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Urbana surprises BL girls

Urbana surprised host Benjamin Logan with some early runs Tuesday and held on to win 4-0 in a Central Buckeye Conference softball matchup.

BL-softballBenjamin Logan’s Sydney Evans reaches second base as
the Urbana shortstop waits for the ball during their game
Tuesday at Ben Logan High School. EXAMINER PHOTO | AARON LaBATT

The Raiders run ruled the Hillclimbers 15-5 in six innings Monday.

With Tuesday’s loss, the Raiders slip to 10-5 overall and 5-2 in the CBC. Urbana bumps its mark to 6-10, 4-3.

Urbana drove in two runs in the top of the second inning and added one more run in the top of the third inning to take a 3-0 lead. The Hillclimbers another run in the fifth inning for a 4-0 score.

Ben Logan was unable to get any offense going as Urbana held on for the win.

Kate Campbell went 2-3 to lead the Raiders at the plate.

Ben Logan travels to Kenton Ridge on Thursday in CBC action.

URBANA 4, BEN LOGAN 0

Hillclimbers    021    010    0    —    4    9    0

Raiders    000    000    0    —    0    4    3

WP—Shank; LP—Terrill.

Tigers edge M’burg

West Liberty-Salem’s softball team clipped visiting Mechanicsburg for a 9-8 win on Monday in Ohio Heritage Conference action.

The Tigers even their record to 7-7 overall and are 5-4 in the OHC.

Mechanicsburg held a 5-3 lead after the top of the third inning.

WL-Salem came back to score four runs in the bottom of the third frame to take a 7-5 lead.

The Indians fought back and scored three runs in the top of the fifth inning, which gave them an 8-7 advantage.

The Tigers would not go away and scored one run in the bottom of the sixth inning to tie the game 1-1. They went on to plate the winning run in the bottom of the seventh.

Melany Ward earned the win in the pitching circle and went 2-3 with a home run and two RBI at the plate. Autumn Klinger went 3-4 and Rachel Loffing went 2-4.

WL-Salem hosts Miami East on Thursday in non-league action.

WL-SALEM 9, MECHANICSBURG 8

Indians    040    130    0    —    8    7    3

Tigers    300    410    1    —    9    11    6

WP—Ward; LP—Hartzler.

Pirates sink Gophers

Riverside’s softball team dropped host Ridgemont 11-1 in five innings on Tuesday in a local Northwest Central Conference game.

The win improves the Pirates to 10-5 overall and 3-0 in the NWCC.

Catch more softball coverage in Wednesday's Examiner.

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