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Rockets suffer first loss; Warriors win three games
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Carrollton athletes had a busy week on the softball field, playing four games in four days, winning three of those contests.
The Conotton Valley Rockets suffered their first loss of the season but rebounded for a victory.
Malvern came close to picking up a win over East Canton, but fell a run shy and dropped a conference game to Tuscarawas Central Catholic.
Marlington 6, Carrollton 0
The Lady Dukes completed the sweep of the Warriors with a shutout in East Buckeye Conference action at the Field of Dreams April 14. The visitors scored three runs in the second inning, two in the third and one in the fifth.
Carrollton’s three hits came off the bats of Kearsten Ball (double) and Rylee Mercer and Hannah Little (singles). Kailey Delawder took the loss. The Warrior ace gave up six runs on four hits, walked three batters and struck out one in four innings of work. Little threw two innings.
Carrollton 15, West Branch 5
The visiting Warriors dominated the host Warriors in an April 13 game played at Beloit. Ball smacked a double and two singles in five at-bats, scored three runs, earned an RBI and stole three bases to lead the Carrollton offense. Maleyna Havens went 2-for-4 with a triple and single, Jordan Pittman and Phoebe Moyers went 2-for-4 with a double and single. Mercer and Little collected two singles as the visitors pounded out 15 hits.
Delawder went the distance. The sophomore gave up seven hits, struck out one and walked one.
Carrollton 17, Riverview 5
The host Warriors pounded out 15 hits in a five-inning non-league contest April 12, led by Delawder who went three-for-three at the plate with three singles. Havens, Ball, Mercer and Little all had doubles and Marleigh Osolin a triple for the winners.
Delawder and Little combined for a six-hitter in the circle. Both pitchers struck out three batters Delawder gave up three runs on four hits in three and one-third inning and Little two runs on two hits in one and two-thirds innings of work.
Carrollton 9, Salem 8
Salem outhit the Warriors 12-7 in an Eastern Buckeye Conference game played at the Field of Dreams April 11, but the Warriors made the most of their hits to pick up the win.
The hosts came back from an 8-4 deficit in the top of the fifth inning to score five runs in the bottom half of the inning and secure the win. Havens smacked a triple for the winners and Delawder and Pittman added doubles. Little added two singles and pitched three innings, giving up seven runs. Delawder gave up four hits and one run in three innings of relief to earn the win. She struck out two batters and walked one.
Conotton Valley 29, Buckeye Trail 0
Rocket pitcher Maddison Kelley picked up the win. The ace threw three innings without giving up a hit or a walk and struck out six. Jenica Frutig threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.
The Rockets scored 11 runs on 11 hits in the first inning and collected 25 hits in the game. Masy Baker hit a home run in the first inning and Kelley hit a long ball in the second inning. Chloe Stuber went 4-for-4 at the plate to lead the Rocket offense.
Strasburg 15, Conotton Valley 0
The Lady Rockets ran into their first roadblock of the season April 10 when they traveled to Strasburg to take on the Tigers.
Kelley led things off in the circle for Conotton Valley and gave up seven hits and 10 runs in one and one-third innings of work. Baker threw two and two-thirds innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Strasburg tallied five home runs in the contest and held the high-powered offense of the Rockets to two hits, both off the bat of Daphne Stuber.
East Canton 10, Malvern 9
Malvern led early, scoring one run in the first two in the third, but couldn’t hold off East Canton as the hosts plated three runs in the fourth and sixth innings and four in the bottom of the seventh for the win.
Bailey Swearingen led the offense with a double and two singles, a run scored and and one RBI. Izzy Warth had two hits. Kathryn Kidder went the distance in the circle, giving up 10 runs on 10 hits, walking three batters and striking out three.
Tusky Central Catholic 15, Malvern 1
The Hornets scored one run on four hits while the Saints plated 15 runs on 14 hits in a five-inning contest April 10 at Malvern.
Warth accounted for two of Malvern’s hits and collected the only RBI. Haley Wilkinson and Swearingen also had hits for the hosts.
Kidder took the loss in the circle.
Ridgewood 5, Sandy Valley 3.
The Cardinals lost a heart breaker to the Generals April 13, taking the early lead 2-0 lead, but watching it disappear in the bottom of the fifth inning when Ridgewood plated four runs. Tatum Davis, Bre Beckett, Jasmine Rock, Breeli Faiello and McKenna Burk all had a hit for the Cardinals
Tuscarawas Valley 11, Sandy Valley 10
Despite a nine-run deficit in the seventh inning, the Lady Cardinals rallied to score nine runs, one shy of a tying run. The comeback was led by Rock with a single, single by Peyton Nicholson, two errors by Tusky Valley, a double off the bat of Teresa Petro and single by Carsyn Dine.
Sandy Valley 10, Tuscarawas Valley 7
The Cardinals came from behind to post the win at Zoar April 10 in an eight-inning contest. With the game tied at 6-6 in the top of the eighth inning Bre Beckett singled for the Cardinals to score two runs. Burk picked up the win on the circle, allowing seven runs on 11 hits in eight innings of work. She struck out three batters.
Cardinal Petro led the Cardinals offense with a homerun in the fourth inning.
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