By Drew Terhall
DARKE COUNTY — Listed here are the notable softball video games, scores and stats from Might 11.
Franklin Monroe 3 (7-17, 4-7) at Ansonia 6 (16-8, 9-2)
The Girl Tigers advance within the Southwest Division IV playoffs with a 6-3 win over the Girl Jets. It wasn’t a simple win, Franklin Monroe had runners in scoring place with the sport . However junior Abby Kramer struck out the ultimate batter after a mound go to.
Ansonia head coach Floyd Jenkins stated he took the mound go to to calm the ladies down and simply remind them they solely want yet another out.
“Simply relax and simply preserve they’re composure. Want one out and let our protection work and simply give her a bit break and give it some thought a bit bit,” Jenkins stated. “She did a great job and struck the woman out.”
Ansonia began the scoring within the second inning. They’d runners at second and third with no outs. With a grounder to 3rd base, senior Madison Henninger threw it to first baseman Lila Davis who then threw it to house plate for the double play.
However, sophomore Avalyn Locke drove in a run with two outs to place Ansonia up 1-0. Then with two outs within the third inning, junior Abby Kramer drove in a run to take a 2-0 lead.
The sport picked up within the fifth inning after Kramer walked the bases loaded. Sophomore Layni Ressler tied the sport at 2-2 with a two-run double.
Similar to the final time these two groups met, Ansonia got here again to take the lead. Junior Maddie Buckingham had a two-run double to regain the lead, 4-2. Then within the sixth, Ansonia scored on an error and junior Bailey Schmit drove in a run on a sacrifice flyout.
Within the seventh, Franklin Monroe acquired runners and junior Joanie Corridor drove in a run to make it a 6-3 recreation. Then the Girl Tigers acquired the ultimate two outs to finish the sport and transfer on in postseason play.
Franklin Monore head coach Jared Morris stated the errors have been hurting all of them season. However the group all the time tries to battle by means of the errors each time.
“Giving up these unearned runs have actually damage us all season. However, we proceed to hit the ball, get runners on and may transfer runners. We battle, this group has not stop all 12 months. With having just one senior, that’s one thing that we undoubtedly can construct on for the approaching years,” Morris stated.
Kramer completed with 9 strikeouts within the recreation. For the Girl Jets, junior Keihl Johnson had seven strikeouts in seven innings pitched.
Morris stated this recreation is nice expertise for the group going into subsequent 12 months. He additionally stated the WOAC offers robust competitors they usually noticed that within the recreation towards one of many higher packages in Ansonia.
Jenkins stated the group did properly on the plate to regain the lead, however he does need the group to be a bit extra constant on the plate. He additionally stated he thinks the group is on the verge of breaking out and hopes to see it of their subsequent playoff recreation.
Ansonia will host Riverside on Might 16 for a 5 p.m. first pitch.
Round Darke County:
Bradford (8-12, 8-2) misplaced 2-0 at Riverside within the Southwest Division IV sectional. There was a complete of 4 hits within the recreation. Riverside scored each runs within the first inning. The pitching workers had 10 strikeouts within the recreation and solely allowed one additional base hit.
Greenville (23-4, 17-1) received 12-0 over Trotwood within the Southwest Division II sectional. Sophomores Marissa Hicks, Maddie Hutchens and Morgan Thompson and freshman Alexa Robinson every had two RBI. Thompson and freshman Kiera Lecklider mixed for an ideal recreation. Thompson pitched 4 innings and had 9 strikeouts. Lecklider had a strikeout in her one inning pitched. The Girl Wave will journey to Russia on Might 15 for a 5 p.m. first pitch. They are going to then host Bishop Fenwick or Alter on Might 16 for his or her subsequent postseason recreation.
Mississinawa Valley (2-18, 1-11) ends their season with a 11-2 loss towards Preble Shawnee. Freshman Cora Hoggatt had two RBI within the recreation. Senior Gabby Elizondo had two hits in her remaining recreation at Mississinawa Valley. Freshman Makenna Hoggatt had three strikeouts in 4 innings pitched.
Contact Each day Advocate sports activities editor Drew Terhall at [email protected]