OCU Comes Up Short at NAIA #20 IU-Southeast in Pitching Duel
NEW ALBANY, IN - OCU Softball capped off a challenging road trip with a valiant battle at NAIA #20, Indiana University Southeast on Saturday evening. OCU lost a 1-0 thriller in the nightcap of a doubleheader after the Trailblazers regrouped after dropping game one by a score of 9-0.
The Blazers and Grenadiers battled throuugh 7 innings, tied up at 0-0 heading into the 8th. OCU pitcher MacKenna Jennings battled with IU-S pitcher Bethany Sullivan in what proved to be a memorable pitching duel.
IU-S pulled the game out in the bottom of the 8th on a walk off RBI single by Bethany Sullivan.
OCU pitcher MacKenna Jennings was sensational as she pitched 8 innings, striking out 2 batters, and allowing just on earned run against the 20th ranked team in the NAIA. Bethany Sullivan was equally amazing, throwing a complete game, one hit shutout for the victory to put IU-S at 14-4 on the season.
OCU (0-4) will now prepare to face their local rivals from Clark State on Thursday. The doubleheader will start at 2:00PM in Springfield, Ohio.
Ohio Christian at IU Southeast (Game 2)
|3/23/2013 New Albany, IN|
|Score by Innings||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||-||R||H||E|
|Ohio Christian ( )|
|IU Southeast ( 14-4)|
|DETZER, Jade RF|
|Winner- SULLIVAN, Bethany||Loser- Jennings, Makenna||Save-|
|U-||T- 01:27||A- 0|