From Staff Reports
SALEM-The ninth-seeded Salem softball team pummeled eighth-seeded Niles 17-1 in a Div. II sectional opener Friday.
For the Quakers (7-19) Kari Seddon had a double, a single and five RBIs, Haley Carner had three single, a double and an RBI, while Clara Janofa and Rylee Leider each had a double and two RBIs.
Due to unplayable field conditions at Niles, Salem hosted the game, with the Red Dragons still the home team.
Salem plays at second-seeded Poland at 1 p.m. today. The Quakers conclude their regular season schedule Monday when they host Canton South.
N: 0-0-0-1-0- 1- 5-0
S-Hannah Carner, wp, (5IP, 8K, 1BB) and Kari Seddon.
N-Wharton, lp, (3 2/3 IP, 6K, 12BB), Zeigler (1 1/3 IP, 0K, 0BB) and Ellwood.
East Liverpool 0
CARROLLTON-Rachel Eberling and Shelby Amatangelo pitched a combined no-hitter as second-seeded Minerva blanked third-seeded East Liverpool 6-0 in a Div. II sectional final Friday.
The Lions take on top-seeded Dover today in a district semifinal.
Eberling struck out nine in four innings of work, while Amatangelo fanned five in three innings on the mound. Emily Hume paced the Lion offense with two hits and two steals.
"Me and my coaching staff are extremely proud of how our girls played against a really good Minerva team,"?East Liverpool coach?Erik Adkins said.
M-Rachel Eberling, wp (4IP, 9K, 1BB), Shelby Amatangalo (3IP, 7K).
EL-Elise Smith, lp (7K) and Lindsay Baker.
Leetonia at Columbiana
COLUMBIANA-The Columbiana softball team shutout Leetonia in both ends of a doubleheader Friday, winning by scores of 12-0 and 10-0. The two games were ITCL lower tier makeups.
Lauren Schlueter had a home run, a single and three RBIs for the Clippers (22-4, 12-2) in the first game, while Carly Sawders had a homer, a triple and two RBIs.
Emily Schneider had two hits for the Bears.
Holly Gotthardt and Sierra Ross singled twice in the second game for Columbiana.
The third-seeded Clippers take on top-seeded Western Reserve in a Div. IV district semifinal at 4:30 Tuesday at Lisbon's Dickey Athletic Complex.
L: 0-0-0-0-0- 0-4-2
C-Madison Macklin, wp, (5IP, 4K, 1BB) and Navi Kaur/Abby Fleeson.
L-Emily Schneider, lp, (4IP, 1K, 1BB) and Nicole Danko.
L: 0-0-0-0-0-0- 0- 2-0
C-Holly Gotthardt, wp, (6IP, 3K, 2BB) and Navi Kaur/Abby Fleeson.
L-Kristy Eckman, lp, (6IP, 1K, 8BB) and Emily Hupp.
West Branch 2
CANTON-Canton South beat West Branch 5-2 in regular-season play Friday.
Bailey McElwain was 3 for 3 with a double and a triple for the Warriors (15-6, 8-4 NBC.
The fourth-seeded Warriors host sixth seeded Marlington at 11 a.m. today in a Div. II sectional final.
CS-Katie Uminski, wp, (7IP, 5K, 1BB) and Madi Stouffer.
WB-Sarah Weber, lp, (7IP, 3K, 1BB) and Bailey Byers.
West Branch JVs
BELOIT-The West Branch jayvee softball team beat Canton South 3-0 on Friday. Lauren Stitle had a double, a single and two RBIs for the Warriors, while Kaylee Manning singled and stuck out eight.