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The OHIO softball team stand together at its match against Marshall University on March 16, 2022.

Softball: Ohio to host Ball State this weekend

Ohio (16-14, 7-2 Mid-American Conference) is looking forward to continuing its strong performance this weekend as it hosts Ball State (16-13, 6-2 MAC). Both teams are looking to climb to the top spot in the MAC.

The Bobcats are starting to heat up with a win streak that currently sits at six games as they clash with the Cardinals who are starting to heat up themselves since conference play has begun. 

Game Information

Opponent: Ball State

Location: Ohio Softball Field

Times: April 1 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., April 2 at 12 p.m.

Live stats can be followed here

Statistical Leaders

Batting average: Haley Wynn (.443)

OPS: Wynn (1.297)

Runs: Wynn (28)

Hits: Amaia Daniel (40)

Doubles: Jazmyne Armendariz (9)

Triples: Wynn and McKenna Mulholland (3)

Home runs: McKayla Timmons (6)

RBIs: Timmons (27)

ERA: Angelina Russo (2.93)

Strikeouts: Russo (52)

Wins: Russo (7)

Series History 

The Cardinals have controlled the series since 2016. They have won nine of the last 14 games. The Bobcats are 2-7 at home since 2011.  

Additional Notes

Ohio’s success will be in the hands of its pitchers this weekend. Ball State has had a lot of success at the plate this year, and is currently ranked second in the MAC for team batting average. Ball State is led by Wynn and Daniel, who are both Top 5 statistically in the MAC.

While Wynn and Daniel start the Cardinals' offense, the player who finishes the job is Timmons. Timmons is also in or near the Top 5 in the MAC in the power hitters' stats for home Runs, RBIs and slugging percentage

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