Sunday, March 24, 2019, Noon — ONU Softball Field, Ada, Ohio
Saturday's Game Preview: The Ohio Northern softball program continues its current six-game home stand this afternoon with a nonconference doubleheader against the Trine (Ind.) Thunder ... Game times are set for 12 and 2 p.m. at the ONU Softball Field in Ada ... The Polar Bears are coming off a doubleheader split yesterday in their Ohio Athletic Conference opener against Heidelberg, dropping game one 3-1 in 11 innings before winning 8-0 in five innings during the nightcap ... Freshman pitcher Madison Anderson tossed a two-hit shutout in game two, striking out nine to post her third win in 2019 ... Junior infielder Brady Guest led the team with five hits in eight plate appearances in Saturday's doubleheader ... Meanwhile, senior Hailee Loughman tallied a team-best three RBI ... Through 12 games, Anderson has a team-high .545 batting average ... Meanwhile, Guest stands second on the team with a .488 average and leads the team with 12 RBI and 20 total hits ... Junior catcher/infielder Gabby Stewart tops the team with 12 runs scored and ranks second in total hits (18) and RBI (10) this season ... In the pitching circle, Anderson and senior Kaitlin Surdej have combined for the team's six victories ... Anderson owns a 3-0 record, a 0.00 ERA, and 13 strikeouts ... She currently leads the conference in ERA among qualifying pitchers ... Meanwhile, Surdej has compiled a 3-3 overall record and a 3.21 ERA in 48.0 innings ... Trine enters the nonconference affair owning an 8-2 overall record, which they compiled on a trip to Florida earlier this month ... The Thunder have won six consecutive games entering today's contest ... Sophomore Mercede Daugherty paces the team offensively with a .471 batting average, 16 total hits, and 12 RBI this season ... Meanwhile, junior Makenna Hartline owns a .393 average and leads the team with three home runs and 13 runs scored ... Senior pitcher Kate Saupe leads the team with a 0.35 ERA and a 5-0 record in 2019.
Ohio Northern Batting Leaders
Ohio Northern Pitching Leaders
Series Notes: The Polar Bears own a slim 8-6 lead in the all-time series over the Thunder ... The two programs last met in 2017, splitting a doubleheader in Angola, Indiana ... TU won game one 2-0, and ONU claimed a 7-6 victory in game two.
ONU head coach Jackie Price: Price is currently in her third season as the head softball coach at Ohio Northern ... She owns a 63-30 overall record at the institution, a .677 win percentage.