Updated Sat, Feb 16, 2013 8:57 pm
The Ohio Bobcats (5-1) won their fifth straight game, as they took down the Idaho State Bengals (4-4), 7-4, in their first game of the Easton Desert Classic.
The Bobcats struggled in the early going, as the Bengals took an early 1-0 lead after the first inning. Idaho State struck for another run in the top of the third, but the Bobcats bounced back with six runs in the bottom of third to take a 6-2 lead.
Idaho State was not looking to go down easily, as they scored two runs in the top of the sixth to bring the lead within two. But Ohio scored an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth to give themselves the 7-4 lead.
Ohio took advantage of the two errors committed by the Bengals, as four of the seven runs scored by the 'Cats were unearned. The Bobcats received strong play from their two freshmen. Outfielder Sloan Walker accounted for a run scored and two RBIs, while pitcher Savannah Jo Dorsey got her third win of the year.
The Bobcats will play their second game of the Classic Saturday night at 9 p.m., as they take on the UNLV Rebels.