By Chris Hoppes -

CIRCLEVILLE — The Miami Trace Lady Panthers visited Circleville Wednesday evening to begin play in the Division II Sectional softball tournament.

The Lady Tigers won a very high-scoring game, 22-12 in six innings.

Miami Trace ends the 2018 season with a record of 6-11 overall, 5-5 in the Frontier Athletic Conference.

After a scoreless first inning, Circleville scored four runs in the bottom of the second.

Miami Trace tied the game with four runs in the top of the third.

Jessica Camp hit a double and Tabby Landrum drove in courtesy runner Piper Grooms with a triple.

Olivia Wolffe singled and Taylor Dawson went in as a pinch-runner.

Ashley Campbell and Hailey Gilpen hit singles and Maddie Mossbarger’s hit scored Dawson and Campbell.

The game remained tied as Circleville was kept off the board in the bottom of the third.

The Lady Tigers took the lead with six runs in the bottom of the fourth.

Miami Trace got two of those runs back in the top of the fifth.

Tabby Landrum led off with her second triple of the game. Wolffe had a single that scored Landrum. The pinch-runner, Dawson, also scored later in the inning.

With the score standing at 10-6 in favor of Circleville, the Lady Tigers posted four runs in the bottom of the fifth.

The Lady Panthers had their biggest inning of the game with six runs in the top of the sixth to make the score 14-12.

Circleville scored eight runs in the sixth to trigger the 10-run rule.

Krissy Ison hit a solo home run for Miami Trace in the sixth, her first home run of the season.

“The girls played a good game tonight,” Miami Trace head coach Joe Henry said. “Circleville just scored more runs.

“As we talked in the huddle at the end of the game, we discussed the need to get better on defense next year, working on all aspects of the game,” Henry said.

Miami Trace was hamstrung with eight errors in the game.

“We will be losing a great senior with a lot of talent (Tabby Landrum),” Henry said. “I want to thank Tabby for all of her hard work at Miami Trace.”


Miami Trace’s Jessica Camp and Olivia Wolffe were named First Team, All-FAC.

Jackson’s Raylene Hammond and Mariah Ridgeway were named Co-Players of the Year.

Also being named all-conference were: Kaylee Stevenson and Kendall Pollard of McClain; Maddy Jenkins of Washington; Jordan Banks and Haley Patterson of Jackson and Alisia Cunningham and Audrey Corzine of Chillicothe.

The FAC spring sports banquet is May 21 at Grace Community Church.

Offensively for Miami Trace: Kaylee Hauck, 1-3; Kylee Rossiter, 2-4, 1 2b, 1 run; Jessica Camp, 2-3, 1 2b, 1 bb; Piper Grooms, 0-0, 2 runs; Tabby Landrum, 3-4, 2 3b, 2 rbi, 3 runs; Olivia Wolffe, 4-4, 3 rbi; Taylor Dawson, 0-0, 2 runs; Ashley Campbell, 3-4, 1 2b, 1 rbi, 1 run; Hailey Gilpen, 1-4, 1 rbi; Maddie Mossbarger, 1-4, 2 rbi; Krissy Ison, 1-3, 1 home run (1st); Shalyn Landrum (flex).

Offensively for Circleville: Sarah Moates, 6-6, 4 runs, 1 3b, 1 home run; Abby Keaton, 3-4, 3 runs; Meghan Brooks, 4-5, 3 runs, 1 2b; Kenzie McConnell, 2-5, 2 runs; Elyce Mullins, 3-5, 1 run; Kaitlyn Cooper, 0-4, 1 run.


MT 004 026 x — 12 16 8

C 040 648 x — 22 21 2

By Chris Hoppes