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Wildcats lose late lead in tournament loss

By Norwalk Reflector staff • May 10, 2018 at 1:35 AM

NEW LONDON — The New London baseball team had a 5-1 lead through four innings of Wednesday’s Division III sectional semifinal against visiting Huron.

However, the Wildcats surrendered 11 runs over the next two innings in a 12-6 loss, ending their tournament run after one game.

For New London (8-12), Derek Smith was 2 for 4 with a double and two RBIs. Dylan Wallace, Keaton Houghtlen and Wyatt Shockley each singled and drove in a run. Josh Hess, Parker Ruble and Peyton Wilson added singles.

On the mound, Wilson started and went five innings. He allowed 11 runs (seven earned) on nine hits with nine strikeouts and three walks.

New London still has one FC rescheduled game remaining vs. Mapleton.

Crestview 12, Willard 2 (5 inn.)

OLIVESBURG — The Crimson Flashes fell to 3-15 following a Div. III sectional semifinal loss on Wednesday to the host Cougars.

For Willard, Narcicio Resendez was 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI. Spencer Parrott and Ashton Ames each added two hits and scored both runs, while Shane Durbin also doubled, and Daniel Hall singled and drove in a run.

SOFTBALL

S. Central 13, St. Paul 3 (5 inn.)

GREENWICH — The Trojans finished off a two-day sweep over St. Paul in Firelands Conference action with Wednesday’s 13-3 win in five innings.

South Central (11-11, 5-6) travels to Monroeville (20-3) at 5 p.m. today in a Division IV sectional championship game, while St. Paul (7-13, 4-10) visits Lucas at the same time, also in a sectional title game.

In Wednesday’s win, leadoff hitter Sarah Oney was 4 for 4 with an RBI and three runs scored. Madison Allen was 2 for 3 with a double, five RBIs and three runs scored, and Desiree Chill was 2 for 3 with a home run, three RBIs and three runs scored.

Kailee Beaver added two hits and an RBI, Chiara Powerll had a hit and an RBI, and Kaycee Burton also added two hits.

In the circle, Emma Keysor, who also had two RBIs, went all five innings. She allowed three unearned runs on nine hits with four strikeouts and one walk.

For St. Paul, Kennedy Stang was 3 for 3, and Kaity Tomshack had a double and three RBIs. Also singling for the Lady Flyers was Olivia Englert, Morgan Baxter, Hannah Rudolph, Sydney Roth and Mara Lesch.

Willard 6, Huron 3

WILLARD — The Crimson Flashes improved to 9-6 overall and 6-5 in the SBC Bay division with Wednesday’s win over the Tigers.

Offensively for Willard, Madie Secor had a hit and two RBIs, while Kaiten Weiss was 2 for 2 with an RBI and a run scored. Makayla Schiffel and Kourtney Craft added singles.

In the circle, Morgan Hamons went all seven innings. She allowed three earned runs on seven hits with five strikeouts and four walks.

Willard visits Norwalk today in a non-league game, and travels to Tiffin Columbian for a Div. II sectional title game on Friday.

Oak Harbor 12, Edison 0 (5 inn.)

OAK HARBOR — Standout pitcher Ashley Riley limited the Chargers to a pair of singles by Lindsey Fortuna and Alana Fidler in Wednesday’s SBC Bay division game.

With the loss, Edison fell to 12-10 overall and finish 7-5 in the Bay division. The Chargers visit top-seeded Clear Fork in a 5 p.m. Division III sectional championship game on Friday.

The Rockets — ranked No. 2 in the latest Div. II state coaches poll — have won 35 straight SBC games.

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