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Seventh-inning surge gives Tigers victory over Riverside

West Liberty-Salem’s softball team took advantage of two errors by host Riverside to squeeze out a 2-0 victory Thursday in local non-league softball action.

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West Liberty-Salem’s Melany Ward avoids getting tagged out by Riverside’s Christyn Wietholter during a rundown in the sixth inning Thursday at Riverside High School. (EXAMINER PHOTO | AARON LaBATT)

The Tigers bump their record to 16-10, while the Pirates slip to 15-8.

We played great for six innings, but fell apart in the seventh to allow West Liberty to score off of two errors,” said RHS head coach Andy Phelps. “Our bats were shut down as well. We hit the ball hard, but right at people.”

Both teams battled back and forth for the first six innings until Riverside made an error that allowed WL-Salem to score. The Pirates committed another error later in the top of the seventh frame and gave the Tigers another run and a 2-0 score.

Riverside was unable to rally in the bottom of the seventh.
Melany Ward earned the win in the pitching circle and allowed just two hits. She went 2-3 at the plate, while Taylor Day recorded a double for the Tigers.

Karli Castle and Christyn Wietholter each had a hit for the Pirates.
WL-Salem travels to Ft. Loramie today for a non-league game. Riverside travels to Ben Logan on Saturday for a local non-league contest.

Arrows clip Raiders

Tecumseh pulled out a 5-4 win over visiting Benjamin Logan on Thursday in a tight Central Buckeye Conference battle.

The Arrows even their mark at 12-12 overall and are 6-10

n the CBC Kenton Trail division. The Raiders drop to 16-10 and 10-6 in the CBC Mad River division.

The score was tied 2-2 after two innings.

Tecumseh pulled in front with two runs in the bottom of the third frame for a 4-2 advantage.

The Raiders clawed back to tie the game 4-4 in the top of the sixth inning.

However, the Arrows plated a run in the bottom of the sixth to take a 5-4 advantage and held on the rest of the way to escape with the win.

Offensively for Ben Logan, Courtney Stewart went 2-4 and had two stolen bases, Melina Hilty went 2-3 with a double and an RBI and Kate Campbell had an RBI.

Triad edges Fairbanks

Triad held on for a 4-2 victory over visiting Fairbanks on Thursday in non-league action.

The Cardinals improve their record to 19-4 on the season.

Triad led 3-0 after the opening inning. Fairbanks cut the lead to 3-2 after scoring two runs in the top of the fifth inning.

The Cardinals added an insurance run in the top of the fifth.

At the plate for Triad, Hannah Watkins went 2-2 with a triple and Jenna Welty hit a double.

Dayna Ober picked up the win in the pitching circle.

Triad travels to Marysville today for a non-league game.

Gophers fall to Ridgedale

Ridgedale fired a two-hitter to put away host Ridgemont 14-4 on Thursday in a non-league contest.

Mackenzie Totten and Bailey Wagner each recorded a hit for the Gophers.

Ridgemont travels to Springfield Catholic Central today for a non-league matchup.

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