Oct. 5, 2002
Columbus, Ohio – The Ohio State softball team won its third and final game of the second-annual Ohio Collegiate Charity Classic tonight against Toledo, 5-1, at Fred Beekman Park in Columbus, Ohio. Freshman pitcher Chelsea Baker (Gahanna, Ohio/DeSales) earned her first collegiate win as a Buckeye with six strikeouts and three hits.
“(Chelsea) Baker did a great job in her debut as a Buckeye,” Ohio State head coach Linda Kalafatis said. “She was tough out there and played a solid game.”
Ohio State scored at the top of the third inning. Senior Amy Ellis (Erie, Pa./Ball State University) hit a double to left field and was brought home by senior Jennifer Link’s (Yorba Linda, Calif./Sonora) triple to right field.
Sophomore Meghan Rowlands (Hilliard, Ohio/Bishop Ready), junior Kristi DeVries (Corona, Calif./Corona) and junior Breana Pozzi (Petaluma, Calif./Casa Grande) all scored in the fifth inning for Ohio State. The bases were loaded after Rowlands singled, DeVries made it to first on an error by Toledo’s shortstop and Pozzi earned a base hit. Rowlands came home on an error and DeVries and Pozzi both rounded the bases on walks.
Regina Muratori, a freshman shortstop from Napa, Calif., scored Toledo’s only run of the night in the bottom of the sixth inning.
The Ohio Collegiate Charity Classic is a fundraiser for the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. Admission is a five-dollar donation at the door and all proceeds will be given directly to the Spielman Fund.
Ohio State begins the double-elimination portion of the tournament tomorrow at 9 a.m. A complete schedule is available on www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com.