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Pirates race past Jackson Center 13-2 in five innings

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Softball Roundup

Riverside’s softball team struck early and put away host Jackson Center 13-2 in five innings on Friday in a non-league contest.

The win improves the Pirates to 11-5 on the season.

Riverside got the bats rolling early and plated nine runs in the first inning. The Pirates added one run in the top of the second and another run in the top of the third inning for an 11-0 lead.

The Pirates added two more runs in the top of the fourth frame for a 13-0 advantage. Jackson Center managed to drive in two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, but could not get any closer.

Jessica Davis tossed a two hitter and earned the win with six strikeouts and had two RBI on offense.

Also for the Pirate offense, Heather Comer went 3-4 with two doubles and an RBI, Karli Castle went 3-4 with a double and an RBI, Chelsea Giles went 3-3 with two RBI, Monica Hurley went 2-4 with an RBI, Taylor Nichols went 2-2 with an RBI and Taylor Goings had an RBI.

Riverside travels to the Ft. Loramie Invitational today.

RIVERSIDE 13 JACKSON CENTER 2

(five innings)

Pirates    911    20    —    13    15    1

Tigers    000    20    —    2    2    1

Davis and Anderson; Gies, Dickman (4) and Himmeger. WP—Davis; LP—Gies.

Tigers blast Indians

West Liberty-Salem’s softball team handled host Cedarville for a 26-0 win in five innings on Friday in Ohio Heritage Conference action.

The Tigers are now 8-8 overall and 6-4 in the OHC.

WL-Salem piled up 12 runs in the first inning, scored two runs in the top of the second inning and added six  more runs in the top of the third inning. That gave the Tigers a quick 20-0 lead.

The Tigers scored three more runs in the top of the fifth inning and three more in the top of the sixth to seal the victory. The offense finished with 15 hits.

Melany Ward gave up just three hits and earned the win.

Offensively, Taylor Day went 3-4 with three doubles, Courtney Milliron went 3-3 and scored six runs, Rachel Loffing hit a grand slam, Addie Kendall went 3-3 with a double and Kylie Gilroy went 3-5.

WL-Salem travels to Benjamin Logan today for a local doubleheader.

WL-SALEM 26 CEDARVILLE 0

(five innings)

Tigers    (12)26    33    —    26    15    1

Indians    000        00    —    0    3    8

WP—Ward; LP—Murphy.

Knights top Lakers

Indian Lake’s rally fell short Friday as Greenon held on for a 9-5 win in Central Buckeye Conference action.

The Lakers drop to 5-11 overall and 1-10 in the CBC Mad River division, while the Knights are now 7-6, 4-6.

Greenon led 6-2 after three innings over Indian Lake. The Knights added three more runs in the bottom of the sixth inning for a 9-2 advantage. The Lakers drove in three runs in the top of the seventh frame, but could not get any closer.

Andi Lee had a home run and a double with two RBI to lead the Lakers on offense. Ashley Franks hit a home run with two RBI, Claire Maire had a double and Taylor Dixon had a triple.

Indian Lake hosts Graham on Monday in CBC action.

GREENON 9 INDIAN LAKE 5

Lakers    020    000    3    —    5    11    1

Knights    402    003    X    —    9    10    1

WP—Chaffin; LP—Merritt.

Catch more softball coverage in Saturday's Examiner.

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