SOFTBALL: Quakers overtake Warriors
BELOIT – The Salem softball team rode a seven-run first inning to upset West Branch 13-11 in regular season softball action Tuesday.
Kristen Brown had two hits including a double and three RBIs for the Quakers (5-20, 2-10 Northeastern Buckeye Conference). Also for Salem, Reagan Meals had three hits and two RBIs, while Sarah Smith and Cassandra Burke each had two RBIs.
Bailey Byers doubled, tripled and had three RBIs for the Warriors (15-5, 8-3 NBC).
West Branch is at Canton South today for a regular season game.
SA-Haley Carner, wp, (5 1/3 IP, 2K, 1BB), Courtney Waters (1 2/3 IP, 0K, 2BB) and Kari Seddon.
WB-Sarah Weber, lp, (1 IP, 1K, 3BB), Catie Metzgar (6IP, 6K, 2BB) and Bailey Byers.
NORTH JACKSON-Maddie Tomaino hit a game-winning single in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift Jackson-Milton over Lisbon 1-0 in Div. IV sectional softball action Tuesday.
Allison Cosma and Cheyanne Gostey each singled for the eighth-seeded Blue Devils (6-13).
Fifth-seeded Jackson-Milton advances to play at fourth-seeded St. Thomas Aquinas today.
JM-Beth Ritchie, wp, (7IP 0K, 1BB) and Catano.
LI-C.J. Wallace, lp, (7IP, 5K, 3BB) and Devyn Flory.
East Canton 10,
EAST CANTON – East Canton senior Tara Kimbel tossed a no-hitter as the Hornets stung Leetonia, 10-0, in five innings in a Division IV sectional opener Tuesday.
Kimbel struck out five and walked three, finishing off the Bears with 66 pitches.
Kayla Eichelberger powered East Canton with a home run, while Courtney Kennedy scored four runs and stole three bases and Dayanna Worley drove in three runs with two hits.
Seventh-seeded East Canton advances to play at second-seeded Crestview today.
L: 0-0-0-0-0- 0-0-4
EC-Tara Kimbel, wp (5IP, 0H, 5K, 3BB).
L-Emily Schneider, lp (4 2/3IP, 6H, 7ER, 3K, 4BB).
East Palestine 0
ATWATER-East Palestine’s tournament run came to a quick end as the Bulldogs were no-hit by Waterloo’s Haley Hurd on their way to a 10-0 loss in a Div. III sectional opener Tuesday.
Carson Rutledge took the loss for the 12th-seeded Bulldogs (3-15).
Hurd fanned 13 batters as fifth-seeded Waterloo advances to play at third-seeded Girard today.
W-Haley Hurd, wp, (5IP, 13K, 5BB) and Hood.
E-Carson Rutledge lp, (5IP, 2K, 4BB) and Haley Huff.
Sebring 7, Southern 0
SEBRING-Kelsi Settle had a double, a single and two runs scored as Sebring blanked Southern 7-0 in Div. IV sectional softball action Tuesday.
Sydney Smith pitched a two-hitter as the sixth-seeded Trojans advance to play at third-seeded Columbiana today.
Haley Polen and Brooke Spencer singled for the 10th-seeded Indians (4-15).
Southern does not have any remaining games on the schedule.
SE-Sydney Smith, wp, (7IP, 5K, 2BB) and Kelsi Settle.
SO: Kayla Huff, lp, (6IP, 1K, 1BB) and McKenzie Mosti.
West Branch JVs
BELOIT – West Branch topped Salem, 13-3, in five innings in junior varsity softball action Tuesday.
Lauren Stitle had two singles and four RBIs and winning pitcher Ashley Weber also doubled and singled for the Warriors. Ellie Elasivich and Zoie Bailey each had two singles.
West Branch (14-2) will play at Canton South at 4:15 p.m. today.