Wednesday’s roundup: Mustangs defeat Eagles in district softball semifinal

Olivia Dumm scattered seven hits over seven innings on Wednesday to help Westfall defeat visiting Reedsville Eastern 9-3 in a Division III Southeast District semifinal.The Westfall sophomore allowed three runs (one earned) and struck out 11 batters. Westfall took a 3-2 lead in the third inning and used a three-run blast off the bat of Abbie Bickenheuser to extend its advantage to 6-2 an inning later.Delana Landefeld went a perfect 5-for-5 with a double and two runs scored, Bickenheuser was 3-for-4 with four RBIs, Leah Ragland posted a 2-for-3 evening and Maddie Mullins chipped in a double and drove in … Continue reading Wednesday’s roundup: Mustangs defeat Eagles in district softball semifinal

Special season ends for Aces in district final

By Brad MorrisSportingPumpkin.com AMANDA — The disappointment was there, as it is every time an athlete falls short of their goal. But if this school year has taught the Amanda-Clearcreek softball team and the entire community one thing, it is to treasure every moment and opportunity together, because nothing is guaranteed in life. And that was the mood the Aces had on Wednesday following a 9-6 setback to visiting Johnstown in a Division III Central District final. The Aces gathered in left field after the game to be together as one and to launch purple balloons toward Heaven, in honor … Continue reading Special season ends for Aces in district final

Monday’s roundup: Aces, Vikings advance to district softball finals

Teays Valley pounded out a dozen hits and asserted itself over the middle innings on Monday to record a 9-2 Division I Central District semifinal win over host Upper Arlington.The ninth-seeded Vikings (19-8) advance to a district final on Wednesday at top-seeded Watkins Memorial (29-1), a 3-0 winner over Groveport in its district semifinal, with first pitch slated for 5 p.m.Seventh-seeded Upper Arlington (22-5) reached the scoreboard first with a run in the second, but the Vikings eventually seized the lead for good with a three-run fourth.Morgan Cantrell led off the fourth with a double to left, advanced to third … Continue reading Monday’s roundup: Aces, Vikings advance to district softball finals

Saturday’s roundup: MacDonald sends Braves to walk-off tourney win over Vinton County

Brody MacDonald was determined to keep Logan Elm playing baseball at least into next week.The senior hit a walk-off single to center, scoring David Evans and sending the Braves to a 5-4 win over visiting Vinton County in a Division … Continue reading Saturday’s roundup: MacDonald sends Braves to walk-off tourney win over Vinton County

Friday’s roundup: Mustangs cruise past Buckeyes in softball sectional final

Olivia Dumm tossed a five-hitter on Friday, sending Westfall to a 12-0 run-rule win over Nelsonville-York in a Division III Southeast District sectional final.The Westfall sophomore used 77 pitches over the five-inning contest, walked none and struck out 11 Buckeyes.Westfall (22-5) took advantage of seven errors by Nelsonville-York (6-17) to score 10 unearned runs.Maddie Mullins put the Mustangs ahead 1-0 in the first when she hit a sacrifice fly to center that brought in Delana Landefeld from third base. The Mustangs put away the sectional final with a five-run second.A squeeze by Maddison Kearney allowed Leah Ragland to score and … Continue reading Friday’s roundup: Mustangs cruise past Buckeyes in softball sectional final

Vikings use 10-run first to rout Warriors in sectional final

By Brad MorrisSportingPumpkin.com ASHVILLE — It doesn’t take long to figure out the softball pedigree that Teays Valley has earned over the years, starting with the four cutouts of Ohio on the outfield fence that symbolize and honor two state tournament teams, one state runner-up squad and a state championship team. With that type of tradition, Teays Valley coach Derrick Hastler entered this week in an unusual situation. “We normally have teams with a lot of tournament experience, but due to not having last season because of the (COVID-19) pandemic we started this week with only two players with tournament … Continue reading Vikings use 10-run first to rout Warriors in sectional final

Monday’s roundup: Braves, Vikings open softball tourney with wins

Logan Elm scored in each of its last four at-bats on Monday to run-rule host Waverly 13-3 in a Division II Southeast District sectional semifinal.The No. 11 seeded Braves took the lead for good with a five-run second.After scoring a run in the third and another in the fourth, the Braves put away their tournament opener with a six-run fifth.Carly King put the Braves on the scoreboard with an RBI single to center to score Avree Entler.After an error allowed Jacie Clifton to score, Lynsay Vanhoose smacked a two-run double to center to score Kylie Smith and a courtesy runner … Continue reading Monday’s roundup: Braves, Vikings open softball tourney with wins