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SOFTBALL TOURNEY ROUNDUP: Who’s advancing, who’s reached the end

A brief look at who's still alive in postseason play.

SOSA Staff Report

Take a look at scores and statistics from this past week’s sectional tournament results.

NOTE: Recaps from Fairfield at Huntington and Minford at Southeastern can be found on our website.

Division II

Sheridan 10, McClain 0

The Tigers (13-9) saw their season end at the hands of Sheridan in a sectional championship game.

McClain’s offense was held to just two hits while the Generals pounded out 12 of their own.

Warren 10, Unioto 1

In a game that was close until the later innings, Warren pulled away from Unioto (18-7) in a sectional final.

Senior Jade Zickafoose ended the day 1-for-3 with a run while freshman Megan Miller drove in the lone run.

Logan Elm 5, Hillsboro 3

The Braves (13-8) traveled to Hillsboro and pulled off an upset in a sectional championship game.

Logan Elm’s offense was led by Callena Wiget, who finished 3-for-4 with a double, a run and an RBI, while Lynsay Vanhoose went 1-for-4 with a triple, a run and three RBIs. Jacey Clifton also helped out, going 2-for-2 with a double, a run and an RBI, and Carlee Reed was 1-for-2 with a run.

In the circle, Avree Entler picked up the win in four innings of work. She surrendered three earned runs on five hits and struck out a pair.

For Hillsboro (20-4), Kayla Roberts tossed seven innings, allowing five earned runs on nine hits and striking out six. She was also 2-for-4 at the dish with a double, a run and an RBI.

Logan Elm will now meet with Athens in a district semifinal at 5 p.m., Monday.

Division III

Amanda-Clearcreek 6, Bishop Ready 1

Amanda’s Logan Juliann was 2-for-4 at the plate during the Aces’ sectional title win.
SOSA File Photo

The Aces (15-7) continued to play well, capturing a sectional title with a decisive victory over Bishop Ready.

Paige Alford paced the team both at the plate and in the circle. She was 3-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs while tossing a three-hit complete game. She didn’t surrender an earned run and whiffed nine.

Logan Juliann also helped out, finishing 2-for-4 with a double, two runs and an RBI, while Shyanne Miller was 2-for-3 with a run. Addison Icenhour also collected two hits, finishing 2-for-2 on the evening.

Amanda will now travel to Marion Elgin, where they’ll play in a district semifinal. First pitch is slated for 5 p.m., Monday.

Wheelersburg 17, Lynchburg-Clay 0

The Pirates (21-1) continued to roll in a sectional final matchup against Lynchburg-Clay.

Macee Eaton was 2-for-4 at the dish with a homer, two runs and three RBIs while Andi Jo Howard finished 3-for-3 with a home run, three runs and three RBIs. Howard also pitched five innings, allowed three hits and struck out four.

Also helping Wheelersburg’s efforts were Haley Myers and Rileigh Lang. Myers was 3-for-4 with a double, two runs and two RBIs, and Lang went 3-for-3 alongside a double, two runs and an RBI.

Lynchburg (7-15) was led by Haleigh Snider, who was 2-for-2.

The Pirates will now host Fairfield in a district semifinal at 5 p.m., Wednesday.

Wellston 12, Fairland 5

The TVC champion Rockets rolled to a sectional final win over Fairland.

Kamryn Karr picked up the win in the circle, going 5 1/3 innings and allowing three earned runs on seven hits. She also struck out four and finished 2-for-4 at the plate with a run scored.

Kenna Kilgour led the offense, finishing 2-for-3 with two home runs, three runs and four RBIs. Alyssa Petersen also went deep, going 3-for-4 with the homer, two runs and three RBIs, while Jenna Johnston was 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI.

Wellston (17-6) will now host Valley in a district semifinal at 5 p.m., Wednesday.

Valley 4, Crooksville 3

Headed into the top of the sixth inning, Valley trailed Crooksville 3-1 in a sectional final. But Addi Conaway changed that narrative with one swing of the bat.

