Softball Drops OAC Doubleheader to Ohio Northern

Sami Minor celebrates her first career grand slam as she rounds the bases.  (Photo Courtesy of Jeff Boledovic)
Sami Minor celebrates her first career grand slam as she rounds the bases. (Photo Courtesy of Jeff Boledovic)

BEREA, Ohio – The Baldwin Wallace University softball team dropped an Ohio Athletic Conference doubleheader to Ohio Northern University on the BW Softball Field at the Roehm Athletic Complex.

Ohio Northern (22-4, 8-2 OAC) won the first game by a final score of 6-4 and took the nightcap by a score of 9-1 in six innings.

In game one, BW (10-14, 3-7 OAC) scored all four runs on eight hits as it scored all of the runs in the fourth inning when junior catcher Sami Minor (North Royalton) belted a grand slam over the fence in left centerfield for her first collegiate homerun.  The Polar Bears scored six runs on 10 hits as it tallied two runs in the third inning, one in the fourth and three in the fifth.

The Yellow Jacket offense was led by Minor as she went 2-for-4 with the grand slam, a career-high four runs batted-in (RBIs) and one run scored.  Junior All-OAC and Academic All-OAC right fielder Alexis Boledovic (Brook Park/Berea-Midpark) was 2-for-4 with a run scored.  Freshman third baseman Alex Dick (Elyria) recorded her first career multi hit game as she went 2-for-3.

In the circle, freshman left-hander Abby Cosart (Lima/Bath) took the loss as she allowed six runs on 10 hits with three strikeouts.

In game two, BW scored one run on five hits as it plated its only run in the first inning.  Ohio Northern scored nine runs on six hits as it scored three runs in the third, one in the fourth and five runs in the sixth.

The Yellow Jacket offense got a base hit each from Boledovic, junior All-OAC shortstop Erica English (North Olmsted), sophomore center fielder Macy Leach (Westerville/Central), freshman first baseman Mackenzie Milligan (Cleveland/St. Joseph Academy) and freshman right fielder Hailey Owens (Lakewood).  Milligan scored the only run on her RBI single.

In the circle, senior right-hander Sam Mott (Frewsburg, N.Y./Central) took the loos as she allowed three runs on two hits with four strikeouts in 2.1 innings.  Sophomore righty Nikki Turner (Hudson) pitched the next three innings and allowed six runs on three hits with one strikeout.  Cosart pitched the final two-thirds of an inning and did not allow a run on one hit.

BW is back in action on Saturday, April 14 when they host an OAC doubleheader against Muskingum University at 1 p.m.  The Yellow Jackets remain at home with a non-conference doubleheader against the College of Wooster on Sunday, April 15 at 1 p.m.

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