COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State softball team began its 11-game, eight-day Spring Break trip on a winning note, topping Stony Brook 6-3 on Friday afternoon at the USF Softball Stadium on the campus of the University of South Florida.
The Buckeyes improve to 10-3 on the season while Stony Brook is now 8-4.
The Short Story
Ohio State strung together four runs on three hits in the fourth inning – all coming with two outs – to turn a 3-2 deficit into a 6-3 lead that the Buckeyes would never relinquish.
The Buckeyes’ two-three-four hitters combined to go 7-for-10 with five RBI and four runs scored. Meggie Otte, who finished 2-for-4 on the day, broke a 3-3 tie with a two-out triple in the fourth inning that scored Jaycee Ruberti and Kaitlyn Farley to provide the Buckeyes’ biggest hit of the day.
Pitcher Lexie Handley went the distance, picking up her fifth win of the season while not allowing a hit after the third inning. She struck out three and walked three.
How The Runs Were Scored
Jaycee Ruberti: 3-for-3, three runs scored, one RBI, one walk
Meggie Otte: 2-for-4, two RBI, one run scored
Sam Hackenbracht: 2-for-3, two RBI
Lexie Handley: 7.0 IP, six hits allowed, three earned runs, three strikeouts
Ohio State has two games scheduled Saturday morning in Tampa, beginning with a 9 a.m. contest against versus Army and then continuing with another game versus Stony Brook at 11:30 a.m. Live stats for both games will be available on the softball schedule page of OhioStateBuckeyes.com.