Oct. 2, 2005
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 2005 Ohio Collegiate Charity Classic and its 18 participants, including the Ohio State softball team, wrapped up a full slate of games Sunday at Fred Beekman Park in Columbus, with the biggest winner of the tournament being the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research.
When the final dollar amount has been determined, the event is expected to significantly surpass the $13,551 raised in 2004 as the tournament moves up among the annual Top 5 fundraisers in Columbus for breast cancer research at the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.
Ohio State defeated Toledo, 10-6, and Ohio, 6-1, Sunday to conclude the weekend with a 3-1 record. Kent State went 4-1 over the two-day event to win the large school division, while Ashland went 3-0 to win the small school division.
Large School Division Results, Day Two
11 a.m. Ohio State 10, Toledo 6; Kent State 5, Bowling Green 3; Dayton 6, Akron 4
1 p.m. Dayton 4, Ohio 3; Bowling Green 2, Akron 1
3 p.m. Ohio 2, Kent State 1; Toledo 7, Wright State 4
5 p.m. Ohio State 6, Ohio 1; Kent State 5, Toledo 4; Bowling Green 4, Wright State 1
Small School Division Results
11 a.m. Ashland 1, Ohio Dominican 0; Findlay 2, Kenyon 1; Urbana 6, Wittenberg 3
1 p.m. Ohio Dominican 3, Wittenberg 2; Ashland 4, Urbana 1; Rio Grande 8, Findlay 0; Tiffin 12, Kenyon 0
3 p.m. Tiffin 1, Findlay 0; Rio Grande 6, Kenyon 5; Ashland 9, Wittenberg 1
5 p.m. Ohio Dominican 9, Urbana 3; Tiffin 6, Rio Grande 5
Seven-Run Sixth Inning Propels Ohio State to 10-6 Win Over Toledo
Ohio State junior Christina Douglas (Mesa, Ariz./Dobson) and freshman Courtney Pruner (Akron, Ohio/Ellet) blasted home runs during a seven-run sixth inning to lead the Buckeyes to a 10-6 come-from-behind win over Toledo in OSU’s first game Sunday at the Ohio Collegiate Charity Classic. Toledo scored three runs in the top of the sixth inning to take a 6-3 lead, but a two-run homer by Douglas and a three-run bomb by Pruner put Ohio State on top for good and two more Buckeyes were walked home to give OSU its final margin of victory.
Toledo led 3-2 after the first inning before Ohio State plated a run in the third inning to knot the score at three runs apiece.
Ohio State Knocks Off Ohio, 6-1, in Classic Finale
Ohio University kept Ohio State’s offense in check for the first three innings, but the Buckeyes scored three times in the fourth inning and saw Douglas blast a two-run home run in the sixth inning to cap off a 6-1 win Sunday in the finale of the 2005 Ohio Collegiate Charity Classic.
OSU freshman pitcher Kim Reeder (Salinas, Calif./Notre Dame H.S.) notched the complete-game victory and kept the Bobcats scoreless until the seventh inning while the Buckeyes were looking for their first big hit. Senior Billie Jo Carder (Celina, Ohio/Celina) was the one to deliver it with a two-RBI double in the fourth inning as part of a three-run frame and Ohio State would not look back.
In the final games of their fall exhibition season, the Buckeyes host Louisville at 1 p.m. Sunday in a double-header at Buckeye Field.
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