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Edison beats Upper Sandusky 3-2 in district semifinals

Fandy.com Staff • May 21, 2011 at 12:48 AM

The Edison softball team moved into the district final with a 3-2 win over Upper Sandusky in Friday's Division III semifinal at Norwalk High School.

Maddie Cheek scored the game-winning run on a Karyn Schmidt hit in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Chargers the win.

Edison (22-6) is scheduled to play Clear Fork at 11 a.m. today with a regional trip on the line.

"Upper is a really good team,'' Chargers coach Dale Dawson said. "I'm very proud of this young team. They have really grown up the last couple of weeks. They are really playing together."

With the game tied at 2-2, Edison struck for the game-winning run with two outs in the seventh. Cheek doubled, moved to third on a throwing error and scored on Schmidt's single.

Edison also scored singles runs in the second and third innings.

In the second, Schmidt reached second on a throwing error, was sacrificed to third by Karlie Allison and scored on a two-out double by Tasha Lonabarger.

The Chargers put up a run in the third. Danielle Wilhelm reached base on an error and eventually scored on an Upper throwing error.

Cheek also notched a single for a second hit and Lonabarger checked in with a pair of doubles.

Upper tied the game with two runs in the top of the fourth.

Susan Knight improved to 16-6 on the season. She allowed three hits with three walks and eight strikeouts.

Edison and Upper met last season in the district semifinals with the Chargers pulling out a 1-0 win en route to a regional appearance.

"I knew we had a chance to get here if we grew up and we really have,'' Dawson said. "We have made a lot of progress, especially on defense and have capitalized on our opportunities offensively.''

Clear Fork 5, Huron 4

At Norwalk, the Tigers gave undefeated Clear Fork (28-0) a scare in the other game of the district semifinal.

Huron's Kelsey Koehler turned an infield single into a run, and Morgan Ausberry scored on an infield single by Angela Barbour to make thing interesting in the seventh. But the Colts held on for the win.

"We played a great game against a great team. We just had a couple of key situations when we couldn't get the key hits," Huron coach Mike Everman said.

Olivia Warren took the loss, pitching the sixth inning and allowing a trio of runs for Huron (10-17).


Perkins, Bellevue eliminated

At New Riegel, Perkins lost 3-2 to Shelby and Bellevue lost 5-3 to Lexington in district semifinals.

Clyde 10, SMCC 0 (6 inn.)

At Clyde, the Fliers scored a 10-0 run-rule victory over the Panthers.

Clyde senior Brooke Billings allowed four hits in six innings, striking out eight. Clyde scored four in the third inning and three more in the fourth. They scored the final two runs with one out in the bottom of the sixth for the walk-off win.

Jorden Edinger, Taylor Hodgkinson and Sarah May singled for St. Mary CC.

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