Notre Dame, West softball score huge SOC wins

By Kevin Colley -



Notre Dame 26, East 2 (F/5)

Behind a 5-for-5, two-RBI performance from Cassie Schaefer, four hits from Hagen Schaefer, and three hits apiece from Molly Hoover, the Notre Dame Lady Titans collected another SOC I victory by taking home a 26-2 bout over East in Slocum in a five-inning affair.

Cassie Schaefer, who accumulated a double and scored twice from the three-hole, led the Notre Dame unit, while Hoover, who hit just above Schaefer in the two-hole, went 3-for-3 with a double, three RBI, three runs scored, and two sacrifices. Hagen Schaefer went 4-for-5 with three runs scored to head up the offensive efforts.

Maggie Whitman and Sydney Whitman each collected two hits apiece for the Lady Titans, who improved to 13-5 on the year. The former went 2-for-5 with a double, five RBI, and four runs scored and threw a complete game six-hitter, striking out five, while the latter went 2-for-4 with two RBI and four runs scored for Notre Dame.

Makayla Hadsell, Alex Glockner, Paeyton Collins, and Baylee Webb each collected a hit for the Lady Titans, while Catelynn Ball and Sacha Lester combined to draw three walks for Notre Dame. Webb scored three runs, while Hadsell, Glockner, and Ball added two runs apiece to round out the Notre Dame efforts.

East was led by Gracie Billings, who collected two hits apiece for the Lady Tartans, including a double, and drew a walk. Jasomyn Frautschy, Megan Carver, Maddison Mullins, and Hannah Sexton each collected a hit, with Carver collecting a double.

West 14, Valley 9

Behind four hits from Haleigh Throckmorton and a grand slam from Daisy Holsinger, the West Senators pulled out a 14-9 victory over Lucasville Valley in a wild affair that saw both units score 18 of the game’s 23 runs over the first two innings of play.

Holsinger’s only hit, which was a grand slam, proved to be critical to the outcome. The junior also added a run to the table to boot for West. Throckmorton added a run and a RBI in her 4-for-5 day at the plate.

Makayla White also collected a multi-hit day for West at the plate as the junior went 2-for-4 with a RBI, a walk, and three runs scored, while Terra Butcher, Kayleigh Coleman, and Taylor Coleman drew seven walks to aid the Lady Senators in their efforts. Kayleigh Coleman collected a hit while Taylor Coleman collected a hit and a RBI for West. Madison Cochran also collected a hit and a RBI for the Lady Senators.

Valley was led by Maddi Kuhn, who collected three hits in four trips for the Lady Indians. Kuhn scored three runs and drove in three RBI for Valley. Marissa Markins collected two hits to join Kuhn in the multi-hit department. Margaret Cauldwell and Makenzie Spencer each collected a hit apiece, with Cauldwell walking, driving in a run, and scoring three times, while Spencer drove in two RBI to help Valley out. Destiny Gardner, Madison Williams, and Kennedy McGraw each recorded a hit to round out the Lady Indians’ efforts.

The pair will recommence for a contest at West on Friday evening.


Green 13, Western 0 (F/5)

The Green Bobcats continued their roll in SOC I play on Wednesday evening in Franklin Furnace on Senior Night by obtaining a 13-0 victory in five innings over the Western Indians to move to 16-3 overall and 11-0 in conference action.

Green was led by Tanner Kimbler, who struck out seven batters and walked none en route to a complete game performance on the hill. Kimbler moved to 7-0 on the season with the victory.

The Carver brothers continued to wreak havoc as Tayte and Trevor Carver combined to go 2-for-5 with two doubles and four RBI. No. 2 hole hitter Tyler Darnell drew three walks, stole three bases, and scored three runs while going 1-for-1 at the plate, and Tyler Imes, along with Austin Bailey, combined to go 2-for-5 with a double and three RBI. Bailey accumulated his RBI on a double to round out the strong efforts for Green.

Bailey, Carver, Darnell, and Imes, along with Dawson Blevins, were honored on Senior Night for the Bobcats. They started and played the whole game.

Green finishes up its conference slate with a contest in Latham against the Indians on Friday.

Rock Hill 2, Portsmouth 1

The Portsmouth Trojans dropped a narrow 2-1 decision to the Rock Hill Redmen on Tuesday evening in Portsmouth in an OVC bout.

While Portsmouth obtained the loss, several Trojans stood out on the evening, including Reese Johnson, who threw a complete game seven-hitter on Tuesday evening. Johnson struck out six, walked only one, and allowed just one earned run in the narrow loss. Blake Wedebrook collected two hits and scored a run in three trips to the dish, while Vincent Schwamberger and Ryan Williams each collected one hit apiece. Williams drove in Wedebrook with her RBI single in the third inning.


Gallia Academy 3, Wheelersburg 2

The Wheelersburg Pirates dropped their final match of the regular season to Gallia Academy, 3-2, in a bout held in Centenary on Wednesday evening.

Gallia Academy’s Miguel Velasco, Pierce Wilcoxon, and Miles Cornwell won each of the 36 sets played in the match to seal up the contest early, but Wheelersburg salvaged a pair of contests in doubles play, where the No. 1 doubles unit of Ben Allen and Nic Jones, along with the No. 2 doubles pairing of Seth Pertuset and Carson McCorkle, responded by taking 24 of the 27 sets played on Wednesday.

Even with the loss, Wheelersburg still finished its regular season slate by going 10-7 overall and 8-4 in SOC play. The SOC tournament will take place on May 2 and 3.

No. 1 singles — Miguel Velasco (Gallia Academy) def. Mason Nolan (Wheelersburg) 6-0, 6-0

No. 2 singles — Pierce Wilcoxon (Gallia Academy) def. Hunter Pistole (Wheelersburg) 6-0, 6-0

No. 3 singles — Miles Cornwell (Gallia Academy) def. Tanner Preston (Wheelersburg) 6-0, 6-0

No. 1 doubles — Ben Allen/Nic Jones (Wheelersburg) def. Olivia Meadows/Mikayla Edelmann (Gallia Academy) 6-0, 6-2

No. 2 doubles — Seth Pertuset/Carson McCorkle (Wheelersburg) def. Thomas Hamilton/Kirsten Hesson (Gallia Academy) 6-0, 6-1

By Kevin Colley

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