Clay bests Ironton, 6-3

By Michael Hamilton [email protected]

The weather wreaked havoc on many sporting events Tuesday evening, including the softball game between the Clay Lady Panthers and the Ironton Lady Fighting Tigers.

Despite the weather conditions, the Lady Panthers were able to gain another win on the season, after defeating the Ironton Lady Tigers 6-3 after the game was called after the end of the fifth inning.

Julia Swain got her fourth win of the season for her pitching performance Tuesday evening. She produced three innings of work, allowing one run, which was earned, and walked two batters. She also had a pair of strikeouts on the evening.

Cassidy Wells led the Lady Panthers with three hits against the Lady Tigers. She went 3-3 on the evening, driving in a pair of runs, scoring once, and hitting for two doubles.

Bre Donahoe got in touch with the long-ball for Clay, hitting a two-run home run. She finished the night with two RBIs, and scored once as she went 1-2 from the plate.

Ironton had a pair of two-hit performers Tuesday evening. Carmon and Paholsky each went 2-3 for the Lady Tigers, with Carmon driving in one run and scoring once, while Pholsky picked up an RBI.

Carmon was the pitcher of record for Ironton, going through five innings of work, giving up six runs, and three walks, with a single strikeout.

The Lady Panthers will return to the diamond on Monday, May 2nd, as they host the Symmes Valley Lady Vikings, in the first of two games between the two teams. The two-game series between Clay and Symmes Valley could determine the winner of the SOC I. First pitch is set for 5:00 p.m.

Box Score

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Ironton 1 0 0 0 2 X X 3 7 2
Clay 1 0 3 2 0 X X 6 10 1

Individual Statistics

Clay – Vassar 0-1 (SAC, RBI), Collins 1-3 (R), Warnock 1-3 (2B, R), Wells 3-3 (2 2B, 2 RBI, R), Swain 1-2 (2B, R), Donahoe 1-2 (HR, 2 RBI, R), Hickman 1-3 (2B), Brown 2-3 (R)

Ironton – Stevens 1-3 (R), Barcus 1-2, Cremeens 1-2 (R), Carmon 2-3 (RBI, R), Paholsky 2-3 (RBI)

By Michael Hamilton [email protected]

Reach Michael Hamilton at 740-353-3101, ext 1931, or on Twitter @MikeHamilton82.

Reach Michael Hamilton at 740-353-3101, ext 1931, or on Twitter @MikeHamilton82.