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Lady Raiders stay in thick of league race with win over NW

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Benjamin Logan’s Sydney Evans beats the tag at third base to record at triple during the third inning of a home game Monday against Northwestern. (EXAMINER PHOTO | AARON LaBATT)

Benjamin Logan’s softball team used timely hitting to pick up a crucial 3-0 win Monday over visiting Northwestern in Central Buckeye Conference action.

The Warriors slip to 12-5 overall and remain in first place in the CBC Mad River division at 6-2. The Raiders move to 12-8 overall and are second in the CBC Mad River division at 6-4.

Neither team was willing to budge early in the game Monday.

Ben Logan was able to break through, though, in the bottom of the third inning with two outs. Sydney Evans hit an RBI triple to score Courtney Stewart and put the Raiders up 1-0. Kate Campbell immediately followed with an RBI single that scored Evans to give her squad a 2-0 advantage.

Campbell came up big again for the Raiders in the bottom of the fifth inning. She hit another RBI single with two outs that scored Evans again. That put Ben Logan on top 3-0.

The Raiders were able to hold off the Warriors the rest of the game and pick up the win.

Stewart earned the win in the circle with four strikeouts and only gave up three hits. She went 2-3 at the plate.

Also for the Raiders, Campbell went 3-3 with two RBI, Jess Dodson went 2-3 with a double and Evans had the triple and RBI.

Ben Logan travels to Northwestern today for another CBC contest.

WL-Salem clips Southeastern

West Liberty-Salem won a tightly contested game over visiting Southeastern on Monday.

The Tigers emerged with a 2-1 win in Ohio Heritage Conference action.

The Tigers improve their record to 10-9 overall and 7-4 in the OHC.

It was a scoreless game until the bottom of the sixth inning when WL-Salem’s Karlie Wilbur hit a home run to put her squad up 1-0.

Southeastern evened the score to 1-1 by driving in a run in the top of the seventh inning. The Tigers answered when Autumn Klinger had the game-winning RBI in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Taylor Day went 2-3 with a double to help spark the Tigers’ offense.

Rachel Loffing earned the win in the pitching circle and gave up just four hits.

WL-Salem travels to Springfield Catholic Central today for an OHC matchup.

Gophers get win over USV

Ridgemont’s softball team was firing on all cylinders Monday against visiting Upper Scioto Valley in an 18-8 win in six innings.

Offensively for the Gophers, Brooke Stewart went 3-4 with a double, three RBI and scored a run, Sam Hardin went 3-5 with an RBI and scored a run, while Mackenzie Totten scored two runs and Toshia VanBuskirk scored one run.

Sara McFadden picked up the win in the pitching circle.

Ridgemont hosts St. Wendelin today in a non-league game.

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