CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Despite a start to the season the team did not intend, the Lady Trailblazers have refused to give up as they push forward throughout their 2017 Spring Season. The past two days, OCU's busy schedule continued with a doubleheader against Malone University on the road and then a doubleheader at home against Shawnee State University. The two day slate would be highlighted with a blowout win over NCAA DII Malone in Game One on Tuesday where the Lady Trailblazers exploded for 16 runs in the 16-8 victory. OCU would be led by a strong performance on the mound by Whitney Fiedler (FR/Brookville, OH) and an offense that could not be stopped. Both Jackie Huff (SR/Circleville, OH) and Aubrey Geis (SR/Delta, OH) would finish the day with three hits and a total of four RBI's. Denise Arledge (SO/Orient, OH) also had a good day, going 2-3 with two hits and three RBI's.
The second game against Malone would be a different story, as the Pioneers pitching staff would hold OCU to two runs giving them the 6-2 win. The game would be called in the sixth inning due to darkness. On Wednesday, the Lady Trailblazers would struggle to find their offensive rhythm against the Bears of Shawnee State. The Bears' offense would lead the way, as SSU would take Game One 7-0 and Game Two 10-1. OCU now stands at 3-21 as they continue to look for their first River States Conference victory.
"Against Malone, the girls came out ready to play with a lot of energy and battled through some difficult weather conditions by putting up 16 runs in Game One," said Head Coach David Polly. "In Game Two, the wind slowed our bats down a little bit but we still put forth a great effort. Shawnee came ready to play on offense. They capitalized on some early home runs and we just couldn't put together hits to score. I feel overall our team is learning each and every day to work hard and take care of the little details in the game that will make the difference of win or loss.They have responded great and have kept their positive attitude through the process."
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