Mathews rebounds with win over Ledgemont
Mathews’ Meredith Grimes hit an RBI single that scored Paula Sponsler in the top of the sixth, and that was the only run in the Mustangs’ 1-0 win over Ledgemont. Cheyenne Eggens pitched a one-hit shutout to improve her record to 15-7.
Freshman Carissa Hurst hit her first career home run and Amber Ricci added two more hits, leading Champion past Edgewood, 7-2.
The Golden Flashes scored all seven of their runs in the sixth inning. Hurst’s home run was over the left-field fence, bringing in two runs. Kayla Hunt also drove in two runs with a double.
Darby Kolesar struck out eight and only gave up one hit, leading Mineral Ridge past Cardinal Mooney, 11-0, in six innings. The only hit Kolesar allowed was a single in the fifth inning. She got offensive support from Peyton Allen with three hits and two RBIs and Allissa Sparks, who had two hits and two RBIs.
Howland’s Hannah Burke struck out 10 batters and scattered two hits as Howland beat Niles, 10-0. Hannah Kowach had the big bat of the day with four hits, including two doubles and a triple, and drove in three runs.
Warren G. Harding batted around the order twice in the third inning, defeating Warrensville Heights, 38-0. Eight Raiders had multiple hits. Rachel Stano had four hits and six RBIs. Anastasia Garrison, who was the winning pitcher, had three hits and drove in six runners.
After taking the lead in the bottom of the sixth by batting around the order, the Southington Wildcats managed to hold off a Pymatuning Valley charge for a 9-8 win in Northeastern Athletic Conference play.
Having already scored three runs in the seventh inning, the Lakers had the tying and winning runs in scoring positions with two outs, but pitcher Amber Dietz ended PV’s rally with a strikeout.
The game between Lordstown and Maplewood was close until the top of the seventh, when the Rockets batted around to eventually win, 10-1. The Rockets put seven runs across the plate, all earned, and that was all sophomore pitcher Taylor Lewis needed, as she allowed one run in the first inning and just three hits in the game.
Hubbard pitcher Julia Clemente didn’t allow a single base runner after the third inning as the Eagles scored a huge win over Columbiana, 3-2.
Jessica Benetis and Kate Wainwright each had a double, and Abbie Harrah scored two runs as Newton Falls beat Liberty, 7-1. Bailey Shade struck out 13 batters.
Girard rallied to even the score with Crestview in the seventh inning, but the Rebels got a run in the eighth to win, 5-4.
Hubbard combined for 25 hits to defeat East, 18-1, in five innings. Seven Eagles had multiple hits, inlcuding Brett Morgan and Brandon Harb with three each. Harb added two RBIs.
In an offensive shootout, South Range beat McDonald in six innings, 26-10. Ryan Miller drove in four runs for the Raiders, two of which came from a home run, and Dan Macinga added five RBIs. McDonald’s Ryan Ifft also hit a two-run home run in the losing effort.
Pymatuning Valley’s Cody Ellis broke a 7-7 tie with a three-run homer in the sixth inning as the Lakers edged Southington, 10-7, in a Northeastern Athletic Conference matchup.
Pymatuning Valley (12-7, 12-3) led 7-0, but the Wildcats came roaring back with seven total runs in the fourth and fifth innings to tie the game. Ellis made sure the rally didn’t last long as he crushed a two-out, three-run shot to left field for the Lakers. Brendan Baugher paced the Wildcats with two hits, including a double, and three RBIs.