Holly Alvoid of Triad fields a ground ball during a softball game against OHC competitor Fairbanks on Wednesday. Alvoid doubled during the game to help the Lady Cardinals earn their first win of the season.
(Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon)
The Lady Cardinals of Triad earned their first victory of the season on Wednesday against the Lady Panthers of Fairbanks, winning a tight 2-0 battle.
The Lady Cardinals were able to get on the board early in the home half of the first inning with some nice hitting against the Panthers’ starting pitcher Emily Wilson.
Triad followed up the first with a similar effort in the second inning for their second run.
Wilson, though, was able to regain her composure and keep the Lady Cards off the board in the latter part of the game.
Maddy Collier got the call to take the circle for the Cardinals. She was able to keep the scoreboard clean during her four innings of work and only yielded two hits.
Triad head coach Shari Dixon called on the fresh arm of Joni Russell to keep the Panthers on their toes.
Russell accomplished the task at hand, holding the Panthers to only one hit during her two innings of work .
Triad (1-4) will travel to Springfield Catholic Central on Friday.
FHS (2-8) will travel to Greenon on Friday.
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Lady Cats triumph
In past two days, the Lady Cats of North Union have tallied 28 runs, all against their Mid Ohio Athletic Conference foe Pleasant.
The latest outburst came Wednesday when they sailed past the Lady Spartans 21-0.
Avery Clark blasted a grand slam in the top of the first.
By the time the dust had cleared, the Lady Cats tallied nine runs after only one inning of work.
Madison Wedding got the call to take the circle for NU and yielded only five hits during five innings.
North Union continued to pour on the runs of the top of third and increased its lead to 15-0.
The Lady Cats repeated the effort in the top of the fourth with an additional six runs.
Clark went two-for-five with six RBIs. Kennedy Ruhl went two-for-three with a home run and two RBIs.
Abby Davis had three hits and a trio of stolen bases, Josie Duncan went two-for-five and drove in three, Regan Martino had two hits and a pair of ribbies and and Laney Converse drove in two runs.
The Lady Cats (4-0) host West Jefferson today.
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