Northwest 11, Mowrystown Whiteoak 2
Behind a total of 20 runs that were scored over the first three innings of action across both contests against Mowrystown Whiteoak, the Northwest Mohawks’ softball program was able to claim resounding victories of 11-2 and 11-0 in a pair of bouts that were played on Saturday afternoon in McDermott.
In the opening bout, Laiken Rice was outstanding inside the circle and at the dish as the upperclassman struck out 12 batters and walked only two for a six-to-walk strikeout to walk ratio en route to collecting a complete game five-hitter for the contest. Rice also went 3-for-4 at the plate with an RBI and three runs scored in the opener of the doubleheader.
Jaclyn Burchett also continued her hot streak at the plate by going 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI, and a run scored, while Lydia Emmons also collected three hits by going 3-for-5 with a run scored. Addisyn Newman added on a 2-for-5 day at the dish with a triple, a double, two RBI, and two runs scored while Lexi Throckmorton (2-for-3, two RBI, run scored) and Sara Smith (2-for-4, RBI, two runs scored) also collected multi-hit outings on the day.
Haidyn Wamsley (1-for-4, two stolen bases, run scored) and Alexis Lute (1-for-4, two RBI) also rang the bell in the lineup order for the Lady Mohawks.
Northwest 11, Mowrystown Whiteoak 0 (F/5)
In the second contest, Burchett continued her offensive explosion by notching a home run and four RBI, and Throckmorton, who got the start in the circle for the second affair, threw a complete game two-hitter as Northwest obtained the sweep of the doubleheader via mercy rule.
Burchett, who also obtained a double in the contest en route to going 2-for-3 at the plate, led all nine Northwest players in the hitting column. Emmons (1-for-4, two runs scored), Rice (1-for-3, RBI, run scored), Newman (1-for-2, RBI, two runs scored), Lute (1-for-3, RBI), Throckmorton (1-for-3, run scored), Wamsley (1-for-2, walk, stolen base, run scored), Smith (1-for-2, walk, double, RBI, stolen base, two runs scored), and Elysia Cyrus (1-for-2, run scored) all contributed to the winning cause.
West 7, New Boston 3
Behind a five-run fourth frame, the West Senators’ softball program was able to claim a 7-3 victory over the New Boston Tigers’ softball program on Saturday morning as part of a doubleheader that was held between the two programs in West Portsmouth.
West was led by a strong two-way effort from Taylor Coleman, who threw a complete game four-hitter, struck out four while walking only two for a two-to-one strikeout-to-walk ratio, and went 1-for-3 at the plate with a run scored to head the charge. Madison Cochran (2-for-3, RBI, stolen base, run scored) and MaKayla White (2-for-3, double, run scored) each contributed heavily to the winning line.
Sammy Tatman (1-for-2, walk, stolen base, RBI), Daisy Holsinger (1-for-2, stolen base, run scored), Haivan Dillow (1-for-2, RBI, run scored), and Abbi Pack (1-for-2, RBI) all contributed in the hit column, while Laney Ayers (RBI, run scored), Kaleigh Parr (stolen base) and Jordan Hammond (run scored) rounded out the West contingent.
New Boston was led by Taylen Hickman (2-for-3, double, run scored, complete game in the circle) while Sammy Oiler continued her hot hitting by going 1-for-2 with two RBI and a run scored and Peyton Helphinstine went 1-for-2 with a run scored.
Morgan Rawlins (RBI), Ali Hamilton (walk) and Kaylee Stone (walk) rounded out the New Boston efforts.
New Boston 2, West 1
In the second contest, however, the efforts of Hickman and Helphinstine, along with Mariah Buckley and Tasha Poole, allowed New Boston (8-11) to take home a 2-1 victory over West in the capper of the doubleheader set between the two programs.
Helphinstine, who went 1-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored, was followed by Poole and Buckley, who each went 1-for-3 at the plate. Hickman mixed a complete game five-hitter —walking none and striking out a West batter — to cap a strong effort for New Boston in the second affair.
West, who got an equally strong effort from Coleman behind the senior’s complete game, six-strikeout, three-hit, no-walk performance, got a 2-for-2 hitting performance from Daisy Holsinger, while MaKayla White went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Madison Cochran (1-for-2, sacrifice) and Laney Ayers (1-for-3, run scored) all contributed in a heavy manner, as well.
