Megan Colettta and Leesa Gresham in the team's new uniforms
March 10, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio– The Ohio State softball team split the final day at the 2013 Miken Invitational hosted by University of Maryland in College Park, Md. The Buckeyes (12-7, 0-0 Big Ten) fell to Iowa, 8-0, in six innings in game one before rallying to defeat St. John’s, 4-0, in game two at Robert E. Taylor Stadium. Ohio State finishes the tournament with a 3-1 record.
Game Two: Ohio State 4, St. John’s 0
Sophomore Alex DiDomenico improved to 5-1 overall after helping out in a 4-0 win over St. John’s in the final game of the Miken Invitational. DiDomenico, a native of Youngstown, Ohio, threw her third complete game shutout of the year. In seven innings of work, she allowed no runs on three hits with a career-high 10 strikeouts.
Conrad gave the Buckeyes a 2-0 lead in the top of the second when she doubled down the left field line to plate junior Melissa Rennie and Prantl. DiDomenico retired the first 10 batters of the contest.
Ohio State extended the game to 4-0 when Carrillo singled through the left side to plate sophomore Maddy McIntyre, while Rennie claimed a bunt single to score Prantl.
Overall, Ohio State held a 7-3 advantage in hits vs. the Red Storm.
Game One: Ohio State 0, Iowa 8
The Hawkeyes claimed an 8-0 victory in six innings vs. Ohio State Sunday morning in College Park, Md. The Buckeyes (11-7) were outhit 12-3 against Iowa, who improved to 17-6 overall.
Olivia O’Reilly received the loss, throwing seven innings allowing 8 runs on 12 hits with seven strikeouts in 5.2 innings of work. Massey earned the victory, throwing six innings allowing no runs on three hits with two strikeouts.
The Hawkeyes took a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the third when Blank posted a three-run home run to center field. After the Buckeyes left one runner on in both the third and fourth innings, Iowa made it 4-0 when Zoeller knocked an RBI double for the Hawkeyes.
The Scarlet and Gray had a chance to get on the board in the sixth with runners on second and third, but a line out to the Iowa shortstop ended the chance. Iowa claimed the run-rule victory in the bottom half when Hoffman posted a grand slam with two outs
The Buckeyes will continue their spring break trip this week traveling to play George Washington at 1 p.m. Wednesday before taking on Towson at 2 p.m. Thursday.
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