Mustangs sweep diamonds against Pioneers

Coming off its second Scioto Valley Conference loss of the season, Westfall baseball used a quick start on Wednesday to lead from start-to-finish in a 9-7 win over host Zane Trace.

Trent Walters led off the game with an infield single to third, advanced to second on a ground out by Brenden Tuttle and scored when Jaden Towler singled to left.

Towler advanced to second when Bryant Coker reached on an error by the right fielder and scored one out later when Brandon Bingham lined a double to center.

Westfall went back to work in the second to double its advantage.

Clay Ellis lined a single to center and advanced to second when Noah Stonerock reached on an error by the third baseman. Following a fielder’s choice that took Ellis off the base pads and a wild pitch, Tuttle lined a single to left to drive in Stonerock and Walters.

Zane Trace trimmed its deficit to 4-3 in its half of the second. but Westfall eventually countered with a four-run fourth.

Walters led off the frame with a single to left and was joined on the base pads when Tuttle worked a walk.

Following a wild pitch to advance the runners, Towler lined a two-run single to center.

Coker followed by lining a triple to right to chase home Towler.

Coker was retired at the plate on a ground ball to the pitcher hit by Cade Hall.

The Mustangs scored their final run of the frame on a bases loaded walk to Ellis that forced in Bryce Wickline.

Towler went 2-for-4 with four RBI and two runs scored, Walters also was 2-for-4 and scored three times, Bingham turned in a 2-for-3 evening and drove in a run and Hall was 2-for-4 and scored.

Tuttle claimed the win for the Mustangs and Stonerock nailed down the save with two and two-third innings of scoreless baseball.

Westfall (8-2, 5-2) opens the second round of conference play on Friday when it travels to Adena.

Westfall 15,
Zane Trace 3

Westfall dropped an eight-spot on host Zane Trace in the second inning on Wednesday on its way to a 15-3 SVC run-rule win in five innings.

The Mustangs entered the second with a 3-1 lead.

Delana Landefeld went 3-for-5 and scored three times, Ava Heath turned in a 3-for-4 day with four RBI and a run scored, and Makayla Cook had a perfect 3-for-3 ledger with an RBI. Sydney Fuller had two hits, scored twice and drove in a run, Emma Henry was 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored, Logan McNeal also went 2-for-3 with three RBI and three runs scored and Madison Kearney added a 2-for-3 performance with an RBI and run scored.

Dumm worked four innings and allowed five hits and three unearned runs. She walked four and struck out eight in the win.

The Mustangs (7-5, 5-2) host Hillsboro on Thursday for a non-conference game.

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