Tuesday, May 22, 2001
District softball highlights
Lakota West wins first district title
The Cincinnati Enquirer
Marnie Molen, Allison Cook and Laura Peters each collected two hits to power Lakota West to a 4-2 victory over Ursuline in a Division I fast-pitch softball district championship game at Miami University. The district title is the first in Lakota West's four-year history.
Lakota West scored two runs in the fifth inning to take control. Molen drove in the first run with a single, and Andrea McGlothin drove in the second with a fielder's choice.
Junior Abby Hess improved to 12-3 with 4 1/3 innings of work. McGlothin earned the save.
Lakota West will face McAuley at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Dayton in the regional semifinals.
Lakota West ....... 010 020 14 6 3
Ursuline ....... 100 010 02 5 3
WPHess (12-3). SvMcGlothin. LPMorrison. Hitting leaders: LWCook 2-4; Molen 2-4, RBI; Peters 2-4, RBI. ULorenz 2-4. Records: LW 21-7.
McAuley 1, Vandalia Butler 0, Division I district, Miami University Amy Sunderman scored on a passed ball in the top of the seventh for the winning run. Sunderman beat out a ground ball to third for a leadoff single. She moved to third on a Stephanie Salas single to right field before scoring.
Freshman Amanda Pick pitched the final three innings.
This is Amanda's second victory of the season at the varsity level, McAuley coach Nancy Gamm said. It is a team rule not to play freshmen on the varsity squad until the tournament.
McAuley ....... 000 000 11 5 0
Butler ....... 000 000 00 4 0
WPPick (2-0). LPErin Brockert. Records: M 20-6, VB 24-3.
Ross 6, Bellbrook 0, Division II district championship, University of Dayton Senior Kristain Gray hit a bases-loaded double with no outs in the second inning. Rachel Richardson struck out 12 to improve to 18-1. The shutout was Richardson's 11th of the year, breaking Amy Weitzel's (1994) record.
Ross, winners of 11 of the last 14 district titles, will face Kenton Ridge in the regional semifinals at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Northmont High School.
Ross ....... 041 001 06 9 1
Bellbrook ....... 000 000 00 2 2
WPRichardson (12 K's, 18-1). LP
Shock. Hitting leaders: RGuenther 2B; Richardson 2B; Montezinos 2-3, 2B; Gray 2B, 3RBI. Records: R 26-4, B 17-9.
Carlisle 9, Madeira 5, Division III district championship, Kennedy Park, Dayton Carlisle took advantage of nine walks and stole 10 bases.
Carlisle ....... 201 402 09 5 3
Madeira ....... 032 000 05 7 3
WPCaudill (7 K's). LPStaubach (8-4). Hitting leaders: CStebelton 2-3, 2B; Callahan 2RBI. MSchneider 2B; Frabell 2B; Barnhill 2-4, 2B; Weir 2B. Records: C 20-10, M 13-8.
Reds dilemma: Pay young stars or lose them
How we see it: Signing Casey is top priority
Same problems hit Reds, Cubs
Reds-Cubs Scouting Report
Reds remain resolute
Reyes should rejoin Reds today
Xavier loses recruit to Prosser
Arrest warrant out for Little
Martin, Szczerbiak picked for U.S. team
Dugans fighting for a job
NFL realignment to be settled this week