Lady Panther softball to Sect. final


MT beats Lady Lions, 10-0

By Chris Hoppes - choppes@civitasmedia.com



Olivia Wolffe delivers a pitch for Miami Trace during a Division II Sectional semifinal game against the Washington Lady Blue Lions Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Miami Trace High School.


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Meghan Tucker pitches for Washington during a Division II Sectional semifinal game at Miami Trace High School Wednesday, May 10, 2017.


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Washington’s Zoee Clay holds on for the catch of a foul ball during a Division II Sectional semifinal game at Miami Trace High School Wednesday, May 10, 2017.


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Miami Trace’s Taylor Barrett takes a swing during a Division II Sectional semifinal game against Washington Wednesday, May 10, 2017.


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The Washington Lady Blue Lions made the trip out to Miami Trace High School Wednesday for a Division II Sectional semifinal softball game against the Lady Panthers.

In the third meeting of the season, Miami Trace won, 10-0.

The Lady Panthers improve to 15-6 on the year and will host Circleville for a Sectional championship Saturday at 11 a.m. The Lady Tigers of Circleville defeated the McClain Lady Tigers Wednesday at Circleville, 16-1.

The Sectional champion team will play in the District semifinals Monday at 5 p.m. at Ohio University in Athens.

Olivia Wolffe was the winning pitcher for Miami Trace. She allowed one hit and no runs with one walk and four strikeouts.

Meghan Tucker started and took the loss for Washington. She pitched 4.2 innings with 11 hits and 10 runs (eight earned) with two walks and no strikeouts.

Maddison Osborne had a single for the Lady Lions.

“Olivia did a great job, again, pitching for us tonight,” Miami Trace head coach Joe Henry said. “Our defense looked a lot better than it did Monday (in a 14-4 loss at Minford).

“I appreciate Coach (Randy) Elzey’s help this season,” Henry said. “He and I talk a lot. We help each other out. That’s what’s nice about Washington Court House and Miami Trace.”

Miami Trace scored two in the first, two in the third, two in the fourth and four in the fifth.

Ashley Campbell went 3 for 4, hitting her ninth home run of the season, driving in three and scoring twice.

Kaylee Hauck went 2 for 4 with one RBI, one triple and three runs scored, including the deciding 10th run in the bottom of the fifth.

Tabby Landrum went 2 for 3 with one run and one RBI.

In the bottom of the first, Hauck reached on an error and scored on Campbell’s home run.

In the bottom of the second, Tori Riley singled and with one out, Hauck reached on an error.

With runners at second and third and one out, Cassidy Lovett hit a high fly to left field. Annie Semler made the catch and threw home to Zoee Clay, turning a double play.

In the bottom of the fourth, with one out, Taylor Barrett hit a triple and with two outs, Wolffe was hit by a pitch, replaced on the bases by Kylee Rossiter.

Rossiter soon stole second base and Jessica Camp hit a single that made it 4-0.

In the bottom of the fourth, Landrum bunted for a single and stole second. With Hauck at the plate, Landrum was called out for leaving second base too soon.

Hauck then hit a single to center. Hauck stole second and Lovett grounded out.

Hauck scored on a wild pitch and Campbell hit a single. Campbell stole second and went to third on an error. Campbell scored on a wild pitch to make it 6-0.

In the bottom of the fifth, Henry was hit by a pitch and Devan Thomas was sent in as a pinch runner.

Wolffe hit a double to left, scoring Thomas to make it 7-0.

Rossiter ran for Wolffe and later scored on a sacrifice fly by Riley.

Landrum hit a double and Hauck singled, scoring Landrum to make it 9-0.

Lovett walked and stole second.

Hauck scored from third on a single by Campbell, ending the game with a 10-0 tally.

“I thought we played pretty well tonight,” Washington head coach Randy Elzey said. “We adjusted our defense a little bit. Obviously, they have power throughout their lineup. They have several kids that can hit it out.

