COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Dominican's softball team will finish a GLIAC contest at Tiffin on Friday, April 21 at 4 p.m. before traveling to Wayne State on Saturday and Hillsdale on Sunday for GLIAC doubleheaders.
The Panthers (23-18, 10-5 GLIAC) are tied at 5-5 with the Dragons through seven innings and will finish their contest with Tiffin on Friday, with the game resuming in the top of the eighth inning with the Panthers batting.
Following the conclusion of its contest with Tiffin, ODU will head to Detroit, Michigan to take on No. 24 Wayne State (32-10, 11-5 GLIAC) in a GLIAC doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. On Sunday, the Panthers will face Hillsdale (23-18, 11-5 GLIAC) in a pair of conference contests starting at 12 p.m.
About Ohio Dominican
The Panthers have won six-straight games and have scored eight runs or more in three of their last five contests. ODU is currently in sole possession of fourth place in the GLIAC.
Leading Ohio Dominican's offensive attack is junior Taylor Kline (Bellville, Ohio), who ranks sixth in the GLIAC in batting average at .422 and is currently riding a 15-game hitting streak. Kline leads the conference in stolen bases at 29 on the season and enters the weekend with 98 stolen bases for her career. Kline currently sits third in the GLIAC in hits (65), tied for second in triples (three) and 10th in on base percentage (.437).
Also leading the offensive charge for the Panthers is senior Kelly Wallace (Oshkosh, Wisconsin), who ranks second in the GLIAC in RBIs at 34. Wallace boasts 17 multi-hit games this season. The senior leads the team in doubles (11), slugging percentage (.587) and is tied for the team lead in home runs with four. Sophomore Kelly Mix (Baltimore, Ohio) also has four home runs on the season.
Leading ODU in the circle is sophomore Abby Lamping (Cleves, Ohio), who holds a 2.64 ERA in 135.0 innings of work. Lamping has allowed just six earned runs in her last four games and has pitched 15 complete games this year.
About Wayne State
The Warriors (32-10, 11-5 GLIAC) are led by senior Lyndsay Butler. Butler leads the team and ranks third in the GLIAC in batting average, hitting .456 on the season. She also ranks third in the conference in RBIs (33) and fifth in home runs (six). Butler is also having a great year in the circle. She leads the GLIAC in wins (17), earned run average (0.60), and strikeouts (173).
Sophomore Megan Guitar has also had an impressive year in the circle for the Warriors. Guitar has tallied 13 wins on the season, good for fourth in the conference. The two pitchers have led the Warrior pitching staff to an impressive 32-10 record and 1.10 team ERA.
The Chargers (23-18, 11-5 GLIAC) are led at the plate by senior Bekah Kastning, who is leading the GLIAC in batting average at .486 this season. She also leads the team with 15 doubles and 26 RBIs. Kastning has also tallied 18 stolen bases this season, which ranks third in the conference.
Hillsdale is led by freshman Dana Weidinger in the circle. Weidinger has tallied 16 wins on the season to rank second in the GLIAC in wins, while also striking out 96 batters.
Following their matchups with Wayne State and Hillsdale, the Panthers will conclude the regular season with two GLIAC games at Ashland on Friday, April 28.
Contact: Aaron McPherson