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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Coming off three-consecutive road victories, Ohio Dominican's softball team returns to Panther Field on Thursday and Saturday to take on Tiffin and Findlay in GLIAC contests.

ODU (20-18, 7-5 GLIAC) will host Tiffin on Thursday in a GLIAC doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m. and will face Findlay on Senior Day at Panther Field in two conference contests beginning at 1 p.m.

About Ohio Dominican

The Panthers are 4-1 in their last five games and currently rank in a tie for fourth place in the GLIAC.

Statistically, ODU ranks fifth in hits (284), fourth in home runs (13) and fourth in stolen bases (43) in the conference. The Panthers boast eight triples on the season to rank fourth in the GLIAC and defensively, Ohio Dominican pitchers have recorded 148 strikeouts this season, fifth-best in the conference.

Leading the way for the Panthers is junior Taylor Kline (Bellville, Ohio), who leads the squad in batting average (.413), hits (59), triples (three) and stolen bases (23). Kline leads the GLIAC in stolen bases, ranks sixth in the conference in batting average and boasts the second-most triples in the conference. The junior is currently riding a 12-game hitting streak and has recorded at least one hit in 18 of her last 20 contests.

Senior Kelly Wallace (Oshkosh, Wisconsin) is having her best season offensively, batting a career-high .406 to rank second on the squad in batting average. Wallace currently ranks second in the GLIAC in RBIs with 33 on the season and has recorded 17 multi-hit games this year. The senior also boasts 10 doubles on the year to rank in a tie for fifth in the GLIAC with senior teammate Casey Murdoch (Morrow, Ohio), who also boasts 10 doubles this season.

The Panthers are led in the circle by sophomore Abby Lamping (Cleves, Ohio), who holds a team-best, 2.91 ERA while pitching 118.0 innings, third-most in the conference. Junior Bailey Miller (Cincinnati, Ohio) has pitched 63.2 innings for the Panthers and boasts six wins on the season.

About Tiffin

The Dragons (14-19, 1-7 GLIAC) host Wayne State on Tuesday before facing ODU at Panther Field on Thursday afternoon.

Tiffin ranks fourth in the GLIAC in ERA at 2.92 while shutting out opponents three times this year. The squad is led in the circle by junior pitcher Kimmy Reynolds, who boasts a 2.52 ERA while ranking sixth in the conference in strikeouts with 78 on the season.

At the plate, the Dragons are led by sophomore Jamie Sevenish, who bats at a .389 clip with 11 stolen bases.

About Findlay

The Oilers (17-16, 7-5 GLIAC) travel to Ashland on Friday before heading to Sunbury Road to face Ohio Dominican on Saturday.

Findlay ranks sixth in the GLIAC in ERA (3.52) and stolen bases (34) while also boasting the fifth-most RBIs in the conference with 131.

Sophomore pitcher Hailey Bryan leads the team in innings pitched (100.0) with a 3.50 ERA. She is one of just six GLIAC pitchers with 10 wins this season. Junior Madison Arnold leads the team in batting average at .365 on the year.

Looking Ahead

Following contests with Tiffin and Findlay, ODU will hit the road in its final three GLIAC doubleheaders, traveling to Wayne State, Hillsdale and Ashland.

Contact: Aaron McPherson