It might have taken a little longer than Minford expected, but the team's first win was just as sweet.
Alysha Lyons struck out seven and went 3-for-3 at the plate as the Lady Falcons won their first game of the season 12-6 against Oak Hill at home on Monday.
Courtney Spriggs and Charity Moore both went 3-for-4 to pace Minford's offense as the team pounded out 13 hits. Minford now stands at 1-12 on the season.
"We played good defense and played with a lot more intensity," Minford coach Don Bennett said. "Alysha went down in the third game of the season and didn't come back until last week. This is her second game back and she's getting stronger every day. If we eliminate some of the little mistakes we've been doing, we'll be alright."
Oak Hill 101 112 0 - 6 4 1
Minford 040 035 x - 12 13 2
WP: Alysha Lyons. LP: Gleim
Oak Hill - Mauch 1-4, Bentley 1-2, Humphrey 2-3.
Minford - C. Spriggs 3-4, Lyons 3-3, Fighlestahler 2-4, Moore 3-4, Taulbee 1-3, 2B.
Record - Minford 1-12
Wheelersburg 8, South Webster 0
Chelsea Chaffin struck out nine and went 1-for-4 and Brook Baker added a two-run homer as Wheelersburg stayed perfect in the SOC II with a shutout win over the Lady Jeeps. Jamie Clevenger had two runs and two RBI and Beth Sloas had a home run of her own in the win.
Wheelersburg 010 034 0 - 8 7 0
South Webster 000 000 0 - 0 2 3
WP: Chaffin. LP: Clark
Wheelersburg - Clevenger 1-2, 2R, 2 RBI, Baker 1-4, HR, R, 2 RBI, Chaffin 1-4, RBI, Bailey 1-3, RBI, Blair 1-2, R, Sloas 1-2, HR, RBI, Jenkins 1-3, R.
South Webster - Hadsell 1-3, Reed 1-3.
Record - Wheelersburg 14-2 (9-0 SOC)
Northwest 6, Valley 2
Brittany Ellis went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run and Brooke Jordan got the win as Northwest improved to 3-4 in the SOC II. Jordan also went 2-for-4 at the plate.
Valley 100 100 0 - 2 8 4
Northwest 102 012 x - 6 9 3
WP: B. Jordan. LP: Foster
Valley - Dunn 2-4, Ellis 1-3, 2B.
Northwest - Lute 3-4, 2R, Ellis 2-4, R 2 RBI, 2B, Jordan 2-4.
Record - Northwest 4-8 (3-4 SOC)
Notre Dame 8, Eastern Pike 2
Allison Keller had nine punch outs and Notre Dame had a six-run third inning to build a cushion over the Lady Eagles.
"We're playing good offense and excellent defense. We didn't allow a run until the seventh inning," said Notre Dame coach Darrell Keller.
The Lady Titans host Green today.
Eastern Pike 000 000 2 - 2 3 1
Notre Dame 206 000 X - 8 12 0
WP: Keller; LP: Staker
Notre Dame - Shupert 1-4, Hartlage 1-3 Clausing 1-3, Herpy 1-3 3B, Keller 3-4 2B, Richendollar 1-4 2B, Glockner 2-3
Record - Notre Dame 8-7 (5-3)
Wheelersburg 13, South Webster 0
Wheelersburg continued its dominance at the plate, mercy-ruling South Webster Monday afternoon. Wes Lyon went 2-for-3 with a double and a long ball while driving in three runs. Andrew Elliott helped his own cause going 2-for-2 including a home run.
"I'm glad we continuing to take good swings at the plate," said Wheelersburg coach Michael Estep. "Cook and Elliott only allowed two hits and no walks. We played errorless and hopefully we can carry that into a big game tomorrow (Tuesday) at Waverly."
South Webster 000 00