FINDLAY, Ohio – The Ohio College All-Stars may have dropped its two-game doubleheader against the USA National Softball Team on Tuesday, but it was still an incredible experience for Miami University’s rising junior outfielder Taylor Shuey and rising junior pitcher/designated player Jenna Modic. Team USA took the first game by a 3-0 score, and then won the second game, 5-0.
Shuey got starts in both games as she faced some of the best pitching the United States has to offer. She was 0-for-2 in the first game, but went 1-for-3 in the nightcap. In the top of the sixth she had an infield single off former Cal All-American Jolene Henderson, one of only three hits the team managed.
Modic also proved to be an important member of the Ohio College All-Star Team. Team USA held the collegians to only two hits in the opener, but one of them was by Modic, who started at designated player in that game. In the top of the fifth, Modic doubled to right field off of current University of Oregon pitcher Cheridan Hawkins. It was the only extra base hit in the doubleheader for Team Ohio.
In the nightcap, Modic earned the opportunity to face some of the nation’s best hitters. Coming into the game in relief in the bottom of the third, she allowed one run on one hit in 1.2 innings while striking out a batter. She set Team USA down in order in the bottom of the fourth.