esults are a mixed bag for area’s softball teams

esults are a mixed bag for area’s softball teams

Image Credit: Sara Sponseller-Uhl

It was a mixed bag of results for area softball teams this past week, where West Holmes got a thrilling win over River View.

TCC 9, Garaway 4

Tuscarawas Central Catholic used two big innings to post a 9-4 win over Garaway, scoring three in the first and five more in the sixth to salt it away.

“We found ourselves in a 4-1 hole after the first two innings of play,” Garaway head coach Rick Johnson said. “The girls fought their way back into the game and tied the game at four after five innings, but our defense committed five errors in the sixth inning and gave up five unearned runs to give TCC the lead for good.”

Jordyn Keim homered and drove in a pair, and Meghan Petitte homered, doubled and scored twice in the loss.

“All in all we are happy with how the girls battled,” Johnson said. “Even with the errors, the girls played hard. We are confident they will clean those up and get back on track.”

Garaway 5, Harrison Central 0

The Lady Pirates came out focused for their season opener and played with a ton of energy on opening day, blanking Harrison Central 5-0. Isabelle Tetreault got the start in the circle and went the distance. She ended the game striking out eight batters, walking two and surrendering just two hits. Keim tripled twice and scored twice while Petitte also tripled twice, Jody Mast doubled twice, and Tetreault singled, doubled and had three RBI.

Indian Valley 6,
Garaway 0

Garaway managed just three hits versus the Braves, falling 6-0. “We struggled to hit the ball this evening but managed to get three bunt singles down and had runners in scoring position that we couldn’t capitalize on,” Johnson said.

Tetreault started the game in the circle and pitched a complete game. She ended with 14 strikeouts, surrendering six hits and walking three. Through four games this season, Tetreault has 39 total strikeouts.

Madison 4, WHHS 0

The West Holmes Lady Knights played well enough to compete against Madison, with Addison Yoder striking out seven and allowing three earned runs, but WHHS couldn’t find their bats, falling 4-0 to the Rams. Keegan Uhl, Peyton Carathers and Addison Yoder collected West Holmes’ three hits.

Philo 13, WHHS 3

The Lady Knights got out to a nice start, owning a 3-0 lead heading into the third inning, but it all fell apart when a seasoned Philo team got rolling, posting six runs in both the third and fourth inning to seal West Holmes’ fate. Kenzie Woods, Felicity Cline and Yoder each racked up a pair of hits.

WHHS 7, River View 6

The Lady Knights got on top early, taking a 3-1 lead in the second inning of their April 5 contest versus River View, but a pesky Black Bears team kept chipping away at WHHS, scoring single tallies in four of the first five innings. River View scored twice in the sixth to take a 6-5 lead, but West Holmes responded with a pair of runs, and Maddie Clark came in and slammed the door shut in the seventh to help West Holmes capture a big win.

Addison Yoder went 5-2/3 innings for the Lady Knights while Clark earned the victory in closing things out. Kenzie Woods went 2-of-3 with three RBI, and Avery Yoder banged out three hits with a triple and two RBI to lead the offensive attack.

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