Carbone Goes Deep Twice As UMass Splits With Ohio, Ohio State
March 8, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Taylor Carbone hit a pair of home runs and scored four times as Massachusetts split a pair of games - defeating Ohio 4-3 and falling to Ohio State 13-3 - at the Red & Black Classic on Saturday.
UMass moved to 2-6 on the season and 1-2 over its first two days in Louisville.
Game One - 4-3 win over Ohio
In the first game of the day, UMass fell behind 3-0 when the Bobcats scored a run in the second and a pair of unearned in the third.
Carbone hit her first homer of the season in the bottom of the fourth on a solo shot to left. She followed in the next inning with a 3-run blast that put the Minutewomen ahead 4-3.
That was all UMass would need as Caroline Raymond (2-4) got some solid defensive plays behind her for the complete-game victory. She struck out one and allowed on e earned run while scattering five hits.
Game Two - 13-3 loss to Ohio State
Ohio State jumped on freshman starter Tara Klee and scored seven runs five hits in the top of the first. The Buckeyes added another in the second and two in the third before the Minutewomen were able to break through with a two-spot on Lindsey Webster's double to left.
Ohio State pushed three across in the fifth on a 2-run homer and RBI double. Carbone scored the final run for UMass when she reached on an error and scored a batter later on another Buckeye miscue.
UMass was outhit 12-4 and committed a season-high three errors. Klee (0-2) suffered the loss after working just one third of an inning. Dakota Smith-Porter worked the final 4.2 in relief as she made her second appearance of the season.
UMass will play two games on Sunday in Louisville, facing Ohio State at 10 a.m. and Illinois State at 12:30 p.m. Live stats are available at UMassAtheltics.com and live updates can be found by following @UMassSoftball on Twitter.