COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Dominican's softball team will travel to Clermont, Florida for the 2017 NTC Spring Games, which will begin for the squad on Sunday, March 12 and conclude on Friday, March 17.
The Panthers (6-8, 0-0 GLIAC) will face 10 opponents at the Legends Way Ballfields at the National Training Center. Last season, ODU finished 8-4 at the NTC Spring Games, which welcomes over 300 schools from the United States and Canada across NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and junior colleges to one of the largest college softball events in the world.
About Ohio Dominican
ODU is 6-8 to begin the 2017 season and has won three of its last five contests, including a 10-6 victory at Bellarmine on Sunday, March 5, marking the most runs scored by ODU in a game since an 11-6 win over Malone on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Senior Casey Murdoch (Morrow, Ohio) went 3-for-3 with three RBIs against the Knights, and sophomore Kelly Mix (Baltimore, Ohio) finished 3-for-4 in the contest. Mix recorded her fourth home run of the season in the game, and currently ranks in a tie for second in the GLIAC in home runs with four.
ODU is led in batting average by junior Taylor Kline (Bellville, Ohio), who ranks 17th in the GLIAC with a .375 average. Kline has swiped seven bases so far this season, ranking third in the conference in stolen bases.
Senior Kelly Wallace (Oshkosh, Wisconsin) ranks second on the team in batting average at .326, and has recorded three doubles and seven RBIs thus far.
Sophomore pitcher Abby Lamping (Cleves, Ohio) leads the Panthers and ranks ninth in the GLIAC with a 2.16 ERA, also leading the squad in innings pitched at 35.2.
Ohio Dominican will begin play in the NTC Spring Games against Kutztown on Sunday, March 12 at 1 p.m. and will wrap up competition on Friday, March 17 at 10:30 a.m. with a contest against Concordia St. Paul. See below for ODU's complete schedule of competition at the NTC Spring Games and for more information on the event, click here.
NTC Spring Games Schedule:
|Sun., March 12||1 p.m.||vs. Kutztown||Legends Way Field 5|
|Sun., March 12||6 p.m.||vs. Seton Hill||Legends Way Field 4|
|Mon., March 13||10:30 a.m.||vs. Illinois-Springfield||Legends Way Field 3|
|Mon., March 13||1 p.m.||vs. Bemidji State||Legends Way Field 3|
|Tues., March 14||8 a.m.||vs. Charleston||Legends Way Field 1|
|Tues., March 14||3:30 p.m.||vs. Truman State||Legends Way Field 3|
|Thurs., March 16||3:30 p.m.||vs. Bridgeport||Legends Way Field 4|
|Thurs., March 16||6 p.m.||vs. West Chester||Legends Way Field 2|
|Fri., March 17||8 a.m.||vs. Edinboro||Legends Way Field 2|
|Fri., March 17||10:30 a.m.||vs. Concordia-St. Paul||Legends Way Field 2|
Contact: Aaron McPherson