West, Northwest combine for crazy affair


By Kevin Colley - kcolley@civitasmedia.com



South Webster’s Matthew Shonkwiler swings at a pitch against Clay on Tuesday evening. The Jeeps won, 10-4.


Kimber Johnson

In both baseball and softball, you never know what’s going to happen next from a play standpoint.

That was the case on Tuesday evening when the Northwest and West softball programs got together, as the Lady Senators took home a wild 21-10 victory over the Lady Mohawks on Tuesday evening in West Portsmouth.

The efforts of the pair, along with a South Webster — Clay baseball matchup, a New Boston — Notre Dame matchup, a Wheelersburg and Valley tennis bout, and more are featured in the latest version of the Daily Times’ roundup!

Tuesday

SOFTBALL

West 21, Northwest 10 (F/6)

The West Lady Senators used an 18-hit, 21-run performance to overcome an 8-4 fourth-inning deficit to collect a 21-10 victory over the Northwest Lady Mohawks behind an eight-run fourth inning and a six-run sixth frame to sweep the season series between the two programs.

West was led by a quartet of players in Sammy Tatman, Madison Cochran, Haleigh Throckmorton, and Terra Butcher, who all collected three hits on the evening.

Butcher and Throckmorton singled in three runs combined in the eight-run fourth inning, while Cochran doubled in the game’s go-ahead run in the same frame. A wild pitch that led to a pair of runs, along with a Kayleigh Coleman home run, led to West taking a 12-8 lead after the monstrous frame. Tatman, who led the unit with four RBI, and Butcher and Throckmorton, who added three RBI apiece for the game, helped add on to the efforts with a six-run sixth.

Megan Shultz led Northwest by going 3-for-4 with five RBI, a triple, and a double while finishing just a home run short of the cycle. Freshmen Addison Newman and Alexis Lute each collected multiple hits, with the former driving in the game’s first run with a triple.

Notre Dame 17, New Boston 1 (F/5)

Behind another impressive offensive showing, the Notre Dame Lady Titans were able to collect a season sweep of New Boston by defeating the Lady Tigers, 17-1, in New Boston on Tuesday evening.

Hagen Schaefer proved to be the star of the show for the Notre Dame attack as the senior went 4-for-4 on the evening with a two-run homer, a double and four runs scored. The Shawnee State basketball signee came up just a triple shy of completing the cycle.

In addition to Hagen Schaefer’s efforts, Cassie Schaefer and Molly Hoover also followed with outstanding days. Schaefer followed with a 4-for-4 effort on her own with a double and three base knocks, and Hoover — who served as the team’s leadoff hitter — went 4-for-5 with four singles. Each player scored a pair of runs.

Also standing tall with a perfect effort was Sydney Whitman, who added a 2-for-2 day at the plate, while Makayla Hadsell went 2-for-3 with a double. They also added a pair of runs to the table. Maggie Whitman collected a multi-hit day and scored a run, while Catelynn Ball and Alex Glockner also added at least one hit on the evening. Baylee Webb scored two runs and stole a base to round out the Notre Dame efforts.

New Boston was led by Kaylee Stone, who went 2-for-3 with a double and the Lady Tigers’ lone RBI. Madison Salisbury and Kayla Phipps combined to go 2-for-5 at the plate with a pair of base knocks, while Taylen Hickman drew a pair of walks and scored a run.

Clay 14, South Webster 0 (F/5)

In a contest that was moved to Rubyville due to field conditions in South Webster, Clay came up victorious once more as the Lady Panthers defeated the Lady Jeeps by a 14-0 tally in a nonconference bout.

From the outset, Julia Swain was lights out for Clay, as the junior struck out an impressive 11 batters and allowed just one hit — a double to Baylee Cox — and one walk en route to the victory. Swain also led the Lady Panthers at the plate by going 2-for-4 at the plate with a double, four RBI and a run scored.

Swain’s efforts were followed by Elisa Collins, Shaelynn Vassar, and Jensen Warnock, who all proved to be terrors on the basepaths as Clay racked up an astonishing 10 runs scored between the trio. Collins, Vassar, and Warnock combined to go 7-for-11 at the plate with a double and two RBI.

Hannah Oliver, who went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored, Cassidy Wells, who went 1-for-3 with a run scored, and Bre Donahoe, who notched two RBI and a run on a pair of walks, rounded out another strong effort for the Lady Panthers (8-1).

South Webster’s Baylee Cox recorded the Lady Jeeps’ lone hit with her double.

BASEBALL

South Webster 10, Clay 4

However, on the baseball side of the spectrum, it was the South Webster baseball program who got the better end of its affair with Clay as the Jeeps collected a 10-4 victory over the Panthers in South Webster on Tuesday.

Shane Zimmerman led the Jeeps with three hits, while Blake Fulk and Alek Blevins added a pair of shots in the victory. Matthew Shonkwiler recorded a team-high three RBI, while Blevins and Jacob Ruth collected a pair of hits apiece.

Clay took a 2-0 lead through three innings of play, but South Webster responded in the top of the fourth with four runs to take the lead away. The Panthers came back to tie the score with a pair of runs, but South Webster followed by scoring six unanswered runs in the final three frames to take home the win.

TENNIS

Wheelersburg 3, Valley 2

In another grind-it-out SOC tennis battle, the Wheelersburg Pirates managed to edge the Valley Indians, 3-2, in Lucasville on Tuesday evening.

Like the Wheelersburg — West matchup, Drew Jackson took care of business in the No. 1 singles slot by defeating Austin Jones, 6-0, 6-0. However, Valley responded by grabbing hold of the match as Devon Bradley and Christian Breech took the No. 2 and No. 3 singles affairs by dropping only four sets on the day between them.

The doubles matchups, however, saw Wheelersburg regain control for good. With the Pirates down 2-1 and needing to win both matches to take the game, Ben Allen and Nic Jones defeated Braden Phillips and Isaac Bradshaw by a 6-2, 6-1 margin and Carson McCorkle, along with Seth Pertuset, edged Nate Crabtree and Landon McBee, 6-4, 6-2 to take the match.

No. 1 singles — Drew Jackson (Wheelersburg) def. Austin Jones (Valley) 6-0, 6-0

No. 2 singles — Devon Bradley (Valley) def. Hunter Pistole (Wheelersburg) 6-0, 6-1

No. 3 singles — Christian Breech (Valley) def. Mason Nolan (Wheelersburg) 6-3, 6-0

No. 1 doubles — Ben Allen/Nic Jones (Wheelersburg) def. Braden Phillips/Isaac Bradshaw (Valley) 6-2, 6-1

No. 2 doubles — Carson McCorkle/Seth Pertuset (Wheelersburg) def. Nate Crabtree/Landon McBee (Valley) 6-4, 6-2

South Webster’s Matthew Shonkwiler swings at a pitch against Clay on Tuesday evening. The Jeeps won, 10-4.
http://portsmouth-dailytimes.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2017/04/web1_image1-1-.jpgSouth Webster’s Matthew Shonkwiler swings at a pitch against Clay on Tuesday evening. The Jeeps won, 10-4. Kimber Johnson

By Kevin Colley

kcolley@civitasmedia.com

Reach Kevin Colley at (740) 353-3101 ext. 1930 OR on Twitter @ColleyKevin7

Reach Kevin Colley at (740) 353-3101 ext. 1930 OR on Twitter @ColleyKevin7