Tiffin, Ohio – April 29, 2011 – The Heidelberg University softball team, under the guidance of head coach Betsy Hada, concluded its home schedule falling in an Ohio Athletic Conference doubleheader to John Carroll University. The Berg lost game one 6-1 and game two 1-0. Heidelberg drops to 22-14 overall and 4-12 in the OAC, while the Blue Streaks improve to 24-10 and 11-4.
After its game one setback, Heidelberg came out strong in the nightcap and had a solid performance from pitcher Dana Thoms (Amherst, Ohio / Firelands). Thoms pitched 4.2 innings, while fanning a career-high eight batters. She gave up one run and walked two.
However, JCU’s one run in the top of the fourth was all that the Blue Streaks needed to clinch the win.
Todays’ outing signified the Heidelberg softball team’s commitment to the fight against cancer and was dedicated to Lori Sauber, who was honored by throwing out the first pitch. Lori, a 5th grade teacher at Seneca East and a Heidelberg graduate, recently finished chemotherapy for a rare type of breast cancer. She is married to Barry and has two kids, Braden and Olivia and is the aunt of catcher Megan Reinhart (Tiffin, Ohio / Hopewell London).
The Strike Out Cancer initiative is a joint project between National Fastpitch Coaches Association and the American Cancer Society. Collegiate softball teams across the nation are hosting threes events to raise awareness and funds to fight cancer. Since starting the initiative, the coaches association has raised thousands of dollars to support the fight. The team worked together to raise $1,889.40 for the fight against cancer.
The Berg closes out the 2011 season tomorrow (April 29) when it travels to Capital University. First pitch is slated for 1:00 p.m.