“I thought our pitcher (Tucker) did a pretty good job of keeping them inside the fence,” Elzey said. “Campbell hit one out on us tonight. She hit two out on us at our place.

“My two seniors, Meghan Tucker and Kalee Crowe, left everything they had out on the field,” Elzey said. “We’ve been a team this year that, with two outs, we kind of relax; I’m not sure what it is, defensively, that happens. They scored, I believe, four runs on passed balls. Four other runs came with two outs. Some of those could have been caught, probably, and it’s a 2-0 ballgame.”

Washington ends the season with a record of 1-19.

All-SCOL honors

Senior Meghan Tucker of Washington was named First Team, All-SCOL for 2017. She will be among the student-athletes honored at next Wednesday’s final-ever SCOL sports banquet.

Sophomore Maddy Jenkins was named Second Team, All-SCOL.

For Miami Trace, senior Taylor Barrett and sophomores Jessica Camp and Olivia Wolffe were named First Team, All-SCOL.

Sophomore Ashley Campbell was named Second Team, All-SCOL.

Offensively for Miami Trace: Kaylee Hauck, 2-4, 3 runs, 1 rbi, 1 3b, 2 sb; Cassidy Lovett, 0-3, 1 bb; Ashley Campbell, 3-4, 2 runs, 1sb, 3 rbi, 1 home run (9th); Taylor Barrett, 1-1, 1 run, 1 bb; Taylor Dawson, 0-0; Brooke Henry, 0-2, hbp; Devan Thomas, 0-0, 1 run; Olivia Wolffe, 1-1, hbp 2; Jessica Camp, 1-3, 2 rbi; Tori Riley, 1-2, 1 rbi; Tabby Landrum, 2-3, 1 run, 1 rbi; Krissy Ison (courtesy runner), 0-0; Kylee Rossiter (courtesy runner), 2 runs.

Offensively for Washington: Meghan Tucker, 0-1, 1 bb; Annie Semler, 0-1, 1 sac; Maddy Jenkins, 0-2; Kalee Crowe, 0-2; Trinity Ragland, 0-2; Maddison Osborne, 1-2; Danika Marcum, 0-2; Kelsey Inskeep, 0-2; Zoee Clay, 0-1.

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Olivia Wolffe delivers a pitch for Miami Trace during a Division II Sectional semifinal game against the Washington Lady Blue Lions Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Miami Trace High School.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2017/05/web1_Olivia-Wolffe-pitch-pic-vs-MT-5-10-2017.jpgOlivia Wolffe delivers a pitch for Miami Trace during a Division II Sectional semifinal game against the Washington Lady Blue Lions Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Miami Trace High School. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald Record-Herald | Chris Hoppes

Meghan Tucker pitches for Washington during a Division II Sectional semifinal game at Miami Trace High School Wednesday, May 10, 2017.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2017/05/web1_Meghan-Tucker-pitch-pic-vs-MT-5-10-2017.jpgMeghan Tucker pitches for Washington during a Division II Sectional semifinal game at Miami Trace High School Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald Record-Herald | Chris Hoppes

Washington’s Zoee Clay holds on for the catch of a foul ball during a Division II Sectional semifinal game at Miami Trace High School Wednesday, May 10, 2017.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2017/05/web1_Zoee-Clay-makes-the-catch-pit-vs-MT-5-10-2017.jpgWashington’s Zoee Clay holds on for the catch of a foul ball during a Division II Sectional semifinal game at Miami Trace High School Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald Record-Herald | Chris Hoppes

Miami Trace’s Taylor Barrett takes a swing during a Division II Sectional semifinal game against Washington Wednesday, May 10, 2017.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2017/05/web1_Taylor-Barrett-swings-vs-WCH-pic-5-10-2017.jpgMiami Trace’s Taylor Barrett takes a swing during a Division II Sectional semifinal game against Washington Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Chris Hoppes | Record-Herald Record-Herald | Chris Hoppes
MT beats Lady Lions, 10-0

By Chris Hoppes

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