|BG softball edged in sectional final||| Print ||
|Written by By Sentinel Sports Staff|
|Friday, 15 May 2009 09:19|
Toledo Central Catholic scored a run in the bottom of the eighth inning to slip past Bowling Green, 3-2 in a Division II sectional final game at Maumee's Rolf Park.
"This was the fifth time this year we saw Central Catholic, including one scrimmage," BG head coach Erin Schneider said. "Coming into this game, we were 2-2 with them and it's hard to beat a team three times and we knew that going in."
The Bobcats, 11-11 overall, took a 2-0 lead in the top of the sixth on Kara Bihn's double. Central Catholic, 16-7 overall, responded with single runs in the sixth, seventh and eighth to gain the victory and advance. Erin Seiler hit a home run in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game and force extra innings.
Bihn was 2-for-3 with two doubles and both RBI for the Bobcats while Megan LeGalley was 2-for-4 with a stolen base.
"I asked my girls to leave it all on the field, control the tempo of the game, be aggressive and they did all those things," Schneider said. "There is really nothing more I could ask from them.
"I feel like they gave me 100 percent and they rallied throughout the whole game ... it just went Central's way."
Rachel Irick pitched a strong game for the Bobcats.
"Both pitchers did a really great job," Schneider said. "That's what this game came down to ... being able to control the tempo when you're in the batter's box.
"Rachel threw an excellent game," she continued. "She went the whole eight innings on her own ... She struck out several hitters and she just had one get away from her."
Woodmore 13, Rossford 3
At Genoa High School, Woodmore scored four times in the bottom of the first inning and went on to down Rossford in a sectional final game. The Wildcats scored in five different innings.
Liz Balla was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI for Rossford and Ashley Williams was 2-for-4 with an RBI.
Bailey Ulinski was 4-for-4 with a double and three RBI for Woodmore.
Cardinal Stritch 6, 12 innings
In Northwood, the Rangers beat Cardinal Stritch, scoring a run in the bottom of the 12th inning in the Toledo Area Athletic Conference game.
The starting pitchers each went 10 innings as there were a total of 402 pitches in the game.
Top hitters for Northwood were: Tyler Seibert was 4-of-5, double, three RBI, including the game-winner in the 12th; Jake Pressley, who pitched the first 10 innings, 3-for-6, double; and Andy Jardy, 2-for-7, two RBI.
Perrysburg 7, Maumee 5
In Perrysburg, the Yellow Jackets held off Maumee to claim the Northern Lakes League win.
Maumee scored four times in the top of the seventh on a grand slam by Connor Stanford.
Top hitters for Perrysburg were: Taylor Dimmerling, 3-for-4, triple, RBI; Troy Mugler, 2-for-3, two doubles; Blake Schmenk, 2-for-3, double, two RBI; Zach Hefner, two RBI; and Matt Slocum, triple.