Ohio Softball topped by Akron in Season Finale

Following a 3-2 loss on Saturday, Ohio Softball lost their final regular season contest on Sunday at the hands of the Akron Zips by an 8-1 final.

Akron drew first blood in the game’s opening frame with a two-run triple by Taryn Allman that put Akron up 2-0.

Kaylin Clarke added the only run of the game for Ohio in the bottom of the first inning, singling to center field to score Sloan Walker and cut the Ohio deficit to 2-1.

In the third inning Akron was able to pull away with four more runs, highlighted by a three-run homer by Sara Pearson to give the Zips a 6-1 lead. These four runs ended the day for Ohio starter Lauren McClary (2.2 IP, 7H, 6R, 6ER), dropping her record to 3-16 on the season.

Akron would add two more runs in the top of the 7th inning off Ohio reliever Sydney Compston, who saw her 2015 ERA drop to 5.40. These two runs would give Akron an 8-1 lead, a score they would win by.

For Ohio, three of their eight hits on Sunday were by senior Timmie Rappe, who finished 3-4 with a double and bumped her batting average to .260 on the year.

Sloan Walker went 1-4 for the Bobcats; her first inning single was her team-leading 49th hit on the year as she also finished with the team’s highest batting average at .343.

  • Ohio finished the season 15-30 with a conference record of 7-11
  • Ohio’s 15 wins this season was 2nd fewest in the MAC (Buffalo 13-37)
  • Ohio lost eight of their last 10 games

Now the Bobcats will head to Akron, OH to face the top-seeded Kent State Golden Flashes in the first round of the MAC Tournament. Ohio lost both contests against Kent in the regular season, being outscored in those matchups by a combined 18-7 run total.

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