More Prep softball results
Canfield 3, McGuffey 2
Abby Baker allowed just one hit and fanned five and Sydney Opladen hit a home run and a double and drove in two runs as Canfield (6-4) won in the Wendy’s Spring Classic. The Cardinals advance to face Elyria today at 9 a.m. in the Red Pool winners bracket semifinals.
Poland 17, Boardman 4
Aleah Hughes and Taylor Miokovic combined on a no-hitter as an 11-run third keyed the rout in the Mahoning Valley Invitational. Poland faces Jefferson today at 11:45 a.m. at Boardman. The Spartans will meet Champion at 11:45 a.m. at Field of Dreams. Marissa Trevis had a triple, a single and two RBI for the Bulldogs and Hughes had a double, a single and three runs batted in.
Austintown Fitch 12, Pymatuming Valley 1
Alana Callahan had two doubles and single for four RBIs, Alex Corradi had a double, a single and three RBIs and Cali Mikovich had two singles for the Falcons (6-4) in the Mahoning Valley Invitational. Fitch plays South Range today at noon. Alex Franken pitched the first three innings before Chelsea Raymer took over in the fourth as they combined for a three-hitter. Also for the winners, Mercedes Pratt had a double and two RBIs, Raymer and Sam Mehle both had a double and RBI, while Franken, Gabby Butcher and Nicholette Zordich singled.
Champion 6, Jefferson 6
Both teams scored a run in the eighth inning and the Golden Flashes (4-4-1) and Falcons (11-2-1) settled on a tie in the Mahoning Valley Invitational. To keep the event on schedule, the teams agreed a coin flip would determine the “winner.” Champion faces Boardman at 11:45 at Field of Dreams. Sierra Blackson homered for the Flashes, Kayla Hunt had three hits and Brooke Culler doubled and singled.
South Range 6, Warren Harding 0
Carly DeRose combined with Darrian Yanek on the shutout and also delivered a triple, a double, a single and three runs batted in for the Raiders (10-1) in the Mahoning Valley Invitational. Sara Moretti added a double, a single and two RBI. Harding (9-2) faces Pymatuning Valley today at noon.
West Branch 5, Jackson-Milton 4
West Branch (9-2) rallied from a 3-2 deficit with a three-run seventh to defeat Jackson-Milton at the Strike Out Cancer event hosted by Ursuline at Candlelite Knolls. Bailey McElwain hit a home run and two singles and Cheyenne Miller had four singles to lead West Branch. Both drove in two runs. Jackson-Milton (7-4) was paced by Becca Jones and Caitlyn Carney with two hits each and Beth Ritchie with two RBI. Paije Kiraly struck out eight on the mound.
Edgewood 3, East Palestine 1
Karly Pence homered for the Bulldogs’ only run and also struck out eight on the mound. Pence and Logan Gatchel had two hits each for East Palestine in the Strike Out Cancer tournament.
Brookfield 12, Reynolds (Pa.) 11
Starter Lauren Hawley allowed eight hits in six innings, but she struck out nine and only walked one for Brookfield, which scored its winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning. Lyndsey Berecek pitched the seventh for the win for the Warriors (4-2). Berecek had one strikeout and did not give up a walk. Hawley also had a double and a triple and four RBIs, while Berecek had two hits including a double. Also for the winners, Ashleigh Vivo had two singles and Hayley Hogue and Berecek had two RBIs.