Originally published April 4, 2013
Shawe denied by Milan no-no
Friday, April 05, 2013 10:45 AM
Shawe's softball team was on the wrong end of a five-inning no-hitter on Wednesday as Milan scored a 12-0 win at Vandewater Softball Field.
DIAMOND ACTION: Shawe pitcher Emilee Copeland covers home as Milan’s Darian Owens (above, 1) slides across the plate during Wednesday’s game. First baseman Megan Goebel reaches for the throw (below) to just beat Milan runner Teresa Jenkins. (Staff photos by David Campbell)
Correction - April 5, 2013
A picture of Shawe softball player Megan Goebel was incorrectly identified in Thursday's edition. Goebel was playing first base for the Hilltoppers.
Milan's Teresa Jenkins shut the Hilltoppers down with just one walk to pick up the no-no. Sarah Sanders' third-inning walk was Shawe's only baserunner in the game and all that stood between Jenkins and a perfect game.
Milan won the game going away but needed to scratch out runs against Shawe starter Emilee Copeland to end the contest early.
The Indians got two runs in the first inning by way of a key error and then used two walks to score two more in the second. A bases-loaded walk and two wild pitches led to two more runs in the third and a 6-0 lead.
Milan had its biggest inning at the plate in the fourth. Kelli Smith lashed a deep RBI double to center field and Le Anna White followed with a single. Staci Ollman and Kelsey Holbert both had RBI singles and Jenkins added an RBI groundout to push the lead to 10-0.
The Indians then closed out the win with two more runs in the fifth.
Shawe, now 0-2 overall and 0-1 in the Ohio River Valley Conference, visits Jac-Cen-Del on Monday for its second ORVC game of the season. The Hilltoppers' originally scheduled game today at home against Borden has been canceled.
Mustangs shut out Rebels 7-0 for 4th straight S'western loss
Southwestern's softball team lost its fourth straight game on Wednesday on the wrong end of a 7-0 shutout at New Washington.
The Lady Mustangs led 1-0 after two innings, but capitalized on Rebel errors and four hits to score five runs in the third.
New Washington then tacked on a run in the fifth for the final 7-0 margin.
Hits were hard to come by for the Rebels. Austin Courtney singled in the first inning and Josie Barnett doubled in the seventh but neither player scored. Courtney went 1-for-3 on the night.
Emily McCane went the distance for Southwestern and was tagged with the loss. McCane gave up all seven runs, but only five of those were earned. She allowed eight hits and struck out five.
Southwestern (0-4) returns home on Friday to host Silver Creek. First pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m.