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Perkins softball cuts down Maumee for sectional title

Fandy.com Staff • May 11, 2011 at 9:00 AM

Kelsey Yaratch and the Pirates defense locked down Maumee in a Division II sectional final at Clyde on Tuesday night during a 4-1 Perkins victory.

The Pirates' (17-6) district semifinal game is 5 p.m. Tuesday at New Riegel, as they play the winner of Friday's game between Shelby and Kenton.

Kelsey Yaratch held the Panthers to just one hit, an infield single aided by a communication error by the first and second basemen, while striking out seven. The Pirates defense was not credited with an error behind Yaratch.

"Well, obviously we'd like to hit a little better, but it was nice to see the defense play a solid game," Perkins coach Matt Meade said. "We've had some errors as of late."

Shannon Matso and Kate Ricci opened the fifth with back-to-back walks. Kelsey Vaughn put down a sacrifice bunt, reaching on an infield error after an overthrow to first, which allowed Matso to score. Cecily Bradley followed with a single to drive in Ricci and Vaughn for the 4-1 Perkins lead.

The Pirates host Margaretta Wednesday and travel to St. Mary CC Friday.


South Central 3, St. Paul 2

At Norwalk, the Flyers fell in their Division IV sectional championship to South Central at Norwalk High School.

St. Paul tied the game at 2-2 in the top of the seventh inning, but allowed the Trojans to put the winning run across the plate in the bottom half.

Edison 10, SMCC 0 (5 inn.)

At Sandusky, Edison's Susan Knight was one walk away from a perfect game in a run-rule victory for the Chargers.

Knight struck out 12 of 16 batters faced, holding the Panthers (5-14) hitless. She issued a walk to St. Mary CC's Hannah Snow.

At the plate Knight doubled twice and scored twice for the Chargers (17-5). Madison Cheek tripled and singled and Kristin McCarthy singled two times, with each scoring twice. McCarthy drove in two runs and stole two bases in the effort.

Bellevue 3, Willard 0

At Bellevue, the Lady Red hit a parade of doubles in a 0Northern Ohio League victory over Willard.

Meredith George, Sydney Vickery, Erika Jordan and Kara Shelley each hit doubles for Bellevue, which improved to 16-5, 9-2 in the NOL.

Jordan held Willard to two scoreless hits, striking out 11.

N.London 15, Monroeville 5

At New London, the Wildcats piled up eight runs in the second inning and cruised to a victory over Monroeville in five innings.

Janessa Kipp and Katlyn Wallen both hit home runs for New London, while Josie Hall tripled and Chelsea Wallen doubled. Taylor Moody and Lauren Scruggs hit three singles apiece, while Marissa Saley added two of her own.

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