Panthers Conclude Regular Season Against Cedarville And Hillsdale This Weekend

Sydney Long (Photo by: Ralph Schudel)
Sydney Long (Photo by: Ralph Schudel)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio Dominican softball concludes the regular-season schedule this weekend, welcoming Cedarville University on Saturday afternoon and Hillsdale College on Sunday afternoon.

The Panthers are back in action following a 4-3 victory over the fifth-ranked University of Indianapolis. The Black and Gold battled not only the Greyhounds but Mother Nature during the contest. Both teams had to contend with multiple lightning delays, which lead ultimately to the cancellation of the second game of the doubleheader.

Senior Raemon Meents (Downers Grove, Illinois) hit her second home run of the season over the centerfield wall, while junior Sydney Long (Ashland, Ohio) held UIndy in check to gather her 12th win of the season.

The Black and Gold look to lock up a berth in the 2021 G-MAC Softball tournament with a strong performance this weekend.

SCOUTING CEDARVILLE

The Yellow Jackets sit just below the Panthers in the G-MAC standings in seventh place. With a record of 19-15 overall and 8-8 in conference play, there is nothing more than CU would like to do than guarantee their position in next weekend's tournament.

Cedarville is led by senior McKenna Smith. She paces the Yellow Jackets with a batting average of .347 for the season.  She also has 14 RBI and three extra-base hits this season.

Casey Bertke leads the CU in the circle with a 1.12 ERA in nearly 100 innings pitched this season.

SCOUTING HILLSDALE

Winners of their last five contests, the Chargers sit in pole position in the G-MAC. With a record of 27-13 overall and 15-3 in conference play, Hillsdale can lock up the regular-season title on the final weekend of the season.

Sam Catron leads the Chargers to Sunbury Road. She enjoys a batting average of .398, 14 home runs, and 42 RBI. She leads the league in runs scored (46) and home runs.

Senior Dana Weidinger is the ace of the Hillsdale staff. The fourth-year pitcher has 100 strikeouts in 120 innings pitch and boasts an ERA of 2.04.

First pitch is scheduled for 1 PM Saturday.

SENIOR DAY 

Head Coach Marcella Vanlandingham invites family and friends of the Panther softball program to remain at Panther Field following the conclusion of Saturday's doubleheader against Cedarville University, as a celebration of the Class of 2021 will begin following Saturday's games. 

Contact: Ralph Schudel
schudelr@ohiodominican.edu