Valley 11, Oak Hill 4
Behind a six-run outburst in the fifth inning of action, the Valley Indians’ baseball program continued its upward swing as Nolan Crabtree’s club claimed an 11-4 victory over the Oak Hill Oaks’ baseball program on Saturday afternoon in Oak Hill.
Jared Morrow used his strong pitching arsenal to claim yet another effective start on the hill, as the upperclassman didn’t allow an earned run to cross and walked only one batter overall. Morrow also went 1-for-4 at the plate with a walk, one of the Indians’ two extra base hits of the contest (a double) and a run scored.
Jake Ashkettle and Kayden Mollette were each instrumental in Valley’s (10-9, 6-7 SOC II) success at the dish on Saturday afternoon as Ashkettle went 3-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored while Mollette went 2-for-4 at the plate with two RBI and a run scored. Jesse Jones (2-for-3, double, two runs scored), Tanner Cunningham (2-for-3, walk, RBI, two runs scored), and Andrew Andronis (2-for-4, RBI, run scored) joined the previously mentioned pair in the multi-hit column.
Tucker Williams (1-for-3, walk, RBI, run scored), Cayton Ruby (1-for-4, RBI, run scored), and Landen Christman (walk) all contributed to the winning effort on Saturday with their play, as well.
Northwest 3, Waverly 2
In a thrilling finish, the Northwest Mohawks’ softball program rallied from a 2-0 deficit after six-and-a-half innings of work by scoring three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat the Waverly Tigers’ softball program on Friday evening in a home contest that was held in McDermott.
Laiken Rice (1-for-3, walk, RBI, run scored), Addisyn Newman (1-for-3, walk, run scored), and Jaclyn Burchett (1-for-4) were absolutely critical in the final outcome, as were Haidyn Wamsley (walk), Lexi Throckmorton (walk), Sara Smith (two walks), Elysia Cyrus (walk) and Bri Kelley (run scored). Rice and Throckmorton held the Waverly offense in check while keeping Northwest around en route to making a charge. Rice’s single, which scored Kelley, a passed ball, which scored Rice, and an error on a hard-hit ball by Alexis Lute allowed Newman to come home with the winning run.
Wheelersburg 13, Valley 1 (F/6)
Behind a complete game two-hitter from Sydney Spence, a homer from Addi Collins, and multi-hit performances from Christen Risner, Boo Sturgill, Mallory Bergan, Laney Eller, and Mia Darnell, the Wheelersburg Pirates’ softball program was able to claim a 13-1 victory over the Valley Indians’ softball program in a SOC II bout that was held on Friday evening in Lucasville.
Spence, who struck out 10 and walked just one en route to her dominating performance in the circle, held down the fort for the Lady Pirates as Wheelersburg held a 1-0 lead after three innings of play before exploding for 12 runs over the final three frames of action.
Offensively, Christen Risner led the way by going 3-for-4 at the plate with an RBI and three runs scored, while Collins’ home run allowed the sophomore to accumulate two RBI and two runs scored on her 1-for-4 day at the dish. Boo Sturgill (2-for-3, two doubles, walk, run scored), Mallory Bergan (2-for-3, double, run scored), Laney Eller (2-for-3, double, two RBI, two runs scored), and Mia Darnell (2-for-3, double, two RBI, run scored) rounded out the multi-hit contingent.
Taylor Fannin (1-for-3, two RBI, run scored), Sarah Claxon (RBI), Bella Williams (RBI), Alex Glockner (run scored) and Jaiden Missler (run scored) all contributed to the Wheelersburg (16-0, 10-0) output.
Valley was led by Makenzie Spencer, who went 1-for-2 with an RBI, and Margaret Caldwell, who went 1-for-3, respectively. Kirbi Sommers walked and scored a run to round out the Indians’ output.
Minford 10, West 0 (F/5)
Behind strong performances from Tamara Burchett and Andrea Blevins among others, the Minford Falcons’ softball program was able to sweep the West Senators’ softball program, 10-0, in five innings on Friday evening in Minford.
Burchett, who went a perfect 2-for-2 on the evening, cranked a home run over the fence en route to five RBI and two runs scored, while Blevins, a promising freshman, went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored to head up the Minford offense.
