CHILLICOTHE — A pair of fifth inning homeruns lifted Clinton-Massie to a 3-1 win over Chillicothe Monday in South Central Ohio League softball action.
The Lady Falcons are now 16-0 overall and 10-0 in the league.
“This was an important game for us tonight in regards to the league,” CM coach Andy Lauer said. “We were a little sluggish, with no real playing for a few days because of the weather. I’m very proud of my girls for keeping their focus in that last inning when the game was on the line.”
Up 3-1 in the seventh, Clinton-Massie struggled to close out the win. The Lady Cavaliers loaded the bases with nobody out. Taylor Florea struck out two CHS batters and ended the game on a fielder’s choice.
Florea struck out 11 and scattered six hits as she improved to 10-0 on the year.
“Taylor pitched another stellar game,” Lauer said.
Florea also led off the fifth inning with a solo homer, a run that proved to be the game-winner. Later in the inning with two outs, Kelsey Carter added an insurance run when she belted her second homer of the season over the fence.
April 25, 2016
Clinton-Massie 3 Chillicothe 1
(3) CLINTON-MASSIE (ab-r-h-rbi) Fisher 3-0-0-0 Carter 3-1-1-1 Robinson 3-1-1-0 Clayborn 3-0-1-1 Flanigan 3-0-0-0 Newton 2-0-0-0 Carruthers 3-0-0-0 Florea 3-1-2-1 Miller 2-0-0-0.
(1) CHILLICOTHE (ab-r-h-rbi) Bettendorf 3-0-0-0 Beekman 3-0-0-0 Large 2-1-1-0 Ray 3-0-1-0 Gallagher 3-0-1-1 Corzine 3-0-1-0 Brown 3-0-1-0 Woodbridge 2-0-1-0 Williams 2-0-1-0
2B: Robinson, Clayborn
HR: Florea, Carter
SAC: Newton, Miller
Florea (W, 10-0) 7-6-1-1-1-11