Updated Sat, Feb 22, 2014 4:25 pm
Game Two: Savannah Jo Dorsey bullied her way through Butler Bulldogs hitters in the second game of the Ohio Bobcats’ day at the Frost Classic in Chattanooga, Tenn., defeating the Bulldogs 3-1.
Dorsey threw her sixth complete game of the season while moving to 8-1. The sophomore sensation struck out 10 Bulldogs batters while only allowing four hits, though she did walk four batters.
The ‘Cats drew first blood in the second inning when Dorsey drove in Alexandria Basquez with a sacrifice fly.
Butler notched its own run in the bottom of the third. Unfazed, the Bobcats put up two more in the fourth, which amounted to all the runs the team would need to win.
Taylor Saxton scored on a batted ball by Dakota Pyles that was botched by center fielder Brandyce Sallee. Pyles, who reached third on the play, scored immediately after on an Alyssa Wolfe single.
Ohio missed out on opportunities to score more runs in the fourth and fifth. Casie Hutchinson lined into a double play to end the fourth with two runners on. The Bobcats then stranded three in the fifth when Pyles struck out and Wolfe flied out.
Luckily for Ohio, stranding 10 runners did not come back to bite them as Dorsey shut down the side in the bottom of the seventh to seal the deal.
Adrienne Gebele increased her team best batting average to a scorching .513 by going 3 for 4 against Butler.
The 3-1 victory marked the ninth time in 11 wins that Ohio has won by three runs or less.
Ohio moved to 11-1 with the victory and handed Butler pitcher Kristin Gutierrez her fourth loss of the season (1-4).
Game One: The Bobcats responded to their first loss of the season by squeaking out a hard-earned 3-2 victory over Middle Tennessee State in their third game of the Frost Classic on Saturday afternoon.
Middle Tennessee held a 2-1 lead heading into the fourth. The Blue Raiders failed to hold the lead for long, though, as a Kaylin Clarke double in the top of the inning knotted the game at 2-2, scoring junior Adrienne Gebele.
A single to right center field by junior Dakota Pyles brought Clarke herself across home plate for the go-ahead run.
Ohio (10-1) started out hot, recording its first run in the second inning on a sacrifice fly from Clarke. The junior finished 2 for 3 with a pair of RBIs after starting the season ice cold, earning just one hit in five games prior.
Gebele and Madison Claytor both continued their scorching starts to the season. They each went 3 for 4 to bring their season averages to .457 and .433, respectively, good for first and second on the team.
Alexandria Basquez also went 3 for 4.
Lauren McClary picked up her second win of the young season to advance to 2-0.