Zoe Wedding of North Union slides into third base during a Central Buckeye Conference game against Benjamin Logan on Tuesday. The Lady Cats completed their sweep of the Lady Raiders with a 11-5 victory. (Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon)
The North Union softball team completed its sweep of Benjamin Logan on Tuesday. In a game that was bumped up by a day in anticipation of potential thunderstorms today, the Lady Cats toppled the Lady Raiders, 11-4.
In doing so, they solidified their spot at the top of the Central Buckeye Conference Mad River Division.
NU now holds a three-game lead over Ben Logan with a conference record of 8-3.
Reese DeCamp got the start on the rubber for the Lady Cats and gave up four runs, two earned, through three innings of work.
The Lady Cats kept the Lady Raiders within reach by tallying runs in the first and second innings to put the score at 4-2 after three.
Laine Sparks took over in the circle.
The sophomore pitcher kept BL at bay by notching five punch-outs in four frames.
The Lady Cats found their groove in the fifth inning by tallying five runs.
Kennady Ruhl homered among her two hits. She drove in five runs.
The homer gave NU a 7-4 lead by the end of the fifth.
The Lady Cats played four more runs in the to move the score to 11-4.
Sparks shut out the Lady Raiders in the seventh to seal the victory.
Kayla Sedgwick also had a solid game at the plate, going three-for-four.
Regan Martino drove in a pair of runs on her one hit.
The Lady Cats are now 15-5 for the season and are scheduled to return to action Friday against Tecumseh.
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Wildcats drop second game to BL
NU’s baseball team struggled during its conference contest against Benjamin Logan, losing 15-1 in five innings.
Evan Hoffer started on the bump.
He worked four innings and allowed six runs (four earned).
The Raiders plated three runs in the second and fourth innings.
The Wildcats tallied their only score in the bottom of the fourth inning when Mason Bright drove in Grayson Beeney to move the score to 6-1.
Caden Potts to take over on the rubber for NU.
He surrendered six runs on six hits.
Richie Bolander took over in relief.
He got the Cats out of the inning, but not before Ben Logan jumped out to a 15-1 lead and force the 10-run spread rule.
North Union is now 3-8 in the CBC and 4-11 overall. The Cats are scheduled to return to action Friday against Tecumseh.
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