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Vikings surge to put Tigers away in non-league game

Softball Roundup

Miami East’s softball team caught fire late and pulled away for a 10-0 win in five innings Thursday over host West Liberty-Salem in a non-league meeting.

The Tigers fall to 7-8 on the season.

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West Liberty-Salem’s Taylor Day records a hit during the third inning of a game against Miami East on Thursday at Sparks Field. EXAMINER PHOTO | AARON LaBATT

Both teams struggled to score runs early in the game.

Miami East finally managed to break through and scored three runs in the top of the fourth inning. The Vikings kept the momentum going and pulled away with seven runs in the top of the fifth inning for a 10-0 lead.

Rachel Loffing suffered the loss in the pitching circle for the Tigers, but led the offense going 2-2 at the plate.

WL-Salem travels to Cedarville today for an Ohio Heritage Conference game.

MIAMI EAST 10, WL-SALEM 0

(five innings)

Vikings    000    37    —    10    8    0

Tigers    000    00    —    0    6    3

WP—Kiesewetter; LP—Loffing.

Cougars slip past Raiders

Kenton Ridge scored two runs early and held on to win 2-0 over visiting Benjamin Logan on Thursday in a Central Buckeye Conference contest.

The Raiders slip to 10-7 overall and 5-4 in the CBC Mad River division, while the Cougars improve to 12-2 and 6-1 in the CBC Kenton Trail.

Kenton Ridge scored one run in the bottom of the first inning and added another run in the bottom of the third inning for a 2-0 lead. The Cougars played strong defense and made their two runs hold up the rest of the game.

For the Raiders, Courtney Stewart led the way by going 4-4 with a double.

KENTON RIDGE 2, BEN LOGAN 0

Raiders    000    000    0    —    0    7    1

Cougars    101    000    X    —    2    5    1

WP—Lopez; LP—Stewart.

See SOFTBALL on Page 20

Arrows clip Lakers

Tecumseh’s softball team rallied to clip visiting Indian Lake 4-3 on Thursday in a Central Buckeye Conference meeting.

See more softball coverage in Friday's Examiner.

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