NASHVILLE, Tennessee – Ohio Dominican softball hit the road for the final time in the 2021 regular season, traveling to the Music City to battle Trevecca Nazarene University for a Monday matinee. The Black and Gold fell 3-2 in game one and 6-2 in game two.
Trevecca opened the scoring in the bottom of the first inning as a fielder's choice drove in the opening run. Designated Player Erika Case (Holland, Ohio) collected her first career home run when she blasted a ball over the left-field fence to tie the game at 1-1.
The next half-inning the Trojans jumped ahead once more thanks to an RBI single from Carly Sperlich.
Senior Carson Hackerd (Frankfort, Indiana) once again tied the game at 2-2 by driving an RBI single to center field. TNU walked off with the victory in the bottom of the seventh with an RBI single of its own to claim the 3-2 win.
The Trojans opened game two with a five-run third inning to jump out to a quick lead. The advantage would extend to 6-0 in the bottom of the sixth. ODU cut the lead to four runs when Braxton Downs (Prospect, Kentucky) hit her 10th home run of the season.
Unfortunately, the Black and Gold could not continue the comeback run and fell by the score of 6-2.
The Panthers return home for the final homestand of the regular season. ODU welcomes GLVC rival University of Indianapolis to campus for a Wednesday matinee. The doubleheader begins with first pitch scheduled for 2 PM.
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