April 16, 2019

Buckeyes Beat Bobcats, 4-3, Tuesday Night

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State wrapped up its 2019 non-conference schedule with a 4-3 win over Ohio on Tuesday night at Buckeye Field. The victory puts the Buckeyes at 26-14 overall while the Bobcats drop to 28-17.

PRANGE’S HOT BAT

Third baseman Ashley Prange had her eighth game with multiple hits and RBI. She drove in three of Ohio State’s four runs and was a perfect 2-for-2 with a walk. The New Palestine, Ind. native slugged 2.500 thanks to a solo home run and two-RBI single.

HOW THE RUNS WERE SCORED

  • Prange put the Buckeyes on the board in the bottom of the second with a solo sho.
  • It was Prange once again in the fifth. Lilli Piper walked and Emily Clark singled before a wild pitch put them both in scoring position. With two outs, Prange hit a two-RBI single to right field, extending the lead to 3-0.
  • The Bobcats clawed their way back in the top of the sixth when Alex Day connected on a three-run homer to tie the game.
  • Facing two outs, Betschel doubled up the middle in the home half of the frame. With Piper up to bat, Betschel was going on a grounder but a throwing error by the shortstop gave her time to come home, which put Ohio State ahead 4-3.

IN THE CIRCLE

Righty ace Morgan Ray went the distance to secure win No. 11 of the season. She let in five hits and three runs (two earned) while striking out four Bobcats in her 11th complete game.

BUCKEYE BITS

  • Ohio State improved to 49-22 all-time vs. Ohio.
  • Ashley Prange had her sixth home run.
  • Bri Betschel and Niki Carver each roped a double while Boren and Nicholson both had singles.
  • Lilli Piper walked three times, a career high.
  • The Buckeyes have at least one homer in 23 games with the under­classmen being responsible for 27 home runs.

UP NEXT

Ohio State resumes Big Ten play when it visits Michigan State for a three-game series this weekend. Saturday’s game at 11 a.m. will air on the Big Ten Network.