Arcanum downs WL-S in tournament play

Arcanum Lady Trojans run rule West Liberty-Salem Lady Tigers to earn first round OHSAA DIII tournament win

Arcanum senior Mollie Ericksen crushes a 2-run homer to lead the Arcanum Lady Trojans to tournament win over West Liberty-Salem. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

ARCANUM – The Arcanum Lady Trojans defeated the West Liberty-Salem Lady Tigers 10-0 in five-innings of first round OHSAA DIII tournament play.

The Lady Trojans took advantage of first-inning one-out singles off the bats of Kenzie Byrne and Emilie Fout followed with a Paige Burrell run-scoring double giving Arcanum a 1-0 lead that would hold up for the win.

Paige Burrell drills a first-inning Arcanum run scoring double to give the Lady Trojans a 1-0 lead over WL-S. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Arcanum broke the game open in the bottom of the second scoring six-runs with the big hit, a homerun off the bat of senior, Mollie Ericksen to lead 7-1 with two-innings in the book.

Arcanum shortstop Emilie Fout knocks one of her two doubles the go 3-3 on the day in tournament win over West Liberty-Salem. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“Somebody is always stepping up and getting a big hit for us,” said Arcanum coach, Mike Morris. “We struggle the first couple of innings and it’s like the switch turns on and we start hitting gaps.”

Kenzie Byrne strokes an Arcanum hit in the team’s tournament win over WL-S. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

The Lady Trojans added two-runs in the third and one-run in the bottom of the fourth to earn the run rule win.

“We got our bunts down again tonight and taking extra bases on their mistakes,” Morris stated. “No errors, no walks from our pitchers and a pretty good game. Playing solid right now.”

Hannah Kendig picks up a win for Arcanum in OHSAA DIII tournament win over WL-S Lady Tigers. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Hannah Kendig picked up the win for Arcanum with 4.0 innings of work on the mound allowing no runs, one-hit, no walks while striking out four. Belle Harleman pitched 1.0 inning in relief with no runs scored, no hits, no walks and two strikeouts.

Arcanum’s Belle Harleman pitches one-inning of no-hit ball in Lady Trojans tournament win over West Liberty-Salem. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Emilie Fout went 3-3 including 2-doubles, 1-RBI and 1-run scored; Ericksen was 2-3 with a homerun, 2-RBIs and 2-runs; Paige Burrell 2-3 including a double, 2-RBIs, 1-run; Kenzie Byrne 1-1, 1-RBI, 2-runs; Grace Fry 1-2, 1-RBI, 1-run; Ashlyn Miller 1-2, 1-run; Kaitlyn Toy 1-3, 1-RBI, 1-run; Brooklyn Ullery 1-3.


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