On the Road to Akron
Last week the Lions hosted Fredricktown for their first tournament game. Twenty-one Lions batted in their half of the first inning, taking a 15-0 lead. The Freddies managed just one hit against senior ace Sarah Klopfer and the Lion defense. The Lions held a 17-0 lead after the Freddies batted in the fifth inning as the ‘mercy’ rule ended the game.
The Lions were ranked No. 1 in Division III for that game. They fell to No. 2 in the state coaches poll after one-run losses to Heath (D-III), Columbus Bishop Hartley ( D-II) and Pickerington Central (D-I).
Tuesday, the Lady Lions jumped to a quick 4- 0 lead without an out in the first inning against Marion Elgin at Pickerington North. That was the score until the fourth inning when the Lions added four more runs on two hits and two Comet errors. Kyanne Wiley drove in two runs with a double. Two more runs in the fifth inning triggered the ‘mercy’ rule.
Photos by Charles Prince