Softball: Wooster (8-6 Overall) at Ohio Northern (6-8 Overall)

Softball: Wooster (8-6 Overall) at Ohio Northern (6-8 Overall)

Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 3:30 p.m. — ONU Softball Field, Ada, Ohio

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Wednesday's Game Preview: The Ohio Northern softball team continues its current six-game home stand this afternoon with a non-conference doubleheader against Wooster at the ONU Softball Field ... The Polar Bears are coming off 5-3 and 11-2 non-conference losses to Trine (Ind.) on Sunday ... Junior Brady Guest went 4-for-7 with a home run in the two games to lead the Northern offense ... Through 14 games this season, Guest leads the team and is tied for third in the OAC with a .500 batting average (14-for-28) ... She also leads the team with 24 base hits, 4 doubles, 2 home runs, 13 RBI and a .708 slugging percentage ... Junior Gabby Stewart is second on the team and 9th in the OAC with a .447 batting average and a team-high 12 runs scored and freshman Kara May is third on the team and 14th in the OAC with a .425 batting average ... In the circle, freshman Madison Anderson is 3-1 with a 0.84 ERA and 13 strikeouts in 16.2 innings ... Senior Kaitlin Surdej is 3-4 overall with a 3.56 ERA and 38 strikeouts in 57.0 innings ... Stewart ranks 29th all-time in ONU history with 113 career base hits ... Senior Hailee Loughman recently joined ONU's 100-Hit Club and now has 103 career base hits, which ranks her 36th all-time ... Surdej ranks 3rd in strikeouts (283) and 8th in wins (35) in her ONU career ... Wooster saw its 5-game winning streak come to an end with tight 2-1, 5-4 losses to Baldwin Wallace on Sunday ... Freshman Grace Randall leads the Scots in batting with a .409 average and sophomore Emmalee Cooke is second with a .375 average ... Both ladies have 18 base hits ... Freshman Molly Likens leads the team with 11 runs scored, 4 home runs and 9 RBI ... In the circle, Olivia Johnson leads the Wooster pitching staff with a 4-2 record, 39 strikeouts and a 2.35 ERA in 41.2 innings of work.

Ohio Northern Batting Leaders

  Batting Ave.       Hits       Runs       RBI  
1. Guest .500   1. Guest 24   1. Stewart 12   1. Guest 13
2.  Stewart .488   2.  Stewart 21   2. May 11   2. Loughman 11
3.  May .425   3. May 17     Guest 11   3. Stewart 10

Ohio Northern Pitching Leaders

  Wins       ERA       Strikeouts  
1. Surdej 3   1. Anderson 0.84   1. Surdej 38
  Anderson 3   2. Surdej 3.56   2. Anderson 13
        3. Hagarty 10.50   3. Walters 4

Series Notes: The Polar Bears own a 5-0 lead in the all-time series over the Scots ... ONU swept a double header 5-0 and 5-0 at Wooster in 2018..

ONU head coach Jackie Price: Price is currently in her third season as the head softball coach at Ohio Northern ... She owns a 63-32 overall record at the institution, a .663 win percentage.