April 18, 2018

Buckeyes Blanked by Ohio


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State suffered its third straight loss Wednesday afternoon with a 7-0 setback to Ohio at Buckeye Field. The Buckeyes drop to 26-11 while the Bobcats move up to 26-14.


  • Ohio put up four in the opening frame. The visitors plated a run on a throwing error and three-RBI triple by Mackenzie Brunswick.
  • The Bobcats scored a run in the top of the third and fourth with a RBI single and passed ball, respectively.
  • Ohio added a tally on a solo home run down the left field line by Mikayla Cooper in the fifth.


Three members of Ohio State’s pitching staff saw action in the circle. Shelby McCombs (11-4) started the game and was charged with the loss after she gave up five runs (four earned) on six hits with a strikeout in two innings. Katya Duvall was the second pitcher to come in and had three innings of two-hit, two-run (one earned) work. Morgan Ray tossed the final two innings, where she allowed one hit and fanned three Bobcats.


  • The Scarlet & Gray are 4-2 at Buckeye Field this season.
  • It is the first time the Buckeyes lost to Ohio in Columbus since 1997.
  • Lilli Piper has reached base in 12 straight games, her longest streak of the campaign.
  • Four Buckeyes had a hit on the day – Bailee Sturgeon, Bri Betschel, Lilli Piper and Ashley Goodwin.
  • Bri Betschel led the team with two hits, including her third double of the season.
  • Ohio State had a runner on base in every inning.


Ohio State continues its homestand and jumps back into Big Ten play when it welcomes Michigan State for a Friday-Sunday series.