Hoosiers Downed By No. 19 Ohio State in Game One, 8-0
April 21, 2010
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Indiana offense could manage just one hit against No. 19 Ohio State starting pitcher Melanie Nichols in an 8-0 loss in six innings at Buckeye Field in game one of a doubleheader. Senior Jennifer Glueckert had the lone IU hit, an infield single to third base in the fourth inning.
Indiana (11-28, 3-6 Big Ten) went down in order in the top of the first inning before the Ohio State (27-11, 6-1) put four runs on the board in the bottom of the inning capped off by a three-run home run by All-American Sam Marder.
The home run forced IU starting pitcher Sara Olson (6-12) to be taken out of the game, as she had yet to retire a batter. Freshman Jessica Dobson was brought on in relief and she got out of the inning with no further damage.
In the third inning, Ohio State scored two more runs and were aided by one IU error, as they increased their lead to 6-0.
Dobson settled into a groove yet again by mixing up her pitches and moving the ball on the inside and outside part of the plate. But the Buckeyes caught up to her again in the sixth inning to plate a pair of runs and invoke the run-rule at 8-0.
Olson took the loss as she did not retire a batter and allowed four runs on four hits in the first inning. Dobson pitched the final 5.2 innings and surrendered six hits and four runs, three earned with one strikeout.
Ohio State's Nichols struckout six and gave up just the one hit to earn the win.
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