Prep softball roundup: Kieper tosses one-hit shutout as Eagles roll


PEMBERVILLE — Eastwood pitcher Cassi Kieper pitched a complete-game seven inning one-hit shutout as the Eagles defeated Lake, 8-0, in Northern Buckeye Conference softball Friday.

Kieper struck out 12, walked two, and threw 110 pitches, including 78 strikes, while facing 24 batters.

Eastwood led 2-0 after three innings, but scored five in the bottom of the fourth and added a single run in the sixth.

Jessyca Smith was 2-for-4 with a double, Grace Kingery was 2-for-3 with an RBI, Delaney Maynard had a triple and three RBIs, Lily Escobedo and Adyson Bowe hit doubles, and Kieper had base hit. Mackenzie Hady drove in a run with a sacrifice fly.

Sarah Patrick had a base hit for the Flyers, and Kali Bedford took the loss in the circle, striking out one, walking two, and allowing eight hits and eight runs, but only two were earned as the Eagles took advantage of three errors.

Lake 10, Rossford 7

MILLBURY — Rossford scored five runs on the top of the first, but Lake put up two runs in the first, added single runs in the second and third, and then scored six runs in the fourth on their way to defeating the visiting Bulldogs, 10-7, in a Northern Buckeye Conference tilt Saturday.

Lake improves to 14-5 overall and 7-4 in the NBC, while Rossford falls to 3-16 and 1-11.

Each team had 11 hits, but the two teams combined for seven errors. Lake pitcher Kali Bedford got the complete game win, striking out seven, walking three, and allowing seven runs, but only two were earned.

Diem Isbell was 3-for-3 with an RBI and three stolen bases to lead Lake, Jessie Materni was 2-for-4 with a double and RBI, Bedford was 2-for-3, and Alivia King was 2-for-4.

Sarah Patrick and Ellie Rymers had base hits for the Flyers. Patrick and King drove in two runs apiece.

Elmwood 11, Rossford 0

BLOOMDALE — Elmwood pitchers Maddie Milligan and Kate Keiffer combined to pitch a three-hit shutout as the Royals defeated Rossford, 11-0, in Northern Buckeye Conference softball Friday.

Milligan struck out two, walked none, and allowed one hit through two innings, and Keiffer struck out five, walked none, and allowed two hits through three innings.

At the plate, Elmwood had 10 hits, including a home run and three RBIs by Keiffer. Mariela Garcia was 2-for-2 and Trinity Sander was 2-for-3 with a double and RBI.

Kynzie Science had a double and drove in four runs, Kennadie Plouck doubled and had an RBI, Tianna Galbraith, Dakota Rader-King, and Leah Allison had base hits. Garcia and Keiffer also had stolen bases.

The Royals scored two runs in the first, five in the second and added four in the third.

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