Quaker girls advance, Canfield looms next in sectional
STREETSBORO –Rylie Troy struck out 15, including 12 in the first five innings, to highight 22nd-seeded Salem’s 6-3 win over 20th-seeded Streetsboro in a Division II sectional opener Tuesday.
Troy and Hannah Kelm each had two hits and scored a run, while Chase Toy had an RBI double.
Leading 4-3, the Quakers added two insurance runs by Kelm and Jenna McClish in the top of the seventh inning. Dorthy Moore’s single drove in one of the runs.
Salem advances to play at second-seeded Canfield at 5 p.m. Thursday.
SA–Rylie Troy, wp (7IP, 2ER, 3H, 15K, 2BB).
ST–Jenna Gadomski, lp (7IP, 2ER, 6H, 2K, 0BB).
Oak Glen 6, Columbiana 5
NEW MANCHESTER, W.Va. — Olivia Munoz’s two-out, two-run double in the seventh sealed the deal for Oak Glen as the Golden Bears moved to 14-0 with a 6-5 win over Columbiana on Tuesday.
Columbiana held a 5-4 lead heading into the last of the seventh.
Lizzie Kell had two hits and closed out the win with two innings of relief pitching.
Maci Linhart and Tori Long had two hits each for Columbiana. Madeline Hitchcock had a hit and two RBIs.
Columbiana is 15-4 and is at Lowellville today.
Oak Glen is at Linsly today for two games.
OG–Maddie McKay (5IP, 10K, 2BB), Lizzie Kell, wp (2IP, 0K, 1BB)
CO–Mackenzi Gamble, lp (6 2/3IP, 9K, 2BB)
Lisbon 19, Southern 2
LISBON — Lisbon’s Taylor Deland was in championship form in her only pitching appearance of the season.
Deland, one of four Lisbon seniors, got the nod Tuesday and earned the victory in a 19-2 five-inning win over Southern Local, giving the Blue Devils a share of the Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference title.
Lisbon and Columbiana shared the title with 11-1 league marks. Lisbon won the last league title outright, that coming in 2019, and has won six league titles overall.
McKenna Dailey went 4-for-4 with four RBIs and Mya Emmerling had two doubles and drove in four runs for the Blue Devils. Kaity Clark had three hits, including a double, and drove in three runs.
Lisbon (17-4) will host Southington at 5 p.m. today in a Division IV sectional final.
S: 0-0-0-2-0– 2- 4-4
L–Taylor Deland, wp (3 2/3IP, 2K, 1BB), Mya Emmerling (1 1/3IP, 2K, 0BB) and Kaity Clark, McKenna Dailey.
S–Alexis Ensinger, lp (4IP, 3K, 5BB) and Ronni Mayfield.
Rootstown 7, United 5
ROOTSTOWN –Shelbie Krieger hit a fifth-inning home run to lift ninth-seeded Rootstown past 15th-seeded United, 7-5, in a Division III sectional opener Tuesday.
The Rovers improve to 14-6 on the season, including a 12-7 win at United last month. The Rovers advance to play at fourth-seeded Columbiana at 5 p.m. Thursday.
United led 5-4 in the third inning before Krieger held the Eagles scoreless over the last four innings.
Krieger and Natalie Hammerschmidt both homered and singled for the Rovers. Zoey Pastva added a triple.
Samantha Lippiatt and Joshlyn Irey each had two singles for the Eagles. Savannah Burton scored two runs.
Savannah Burton walked, Madison Boyle was hit by a pitch and a double steal scored United’s first run in the second inning. Taylor Cope followed with a deep fly to center field that was dropped, scoring Boyle to give the Eagles a 2-1 lead.
The Rovers went up 3-2 in the bottom of the second, highlighted by Hammerschidt’s solo home run.
United loaded the bases with no outs in the third inning on a Tori Firth single and walks to Colby Burton and Savannah Burton.
Then the Rovers tried to pick the runner of first and the throw went into the outfield and the next throw got past the catcher, scoring two runs on the play. Savannah Burton scored on a wild pitch to put the Eagles ahead 5-4.
Rootstown tied the score at 5-5 in the bottom of the third.
R–Shelbie Krieger, wp (7IP, 12K, 6BB) and Natalie Hammerschmidt.
U–Tori Firth, lp (6IP, 9K, 2BB) and Brielle Rose.
West Branch 11, Ravenna 0
BELOIT — West Branch senior Jordan Anderson pitched her third no-hitter of the season as fifth-seeded West Branch blanked 26th-seeded Ravenna, 11-0, in six innings of a Division II sectional opener Tuesday.
Anderson struck out 11 and did not allow a walk. She helped her cause by going 2-for-3 with two triples and a double and driving in three runs.
Skyler Greeneisen also drove in threr runs with a triple and a single. Sam Morris doubled and singled, Sydney Mercer tripled and Tori McKay doubled.
West Branch (19-6) advances to host eighth-seeded Perry at 5 p.m. Thursday.
R: 0-0-0-0-0-0– 0- 0-2
WB–Jordan Anderson, wp (6IP, 0H, 11K, 0BB) and Sam Morris.
R–A. Orono (6H, 1K, 2BB), M. Artz (5H, 1BB) and J. Dituio.