Conaway unloaded a three-run home run to put the Indians (9-10) ahead 4-3 … the eventual final. She was 1-for-3 on the night while Taylor Cunningham finished 1-for-3 with two runs. Lexi Whitt was 1-for-2 with a run while Madison Montgomery, Baylee Yarnell, Karsyn Davis and Latishia Manchester all collected base hits.

In the circle, Emilie Johnson tossed all seven innings, allowing three runs on six hits and striking out three.

Valley will now travel to Wellston at 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

Alexander 3, West 1 (9 innings)

The Senators (16-9) suffered a tough-luck loss in a sectional final against Alexander in nine innings.

At the plate, Abi Boland was 2-for-4 while Kate Rollins went 1-for-4 with a double. Acie Stone and Sydney McDermott also picked up base hits.

McDermott was phenomenal in the circle, throwing all nine innings while allowing a single earned run on four hits and striking out nine.

Adena 6, Oak Hill 5 (9 innings)

Down to their last out and trailing 5-3, the Adena Warriors (16-7) found a way to win a ballgame.

With a runner on base and two outs in bottom of the seventh inning, Sydney Foglesong hit a game-tying home run to push the game into extra innings. Emma Garrison then knocked in the game-winning run to beat the Oaks (7-15) in the bottom of the ninth.

Greenlee Bossert pitched a complete game without giving up an earned run, surrendering six hits and striking out six.

Kiera Williams was 2-for-4 with a double and a run, Caelan Miner was 3-for-5 with a double and a run, and Foglesong finished 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs.

Adena now looks towards a district semifinal matchup with Minford at 5 p.m., Wednesday.

Westfall’s Kylee Henry helped the Mustangs win a sectional title this past week.
SOSA File Photo

Westfall 12, Nelsonville-York 0

The SVC champion Mustangs (22-5) continued to ride a hot streak, topping Nelsonville-York in five innings.

Olivia Dumm fired a five-inning, five-hitter while striking out 11. Meanwhile, at the dish, she was 2-for-2 with two runs and an RBI.

Maddie Mullins was 1-for-2 with a double and four RBIs, Maddison Kearney went 1-for-3 with a run and two RBIs, Ava Heath was 1-for-2 with two runs scored, and Leah Ragland finished 1-for-2 with two runs and an RBI. Delana Landefeld, Abbie Bickenheuser and Kylee Henry also collected base hits.

Westfall advances to a district semifinal, where the Mustangs will match up with Eastern Meigs. First pitch is slated for 5 p.m., Wednesday.

Portsmouth 9, Northwest 6

One of the best seasons in Portsmouth’s softball history is still alive after the Trojans took down Northwest in a sectional final.

Portsmouth (18-7) was led by Madison Perry, who was 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs and an RBI. Olivia Dickerson was 2-for-4 with a run, Kyndall Kearns went 1-for-2 with a double and a run, and Katie Born was 1-for-4 with a double, a run and an RBI.

In the circle, Faith Phillips tossed 5 1/3 innings, and allowed four earned runs on 12 hits.

For Northwest (8-19), Lexi Throckmorton threw six innings, allowing four earned runs on nine hits and striking out four. She was also 3-for-4 at the plate with a double and two runs.

Alison Throckmorton also helped out, finishing 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, Jaclyn Burchett was 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI, and Tayler Butler went 2-for-3 with a run.

Portsmouth will now face OVC foe Coal Grove in a district semifinal at 5 p.m., Wednesday.

Eastern Meigs 5, Zane Trace 1

The Pioneers (16-11) suffered a season-ending loss to Eastern Meigs in a sectional final.

Division IV

Notre Dame 19, Whiteoak 0

The Titans (21-0) had zero trouble getting past Whiteoak (6-14), remaining perfect with a sectional final win.

Gwen Sparks picked up the win in the circle, firing four innings without allowing a hit and striking out five. Meanwhile, Katie Strickland was 1-for-1 at the plate with a grand slam, Claire Dettwiller was 2-for-4 with a homer, three runs and two RBIs, and Kyndall Ford finished 1-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs.

