By: Nick Mullens
The Ohio Bobcats (24-13, 6-4 MAC) took on Toledo (8-27, 3-7 MAC) Friday, April 8th. Savannah Jo Dorsey would take the mound in the first game to lead the Bobcats to a 4-2 win. Danielle Stiene then took the mound in the second matchup and had a stellar performance and with help from the offense the Bobcats were able to come away with an 8-0 win. These two games kept the Bobcats winning streak alive and extending it to four games.
The Bobcats offense took no time getting started in the first game. Deanna Cole (2-for-4) would get it started with a double to center. She would then get the sign to steal third and would make it safely and score on a throwing error the catcher. This would give the Bobcats a 1-0 lead in the first. The Toledo Rockets took no time responding with a solo home run in the first and second inning by Jessica Lemieux (1-for-4) and Celeste Fridge (1-for-2) respectively. In the third inning Michaela Dorset (3-for3) would be driven home by a Morgan Geno (2 –for3) base hit. This would tie the game at 2-2. Both offenses would try to get a runner across the plate for the next two innings without any luck. Then in the sixth inning Jamie Wren got walked in her first plate appearance as a Bobcat and then went on to steal second. Michaela Dorsey would drive in Wren with a double. Cole would then bring in Dorsey to give the Bobcats a 4-2 lead. The Rockets wouldn’t be able to match the Bobcats the rest of the game. Toledo left multiple runners on base and in scoring position. Savannah Jo Dorsey would have another great game of seven innings giving up only four hits and two earned runs also adding seven strikeouts. With the help of her little sister Michaela’s bat and the rest of the Bobcats offense, Savannah pulled away her 17th win on the year.
Game two of the doubleheader against the Toledo Rockets was a very one-sided game. Danielle Stiene would take the mound in game two for the Bobcats. Stiene was absolutely dominant in this game. Chandler Rice and Kaitlyn Bergman both had one hit for the Rockets. These would be the only two hits Stiene gave up. She went seven innings, no earned runs, and only allowed two hits while stacking up seven strikeouts. The Bobcats offense had a much better day totaling 14 hits and eight walks which would add to 8 runs for the game. This explosive offensive day added up with the stellar performance by Stiene on the mound lead the Bobcats to an 8-0 win and the sweep against Toledo.