Tigers post wins over Blue Angels, Raiders

Circleville rallied to score the final five runs of a non-league game on Saturday to defeat host Gallia Academy 10-7.

The Tigers dented the plate four times in the sixth, all with two outs, to turn a 7-5 deficit into a 9-7 lead.

Claire Davis and Cara Cooper reached on back-to-back singles and Ella Michael followed with a double to center to score both runners and tie the game.

Michael advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored when Gabby McConnell lined a single to left field.

McConnell advanced to second on a wild pitch and scored when Katie Folkes lined a single to left.

Cooper reached on a hard hit off the pitcher in the seventh to drive in Alyssa Liston, who reached the base pads on a single to right.

Circleville’s Cara Cooper had six hits, scored four times and drove in three runs on Saturday in non-league wins over Gallia Academy and River Valley. Photo courtesy of Scott Iles Photography

Cooper went 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored, Michael was 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored, Davis also went 2-for-4 and scored twice, and Liston posted a 2-for-4 day with an RBI and run scored.

McConnell earned the win in relief, allowing two hits and an earned run over three innings.

Circleville then posted a 7-3 win over Bidwell River Valley.

The Tigers took a 3-2 lead in the third when Cara Cooper lined a double to center and scored when Ella Michael lined a single to left.

Circleville added an insurance run an inning later when Amaya Fauver doubled to center with two outs to knock in Gracie Riddick, who earlier reached on a walk.

Claire Davis opened the fifth with a double to right, advanced to third on a passed ball and scored when Cooper reached on an infield single to second.

Cooper eventually scored on a passed ball to put the Tigers ahead 6-2.

Cooper went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored, Davis was 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored and Michael also went 2-for-4 with an RBI and run scored.

Chandler Hayes earned the win in the circle with a complete game effort. She scattered six hits, allowed three runs (one earned), walked three and struck out two.

The Tigers (9-4) resume Mid-State League Buckeye Division play on Monday when they host Hamilton Township.

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