Logan Elm used a four-run fifth to distance itself from visiting Fairfield Union on Friday in a 10-4 Mid-State League Buckeye Division softball game.
The Braves jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first.
Carly King and Jacie Clifton each singled and were sacrificed over by Erin Gaskin. Maraya Neff and Casie Gaskin followed with RBI singles.
The Braves led 4-1 entering the fifth and expanded their lead to 8-1.
Clifton had three hits and two RBI and Avree Entler singled and doubled to help lead the Braves.
King recorded 11 strikeouts in the win for the Braves (9-8, 6-4), who host Unioto on Saturday for a non-league doubleheader.
Circleville 10, Liberty Union 3
Circleville used a six-run sixth inning on Friday to put away visiting Liberty Union in a 10-3 MSL-Buckeye win
Aly Jones opened the home sixth and pinch-runner Hope Seiler was sacrificed to second by Alaina Francis. Following a single by Chandler Hayes, Alyssa Liston hit a sacrifice fly to center that scored Seiler. Cara Cooper followed with a triple to left that scored both Hayes and Liston. Katie Folkes then singled to center to drive in Cooper. Following a walk to Ella Michael, Gabby McConnell singled to center to drive in Folkes. Gracie Riddick then capped the frame with a double to left that scored Michael.
Cooper paced the Tigers with four hits, including two doubles and a triple, and drove in a pair of runs. Michael doubled and tripled, and Jones and Chandler both singled twice.
McConnell allowed four hits and three earned runs over seven innings to earn the win. The CHS sophomore walked three and struck out two.
Circleville (11-4, 6-4) continues league play on Monday at Teays Valley.
Teays Valley 10,
Hamilton Township 0
Teays Valley pounded out 13 hits on Friday as it recorded a 10-0 MSL-Buckeye win over visiting Hamilton Township.
The Vikings led 5-0 after an inning of play and 9-0 entering the fourth.
Lauren Park was a perfect 3-for-3 with three RBI and a run scored and Emma Helwagen was 2-for-2 with three runs scored. Reagan Mengerink was 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored and Madison Cline also went 2-for-3 and drove in a run.
Cline allowed three hits, walked one and struck out three in five innings to earn the win for the Vikings (18-1, 11-0), who host Circleville on Monday for a league game.
Southeastern recorded 14 hits and scored in four of its six at-bats on its way to a 10-1 Scioto Valley Conference win over visiting Westfall.
The Panthers led 7-0 entering the fourth.
Olivia Dumm was 2-for-5 with an RBI and Gabby Henry went 2-for-3 for the Mustangs (13-6, 8-3), who host Unioto on Monday for a conference game.
Logan Elm 8,
Fairfield Union 7
Logan Elm held off a late charge by visiting Fairfield Union on Friday as it claimed an 8-7 MSL-Buckeye win.
The Falcons took an early 2-0 lead, but the Braves struck for all eight of their runs with two outs in the third to take an 8-2 advantage.
Braylen Baker lined a triple to center field that chased home both Blayton Reid and Garret Summers, who both reached base on singles, to tie the game at 2-2.
After a walk to Grant Cline, Gavin Griffey brought in Baker on a double to left that gave the Braves the lead for good.
Keegan Diehl and Zack Parks were both hit by pitches, with the second hit batsman forcing in Cline from third base.
Kyle Rine followed with a two-run single to right that scored both Griffey and Diehl.
Back-to-back singles off the bats of Reid and Carson Summers chased home Parks and Rine with the final two runs of the inning.
Fairfield Union scored once in the sixth and its final four runs in the seventh. The Falcons left the potential tying run stranded on second.
Garret Summers earned the win for the Braves (6-10, 4-7), who host Unioto on Saturday for a pair of non-league games.
Amanda-Clearcreek took the lead for good in the sixth inning on Friday to record a 4-3 MSL-Buckeye win over visiting Bloom-Carroll.
Landon Mills singled to right and scored on a double to center off the bat of Grant Guiler to put the Aces in front.
Peyton Cassley tossed the final two innings and retired the Bulldogs in order in the seventh, including a strikeout swinging to end the game, and earn the win in relief.
Trent Hedges allowed five hits and two earned runs over five innings. He walked two and struck out seven.
Hedges went 2-for-3 and scored and Mills was 2-for-3 and also scored for the Aces. Cade Young doubled and scored.
Amanda-Clearcreek (10-5, 7-4) hosts Fairfield Union on Monday to continue league play.
Hamilton Township 6,
Teays Valley 5
Hamilton Township pushed across two runs in the eighth to take a 6-4 lead and host Teays Valley could only answer with one in its final at-bat in a 6-5 MSL-Buckeye setback for the Vikings.
Noah Morbitzer was 2-for-4 and scored twice, Tyler Love went 2-for-3 and scored and Tommy Williams singled and scored for the Vikings (10-5, 6-4), who host Thomas Worthington on Saturday for a non-league game.
Westfall pounded out 15 hits on Friday as it defeated host Southeastern 13-5 in a SVC game.
The Mustangs scored 10 runs in their final three at-bats.
Jaden Towler went a perfect 4-for-4 with an RBI and four runs scored and Bryce Wickline was 3-for-4 with an RBI and run scored. Ashton Nunemaker went 2-for-3 with an RBI and Trent Walters was 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored.
Peyton Weiss checked the Panthers to two hits, walked a batter and struck out nine over five innings to earn the win for the Mustangs (6-9, 4-7), who travel to Oak Hill on Saturday for a non-conference tilt.