Ridgewood slips past ROWVA-Williamsfield

Ridgewood tops R-W Cougars

Ridgewood picked up a big Lincoln Trail Conference win Tuesday night by topping ROWVA-Williamsfield 8-6.

Ridgewood jumped on top with three runs in the second inning, and tacked on four more in the sixth to extend the margin to 8-3. R-W trimmed the deficit to 8-6 with three runs in the bottom of the sixth, but couldn’t overtake the Spartans.

Carlie Barman paced Ridgewood with three hits and two RBIs. Alli  Lambin added two hits and two RBIs, Annie Althaus delivered two hits and Hannah Akers knocked in two runs.

Mallory Blust led the R-W offense with two hits and Katelyn Aldred knocked in two runs.

Breanna Hahn earned the win for Ridgewood, while Tina Foglesong took the loss for R-W.

Ridgewood improves to 3-9 overall and 2-5 in conference, while ROWVA-Williamsfield falls to 9-5 overall and 4-2 in the LTC.


Abingdon-Avon defeats Lady Cats

Abingdon-Avon scored eight runs in the second and six more in the third to hand Galva a 14-0 non-conference defeat Tuesday.

Tori Adolphson knocked in three runs to pace the A-Town offense. Adolphson also earned the win in the circle with 10 strikeouts and no hits allowed in five innings of work.


Young blanks R-W

Jessica Young tossed a two-hitter to lead North Fulton over ROWVA-Williamsfield 6-0 Friday.

Young retired the first 12 R-W batters she faced and finished with 13 strikeouts.

“They’re a quality team. To me is (Young) one of the better pitchers in the area,” R-W head coach Joel Zaiser said. “I told our players that this is was the kind of pitcher we might see in a regional or sectional if we get that far.”

Mallory Shea finished with both R-W hits while Tina Foglesong took the loss in the circle. The loss was the third in a row for the Cougars.

“We knew this week was going to be tough. We’re not going to be a team that other teams ignore anymore and I think we saw that today,” Zaiser said.


United tops R-W in extras

Marly Lair singled to left to drive in Claire Oetting in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the United softball team to a 4-3 win over ROWVA-Williamsfield Thursday.

The Cougars scored a run in the top of the first for a 1-0 lead. The Red Storm answered with a run of their own in the bottom of the second to tie the game.

Calyn Garza scored on a wild pitch in the third inning and homered in the fifth inning to give R-W a 3-1 lead. United’s Oetting drilled a two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth to tie the game for a second time.

Garza finished with two hits and Kammi Denhart topped the Cougars with three hits. Mallory Shea added an RBI for R-W, and Gionna Ott had two hits.

Katelyn Aldred gave up seven hits, four runs, two walks and struck out seven in a complete game for the loss.


Princeville handles Lady Cats

At Galva Thursday, Princeville plated five runs in the third and fourth innings for a 12-1 lead and went to defeat the Lady Wildcats 14-1 in five innings in Lincoln Trail Conference play.

Julia Stahl led Galva with two hits. Paige Smith gave up five hits, 10 runs, six walks and struck out two in 3-1/3 innings for the loss.


Ridgewood blanks Lady Rebels

Ridgewood scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth to finish off Stark County 10-0 Thursday in LTC action.

Breanna Hahn led the Ridgewood offense with two hits and three RBIs. Hannah Akers added two hits and Carlie Barman knocked in two runs for the Spartans.

Hahn earned the win for Ridgewood.


(Jackson White, WCI Sports, contributed to this story.)