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Shawe can't stop rout by No. 2 Rising Sun
Courier Sports Staff
Saturday, May 18, 2013 5:00 AM
HEALTHY CUT: Shawe’s Amelia Koehler drives a hard shot to the outfield during Friday’s home game against Rising Sun. The ball ended up being caught and the second-ranked Shiners rolled to an 18-0 win. (Staff photo by David Campbell)
For one brief inning, Shawe Memorial played at Rising Sun's level, holding the Shiners scoreless and loading the bases.
But Rising Sun wasn't held down for long and the Class A No. 2 Shiners scored five runs in the second, one in the third and six in both the fourth and fifth innings to pull away for an 18-0 softball rout Friday in Madison.
The Hilltoppers (1-15, 1-11 Ohio River Valley) got out of the top of the first after allowing just a hit then got singles from Maddie Waller, Stephanie Snodgrass and Megan Goebel to load the bases with no outs in the bottom of the inning.
But the fun didn't last. Shawe failed to score in the inning and Rising Sun proceeded to roll to its 19th win of the season and close out its Ohio River Valley Conference schedule with a perfect 12-0 record.
Alison Mruzek started and took the loss for Shawe. Mruzek allowed 14 earned runs on 21 hits in five innings without a strikeout or a walk.
EmmLee Copeland had Shawe's other hit.
Tiffany Vinup picked up the win for Rising Sun. The right-hander gave up all four Shawe hits while striking out two before giving way to Taylor Mullen. Mullen struck out two in two perfect innings of work.
Bailee Bostic led Rising Sun's 21-hit attack by going 4-for-4 with a double and three RBIs. Alix DeDreu was 3-for-5 with a triple, two runs and an RBI, Sidney Willhite was 3-for-5 with a double and two RBIs, Mullen had two doubles, a single and scored twice, and Ali Bostic was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs.
Shawe will now face Hauser in the opening round of the Class A Sectional at Rising Sun. That game will be on Monday at approximately 7 p.m.
Milan pulls away from Rebs
Milan pulled away in the late innings to post a 12-4 softball win over Southwestern on Friday in Hanover.
The Lady Rebels held leads of 2-0 and 4-2 before mistakes allowed Milan to take over the game. The Indians scored four runs in the fourth and three in both the fifth and sixth innings to win going away.
"We had a good game until the fourth inning. A combination of errors and walks led to their first big inning," Southwestern coach Duane Ralston said. "We couldn't overcome it."
The game was originally scheduled to be played at Milan but heavy rain in Ripley County moved it to Hanover. As a result, Southwestern was the visiting team on its own field.
The Rebels scored two runs in the top of the third when Katie Conover singled and eventually scored on Michela Brown's single. Austin Courtney then doubled in Brown.
Milan answered with two runs in the third on an error, a triple by Kami Morrisey and a squeeze bunt by Kellie Smith.
Southwestern went back ahead by two in the fourth when Emily McCane and Ashley Desch lashed back-to-back RBI singles.
Three errors and three hits led to four runs in the fourth to give Milan a lead it never relinquished. The Indians piled on from there.
Tyler Smith started in the circle for Southwestern and allowed just one earned run on three hits in three innings. Josie Barnett gave up three earned runs on three hits with four walks in an inning and two-thirds and McCane allowed three more runs on three hits in an inning and a third.
"Tyler Smith started on the mound and pitched a good game," Ralston said. "We made a pitching change to stop their momentum but that's when we started losing our focus. That's been our challenge all year; maintaining our focus and composure in the late innings. We'll use tomorrow to address those things and prepare for Switz. on Monday."
Courtney had a single to go with her double and a drove in a run. Conover was 2-for-4 with a run scored.
Morrisey was 3-for-4 with a triple and a run scored to lead Milan's 12-hit attack. Sydney Ross, Kelsey Holbert and Hannah Lohrum added doubles for the Indians.
Teresa Jenkins went the distance in the circle for Milan and gave up four runs on seven hits with six strikeouts and two walks.
Southwestern ends the regular season with a 4-21 record and 3-9 in the Ohio River Valley Conference. The Rebels open sectional play against Switzerland County on Monday in Vevay.
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