CIRCLEVILLE, OH - The home opener for the Lady Trailblazers was a sweeping success as Ohio Christian grabbed a pair of wins over Ohio University Chillicothe on Saturday afternoon.
In the opener, the Trailblazers found themselves down in the early going. OU-C took an early 3-0 lead after four innings of play and seemed to be in control. The Trailblazers then rallied and scored 5 runs in the fifth inning as OU-Chillicothe had trouble finding the strike zone. OCU would capitalize at the plate by walking in runs to build a 5-3 lead. The Trailblazer defense and pitching held firm the rest of the way, securing the 5-3 win.
In the finale, Rachel Briggs got the OCU offense off to an quick start. In the bottom of the first, the OCU senior belted a two-run homer to give the Trailblazers a 2-0 lead. Ohio Christian would add a run in both the 2nd and 5th innings to build a 4-0 lead. Taylor Moore was sensational on the mound, striking out eight OU-Chillicothe batters on her way to the win. Chillicothe tallied their lone run in the top of the 7th inning as the Trailblazers went on for the sweep with a 4-1 victory.
OCU (3-2) will now prepare to travel to Marion, Indiana for a doubleheader at Indiana Wesleyan University on Monday. The opening pitch of the first game is set to be delivered at 3:00 PM.