Springfield baseball pulls away late in 8-3 win over Northwestern.
SPRINGFIELD — Shawnee’s softball team bounced back from a run rule loss on Monday by pounding Beavercreek 18-4 in seven innings on Wednesday night.
The Braves scored four runs in the third inning and led the rest of the game, but really pulled away with nine runs in the seventh inning. All nine runs came with two outs.
Taylor Priest got Shawnee’s bats started in the seventh with a triple, and she later added an RBI single in the inning. Claudia Spitzer hit a two RBI line drive triple in the seventh, and Grace Miller hit an RBI double. Aliya Saunders, Lauren Linn, Karlee Sine and Abbie Tuttle all had RBI singles in the inning.
Mary Britton threw all seven innings for the Braves and struck out four. She picked up her second win of the season with the win.
Miller went 4-for-5 in the game for Shawnee and batted in three runs. Saunders went 3-for-5, including a three-run homer to center field in the sixth inning. Linn and Priest also went 3-for-5, while Taylor Yontz went 3-for-3 and walked twice.
Emma Mann went 3-for-3 for Beavercreek with one RBI.
The Braves (2-1) host Benjamin Logan on Thursday in a CBC crossover game.
Baseball: Springfield 8, Northwestern 3
Springfield scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning to pull away from the Warriors in a nonconference game.
The game was tied 2-2 after four innings before the Wildcats took the lead for good with two runs in the fifth. Jake Moore went 3-for-4 with 2 RBI’s for Springfield, while Matt Harris went 3-for-3. Ryan Prendergast and Sean Johnson both had two hits in the game.
Pitcher Jarod Hawk picked up his first win of the season. Northwestern had four hits in the game while Springfield had 11.
The Wildcats (2-0) host Miamisburg on Thursday in a GWOC crossover game.
Softball: Kenton Ridge 12, Northeastern 2
Kenton Ridge pulled away from the Jets with seven runs in the second inning and added three in the fourth and two in the fifth to earn its third run rule win in three games.
Shortstop Mykee Holtz added a double and a triple for the Cougars’ effort and batted in three runs. Learic Kinser went 3-for-4, and Mariyah Burkhardt hit a double.
Courtney Lopez picked up the win in the circle for Kenton Ridge. Kaitlyn Moore was the losing pitcher.
Casey Moore went 3-for-3 in the game for Northeastern (1-1). The Jets host Catholic Central on Thursday in OHC action.
Kenton Ridge (3-0) plays again on Monday at Tippecanoe to open CBC Kenton Trail Division play.
Softball: Northwestern 14, Springfield 2
The Warriors scored early and often in the run rule win over the Wildcats (0-2). Springfield pulled out to a 1-0 lead after the first inning, but the Warriors scored 3 in the first, 5 in the second and 6 in the third to run away.
Pitcher Jenna Robbins picked up the win for Northwestern (2-0). She aided her pitching effort with a 2-for-3 performance at the plate. Taj Kniceley went 3-for-3 with a double, a triple and four RBI’s. Rachel Martin 3-for-4 with three RBI’s, and Macie Crew went 3-for-4 with two RBI’s. The Warriors tallied 15 total hits in the game.
Northwestern opens CBC Mad River Division play against Greenon next Tuesday.
Baseball: Xenia 14, Southeastern 0.
Xenia capitalized on five Southeastern errors and scored early and often in a 14-0 win over the Trojans. The Buccaneers scored five runs in the first and seventh in the second to put the game away.
Austin Spears and Garrett Hunter both had hits in the game for the Trojans. Zane Severt was the losing pitcher.
Trevor Adkins went 3-for-4 for Xenia with three RBI’s and Jordan Current went 3-for-4 with one RBI.
Southeastern will try to bounce back on Thursday in a conference game against Cedarville.
Clark County softball scores: April 1
Northwestern 14, Springfield 2
Kenton Ridge 12, Northeastern 2
Greenon 10, Greeneview 0
Clark County baseball scores: April 1
Springfield 8, Northwestern 3
Triad 8, Tecumseh 3
Kenton Ridge 14, Northeastern 4
Xenia 14, Southeastern 0