Sam Unkel allowed two hits and struck out 10 as Green Ridge beat Smithton 17-2 in four innings in a Kaysinger Conference softball game Thursday at Green Ridge.
Green Ridge scored three in the first, two more in the second, eight in the third and four in the fourth. Both Smithton runs came in the third.
BreAnna Peck and Libby Dove both homered for Green Ridge. Dove also had a triple. Both drove in three runs in the game.
Evette Vincent went 3 for 4 at the plate with an RBI. Dallas Chewning was 2 for 3 with a triple and an RBI. Amber Rhoads drove in a pair of runs. Katie Swearingin went 1 for 3 with three RBI.
Green Ridge (4-1, 2-0 Kaysinger) will host Lincoln today.
La Monte 28, Sacred Heart 9
Both teams had seven-run innings, but La Monte scored in every inning, beating Sacred Heart 28-9 in a Kaysinger Conference softball game Thursday at Centennial Park.
The Gremlins had a seven-run fourth inning but the Lady Vikings scored seven in the third and 11 in the seventh.
Madison Harris was the winning pitcher with three strikeouts and two walks.
At the plate, Harris was 4 for 6 with two doubles. She drove in three.
Sandra Arroyo and Cathy Butts each went 3 for 6. Butts also scored five runs and drove in three. Vada DeMotte was 2 for 6 with a triple and three RBI. Lindsey Foster went 3 for 4 with three RBI. Brittany Green was 4 for 5 with four runs scored and three RBI. Tori Karigan went 3 for 5 with four runs scored, two RBI and three steals. Katie Patrick was 1 for 3, Daniele Rose was 2 for 3 and Alexa Shull went 2 for 5.
”We’ve been struggling at the plate lately and tonight we started to see the ball better and got back to being patient and waiting for pitches that they could hit well,” said La Monte coach Dabecka Kirk. “We put the ball in play and we were aggressive on the base paths.”
Green Ridge 11, Smithton 4
After Smithton scored twice in the first, Green Ridge held them scoreless for the next four innings to win 11-4 Thursday in Green Ridge.
The host Tigers took the lead with two runs in the third, then added three in the fourth, two in the fifth and three more in the sixth.
Zac Calahan went 4 for 4 at the plate with two RBI. Connor Dillon was also 4 for 4 with two doubles and two RBI.
Calahan got the win, pitching five innings in relief. He struck out three, walked two and gave up one earned run.
Preston McMullin took the loss. He pitched 5 2-3 innings, allowed nine earned runs, struck out four and walked three.
McMullen, Anthony Koeller and Damien Hendricks all drove in runs for Smithton. Jordan Moore went 2 for 2 at the plate.
Green Ridge (4-4, 1-1 Kaysinger) will host Lincoln today.
Smithton (3-3, 2-1 Kaysinger) will host Windsor at 4:30 p.m. today.
Sacred Heart 15, La Monte 1
Sacred Heart remained unbeaten with a 15-1 win over La Monte on Thursday.
Brendan Volcko pitched a complete game for the Gremlins, allowing three hits and a walk while striking out five.
Ben Smeltzer was 3 for 3 at the plate and drove in three runs. Michael Hohne was also 3 for 3, driving in two runs and scoringthree. Clint Spangler went 3 for 4 with three RBI. Chance Spangler went 2 for 3. Caleb Tanguay was 2 for 4.
Sacred Heart (9-0) will host Windsor at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Centennial Park.
Tipton 11, Cole Camp 0
Grant Huhmann pitched a complete game, one-hit shutout as Tipton beat Cole Camp 11-0 in six innings.
Huhmann struck out 16 and walked four.
Brady Theisen took the loss for the Bluebirds, allowing nine runs, eight earned, on 11 hits and striking out three.
Dylan Cooper went 3 for 3 at the plate, scoring two runs and driving one in. Luke Mercer was 2 for 3. Ryan Tate and Nikolas Fowler-Haine each drove in two runs.
The Cardinals got on the board with two in the second, one in the third and one in the fifth before breaking the game open with a seven-run sixth.
Back-to-back-to-back doubles by Cooper, Tate and Fowler-Hainen brought in two runs and Fowler-Hainen scored on an error. Logan Hirst then singled to score Mercer.
Cole Camp (2-3, 2-1 Kaysinger) will host Crest Ridge and Adrian on Saturday.
Tipton (6-2, 2-0 Kaysinger) will visit Smithton on Tuesday.
TRACK AND FIELD
Smithton’s Isaac Calvert won twice at the Versailles Relays on Thursday. He won the 1600 with a time of 4:58, then won the 3200 in 10:34.53.
Smithton will race Saturday at Santa Fe Relays.