Created on Wednesday, 10 April 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Senior Melany Ward and sophomore Kylee Kite combined for a no-hitter as West Liberty-Salem’s softball team took a commanding 24-0 win in five innings over visiting Cedarville on Tuesday in Ohio Heritage Conference action.
The win moves the Tigers to 4-5 overall and 2-2 in the OHC.
Ward and Kite combined for seven strikeouts, with Ward earning the win.
WL-Salem scored 10 runs in the first inning, added four runs in the second inning, three runs in the third inning and seven more runs in the fourth inning.
Offensively for the Tigers, Karlie Wilbur went 3-5 with a home run, a double and four RBI, Rachel Loffing went 3-5 with a home run and five RBI and Rachel Ritter went 3-3 with a double, a triple and four RBI.
Raiders blank Knights
Benjamin Logan’s softball team dominated visiting Greenon for a 10-0 win in five innings Tuesday in Central Buckeye Conference action.
The Raiders are now 6-1 overall and 3-0 in the CBC Mad River division, while the Knights fall to 3-3, 0-3.
Ben Logan led 4-0 after three innings and sealed the win with a six-run burst in the bottom of the fifth frame.
Senior Courtney Stewart fired a one-hitter in the pitching circle with eight strikeouts and one walk. She also hit a home run with two RBI at the plate.
Also for the Raiders, Kate Campbell went 2-4 with a double and two RBI, Sydney Evans went 2-4 with two RBI, Brooklyn Terrill had a triple with an RBI, Taylor Quay had two RBI and Amber HItes had one RBI.
Ben Logan travels to Springfield Shawnee on Thursday for a CBC crossover game.
Triad clips Northeastern
Triad’s softball team struck early and held on for a 3-0 win over visiting Northeastern Tuesday in Ohio Heritage Conference action.
The Cardinals are now 7-2 overall and 3-1 in the OHC.
Triad took a 2-0 lead after the opening inning and tacked on one more run in the bottom of the third inning for a 3-0 score. The Cardinals were able to prevent the Jets from scoring the rest of the game.
Hannah Watkins earned the win in the circle and gave up just three hits.
Offensively, Mindy Smith had a triple to lead the Cardinals.
Triad hosts Springfield Catholic Central on Friday in an OHC contest.
Gophers drop Hornets
Ridgemont pulled away in the later innings to down host Cory-Rawson 11-6 on Tuesday in a non-league meeting.
The Gophers led 5-3 after the third inning and scored four more runs in the top of the sixth for a 9-3 score. Ridgemont tacked on two more runs in the top of the seventh to take an 11-3 lead.
Cory-Rawson managed to add three runs in the bottom of the seventh, but could not get any closer.
Offensively for Ridgemont, Bailey Wagner went 2-3 with two doubles and two RBI, Taylor Knapp went 2-4 with a double, Samantha Hardin went 3-5 with an RBI and Whitney Arseneau went 2-4.
Sara McFadden earned the win in the pitching circle for the Gophers and went 2-4 with an RBI at the plate.
Ridgemont hosts Riverside on Thursday for a Northwest Central Conference matchup.
Hillclimbers sink Lakers
Urbana’s softball team handled host Indian Lake for a 10-2 win on Tuesday in Central Buckeye Conference Mad River division action.
The Lakers fall to 3-3 overall and 0-3 in the CBC Mad River division, while the Hillclimbers are now 3-7, 2-1.
Urbana built a 4-2 lead after the fourth inning. The Hillclimbers pulled away by scoring three runs in the top of the fifth inning and three more runs in the top of the sixth inning.
Claire Maier and Taylor Dixon each had an RBI to lead the Lakers.
Indian Lake travels to Tippecanoe today for a CBC crossover game.
Houston gets win over Riverside
Houston grabbed a 7-3 win over host Riverside on Tuesday in a non-league softball contest.
The loss drops the Pirates to 6-4 on the season.
“It was a matter of scoring,” said RHS head coach Andy Phelps. “Houston is a very good hitting team and they showed it today. We just did not get the runs in that we needed. We left bases loaded in the first inning and left six total runners in scoring position.”
Houston led 5-1 after the third inning. Riverside scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to make it a 5-3 score, but the Wildcats added two runs in the top of the sixth and held on the rest of the way.
Offensively for Riverside, Taylor Anderson went 3-4, Karli Castle went 2-3 with two RBI and Heather Comer added an RBI.
Riverside travels to Ridgemont on Thursday for Northwest Central Conference action.