Hannah Tolle, who claimed the victory in the circle, went 1-for-3 at the plate, while Kiersten Hale (2-for-3, RBI, two runs scored), Madison Sifford (2-for-2, hit by pitch, two runs scored), and Emily Shoemaker (2-for-4, RBI, run scored) all joined Burchett and Blevins in the multi-hit column.
Marissa Watters (1-for-3, run scored) and Zoe Doll (1-for-3, double, RBI, run scored) were also strong in the complete effort for the Lady Falcons (11-7, 8-5).
New Boston 6, Symmes Valley 5
Behind an outstanding 3-for-4 performance from Sammy Oiler that included a walkoff double, the New Boston Tigers’ softball program was able to claim a massive 6-5 victory over the Symmes Valley Vikings’ softball program on Friday evening in New Boston.
Oiler, who obtained a double and notched five RBI in her 3-for-4 outing, was the main cog in New Boston’s massive comeback as the Lady Tigers, who trailed 4-1 after four-and-a-half innings, scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to take a 5-4 lead, then answered with Oiler’s double in the bottom of the seventh frame after the Lady Vikings obtained a run in the top half of the sixth frame to tie the score. Oiler also threw a complete game in the circle and only allowed three earned runs to cross the plate in the victory.
Peyton Helphinstine (3-for-3, walk, run scored) and Mariah Buckley (3-for-4, stolen base, two runs scored) also contributed to the winning effort, as did Breanna Wiedbrauk, who went 1-for-4 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored on the evening. Kaylee Stone (walk) rounded out the strong New Boston effort.
Clay 13, Green 0 (F/5)
Behind a no-hitter from Julia Swain — her second in a three-day span — the Clay Panthers’ softball program bounced back resoundingly as Swain’s strong effort led Clay to a 13-0 victory over the Green Bobcats’ softball program in five innings on Friday evening in Franklin Furnace.
Swain, who struck out 10 batters and walked only one in Clay’s initial contest against Green, bettered her performance by striking out 12 and only walking one in the complete game victory. The senior added a double en route to going 1-for-3 with a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored on the evening.
At the plate, Elisa Collins, Megan Bazler, Jensen Warnock, and Lila Brown led the Lady Panthers by notching three hits apiece. Collins went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI, and a run scored, Bazler went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI, a hit by pitch, and a run scored, Warnock went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, three RBI, and two runs scored, and Brown went 3-for-4 with two runs scored on the evening.
Shaelyn Vassar (2-for-4, double, walk, RBI, two runs scored), Ryanna Bobst (2-for-4, RBI, run scored), and Hannah Oliver (1-for-4, RBI, run scored) rounded out the Clay (18-4, 12-1 SOC I) brigade.
Ava Jenkins (walk) drew the lone free pass for Green (5-13, 3-10 SOC I) on the day.
Notre Dame 12, Western 2 (F/6)
Behind another complete game performance from Cassie Schaefer and 16 hits from its entire batting order, the Notre Dame Titans’ softball program collected a 12-2 victory over the Western Indians’ softball program on Friday evening in Portsmouth.
Schaefer, who threw a four-hitter while striking out 15 and only walking a single batter, also went 3-for-4 with with a home run, a double, two RBI, and two runs scored to put together a complete two-way performance. Fellow middle-of-the-order hand Claire Dettwiller went 3-for-4 with a triple, three RBI and two runs scored, leadoff hitter Molly Hoover obtained a 3-for-4 day at the dish with two stolen bases and three runs scored, and Isabel Cassidy went 2-for-2 with a walk, a sacrifice, two RBI, and two runs scored for the Lady Titans (15-2, 12-1 SOC I).
Taylor Schmidt (1-for-4, double), Ali Smith (1-for-2, RBI, stolen base, two runs scored), Lauren Delabar (1-for-3, two RBI), and Baylee Webb (1-for-1) rounded out the Notre Dame lineup.
Minford 15, West 5 (F/6)
Behind a 14-hit barrage, the Minford Falcons’ baseball program clinched at least a share of the SOC I Championship with a 15-5 mercy rule victory over the West Senators’ baseball program on Friday evening in Minford.
