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    Northwestern Falls to Ohio State in Second Game, 3-2

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Freshman Tammy Williams is tied for the team lead with seven home runs this season.
    Freshman Tammy Williams is tied for the team lead with seven home runs this season.

    April 9, 2006

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    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Despite taking the early lead in the backside of a doubleheader Sunday afternoon at Ohio State, No. 15 Northwestern fell in the game, 3-2, to the Buckeyes.

    With the loss, Northwestern drops to 25-10 overall on the year, 6-2 in the Big Ten. Ohio State improves to 24-14 on the season, 6-2 in the conference.

    Northwestern wasted no time getting runs to start the second game. Freshman Tammy Williams (El Dorado Springs, Mo./Osceola) made sure of that, blasting a leadoff solo home run to give the Wildcats an immediate 1-0 lead.

    The homer tied Williams for the team lead with seven on the season.

    Junior Katie Logan (Tempe, Ariz./Corona del Sol) followed with a single to right, moving to second one out later when senior Kristen Amegin (West Sacramento, Calif./Elk Grove) single to third.

    Senior Jamie Dotson (Santa Ana, Calif./Foothill) drove in Logan with a single up the middle to finish the inning with a two-run Wildcat advantage, 2-0.

    Ohio State cut into that lead with a fourth-inning, solo home run to make the score 2-1. The hit was the first given up in the game by Northwestern starter Courtnay Foster (Tucson, Ariz./Sahuaro), who struck out nine through the first four innings of play.

    Ohio State tied the game in the top of the fifth. The hosts got a leadoff single, then a Wildcat error on a sacrifice attempt put a runner at third with one out. The Buckeyes squeezed home the run to knot the game, 2-2.

    OSU took its first lead of the second game in the top of the sixth, turning a leadoff walk into a one-run lead after a sacrifice bunt and a single to center made the score 3-2.

    Foster (14-5) took the loss after giving up three runs -- two earned -- on four hits and two walks with 10 strikeouts.



    Williams finished the game 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored for the 'Cats. Logan was 2-for-4 and scored a run.

    Northwestern returns to action at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, against UIC at Sharon J. Drysdale Field.