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Cardinals blank Tigers in key OHC battle

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Triad completed a season sweep of West Liberty-Salem’s softball team Monday with an 11-1 win in five innings over the visiting Tigers in Ohio Heritage Conference action.

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Triad’s Colton Young tosses the ball to first baseman Seth Collier to record an out during Monday’s
game against West Liberty-Salem. Young threw a four-hit shutout. EXAMINER PHOTO | MATT HAMMOND

The win improves the Cardinals to 11-3 overall and 6-1 in the OHC. WL-Salem falls to 6-7, 4-4.

Triad jumped out to a 6-0 lead after two innings. WL-Salem scored its only run of the game in the top of the third inning, but the Cardinals responded with three more runs in the bottom of the third inning for a 9-1 score.

The Cardinals added two more runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to record the run-rule victory.

Hannah Watkins recorded the win in the pitching circle for Triad and went 2-3 with a triple on offense.

Also for the Cardinals, Jenna Welty went 3-3, Macie Jenkins hit a home run and Mindy Smith went 2-3.

For the Tigers, Kylie Gilroy went 2-2 and Rachel Ritter and Rachel Loffing each went 2-3.

Triad hosts Greeneview today in OHC action, while WL-Salem hosts Mechanicsburg in league action.

TRIAD 11, WL-SALEM 1

(five innings)

Tigers    001    00    —    1    8    4

Cardinals    513    02    —    11    10    1

Loffing and Kendall; Watkins and Ehrenborg. WP—Watkins; LP—Loffing.

Raiders wear down Hillclimbers

Benjamin Logan was too much for host Urbana to handle as the Raiders rolled to a 15-5 win in six innings on Monday in Central Buckeye Conference action.

The Raiders boost their record to 10-5 overall and 5-2 in the CBC Mad River division. The Hillclimbers fall to 6-10, 4-3.

Ben Logan led 5-3 after three innings and then plated eight runs in the top of the fourth inning to take a 13-3 advantage.

Urbana scored one run in the bottom of the fourth inning and one run in the bottom of the fifth frame for a 13-5 score, but the Raiders added two runs in the top of the six inning to put the game away.

Courtney Stewart turned in another stellar performance for the Raiders. She picked up the win in the pitching circle with seven strikeouts and went 4-5 at the plate with a double, a triple and two RBI.

Also for the Raiders, Kate Campbell went 2-4 with two doubles and four RBI, Melina Hilty went 3-4 with a double and four RBI, Taylor Coy went 3-4 with a triple and two RBI, Sydney Evans went 2-4 with two doubles, Jessie Dodson went 2-4 and Brooklyn Terrill and Kenzie Heater each had an RBI.

Ben Logan hosts Urbana today in CBC action.

BEN LOGAN 15, URBANA 5

(six innings)

Raiders    005    802    —    15    19    3

Hillclimbers    111    110    —    5    8    0

WP—Stewart; LP—Shank.

Chiefs fall to Tippecanoe

Tippecanoe’s softball team held on to top visiting Bellefontaine 9-4 Monday in a Central Buckeye Conference meeting.

The Red Devils are now 14-4 overall and sit atop the CBC Kenton Trail division at 8-0. The Chieftains slide to 6-7, 3-4.

“We did not play a bad game, we just could not get that timely hit to get some runs early in the game,” said BHS head coach Katie Buffkin. “It was the top of the seventh until we really started to get going.”

Tippecanoe led 6-1 after the fifth inning. The Red Devils tacked on three more runs in the bottom of the sixth to take a 9-1 advantage.

Bellefontaine made a late comeback with three runs in the top of the seventh inning, but it was not enough.

For the Chiefs, MacKenzie Brunswick went 2-3 with a triple, Haleigh Stafford went 2-3 and Jenna Van Hoose added a double.

Bellefontaine hosts Tippecanoe today in another CBC matchup.

TIPPECANOE 12, BELLEFONTAINE 9

Chiefs    000    010    3    —    4    9    3

Red Devils    110    223    X    —    9    12    0

Dew and Haley; Eichbaum and Kostyal. WP—Eichbaum; LP—Dew.

Warriors drop Lakers

Northwestern’s softball team grabbed some late momentum to beat visiting Indian Lake 11-7 on Monday in Central Buckeye Conference action.

The Warriors remain atop the CBC Mad River division at 5-0 and are 11-3 overall. The Lakers drop to 5-7 overall, 1-6 in the league.

Northwestern built an 8-3 lead after the fifth inning. Indian Lake tallied four runs in the top of the sixth inning to trail 8-7.

The Warriors pulled away with three more runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Ashley Franks powered the Indian Lake offense with a home run, a double and two RBI. Claire Maier had two doubles, Morgan Barnett had three RBI and Shelby McMann and Andi Lee each had an RBI.

Indian Lake hosts Northwestern today in CBC action.

NORTHWESTERN 11 INDIAN LAKE 7

Lakers    200    104    0    —    7    11    1

Warriors    022    313    X    —    11    19    1

WP—Oty; LP—Merritt.

W-Goshen slips past Ridgemont

Waynesfield-Goshen’s softball team pulled away from host Ridgemont for a 13-6 win Monday in Northwest Central Conference action.

Offensively for the Gophers, Whitney Arseneau went 2-3 with a double, a triple, a stolen base and scored three runs, Keysten Creamer went 2-4 with a double and an RBI, Katie Furer had a double and two RBI and Sara McFadden scored two runs.

Ridgemont travels to Mt. Gilead on Thursday for a non-league meeting.

W-GOSHEN 13, RIDGEMONT 6

Tigers    104    103    4    —    13    9    4

Gophers    230    100    0    —    6    7    6

WP—Crawford; LP—McFadden.

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