 innings and allowed two runs and struck out three. 

In game two, East Carolina kept it rolling and defeated the Bobcats by a score of 10-4.

The Bobcats started the game off strong with a three-run home run from Annalia Paoli giving the Bobcats a 3-0 lead. East Carolina battled back and scored five runs in the third inning, giving the Pirates a 5-3 lead. By the fifth inning, the Bobcats were trailing 9-3.  Ohio was able to cut in to the lead with a RBI single from Caitlin Fogue making the score 9-4. Ohio threatened again in sixth inning with back to back singles to start the inning but was unable to capitalize. 

Sunday: Game 3

The Bobcats got shutout in the series finale against East Carolina by a score of 7-0.

Ohio had a runner in scoring position for the only time in the game in the first inning but was unable to score. In the bottom of the second inning, the Pirates exploded for five runs to give them a 5-0 lead. The top performers for the Bobcats were Mikenzie Vaughn, who recorded two singles, and Mackensie Kohl, who pitched 4.1 innings and allowed 2 runs and recorded two strikeouts.  

Up Next: 

The Bobcats will travel to Wilmington, N.C. to take on UNC Wilmington in a four-game series starting on Saturday, March 13 at noon. 

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