Created on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Riverside’s softball team used some late momentum to put away host Anna on Monday for an 8-3 win in non-league action.
The victory improves the Pirates to 13-6 on the season.
“We had a slow start tonight, but our bats came alive in the last several innings to earn the win,” said RHS head coach Andy Phelps. “Anna is much improved from years past and is playing good softball right now. Jessica (Davis) did a good job on the mound to lead us to a win.”
The game was tied 3-3 after the third inning. Riverside drove in three runs in the top of the fifth inning to take a 6-3 lead. The Pirates added two more insurance runs in the top of the seventh inning and held on to win.
Offensively for the Pirates, Heather Comer went 2-4 with a double and two RBI, Karli Castle had a double and two RBI, Taylor Goings hit a double and Taylor Nichols and Chelsea Giles each had an RBI.
Jessica Davis picked up the win in the pitching circle with six strikeouts.
Riverside travels to Fairbanks today for a Northwest Central Conference contest.
RIVERSIDE 8, ANNA 3
Pirates 003 030 2 — 8 9 3
Rockets 003 000 0 — 3 8 4
Davis and Anderson; Richard and Egbert. WP—Davis; LP-Richard.
Raiders finish off Warriors
Benjamin Logan’s softball team dropped host Northwestern 8-1 on Tuesday to complete a series sweep in Central Buckeye Conference action.
The Raiders improve to 13-8 overall and 7-4 in the CBC Mad River division. The Warriors fall to 12-6, 6-3, but remain in first place in the Mad River division.
Ben Logan led 1-0 after four innings, but pulled away after plating five runs in the top of the fifth inning for a 6-0 lead.
The Raiders added two more runs in the top of the sixth frame to extend their lead to 8-0.
Northwestern managed to drive in a run in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Courtney Stewart earned the win for the Raiders with six strikeouts and gave up just three hits.
Offensively, Kate Campbell went 3-5 with a home run and an RBI, Jess Dodson went 2-4 with a double and four RBI, Kenzie Heater went 2-4, while Stewart, Taylor Quay and Taylor Coy each had an RBI.
Ben Logan travels to Wapakoneta today in non-league action.
BEN LOGAN 8, NORTHWESTERN 1
Raiders 001 052 0 — 8 13 2
Warriors 000 000 1 — 1 3 2
WP—Stewart; LP—B. Hart.
Lakers hit past Falcons
Indian Lake put on an impressive hitting display Tuesday as it raced past host Graham 16-3 in a Central Buckeye Conference game.
The Lakers are now 7-11 overall and 2-9 in the CBC Mad River division, while the Falcons are 7-11, 4-6.
Indian Lake held a 5-3 lead after the fourth inning, and saw its bats come alive in the late innings. The Lakers scored five runs in the top of the fifth frame, two runs in the top of the sixth frame and four more runs in the top of the seventh.
Leading the offense were Taylor Dixon with a double, a triple and an RBI, Shelby McMann with a triple and three RBI and Andi Lee and Claire Maier each with a double and two RBI.
Also for the Lakers, Morgan Barnett tallied two RBI with Jordan Risner, Leslie Reichert and Kirsten Merritt all with one RBI.
Merritt earned the win in the pitching circle.
Indian Lake host Stebbins on Thursday in CBC action.
INDIAN LAKE 16, GRAHAM 3
Lakers 320 052 4 — 16 13 1
Falcons 200 100 0 — 3 6 5
Tigers rough up Irish
West Liberty-Salem’s softball team handled host Springfield Catholic Central 24-0 in five innings on Tuesday in Ohio Heritage Conference action.
The Tigers improve to 11-9 overall and are now 8-4 in the OHC.
Offensively, Addie Kendall went 4-5 with two doubles and five RBI, Taylor Day went 3-4 with three doubles, Rachel Ritter went 3-4 with a triple and Courtney Milliron went 2-3 with a double.
Rachel Loffing picked up the win in the pitching circle.
WL-SALEM 24, SCC 0
Tigers 805 (10)1 — 24 18 0
Irish 000 00 — 0 1 6
Cardinals drop M’burg
Triad built an early lead and then pulled away from visiting Mechanicsburg for an 11-1 win in six innings on Tuesday in Ohio Heritage Conference action.
The Cardinals are now 13-4 overall and 8-2 in the OHC.
Triad got off to a strong start and led 6-1 after the fourth inning. The Cardinals added five more runs in the bottom of the sixth inning for an 11-1 score to earn the run-rule victory.
Offensively for Triad, Maddie Ehrenborg went 4-4, Macie Jenkins went 2-3 with a double and Dayna Ober added a double.
Triad hosts Riverside on Thursday in a local non-league contest.
TRIAD 11, M’BURG 1
Indians 100 000 — 1 3 6
Cardinals 401 105 — 11 12 0
Hartzler and Kingrey; Watkins, D. Ober (6) and Ehrenborg. WP—Watkins; LP—Hartzler.Arrows zap Chiefs
Arrows zap Chiefs
Tecumseh grabbed an early lead and then rolled to a 10-1 win over visiting Bellefontaine Tuesday in a Central Buckeye Conference game.
The Arrows are now 9-8 overall and 4-8 in the CBC Kenton Trail division, while the Chieftains fall to 10-10, 5-7.
“Unfortunately, we just could not get things together,” said BHS head coach Katie Buffkin. “We struggled getting runners on base and when we were able we could not produce the hits needed to get the runners in.”
Tecumseh came alive in the middle of the game Tuesday. The Arrows scored three runs in the bottom of the third inning and seven more runs in the bottom of the fourth for a 10-0 lead.
The Chieftains were able to score one run in the top of the fifth frame, but could not get anymore.
At the plate for BHS, Jenna VanHoose went 3-4, Sidney Dew went 2-3 and Jazmyn Haley added a double.
Bellefontaine travels to Benjamin Logan on Thursday for a local CBC contest.
Catch more softball coverage in Wednesday's Examiner.