GRANGER TWP. — The Highland softball team made sure it didn’t dampen today’s Suburban League showdown with Tallmadge, as it blitzed Cloverleaf 13-3 in six innings Tuesday in league play.
The Hornets (12-5, 7-2) played long ball against the Colts (9-11, 3-6), as Amanda Schniegenberg had a grand slam, Kaitlin Krajcik had a three-run jack and Abbigail Rinard also left the yard on an afternoon when she added a double and finished with three RBIs. It was Krajcik’s school-record eighth home run of the season, giving the Ursuline College recruit 35 RBIs in 17 games.
AnnMarie Kirchner went the distance for Highland, striking out 10 and giving up four hits. The senior also had two singles, while Taylor MacWhade had a single and double.
Sam Catron went 4-for-4 with a double for the Hornets, who will host Tallmadge today for the SL lead. Prior to their regularly scheduled game, the teams will complete a contest that was tied 1-1 after 11 innings when darkness hit.
Not to be left out of the home run derby, Cloverleaf got a three-run blast from Emilee Zimmerman.
In other games:
Wadsworth 11, Copley 0 (6 inn.)
WADSWORTH — Bailey Conard and Nike Weaver both had two singles and a double as the Grizzlies (13-4, 8-2) rolled to an SL win behind the pitching of Lexie Shirley (7-1). Wadsworth also got multihit games from Julia Horton, Holly Pantalone and Kelsie Wenger, while Sam Ryan had a double and scored three times.
Buckeye 7, Fairview 4
FAIRVIEW PARK — Chessa Grzincic, Julia Sekerak and Hannah Hartley each had a pair of hits to lead the Bucks (8-7, 5-2) to this Patriot Athletic Conference victory. Chrissy Nichols (6-3) picked up the win. She walked five and fanned seven.
Black River 1, Marion Harding 0
SULLIVAN TWP. — Ursuline College recruit Dagmar Smith (5-7) pitched a one-hitter and struck out nine as the Pirates (6-7) recorded a non-league victory. Hannah Messenger led the offense with two singles and Megan Scott added a double.