Thursday’s roundup: Alford leads A-C softball past Teays Valley

Paige Alford was in command from start-to-finish on Thursday, striking out 13 batters, in leading Amanda-Clearcreek to a 3-1 Mid-State League Buckeye Division win over host Teays Valley.
Alford allowed six hits and an earned run in 104-pitch outing that included 75 strikes.
The Aces scored all three of their runs in the third inning to ultimately avenge a 14-1 loss to the Vikings last month.
Hannah Kemmerling walked with one out and was joined on the base pads following back-to-back singles from Addison Icenhour and Carly Singleton.
After a lineup, Logann Julian delivered a two-out double to left field to drive in all three runners.
Reagan Mengerink accounted for the Vikings’ lone run on a live drive homer over the center field fence in the fifth.
Both teams hit the road for non-league play today, as the Aces (13-3, 10-3) take on Alexander and the Vikings (14-7, 8-4) clash with Bishop Watterson.
Westfall 7,
West Jefferson 5

Westfall scored four runs in the sixth on Thursday to rally for a 7-5 non-conference win over visiting West Jefferson.
Luke Blackburn cut the West Jeff lead to 5-4 on a one-out single to left that scored Trent Walters. Peyton Weiss followed with a sacrifice fly to left to score Titan Williams and tie the game.
Following a walk to Ashton Nunemaker, Caden Foreman reached on an error by the third baseman that allowed Blackburn to score and put the Mustangs ahead 6-5.
Hunter McCoy then singled to center to knock in Nunemaker.
Weiss was 2-for-3 with three RBIs and Blackburn went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored.
Williams earned the win in relief, allowing two hits and striking out two in two innings.
The Mustangs (16-6) host Amanda-Clearcreek on Monday for a non-conference tilt.
Logan Elm 4,
Circleville 3

Logan Elm scored twice in the top of the seventh to claim a 4-3 MSL-Buckeye win over host Circleville.
Garret Summers started the Braves’ rally with a one-out single to left. Following a walk to Jeremy Wietelmann, David Evans laced a double to center to score Summers and tie the game.
After a walk to Braylen Baker, Brody MacDonald grounded out into a fielder’s choice that allowed Wietelmann to score the eventual game-winning run.
Peyton Anderson went 2-for-3 with a run scored to lead the Braves. Baker hit a solo homer, and MacDonald and Evans each had a hit and RBI.
Summers allowed five hits and three runs (two earned) in six innings. He walked four and struck out four. Anderson earned the win by tossing a scoreless inning of relief.
Nick Burns, Max Brooks and Tate DeBord each had a hit and an RBI for the Tigers.
The Tigers (11-10, 6-7) continue league play today at Amanda-Clearcreek and the Braves (6-16, 4-10) travel to Logan on Saturday for a non-league doubleheader.
Teays Valley 9,
Amanda-Clearcreek 3

Teays Valley wiped away a 3-0 deficit with a seven-run third on Thursday to defeat visiting Amanda-Clearcreek 9-3 in a MSL-Buckeye tilt.
AJ Moniaci went 2-for-3 with an RBI and run scored, and Tyler Love and Will Murphy each went 2-for-3 and scored. Conner Russell added a two-run double.
Sam Sethna worked five and one-third innings and allowed four hits and three earned runs to notch the win.
Peyton Cassley was a perfect 3-for-3 with an RBI and run scored to lead the Aces.
Both teams continue league play today, as the Aces (10-8, 5-7) host Circleville and the Vikings (14-7, 8-4) entertain Hamilton Township.

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