April 25, 1999

Madison, Wis. – The Ohio State softball team (16-27 overall, 2-14 in Big Ten) lost to the Wisconsin Badgers (23-15 overall, 7-6 in Big Ten), 5-1 at the Goodman Softball Complex. With the win, the Badgers sweep the season series.

%^$One bad inning for the Buckeyes proved to be enough for Wisconsin. In the bottom of the third inning, UW scored four runs off five hits, including a two run home run by Jennifer Cummings.

%^$OSUs only run came in the top of the fourth inning. Cheryl Palaroan (Sr., Reno, Nev.) led off with a single. She later scored on a sacrifice fly by Jaime Chenevey (Sr., Wooster, Ohio).

%^$Offensively, Renae Weigel (Jr., Coldwater, Ohio) finished the series 5-for-8 (.625) with an RBI.

%^$Inside the circle, Meaghan Robinson (Sr., Naples, Fla.), still suffering from a stress fracture in her right rib cage, retired the first six batters she faced but ended up taking the loss. Her record drops to 5-5 on the year. Wisconsins Ashley Fauser improved to 12-8 with her eight strikeout performance.

%^$”I wont use my injury as an excuse,” Robinson said. “I had a job to do and I didnt get it done. I give them credit. They hit the ball in the third inning and thats all they needed.”

%^$ The Buckeyes will travel to Penn State on Wednesday for a doubleheader at 2 p.m.