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Liberty Falls to Ohio 1-0

March 10, 2019  Long Beach, Calif.  RSS
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Julia DiMartino allowed just one run against Ohio on Sunday.

Julia DiMartino allowed just one run against Ohio on Sunday.

The Ohio Bobcats hit a solo homer in the top of the second and made it hold up, shutting out Liberty 1-0 on Sunday at LBSU Softball Complex.

Ohio (15-8) extends its winning streak to four games, going 4-1 at this weekend's Louisville Slugger Invitational. The Lady Flames (15-9) went 2-3 in Southern California this week.

Scoring Summary
OHIO – 2nd INNING – Day homers to right, 1-0

Notable Numbers
- Ohio outhit Liberty, 5-2, for the game, while the Lady Flames registered one error. The Bobcats left eight runners on base, compared to four for Liberty.

- Madi McCrady (8-5) tossed a two-hit shutout, striking out three and walking two for Ohio.  

- Liberty's Julia DiMartino (9-4) drew the tough-luck loss, yielding one run on five hits, striking out five and walking three.

- Katie Yun batted 2-for-4 for Ohio, while Alex Day went 1-for-2 with a homer.

- Amber Bishop and Autumn Bishop registered one hit each, while Amber Bishop hit her team-leading seventh double of the season.

Turning Point
- Alex Day broke the scoreless tie, pulling a one-out homer over the fence in right for a 1-0 Ohio lead. 

- Liberty got its leadoff batter on base in both the second and sixth innings, but the Lady Flames were unable to cash in.

- DiMartino pitched through trouble, as Ohio left the bases loaded to end both the first and sixth innings.

Beyond the Box Score
- The all-time series between Liberty and Ohio is now tied at 5-5. The Lady Flames went 4-1 against Ohio over the last two seasons, including 2-1 at the 2017 NISC Lynchburg Regional and 2-0 at the 2018 Liberty Softball Classic.

- Amber Bishop is now ninth in program history with 39 career doubles and 10th with 191 career hits. She needs one more double to become the third active Liberty player (Sarah Robertson – 44, Autumn Bishop – 41) with 40 or more career doubles.

Up Next
Liberty will return home to take on Pitt on Wednesday, with first pitch scheduled for 3 p.m.