Teays Valley scored 15 runs in its first tournament at-bat and didn’t look back on Tuesday in a 26-0 win over visiting Walnut Ridge in a Division I Central District softball sectional semifinal.
The Vikings (22-1), seeded fifth out of 48 teams in the district, easily disposed of the 47th seed Scots and move on to host the 48th seeded Westland Cougars on Thursday for a sectional final.
Reagan Mengerink smacked a pair of home runs as part of a 3-for-3 day with five RBI and five runs scored and Emma Helwagen was 3-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored to help lead the Vikings. Michelle Brumfield went 2-for-3 and scored, Alyssa Brown went 2-for-3 with an RBI and three runs scored, Madison Cline turned in a 2-for-2 evening with two RBI and two runs scored and Lauren Park smacked a two-run homer.
Sydney Manring struck out the side in the first and Isabel Sayre tossed the final four innings and struck out eight to be credited with the win.
Teays Valley 6,
Worthington Christian 3
Tyler Love started off a three-run second with a solo home run on Tuesday to help lift Teays Valley to a 6-3 non-league win over visiting Worthington Christian.
The Vikings scored three runs in the second to take a 4-3 lead and tacked on two insurance runs in the sixth.
Love’s one-out homer over the left field fence cut the Warriors’ lead to 3-2.
Peyton Weiler followed with a double to left and Tommy Williams reached on a bunt single. Luke Bullock followed with a single to score both runs.
Love went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored and Williams was 2-for-4 and scored.
Sam Sethna scattered six hits and three runs (one earned) over six innings to claim the win. He walked one and struck out three.
The Vikings (14-6) travel to Upper Arlington on Thursday for a non-league game.
Logan Elm 4,
Berne Union 3
Braylen Baker singled in Carson Summers with the game-winning run on Tuesday, sending Logan Elm to a 4-3 non-league win over visiting Berne Union.
Carson Summers opened the home seventh with a line drive single to left and was joined on the base pads when Garret Summers singled on a bunt. Baker then smacked the first pitch he saw into left to complete the walk-off win.
Logan Elm scored once in the first and again in the third to take a 2-0 lead. Berne Union tied the score in the fourth. The Braves went back ahead 3-2 in the fifth, but the Rockets answered right back to not the score again, this time at 3-3.
Baker went 3-for-4 and drove in three runs, Garret Summers went 2-for-2 and scored and Carson Summers singled and scored three times.
Garret Summers allowed two earned runs in four innings of work while striking out five. Baker tossed the final three, allowing two hits and an unearned run to record the win. The LE junior walked a batter and struck out six.
Logan Elm (7-14) hosts Vinton County on Saturday to open tournament play.
West Jefferson 12,
West Jefferson jumped out to a 9-0 lead and withstood a six-run sixth by visiting Westfall to take the 12-9 non-conference win.
Peyton Weiss went 3-for-4, including two doubles, with an RBI and two runs scored, Bryant Coker singled and drove in three runs, Noah Stonerock singled and had two RBI and Ashton Nunemaker singled, drove in a run and scored twice for the Mustangs (7-12), who host Fairfield Union on Wednesday for a non-conference tilt.