COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 24 Ohio State softball team put on a show for the best fans in the land as it exploded for five runs in the sixth inning to clinch a 9-7 comeback win over Wisconsin in its home opener Friday night at Buckeye Field. The Buckeyes improve to 20-7 (1-3 B1G) while the Badgers fall to 15-12 (1-1 B1G).
KEYS TO VICTORY
The sixth inning proved to be a game changer as Ohio State tallied five runs on four hits, including a game-winning two-run homer by Shelby McCombs. RHP Katya Duvall came through in the top of the seventh with three straight strikeouts to retire the Badgers and cap off the win.
MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
IN THE CIRCLE
Three members of Ohio State’s pitching staff saw action in the circle. Duvall earned her first win of the season, tied her career-high four strikeouts and did not allow a hit in 1.1 innings of relief. Morgan Ray started the game and gave up four runs, three hits with a strikeout in 1.1 innings. McCombs carried most of the load in 4.1 innings with three runs, one hit and five strikeouts.
Ohio State returns to Buckeye Field to face Wisconsin tomorrow at 2 p.m. ET. As always, admission and parking are free.