Teays Valley tied an Ohio High School Athletic Association softball record for home runs in a single-game with nine round-trippers on Wednesday as it routed host Fairfield Union 31-1 in a five-inning Mid-State League Buckeye Division game.
According to OHSAA records, the only other team to hit nine home runs in a game was Cardington-Lincoln in an April 2019 contest against Northmor.
Surprisingly, the Vikings hit just one home run in a 12-run first – a two-run homer over the left field fence by Reagan Mengerink.
Faith Thompson and Kadance Fraley led off the second with back-to-back solo shots. Alyssa Brown smacked a two-run homer later in the inning and Morgan Cantrell added a solo four-bagger that helped power an eight-run inning.
Mengerink hit two of those four-baggers and finished the night 4-for-6 with five RBI and four runs scored. Brown also clubbed two homers in a 4-for-6 performance that included five RBI and four runs scored. Cantrell also went 4-for-6 with a pair of round-trippers, two RBI and five runs scored. Kennedy Cauger was 5-for-6 with a solo homer, five RBI and four runs scored, and Emma Helwagen was 4-for-6 with three RBI and three runs scored.
Sydney Manring allowed an earned run, walked a batter and struck out one in an inning of work. Isabel Sayre finished the final four frames, allowing three hits, one walk and struck out a batter.
The Vikings (16-1, 9-0) continue league play today at Circleville.
Logan Elm 11,
Liberty Union 0
Carly King tossed a one-hitter on Wednesday, helping Logan Elm to an 11-0 MSL-Buckeye win over host Liberty Union in six innings.
The Braves jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first and led 7-0 through four complete.
Lynsay Vanhoose doubled twice and drove in three runs and Avree Entler doubled, singled twice, scored three times and drove in a run to lead the Braves (8-9, 5-4), who host Fairfield Union on Friday for a league contest.
Circleville rallied from a 7-1 deficit on Wednesday as it claimed a 10-8 MSL-Buckeye win over visiting Amanda-Clearcreek.
Katelyn Folkes hit a two-run homer to ignite the CHS rally and Chandler Hayes earned the win in relief.
The Tigers (10-3, 5-3) host Teays Valley on Thursday for a league game.
Westfall out-hit host Piketon 10-3 but left nine runners stranded on Wednesday in a 2-1 Scioto Valley Conference loss.
The Mustangs tied the game in the seventh, but the Redstreaks walked off the conference upset in the bottom half of the frame.
Sydney Fuller tallied three hits and scored, and Abbie Bickenheuser and Gracie Henry had two hits apiece for the Mustangs (13-5, 8-2), who travel to Southeastern on Friday for another conference game.
Amanda-Clearcreek erupted for 10 runs in the fifth and sixth innings on Wednesday in a 10-1 MSL-Buckeye win over host Circleville.
The Tigers scored their lone run in the second and led until the Aces dropped a six-spot in the fifth.
Trent Hedges kicked off the scoring in the fifth with an RBI single to right that drove in Grant Guiler and tie the game. Peyton Cassley then singled to left and knocked in Hunter Matheny.
Cade Young followed with a two-run single to left that score both Ryan Chambers and Hedges.
A squeeze by RJ Hall drove in Cassley and Barker capped the visiting fifth with a single to center that plated Young.
Young led the Aces by going 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored, Cassley was 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored and Hedges also went 2-for-3 with three RBI and a pair of runs scored.
Chambers earned the win by scattering seven hits and an earned run over six innings. He walked five and struck out four.
Nolan West and Scott Moats each doubled and singled for the Tigers and Logan Smith doubled and scored.
Both teams continue league play on Friday, as the Aces (9-5, 6-4) host Bloom-Carroll and the Tigers (8-8, 5-4) entertain Liberty Union.
Teays Valley 14,
Fairfield Union 1
Teays Valley scored in each of its five at-bats on Wednesday in a 14-1 run-rule win over host Fairfield Union.
The Vikings led 2-0 after an inning of play and 7-0 through two frames.
Tommy Williams was a perfect 3-for-3 with two RBI and three runs scored and Will Murphy was 2-for-4 with a solo homer, four RBI and two runs scored. Tyler Love and Michael Back each added a solo homer.
Sam Sethna scattered six hits over five innings to earn the win. He allowed an earned run, walked three and struck out four.
The Vikings (9-4, 5-3) continue league play today when they host unbeaten Liberty Union.
Liberty Union 10,
Logan Elm 0
Liberty Union used a seven-run second on its way to a 10-0 MSL-Buckeye win on Wednesday over visiting Logan Elm in five innings.
Gavin Griffey had a pair of hits to lead the Braves (5-9, 3-6), who continue league play on Friday when they host Fairfield Union.
Piketon used a five-run fourth to seize the lead for good on Wednesday in an 8-6 SVC win over visiting Westfall.
The Redstreaks added another run in the fifth to go ahead 8-5. Westfall scored its final run in the sixth.
Ashton Nunemaker was 3-for-4 with two runs scored, Bryant Coker went 2-for-3 with an RBI and run scored for the Mustangs (5-9, 3-7), who continue conference play on Friday when they host Southeastern.