Ohio will play its first home series since the end of March when Mid-American Conference opponent Bowling Green visits Athens this weekend. The Bobcats (12-13, 8-8 MAC) fell below .500 after going 3-5 in a road series against Kent State and Toledo the previous two weekends. The Falcons are Ohio’s opportunity to get back on track. 

Game Information 

Opponent: Bowling Green (15-16, 7-9 MAC) 

First pitch: 3 p.m. (Friday), 1 p.m. (Saturday game one), 3 p.m. (Saturday game two), Noon (Sunday) 

Venue: Ohio Softball Stadium 

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFajgbe2aXQ 

Live stats: https://www.ohiobobcats.com/sports/sball/2020-21/boxscores/20210416_b0o1.xml 

Meet the opponent: 

In the circle: 

11 Payton Gottshall (10-5, 1.56 ERA, 94.1 IP) 

6 Sydney Stepp (1-2, 3.91 ERA, 34.0 IP) 

12 Hannah Davies (3-2, 5.25 ERA, 37.1 IP) 

On deck: 

15 Greta L’Esperance (111 AB, .351 avg, 3 RBI) 

7 Sammy Dees (81 AB, .309 avg, 18 RBI) 

20 Madi McCoy (97 AB, .351 avg, 22 RBI) 

Last time: 

The Bobcats were supposed to play two games against the Falcons in 2020, but the series was canceled due to COVID-19. Instead, the last time these two teams played was in March 2019, when Ohio swept Bowling Green thanks to three great offensive performances, including an 8-7 eight-inning victory won by a walk-off double RBI from Morgan Geno.