The Chargers' Susan Knight wrapped up an incredible week at the plate and on the mound with a dominant performance in a doubleheader against the Truckers Saturday in Norwalk.
As a pitcher, Knight (6-4) struck out 23 -- 10 in the first game, a 14-0 win in five innings, and 13 in the second, a 10-1 win -- and walked 3.
Including the Chargers' 10-1 victory over St. Mary Central Catholic on Thursday, Knight has walked eight and allowed four hits for two earned runs in 19 innings, striking out 33.
Knight, with a team-best .556 batting average and .875 slugging percentage, led the Chargers at the plate against Norwalk with a home run, her third of the year, plus two doubles and a single for six RBIs. She also drew four walks.
Edison (10-4) leadoff hitter Danielle Wilhelm continued her strong start to the season with four hits, including a triple for her first extra-base hit this year, and six stolen bases, bringing her to an incredible 27 just halfway through season.
Madison Cheek recorded five hits, including a triple in Game 1, with three RBIs and two stolen bases, while KayLee Fox had two hits for four RBIs. The Chargers also got strong offensive performances from Karyn Schmidt (one hit, four walks drawn, four runs scored), Karlie Allison (three hits, two RBIs, four runs scored) and Sarah Wallace (three hits, two RBIs).
Perkins too much for Northview
At Perkins Twp., the Pirates' combination of strong pitching and solid hitting was too much for Sylvania Northview in a doubleheader Saturday.
Kelsey Yaratch highlighted the Pirates' pitching as she threw a a five-inning no-hitter in Game 2 in a 12-0 Pirates victory. She struck out eight and walked one batter, while a defensive error allowed another Northview runner reach base.
Darcy Daniel suppressed the Northview offense in Game 1, holding the Wildcats to six hits for two runs in Perkins' 11-2 win.
Shannon Matso tripled, doubled twice and singled twice in the doubleheader to lead the Pirates' offense. Cecily Bradley added five hits, including two doubles, on Saturday.
"Those two have just been red-hot lately," Perkins coach Matt Meade said.
Shannon Matso and Cecily Bradley led the Pirates offense with five hits and two doubles apiece in the doubleheader, with Matso adding a triple. Samantha Schoewe added
Perkins broke open Game 1 with five runs in each of the fourth and fifth innings. The Pirates started scoring early in Game 2, putting at least two runs on the board in each of the four innings they batted.
The Pirates came into the game off a 3-2 loss to Sylvania Southview, Northview's cross-town rivals, in the second game of a doubleheader Thursday.