May 7, 2007
DAYTON, Ohio - The University of Dayton softball team wrapped up the 2007 season with a pair of losses at Ohio on Monday as the Flyers were shut out in game one 8-0 and lost the finale 6-1. UD ended the season 11-30 overall and 3-14 in the Atlantic 10. Freshman Molly Meyer scored the only run for UD in the finale and went 1-for-2 in the opener.
Blair Crabtree also collected a hit for UD in the first game.
The Bobcats got on board early in game one putting up two behind Debbie Szalejoko who singled to get things started. Shalene Petrich and Allie Farrington followed with back-to-back doubles putting two up for Ohio. Candace Saucedo followed up with a single of her own to plate Farrington to drive in the last run of the inning as Ohio took a 3-0 lead in the first.
With one out, Meyer singled to get on base in the third as Christine Eggers reached on a fielder's choice. Mollie Schrank</a> also reached on a fielder's choice as Meyer was tagged out at third. With the Flyers in scoring position, Eggers was picked off as UD ended the inning scoreless.
The Bobcats put a run up in the third and another in the fourth extending the lead to 5-0 as Dayton struggled to get on base.
Ohio eventually put the game away in the fifth with three more runs as Saucedo walked and stole second. Kristen Salvatore followed up with a double to send in her teammate as Amanda Sacks hit a single driving in another run for the Bobcats. Sacks stole second and in the next at bat, Zoe Heim singled to drive in all the runs Ohio would need to take the opener in five innings, 8-0.
Senior Chelsea Grozenski (4-15) suffered the game one loss giving up eight earned runs and 11 hits.
Katlyn Mallette earned the first game win for the Bobcats scattering two hits and striking out two.
In the finale, Dayton started things in the first when Meyer reached on an error and advanced to second on a passed ball. She then moved to third base on Schrank's ground out to the pitcher. Christine Eggers picked up UD's lone RBI on the day with a sacrifice fly out to left field scoring Meyer as the Flyers took the early 1-0 lead.
Ohio University broke the no-hit bid in the fourth by plating two runs on three hits. The Bobcats extended its lead putting the game away in the fifth inning scoring two unearned runs to take the finale, 6-1.
Erin Lafayette pitched well in her final outing giving up four earned runs on six hits in the nightcap. She walked three while striking out one finishing 5-8 on the year.