Created on Thursday, 09 May 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Northeastern outlasted host West Liberty-Salem 5-3 in 10 innings on Wednesday to earn the Ohio Heritage Conference championship.
The Tigers are now 14-10 overall and 8-6 in the OHC. The Jets win the league title with a 13-1 conference mark.
The Jets jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning. The Tigers scored twice in the fifth inning to tie the game at 2-2. Both teams scored a run in the sixth to make the score 3-3.
West Liberty-Salem’s Karlie Wilbur slides into second base past a Northeastern player during Wednesday’s game at WL-Salem. EXAMINER PHOTO | MATT HAMMOND
The score stayed deadlocked until the Jets plated two runs in the top of the 10th inning. The Tigers were unable to come up with any offense in the bottom of the frame.
Offensively for the Tigers, Karlie Wilbur went 3-5 with a home run and two RBI and Kylie Gilroy added a double.
WL-Salem travels to Riverside today for a local non-league matchup.
NORTHEASTERN 5, WL-SALEM 3
Jets 200 001 000 2 — 5 11 1
Tigers 000 021 000 0 — 3 8 4
Cardinals fly past Irish
Triad’s softball team made quick work of visiting Springfield Catholic Central for a 22-1 five-inning win on Wednesday.
The Cardinals are now 18-4 overall and finished second in the OHC with a 12-2 record.
Triad led 3-1 after the first inning, and then piled up 12 runs in the bottom of the second inning to pull away.
Hannah Watkins earned the win in the pitching circle and also went 3-4 with her bat to lead Triad.
Also for the Cardinals’ offense, Jenna Ober went 2-2 with a triple and three RBI and Maddie Ehrenborg went 3-4.
Triad hosts Fairbanks today in a non-league game.
TRIAD 22, SCC 1
Irish 100 00 — 1 4 7
Cardinals 3(12)4 3X — 22 12 0
Lough and Hoendorf; Watkins, Davis (4) and Ehrenborg. WP—Watkins; LP—Lough.
Gophers fall to Vanlue