Ethan Lauder, who threw five and two-thirds innings and gave up just three earned runs on the mound in the victory, led the way by going 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI, and two runs scored in addition to his work on the hill. Elijah Vogelsong-Lewis (3-for-4, two doubles, four RBI, two runs scored) and Reid Shultz (3-for-3, double, three RBI, run scored) also joined in the hit parade.
Nathan McCormick (3-for-4, stolen base, two runs scored), Payton Davis (2-for-4, double, two RBI, run scored) joined the aforementioned trio in the multi-hit column, while Bailey Rowe (two walks, sacrifice, stolen base, run scored), Luke Lindamood (1-for-3, double, sacrifice fly, hit by pitch, RBI, run scored), Darius Jordan (1-for-3, two walks, RBI, four runs scored), and Brayden Davis (walk, run scored) rounded out the Minford (16-1, 11-1 SOC II) brigade.
West was led by Garrett Hurd (3-for-3, double, two RBI, two runs scored), while Trevor Staggs (2-for-3, double, run scored) also had a multi-hit outing. Dylan Bradford (1-for-4, double, two RBI), Marty Knittel (1-for-3, RBI), Cade McNeil (1-for-2, hit by pitch, run scored), and Drew Cassidy (1-for-3, hit by pitch, run scored) all contributed to the Senators’ (6-6, 6-6 SOC II) lineup.
Wheelersburg 3, Valley 1
Behind a three-run output in the top of the sixth inning, the Wheelersburg Pirates’ baseball program was able to avenge a Wednesday evening loss in Wheelersburg by going on the road to Lucasville and taking a 3-1 victory over the Valley Indians’ baseball program back to Wheelersburg on Friday evening in an SOC II contest.
The Pirates (13-6, 9-2 SOC II) were led by another strong performance from Trey Carter, who threw a complete game four-hitter while striking out seven and walking only one in the victory. The junior leadoff hitter also went 2-for-4 at the plate with a run scored to kick Wheelersburg’s offense into gear.
Connor Mullins (1-for-3, RBI, run scored), Jaydren Guthrie (1-for-1, walk, sacrifice), Cole Dyer (1-for-3, run scored), Jalen Miller (1-for-3, sacrifice), Athan Temponeras (1-for-3), and Will Darling (1-for-3) all contributed to Wheelersburg’s solid play on the evening.
Valley also got a strong effort on the hill from Tucker Williams, who allowed eight hits but struck out three batters, walked only one, and gave up just one earned run on the hill for the contest. Williams also went 1-for-3 with a double at the plate.
Jared Morrow (2-for-3, triple, run scored) and Tanner Cunningham (1-for-2, walk, RBI) rounded out the main efforts for a unit that continues to show great improvement in 2018.
Wheelersburg 5, New Boston 0
Behind an outstanding performance from its singles competitors in Drew Jackson, Luke May, and Mason Nolan, the Wheelersburg Pirates’ tennis program was able to claim a 5-0 victory over the New Boston Tigers’ tennis program on Friday evening.
Jackson, May, and Nolan didn’t lose a set in 36 contests against their competition en route to clinching the match result for the Pirates. The No. 1 doubles unit of Travis Miller and Logan Davis added a 6-0, 6-3 victory over Austin Gosselen and Jacob Hayes, while Tanner Preston teamed with Carson McCorkle to claim victories of 6-0 and 6-0 in the first and third sets en route to earning the first victory of his varsity career.
No. 1 singles — Drew Jackson (Wheelersburg) def. Jaycee Carter (New Boston) 6-0, 6-0
No. 2 singles — Luke May (Wheelersburg) def. CJ Craft (New Boston) 6-0, 6-0
No. 3 singles — Mason Nolan (Wheelersburg) def. Mason Floyd (New Boston) 6-0, 6-0
No. 1 doubles — Travis Miller/Logan Davis (Wheelersburg) def. Austin Gosselen/Jacob Hayes (New Boston) 6-0, 6-3
No. 2 doubles — Carson McCorkle/Tanner Preston (Wheelersburg) def. Jeremy Conkel/Bryce Davis (New Boston) 6-0, 3-6, 6-0
Reach Kevin Colley at (740) 353-3101 ext. 1930 OR on Twitter @KColleyPDT