Softball | Ohio State ousted from NCAA regional with 2 losses

BuckeyeXtra.com

Ohio State lost twice in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Saturday and was eliminated from the NCAA softball tournament.

In the first game, Tennessee posted 11 hits on the way to a 12-4 decision over the Buckeyes, who received two Ashley Prange home runs and a Lilli Piper solo shot.

Starting pitcher Morgan Ray logged five innings but took the loss.

The Buckeyes (35-18) were then knocked out by North Carolina 5-3.

Prange again went deep with a two-run homer, but it was not enough.

The Tar Heels scored all their runs in the third inning off Ray (18-10).