CHAMPION SOFTBALL LIVE: Champion wins 10-0, will play for state title


2:03 p.m.

Northwestern strands three in the fifth but can't score. Champion wins 10-0 and will play Wheelersburg on Saturday for state title.

Champion has six state crowns, three in the previous six seasons.

Wheelersburg is defending state champion.

1:55 p.m.

Champion adds two in fourth for 10-0 lead. Smith hits RBI single to give her four RBIs.

1:40 p.m.

The romp is on as the Golden Flashes score 3 more in third and chase Northwestern starter Jenna Robbins. Allison Smith hits an RBI double and Molly Williams hit a 2-run double to open up an 8-0 lead.

Zigmont has allowed one hit through 3 innings.

1:20 p.m.

Champion scores 3 in second for 5-0 lead. Allison Smith homered, McKenzie Zigmont hit a RBI double then scored on Abby White's hit.

The Warriors stranded a baserunner in their second at-bat.

1:08 p.m.

Champion scores twice for 2-0 lead after one. Allison Smith and Megan Turner score and Hannah Gresch has the only RBI.

Flashes leave bases loaded.

12:20 p.m.

Wheelersburg, the defending state champion in Division III softball, will be the opponent on Saturday if Champion defeats Springfield Northwestern.

Wheelersburg ousted Cardington, 10-1, in today's first semifinal.

Last year, Wheelersburg defeated South Range in the state final.

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