Panthers Welcome Ohio Valley For Doubleheader Clash Saturday Afternoon

Addison Smodilla (Photo by: Ralph Schudel)
Addison Smodilla (Photo by: Ralph Schudel)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The season rolls on for the Ohio Dominican softball team who continues their 2021 campaign with a doubleheader this Saturday. The Panthers welcome Ohio Valley University for a clash on Sunbury Road with G-MAC implications. Coming into the weekend the Black and Gold sit in fifth position in the conference standings and look to improve on their standing heading into the latter part of the campaign.

ODU split their weekend series with Walsh University last weekend, winning game one by the score of 6-1 and falling in game two by a 3-0 scoreline.

Senior Carson Hackerd (Frankfort, Indiana) was electric, going 5-for-7 with one double. Classmate Kristen Bales (Pickerington, Ohio) was 3-of-5 from the dish, securing a double, and driving in a pair of runs. Bales also managed to grab one of the Panthers two stolen bases on the weekend.

Junior Syndey Long (Ashland, Ohio) appeared in both games as she struck out five batters in her 8.2 innings pitched. Sophomore Addison Smodilla (Terre Haute, Indiana) was impressive in game two as she did not allow a run to cross in her 4.1 innings of work.

SCOUTING OHIO VALLEY

It has been a rough campaign for the Fighting Scots who have yet to win a contest in 2021. Sitting with a record of 0-14, OVU sit in the bottom of the standings in the G-MAC. Ohio Valley has come close to knabbing its first win. Just five days ago the Fighting Scots took Lake Erie College to the brink before falling by the score of 2-3 in Painesville, Ohio.

OVU is led by outfielder Destinee Urea who leads the team in batting with a .265 average. She has an on-base percentage of .845 this season and five RBIs.

The top pitcher for the Fighting Scots is Alyssa Gates who has struck out six batters in her 28 innings of work.

First pitch of the doubleheader is scheduled for Saturday at 1 PM.

Contact: Ralph Schudel
schudelr@ohiodominican.edu