Braves produce 15 hits in 8-6 win over Bulldogs

Logan Elm pounded out 15 hits and scored eight of the first nine runs of a Mid-State League Buckeye Division game on Friday to defeat host Bloom-Carroll 8-6.

Lynsay VanHoose led off the game by lining a single to left and Sadie Binkley followed by lining a single to right.

Jacie Clifton then reached on an error by the shortstop that allowed VanHoose to score and advanced courtesy runner Brooke Cooper to third.

An error later by the second baseman allowed Cooper to score.

The Braves added an insurance run in the second when Kaitlyn Otterbacher doubled to left, advanced to third on an infield single by VanHoose and scored when Binkley lined a single to right.

Logan Elm answered Bloom-Carroll’s run in its half of the second with one of its own in the third.

Meredith Jarvis doubled to right to lead off the inning and later scored on an error by the shortstop on a ground ball hit by Ryleigh Wolfe.

The Braves went ahead 6-1 in the fourth.

Otterbacher doubled to left, was joined on the base pads when VanHoose reached on an error by the third baseman and both runners scored on a single to center off the bat of Jarvis.

Logan Elm scored its final two runs in the sixth.

Binkley lined a single to center to open the frame and scored on a double to right off the bat of Clifton.

Clifton advanced to third when Jarvis lined a single to center and scored two outs error when Tia Fowler reached on an error by the second baseman.

Logan Elm’s Meredith Jarvis had three hits, two RBI and scored in an 8-6 win over Bloom-Carroll. File photo by Brad Morris/Sporting Pumpkin

Bloom-Carroll scored three runs in the sixth and two more in its final at-bat.

Binkley went 4-for-5 with an RBI and run scored, VanHoose was 3-for-5 with two runs scored, Jarvis contributed a 3-for-5 evening with two RBI and a run scored, and Otterbacher doubled twice and scored twice in four plate appearances to lead the Braves.

Binkley allowed six hits and three runs, two earned, over six and two-third innings to record the win. She walked a batter and struck out eight.

Logan Elm (6-4, 3-2) travels to Southeastern on Saturday for a non-league doubleheader.

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