The Lady Indians got 2 runs in game one, but were shutout in game two. Ortega drove in the first run with an RBI double and scored on a fielder's choice from Linker.
Officially, all the win did was give the Panthers a two-game lead over the Blue Gators with three district games left. "Everybody just did their job and stuck to the game plan, which was to get out of here as quick as we could". The 6-foot-5 right-hander struck out six in 61⁄3 innings to pick up the victory. Ruston took advantage and came all the way from second base to score and tie the game at 1-1. After a 3-1 pitch sailed foul over the wall in right, Kilpatrick got the Liberty commit to fly out to Snead in center to conclude the game. Schmitt struck out 31 batters, walked just 13 in 43 innings and threw a no-hitter against Madison East in May.
"The senior group is kind of in a tough place", the coach said. Eagle drove in four runs, while Chase Freshour and Brooks Utt had one ribbie apiece.
The Wildcats had their conference home game against Lake Hamilton rained out on Friday, and next week will be a busy one with four games in five days next week. The first of the teams' two games is today at 4:40 p.m. and they wrap up the season series Friday at El Dorado. Nine errors cost ConVal, and Coach Amanda Hinton said Souhegan capitalized on them. Nick McAvoy had two doubles, Daniel Kill had a double and single and both Nico Wade and Trey Brininger added two hits each. Landen Vesley was 2-for-4 with three runs scored and an RBI; Drew Ackman was 3-for-4 with a double and three runs scored; Clevenger was 2-for-2 with three RBIs and three runs scored; Bartel was 1-for-2 with a double, three RBIs and two runs scored; and Gehrig Koerner was 2-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs scored.
Summit ended Independence's season with a 12-0 loss in last year's District 11-AAA championship.
In the opener, Grace won 5-3 despite only tallying six hits.
Schoch earned the win in relief. Julia Peters edged out her opponent in a tight match for an 8-5 win.
Berkeley Springs took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on Cain's RBI triple.
Catcher Beaux Escobar (.409, 15 RBI, team-high eight doubles), a Walters State commit, anchors the defense.
Sanborn 6, Monadnock 3 - After dropping a close match Tuesday, Monadnock was unable to rebound Wednesday. Baker hit 1-for-3 with two runs and an RBI, and Anderson was 1-for-3 with a run and two RBIs. Keene, 2-2, is at Exeter April 20 at 4 p.m. They dropped the opener 9-1, but bounced back to win the second 8-2. WP: Crawley (4-1). LP: Lucas.
Michael White (Stamford, Connecticut/Stamford/Canterbury School) retired Assumption in the bottom of the third, and Stonehill continued driving in runs in the top of the fourth. "We had some chances early, including Russell's hit, and we had two on with one out in the second, but we didn't get it done".
Weston Horton took the loss, giving up seven runs, five earned, on six hits and two walks with two strikeouts in two innings.
West Laurens' Jacob Floyd pitched a seven-inning complete game for the win, allowing 10 hits and four runs while striking out five and walking two.