Olivia Dumm struck out the 500th batter of her high school career on Wednesday in a 13-3 Scioto Valley Conference win over host Paint Valley in five innings.
“I am super blessed to have the opportunities that I have to be able to reach this milestone and thankful for everyone who has supported me along the way,” Dumm said. “(Catcher Makayla Cook) is my other half and she is just as much responsible for the strikeouts as I am. We are a great team and I’m so thankful to have a catcher like her to be there for me.”
The Mustangs backed their senior right-hander with a seven-run lead before she toed the rubber outside of Bainbridge.
Delana Landefeld led off the game with a walk and was joined on the base pads following a single to left by Ava Heath and Olivia Dumm reaching on a fielder’s choice.
Senior catcher Makayla Cook then smacked a 3-2 pitch over the right field fence for a grand slam.
Gabby Henry followed by reaching on an error and advancing to third on a stolen base and wild pitch. Sydney Fuller joined her on the base pads when she worked a walk.
Emma Henry lined a 2-0 pitch to left that drove in Gabby Henry.
After the runners moved up on a passed ball, Grace Long lined a 3-0 offering to center to drive in both runners.
Cook turned in a perfect 4-for-4 ledger with four RBI and two runs scored, Long went 3-for-4 with three RBI and scored, Heath turned in a 2-for-4 effort with an RBI and run scored and Emma Henry was 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored.
Dumm faced five batters and struck out four in throwing 26 pitches, 19 of which were strikes. Snyder allowed four hits, three unearned runs and struck out five in the remaining three and one-third innings.
The Mustangs (9-7, 7-3) travel to Leesburg Fairfield on Thursday for a non-conference game.