High school softball | Thursday’s games

Liberty 6, Springfield 1


Lindsay Johnson (2-1) tossed a two-hitter with six strikeouts and four walks to lead Liberty (2-1), which scored five runs in the bottom of the fourth to break the game open. Kate Serrano singled, doubled, drove in a run and scored and Sydney Johnson had two hits and an RBI. Megan Gatta added a double, a run and an RBI, Kimmy Cordy doubled and scored and Raven Watson doubled and drove in a run. Taylor Johnston scored for Springfield (2-1) in the top of the first inning.

Lakeview 10,

Geneva 0, 6 innings


Taylor Waid tossed a three-hitter with seven strikeouts and zero walks for Lakeview (3-1). Waid also singled, hit a two-run homer in the sixth and drove in three runs. Samantha Marino singled and doubled and Laura Innocenzi had two hits. Geneva is 1-1.

Champion 2, LaBrae 1


Winning pitcher Haylee Gardiner scattered seven hits. She struck out five and walked one for the Golden Flashes (3-1, 3-1 All-American Conference Blue Division). In the seventh inning, Toni Cameron doubled then scored the winning run on a wild pitch. Gardiner’s fourth-inning single helped produce Champion’s first run. After Cameron sacrifice bunted her to second base, pinch runner Page Davenport scored on Molly Williams’ single. McKenzie Zigmont doubled and Amber Ricci had two hits. For the Vikings (3-1, 3-1), Emily Dugan singled and scored on Skyler Gilianyi’s double. Danielle Miracle had two hits.

Hubbard 2, Warren Harding 1


Hubbard pitcher Caitlin O’Hara threw a complete game, striking out eight Warren Harding batters. Taylor Barton was driven in by Alivia Sandberg and Keylie Parker had the game-winning RBI for the Eagles (2-1). Harding (0-5) pitcher Jenea Dukes was charged with the loss.

Poland 10, Austintown Fitch 3


Kat Wilson had four hits to lead the Bulldogs (5-1, 2-0 AAC Red). Jenna Schettler, Phoebe Bush and Claire Testa each had two hits for the Bulldogs. Taylor Miokovic (5-1) scattered five hits. She struck out two batters and walked none. For the Falcons (2-2, 2-2), Cali Mikovich doubled, Sierra Pierce had two hits and Alex Corradi drove in two runs.

Canfield 13, Girard 9


A nine-run fourth inning was the difference for the Cardinals (3-0). Rachel Tinkey had a three-run triple for Canfield while Karina Kennedy hit a solo homer along with two singles for two RBIs. Marina Sturgeon had a single and double with two RBIs. Allison Fabry Caroline Griswold and Kara Rothbauer each had two hits. Girard (1-3,) jumped on Canfield in the first inning when Rosie Maderitz walked and Neco Maderitz hit a two-run homer.

Howland 8, Edgewood 3


Emily Price hammered two home runs and drove in four runs for the Tigers (4-2). Reann Litz and Monica Kotyuk each had two hits and Sara Price had a double for Howland. Kotyuk and Hannah Kowach each had two RBIs. Sara Price struck out five and allowed two hits for the victory.

Ursuline 19, Warren JFK 0


Makayla Shore and Kara Gatta combined to pitch a five-inning, one-hit shutout at the Youngstown State softball complex. They struck out 12. Megan Ross, Shore, McKenzie Stimpert and Christina Xenakis each had two hits. Stimpert’s hits included a double and drove in three runs. Xenakis and Shore each had two RBIs while Dana Creatore tripled for the Irish. For the Eagles, Lizzy Kellar had the hit for the Eagles.

Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary 5, Cardinal Mooney 1


The Irish (3-0) scored all the runs they would need in a three-run first inning. The Cardinals (1-2) stranded five baserunners in the fourth and fifth innings. Sophomore Jami DiFabio had two hits for the Cardinals and freshmen Bridget Sweeney and Lauren Markovich each singled.

Youngstown Christian 29,

East 3


Sarah Rodgers, Nuda Hassen, Arlivian Cheirs and Michelle Linbeck each scored four runs for Youngstown Christian (1-4). East is 0-3.

Mineral Ridge 10,

Jackson-Milton 0, 6 innings


Darby Kolesar had two hits at the plate and earned a complete game shutout in Mineral Ridge’s win. Mackenzie Garland had three hits and RBIs, while Macey Garland recorded two hits and three RBIs for the Rams (2-1). Amy Ritchie was given the loss for the Bluejays (1-3).

Lowellville 19, Southern 14


Kelsie Demetro had five hits, five RBIs and two runs scored for the Rockets (1-1, 1-0 Inter Tri-County League Tier Two). Sarah Gruver had four hits and scored three runs while winning pitcher Grace Sotlar (1-1) contributed four hits, five runs and three RBIs. Kayla Huff had three hits and Britney Ketchum scored three runs for the Indians.

Windham 3, Mathews 1


Brittany Knight pitched a two-hitter and Jessica Isler stole a base and scored two runs as the Bombers (2-0, 2-0 Northeastern Athletic Conference) beat the Mustangs. Maddie Williams drove in Jenna Siefert with the run for Mathews (2-1, 1-1) in the first inning. Windham tied it in the fourth and took the lead with two runs in the sixth.

West Branch 16, Marlington 5


Jeni Stewart had three hits for the Warriors (2-1, 2-1 Northeastern Buckeye Conference). Bailey McElwain’s two hits included a homer. Kaylie Lewis, Jessica Richards and Maddi Pidgeon each had two hits. Paige Yoho had three hits for the Dukes are 1-3, 1-2.

Garfield 9, Waterloo 4


The G-Men (1-1, 1-1) battled back to beat the Vikings in a Portage Trail Conference game. Madisson Geddes led Garfield with three singles, four RBIs and a stolen base. Winning pitcher Whitney Miller helped her own cause with three runs, two hits, an RBI and a stolen base. Leah Maxey and Callie Pfile added two runs and two singles, while Kourtney Holcomb scored twice. Brooke Collins had a run, a single and a double for Waterloo (1-2, 1-1 NAC) while Megan Gibson had a single and two RBIs.

Staff report

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