Chilhowie 7-0 after softball win at Northwood

Yolanda Curtis
April 15, 2018

"Our seniors did a really good job of doing what needed to be done for us today, moving around and getting on base", coach Cipriano said.

"Clearly we lost one of the best pitchers in the state".

After a Haley Cioni walk and an infield single from Caitlyn Cioni, Veronda made it 8-2 with a single and later made it 9-2 as she scored on a wild pitch. She came into the day with an 0-8 record and a 10.32 ERA.

The River Hawks got their runs early off Army freshman pitcher Courtney Springman.

South and Riverside combined for six home runs in the Rebels' 15-4 Western Reserve Conference win at FOE Field in Willoughby. DeMott went 3-for-4, including three runs batted in.

For the past few years, the Cheshire softball team has relied on the dominance of pitcher Abby Abramson, the two-time Courant Player of the Year.

Thanks to one error and many hot Arabian bats, the lead was short lived.

Broyles, a senior catcher, belted two home runs as the Panthers rolled to a 14-0 five-inning victory at Rural Retreat on Tuesday.

Sidney topped Harpursville, 7-4, in its second game of the season on Wednesday. Cam Murphy pitched the first two innings, striking out five.

In Thursday's showdown between undefeated North Bay League softball teams, host Rancho Cotate triumphed behind a four-run third inning that propelled the Cougars to a 7-4 win against Casa Grande. Quincy's record is now 4-4. "I threw hard and if they hit it I knew my defense was going to have my back".

Despite the lead Army built up, the River Hawks continued to mount a comeback one batter at a time. The River Hawks responded by scoring three runs of their own. With Manion standing on second, Mackenzie Larsen roped a RBI single down the left field line and advanced to third on a throwing error from the Jayhawks left fielder.

Riverside's Emily Lamos got the home run derby started in the first inning with a three-run home run that gave the Beavers a 3-0 lead. Platek then followed with her three-run homer to left to break things open.

They will end the week in the annual Eastman Tournament in Kingsport being played April 5-8. Josh Minjarez didn't let the visitors hold the edge for long as he hit a two-out solo home run in the bottom half to tie things up at 2-2.

The Knights (13-16) got on the board in the opening inning, as Tara Hilton scored on a Jordan Stites double to center.

Good Hope managed to come up with two runs in the bottom of the seventh on a sacrifice bunt and a fielder's choice, but it was too little too late for the Lady Raiders and West Point wrapped up a 10-5 victory that moved them into Thursday's title game.

Rayne's final district contest saw the Lady Wolves fall 5-7 in a tight game against Westgate High. Tieman had two hits, a run and RBI; Kaganich had a single and run; Cania had a double, run and two RBIs; Houseman had a run and RBI; Griffith had a single and RBI; Westnedge had a single and run scored and Seal had a single.

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