The Clay Lady Panthers defeated the New Boston Lady Tigers Monday evening in an SOC I showdown.
Clay sent Julia Swain to the mound to face the Lady Tigers. The Lady Panthers hurler went the distance, pitching all five innings in the game. She gave up four hits, two runs, both earned, and no walks. Swain, who got her first win of the season, also racked up nine strikeouts against the Lady Tigers.
Tressa Carter led the Lady Panthers at the plate Monday evening, going 3-3 and hitting two home runs. She drove in four runs, and scored three times.
Jensen Warnock and Bre Donahoe each had a pair of hits. Warnock had a double and drove in a pair of runs, while scoring once. Donahoe also picked up an RBI against the Lady Tigers.
With the win, the Lady Panthers improve to 11-3 overall, with a still perfect 8-0 SOC I record.
Both teams will take to the diamond on Wednesday for the second and final game of the series, at New Boston. First pitch is set for 5:00 p.m.
Clay – Warnock 2-3 (2 RBI, R, 2B), Wells 1-3 (2 R), Carter 3-3 (2 HR, 4 RBI, 3 R, 2B), Cooper 1-3 (R), Collins 1-1 (2 R, 2B), Donahoe 2-3 (RBI), Hickman 0-1 (2 BB, 2 R), Vassar 0-1 (BB, R), Swain 1-2 (RBI, R), Brown 1-1
New Boston – Grant 1-1 (RBI), Stone 1-2 (HR, R, RBI), Blankenship 2-2 (R)
W – Swain 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 9 K
L – Oiler 4 IP, 12 H, 4 BB, 13 R, 12 ER
South Webster 12, Northwest 2
The South Webster Jeeps picked up a win against one of their SOC II foes, the Northwest Mohawks Monday evening, by a final score of 12-2.
The Jeeps earned the win in five innings due to holding a lead of 10 or more runs.
Bradley Gee pitched all five innings for the Jeeps, allowing four hits, two runs, both unearned, and surrendering two walks. He also struck out eight Northwest batters.
Gee also led the way in hitting for the Jeeps, going 2-2 from the plate. He also drove in three runs in the game to help his own cause.
Three other South Webster batters also had two hits on the night, Shane Zimmerman, Nate Hadinger, and Troy Boggs.
The two SOC II teams will face each other again on Wednesday, this time at Northwest High School, with a 5:00 p.m. first pitch.
South Webster -Fulk 1-3 (RBI), Wolfenbarker 1-4 (R), Zimmerman 2-4 (2 R), Blevins 1-2 (3 R, 3B, 2 RBI), Coriell 1-3 (2 R, RBI), Hadinger 2-3 (2 R, 2B, RBI), Gee 2-2 (R, 3 RBI), Boggs 2-3 (2B, RBI), Ruth 1-2 (R, 2B, RBI)
Northwest – Gillette 1-3 (RBI), Mundhenk 1-2, Smith 1-2 (2B, RBI), Maddy 1-2
Portsmouth 7, Fairland 11
The Portsmouth Trojans fell to their OVC foe the Fairland Dragons Monday evening, 11-7.
Fairland came out swinging Monday evening, scoring two runs in the top of the first inning.
Trailing by two runs before they were able to bat, the Trojans answered with three runs in their half of the inning, to take a 3-2 lead after the first.
The Dragons added three more runs over the next two innings, two which came in the second inning, and another run in the third, while holding the Trojans scoreless.
After three innings, the Trojans trailed the Dragons 5-3.
Fairland added another run in the fourth inning to take a three run lead, but Portsmouth fired back with two runs of their own to pull their deficit down to just a single run 6-5.
Over the next three innings, Fairland continued to score, adding five more runs to their total, while holding the Trojans to just two runs, to keep the Trojans from rallying to a victory.
Portsmouth will be in action again on Wednesday evening, as they travel to Coal Grove to take on the Hornets. Game time has been set for 5:00 p.m.
Portsmouth – Williams 2-4, Oliver 0-2 (HBP, 2 BB), Johnson 2-4, Delotell 2-5, Potts 1-3, Mullins 1-3, Bayse 1-4