Ava Hassel, Isabel Cassidy, Kaylor Pickelseimer and Annie Dettwiller all collected a pair of base hits as well.

Notre Dame will now host Belpre in a district semifinal at 5 p.m., Tuesday.

Belpre 12, Green 2

The Bobcats (7-15) saw their season come to an end in a sectional final loss to Belpre.

Kame Sweeney led Green’s offense, going 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI while Kasey Kimbler was 2-for-3 with two doubles, a run and an RBI. Emily Brady also chipped in, going 1-for-3 with a double and a run.

Clay 13, Trimble 0

Clay’s Preslee Lutz pitched five innings, allowing a single hit and striking out eight in the Panthers’ sectional title win.
SOSA File Photo

The Panthers (19-7) secured the program’s 40th sectional title with a rout of Trimble.

Shaley Munion was 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs, Megan Bazler finished 4-for-4 with a double, two runs and two RBIs, and McKenzie Loper was 2-for-4 with three runs and an RBI. Kailey Ware also helped out, finishing 1-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs.

In the circle, Preslee Lutz tossed all five innings, allowing a single hit and striking out eight. She was 1-for-2 at the dish with a run and two RBIs.

Clay now looks towards a district semifinal matchup with Peebles at 5 p.m., Tuesday.

South Webster 8, Miller 1

The Jeeps (17-6) used a superb pitching performance from Gwen Messer to advance past Miller in a sectional final.

Messer tossed seven innings, allowing five hits and striking out eight while going 2-for-4 at the plate with a triple and a run.

Her efforts were paired with Lexi Smith’s 2-for-3 night that included two doubles, two runs and two RBIs. Rileigh McGraw was 3-for-4 with a double, two runs and an RBI, Reese Hall was 2-for-3 with two RBIs, and Skylar Zimmerman went 2-for-4 with an RBI.

South Webster will now pair with Manchester in a district semifinal at 5 p.m, Tuesday.

Manchester 12, Eastern 2

Behind pitcher Brooke Kennedy, Manchester (20-7) had no trouble with Eastern (4-16) in a sectional final.

Kennedy threw five innings, allowing a single hit and striking out nine while going 2-for-3 at the dish with a double, a triple, three runs and two RBIs.

Following the senior’s performance was Maggie Roberts, who was 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs, as well as Emilee Applegate, who was 2-for-3 with a double, a run and two RBIs. Abby Young also helped out, going 1-for-3 with a double, a run and two RBIs.

Manchester will now meet with South Webster in a district semifinal at 5 p.m., Tuesday.

Peebles 14, Southern 4

The Indians (8-10) are moving on after breezing by Southern in a sectional final.

Lanie Johnston threw six innings, allowing a pair of earned runs on eight hits and striking out four. At the plate, Marisa Moore was 2-for-4 with a double and four runs while Baylee Johnston went 3-for-4 with three runs and three RBIs.

Avery Storer also helped out, going 2-for-4 with two runs and three RBIs, Caydence Carroll was 2-for-4 with a run, and Darby Mills finished 1-for-4 with three RBIs.

Peebles will now meet with Clay in a district semifinal at 5 p.m., Tuesday.

Symmes Valley 16, Paint Valley 2

The Vikings (15-7) pulled away from Paint Valley (8-16) in a sectional final, scoring 12 times in the final two innings.

Desiree Simpson led Symmes Valley’s offense, going 2-for-4 with a home run and five RBIs while Jocalyn Carpenter went 2-for-2 with a homer and three RBIs. Kaitlyn Stevenson went 3-for-3 with two runs and an RBI, and Emily Estep drove in two runs. Savannah Mart was the winning pitcher, tossing five innings, allowing five hits and whiffing six.

As for the Bearcats, Olivia Smith was 1-for-3 with a run and Haylee Vaughn went 1-for-3 with two RBIs.

Symmes Valley will now meet with Waterford in a district semifinal at 5 p.m., Tuesday.

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