Lady Colts play small ball to beat Galion


GALION — Clear Fork improved to 15-1 on Monday night with an 11-5 non-conference win over Galion in Heise Park.

The Lady Colts jumped out to a 4-0 lead after two innings, watched the Tigers trim that leadto 4-3 in the bottom of the fourth, but then scored two runs apiece in the fifth and sixth innings and three more in the seventh to win going away.

Clear Fork scattered 13 base hits, including four singles by Carson Crowner, who was a terror on the base paths with six of the Lady Colts’ seven stolen bases.

Zara Thomas contibuted a singled and double, Haylie Miller singled twice and Clear Fork got a triple off the bat of Whitney Snavely. Macy Wade and Shannon Longshore had singles for the Lady Colts, and Emma Keene cracked a double and led her tteam with two RBIs. Darian Gottfried, Miller, Wade and Snavely also had RBIs.

The Colts also took advantage of two Galion errors.

McKenzie Baker picked up the pitching win for Clear Fork. She gave up seven hits, walked one and struck out two.

Clear Fork 10, West Holmes 3

BELLVILLE — Caitlynn Hilverding singled three times, hit a double and collected four RBIs; and Haylie Miller homered and drove in three runs to help Clear Fork’s girls softball team to a 10-3 win over West Holmes.

With the victory, Clear Fork improves to 14-1 on the year. The Colts are 7-1 in the Ohio Heartland Conference.

Clear Fork scattered 10 hits vs. West Holmes pitching, including two singles by Carson Crowner and a single by Zara Thomas.

The Lady Colts jumped out to a 5-0 lead, and when when West Holmes tried to make a game of it in the top of the sixth inning with a solo run, responded with five more runs in the bottom of the frame to put the game away.

Darian Gottfried earned the pitching win for Clear Fork. She gave up eight hits, walked three and struck out three.

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Galion falls victim to 13 hits, seven stolen bases

 

Staff report