COLUMBUS — Ohio Dominican scratched for a couple of unearned runs in the first game, then played long ball in piling up the runs in the second in sweeping the University of Findlay softball team 5-2 and 9-4 in a Great Midwest Athletic Conference doubleheader on Wednesday.
Landry Slider (1B, 2B) and Kelly Mix (2B) drove in two runs each in powering Ohio Dominican to a 5-1 lead after five innings of the opener. In the second game, UF shortstop Devyn Zuro belted a two-run home run in the top of the first inning, but ODU answered with two homers in the bottom of the inning, another in the third and blew the game wide open with a five-run rally in the fourth.
Elmwood graduate Rebecca Harvey had two hits — one of them an RBI double — in the first game and added another base hit in the second. Zuro doubled in a run in the opener and plated three more runs in Game 2 with a double and a home run.
Amanda Delmonte (3-1B) and Sadie Gearhart (2-1B, 3B, RBI) both had three hits in the second game. UF fell to 10-12 overall and 2-2 in GMAC play.
Slider had a single, double and two RBI in each game for Ohio Dominican, which is 13-13 overall and unbeaten in league play at 4-0.
OHIO DOMINICAN 5-9, FINDLAY 2-4
Findlay 000 101 0 — 2 3 3
Ohio Dominican 002 030 x — 5 7 1
WP — Long (5-3). LP — Bryan (6-5). top hitters: (UF) Harvey 1B, 2B, RBI; Zuro 2B, RBI. (ODU) Slider 1B, 2B, 2 RBI; Mix 2B, 2 RBI.
Findlay 200 200 0 — 4 11 1
Ohio Dominican 301 500 x — 9 8 0
WP — Lamping (1-5). LP — Seamon (1-1). top hitters: (UF) Delmonte 3-1B; Zuro 2B, HR, 3 RBI; Gearhart 2-1B, 3B, RBI. (OD) Hackerd HR, RBI; Bales HR, RBI; Slider 1B, 2B, 2 RBI; Mix HR, 2 RBI; Barber 3B, RBI.
records: University of Findlay 10-12, 2-2 GMAC; Ohio Dominican 13-13, 4-0 GMAC.
Lacrosse team falls
Nationally-ranked Colorado Mesa University overcame three- and four-goal deficits in the second half and ended up beating the University of Findlay women’s lacrosse team 12-11 on Wednesday.
Following a back and forth first half, UF ripped off three straight goals to go up 9-5. The Oilers also led 10-7 before CMU, the 14th-ranked women’s lacrosse team in the country, staged a four-goal rally to forge an 11-10 lead.
UF’s Kendra Lindell, on an assist from Jacelyn Litman, tied it 11-11 with 2:16 left in regulation, but CMU’s Mary Koch won it 5:03 into overtime. It was Koch’s fourth goal of the game as the Mavericks improved to 6-1 on the season.
Brie Caruso scored three goals and Danielle Dilorenzo and Lindell had two each for UF. Litman had three assists and Hannah Peebles two, upping her career total to a school record 81.
Claire Ferrell made 13 saves in goal for the Oilers (2-7).