PREP SOFTBALL Bettura fires three-hitter as Canfield sweeps pair
Kasey Karr fired a perfect game.
CANFIELD -- Tricia Bettura tossed a three-hitter and doubled to drive in two runs to lead the Canfield High School softball team (11-1) to a 10-0 victory Saturday over Walsh Jesuit (8-3) in the first game of a doubleheader. Canfield earned a 3-2 win in the second game.
In the first game, Stephanie Zunic had three hits, including a double, and scored three times. Kerrie Haurin also had three hits while Jena Ervin doubled. Lauren McGivern and Bryanne Halfhill singled twice.
In the second game, Ashley Bleggi and Lauren Sulick teamed up for a four-hitter against the defending Division II state champions. McGivern had two hits, including a triple, and two RBIs. Ervin doubled and drove in the other Cardinals run.
Bleggi (3-1) and Nikka Bonamase had two hits each.
Champion 11-6, Changrin Falls 0-5
CHAGRIN FALLS -- Junior ace Kasey Karr (7-0) fired the second perfect game of her varsity career for the Golden Flashes in the opener, striking out 11 of the 15 batters she faced.
Jaclyn Carpenter had three hits, Hillary Beachy two and Jackie Nett a double.
In the second game, Carpenter and Karr had three hits, and Beachy two for Champion (13-1).
Mooney 10-7, Waterloo 0-4
ATWATER -- Colleen Courtney pitched an eight-hit shutout in the first game, striking out four and walking one for the Cardinals.
Mara Palombaro had three hits, two RBIs and two runs and Dana Palazzo had two hits and two runs for Mooney, which played errorless ball and turned four double plays in the two games.
In the second game, Palazzo had two hits and scored three runs for the Cardinals (9-4), who have won eight of their last nine games. DiaAndra Dibacco, Gina Brunetti and Gina Fabian also had two hits.
Lowellville 12-11, Leetonia 1-5
LOWELLVILLE -- Lindsay Wilson and Carla Blinsky combined on a one-hitter in the opener. Samantha DeBlasio homered for the Rockets while Kathy Peterson tripled and Blinsky doubled. Jacque Schrader had two hits.
In the second game, Wilson (4-0) tossed a three-hitter and doubled.
Casey Wilson had three hits for the Rockets (8-5) while Schrader's two hits included a double.
For the Bears, Sara Dickson doubled.
Springfield 7, Fairfield Union 1Springfield 5, Circleville 3
LANCASTER -- The Tigers came away with a 2-1 record in the Lancaster Memorial Softball Classic.
Collen Platt of the Tigers pitched a complete game to pick up the win against Union. She then came on in relief in the fifth inning and worked three innings to win her sixth straight of the season. She struck out 11 Union batters, and her teammate Ashley Fagnano hit three singles, drove in two runs, scored twice and stole a base. Courtney Sheely added two singles and stole a base.
Fagnano also hit three singles in the second game for the Tigers (10-2). Danielle Dewitt and Heather Snyder each had two hits.
Mathews 3-3, Conneaut 1-13
VIENNA -- Caitlyn Youngs (4-2) of the Mustangs struck out 17 batters in the first game to pick up the win. She struck out 17 Bristol batters Friday.
McKenzie Brown hit a double, single and scored once for the Mustangs. Sue McAleer hit two singles and Alycia Kolat hit a double and single.
Conneaut took a 9-2 lead in the top of the third inning of the second game. Winning pitcher Kate Carducci (8-2) hit a double and two singles and drove in two runs.
McKenzie Brown paced the Mustangs (7-5) with three singles and Kolat and Rachel Woolf added two apiece.
Liberty 5, Niles 4
LIBERTY -- With two away in the bottom of the eighth inning, Sara Stofko's single drove in Shana Marsco and Megan Kay with the deciding runs for the Leopards (2-7). Stofko led Liberty with two doubles and two singles.
West Branch 6, United 3
HANOVERTON -- Kaitlin Bell and winning pitcher. Vana Morgan doubled for the Warriors. Mandy Foster doubled for the Eagles (10-2).
West Branch 7, Struthers 3
HANOVERTON -- Bri Benedict and Evelyn Woods doubled for the Warriors (5-6). Struthers is 3-8.