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New London softball stays hot in FC play

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Apr 26, 2018 at 10:54 PM

NEW LONDON — The New London softball team stayed one game behind Firelands Conference leader Crestview with Thursday’s 10-0 win in six innings over visiting Western Reserve.

The Wildcats (8-3, 7-1 FC) scored four runs in the first inning to set the tone for ace Kathy Vangilder, who pitched a two-hit shutout over seven innings. She struck out 12 and didn’t walk a batter.

Offensively for the ‘Cats, Madison Rodriguez was 2 for 4 with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored. Cassidy Lay was 3 for 4 and scored twice, while Elizabeth Logan, Kelsey Boswell and Vangilder each added two hits. Sierra Hose and Logan also drove in two runs.


Huron 10, St. Paul 6

HURON — The Lady Flyers dropped to 3-9 following Thursday’s non-league loss to the host Tigers at Fabens Park.

For St. Paul, Hannah Rudolph was 2 for 4 with two RBIs and a run scored, and Sydnee Roth was 3 for 4 with a run scored. Morgan Baxter and Sammy Lippert each added two hits and an RBI. Marlaina Sowers doubled, and Kennedy Stang, Olivia Englert and Kaity Tomshack added singles.

Rudolph was charged with eight earned runs on 10 hits with five strikeouts and two walks in six innings.

St. Paul entertains Western Reserve today.


Margaretta 8, Willard 5

CASTALIA — The Polar Bears scored six runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to pull away from the Crimson Flashes (6-4, 3-3) in an SBC Bay division game.

For Willard, Makayla Schiffel was 2 for 4 with two RBIs, and Haylie Hamons had a hit and drove in two runs. Ellie White singled and had an RBI, while Carthern Hamons was 2 for 2 with a double and three runs scored.

Morgan Hamons took the loss, allowing two earned runs on 10 hits with a strikeout and three walks.


Plymouth 15, B. Central 4

PLYMOUTH — The Big Red stayed hot ahead of today’s FC showdown with Monroeville after a run-rule win over visiting Buckeye Central Thursday night.

For Plymouth (8-7), Ariel Plank was 1 for 4 with three RBIs, while Shilo Plank was 1 for 3 with a double and two RBIs. Morgan Chaffins was 2 for 2 with two RBIs and two runs scored, and Maycie Creveling and Olivia Fidler also each had two hits, and Fidler had two RBIs.

Kelsey Blankenship doubled, drove in a run and scored twice for the Big Red, who are 8-1 in their last nine games after an 0-6 start.


Crestview 13, South Central 1

GREENWICH — The Trojans were held to two hits by standout Crestview pitcher Kennedy Hickey in Thursday’s FC loss to the Cougars.

Both hits were extra bases, as Desiree Chill homered for the lone run, and Madison Allen doubled for South Central, which fell to 2-12 overall (0-6 FC).



St. Paul 3, Huron 2

NORWALK — The Flyers pushed across a run in the bottom of the fifth inning to break a 2-2 tie and improve to 13-2 overall with a non-league win over the Tigers.

For St. Paul, Luke Carper was 2 for 3 with two RBIs, while Kurt Maxwell was 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI.

Also for the Flyers, Lars Livengood was 2 for 4 with a run scored, and Nick Lukasko doubled.

On the mound, Zak Reed went the first five innings, allowing two unearned runs on eight hits with two strikeouts and one walk. Jake Griffin pitched the final two scoreless and hitless innings with a strikeout.

The Flyers host Western Reserve in FC action today.


New London 4, W. Reserve 3

NEW LONDON — The Wildcats scored all four runs over the first two innings in Thursday’s FC win over the visiting Roughriders.

For New London (7-5, 5-3 FC), Wyatt Shockley had two hits, while Derek Smith and Keaton Houghtlen each had a hit and an RBI. Also registering hits for the ‘Cats included Dylan Wallace, Nick Lester and Peyton Wilson.

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