Softball Splits OAC Opener with Marietta

Abby Cosart earns her first career OAC shutout with a 1-0 victory in game two.  
(Photo Courtesy of Jeff Boledovic)
Abby Cosart earns her first career OAC shutout with a 1-0 victory in game two. (Photo Courtesy of Jeff Boledovic)

BEREA, Ohio – The Baldwin Wallace University softball team split it Ohio Athletic Conference opener against Marietta College on the BW Softball Field at the Roehm Athletic Complex.

Marietta (9-9, 1-1 OAC) won the first game by a final score of 3-2.   BW (6-6, 1-1 OAC) won the nightcap by a final score of 1-0.

In game one, the Yellow Jackets scored two runs on nine hits as it plated a run each in the sixth and seventh innings.  BW had the tying run on first base in the bottom of the seventh but was unable to tie the game.  Marietta scored three runs on four hits as it scored two runs in the fourth and added its insurance run in the top of the seventh.

The Yellow Jackets offense was led by senior pitcher Sam Mott (Frewsburg, N.Y./Central) and junior All-OAC shortstop Erica English (North Olmsted) as the duo each went 2-for-3 with a double.  Five other BW hitters had a base knock.   The Yellow Jackets got a run batted-in (RBI) each from junior All-OAC and Academic All-OAC right fielder Alexis Boledovic (Brook Park/Berea-Midpark) and sophomore center fielder Macy Leach (Westerville/Central)

In the circle, Mott took the loss as she allowed three runs on four hits with a career-high 11 strikeouts.

In game two, BW got the game's lone run in the bottom of the second and recorded just three hits.   The Pioneers were held scoreless on five hits.

The Yellow Jackets got a base hit from English, sophomore second baseman Alex Kozich (Avon) and freshman right fielder Hailey Owens (Lakewood).  Owens had a RBI and stolen base.

In the circle, freshman lefty Abby Cosart (Lima/Bath) won her first OAC game as she picked up her first career shutout.  Cosart allowed no runs on five hits with three strikeouts and one walk.

BW is back in action on Tuesday, March 27 when it plays it hosts a non-conference doubleheader against No. 22-nationally ranked and crosstown rival Case Western Reserve University at 3 p.m.

 

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