Softball | Ohio State splits two in GCU Invitational

The Columbus Dispatch
Buckeye Field, the practice facility for Ohio State's softball team [Doral Chenoweth III/Dispatch]

Madelyn Dowdle's two-run single gave Grand Canyon (15-13) the lead in the fifth inning and the Antelopes defeated Ohio State 8-7 in the GCU Invitational in Phoenix.

Emily Clark had three hits and three RBI for Ohio State (15-8), which lost after leading 6-0 in the fourth inning.

Earlier Saturday, Kaitlyn Coffman hit a three-run home run and Claire Nicholson had a two-run shot in Ohio State's 12-3 win over Lehigh. Lauren Rice (7-1) pitched 4 2/3 innings to get the victory.