Circleville and Westfall both split a pair of non-league games on Saturday in the Terry Anderson Invitational held on the softball diamonds of the Circleville City Schools campus.
After falling 12-0 to John Glenn in their first game, the Tigers bounced back to take the afternoon cap by a 10-0 verdict over Miami Trace in five innings.
The Tigers jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first when Cara Cooper tripled to left center and scored on a single to left off the bat of Ella Michael.
Alyssa Liston reached on an error in the third and eventually scored on an infield single off the bat of Claire Davis.
The Tigers scored six runs in the fourth and twice more in the fifth to complete the run-rule win.
Chandler Hayes singled twice and drove in a run, Davis singled twice and drove in two runs, Cooper singled, tripled and drove in a run, Michael singled twice and drove in three runs, Allie Jones singled and drove in a run and Liston tripled for the Tigers.
“I felt we were a little more patient at the plate in the second game,” Circleville coach Dave Truex said. “It wasn’t one of our best offensive games of the season, but we had several girls contribute throughout the lineup.”
Hayes tossed a two-hitter, walking a batter and striking out six to earn the win for the Tigers (6-2), who host Amanda-Clearcreek on Monday for a Mid-State League Buckeye Division game.
Westfall was also in action and run-ruled Reedsville Eastern 11-1 and then fell 2-1 to John Glenn.
The Mustangs jumped out to a 7-0 lead with four runs in the first and three more in the second. Westfall completed the win with a three-run sixth.
Makayla Cook was a perfect 4-for-4 with four RBI and two runs scored, Delana Landefeld was 3-for-4 and scored twice, Ava Heath went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored, Grace Long went 2-for-4 and drove in three runs and Madison Kearney added a 2-for-3 day.
Olivia Dumm tossed the first two innings and struck out four batters.
John Glenn scored a run in the bottom of the ninth to walk-off with the 2-1 win in the second game. John Glenn took a 1-0 lead in the third and Westfall tied the game in the sixth.
Landefeld singled and drove in a run and Grace Long doubled and score. Cook chipped in a double for the Mustangs (2-4), who resume Scioto Valley Conference play on Monday when they host Paint Valley.