Creager HR jump-starts Ladycats; Abney sets record in 14-4


Madison Creager greeted at home following her HR

Madison Creager greeted at home following her HR


Elecia Patton


Kassidy Abney set the BHS career HR mark


Madison Creager


Madison Creager


Kassidy Abney


Kassidy Abney


Taylor Boeckman at the plate


Kiera Brightman


Taylor Boeckmann


Coach Matthew Zimmerman has a meeting at the circle


Rhylee Luttrell


Kassidy Abney hits home following her record HR


LEES CREEK – Kassidy Abney set a Blanchester High School record for homeruns in a career but it was Madison Creager’s first-inning blast Wednesday that set the tone.

Creager hit a three-run homer to kick off a 14-4 win over East Clinton in SBAAC National Division action.

Blanchester is 2-5 on the year and 2-2 in the National Division.

East Clinton slips to 3-3 overall and 0-3 in conference play.

Taylor Boeckmann, Jericka Boggs and Mackenzie Campbell had three hits each for East Clinton.

Kiera Brightman struck out seven and walked just one in 5.2 innings of relief pitching.

But the Ladycats took control of this one early. Three batters in to the game, Creager blasted a pitch over the fence for a 3-0 lead.

“Which was huge,” Grogg said. “When playing on the road, it is crucial to score early, to gain momentum from the start.

“We also executed the short game extremely well, getting several bunts down, which put some pressure on their defense early,” said Grogg.

Abney’s BHS record homerun came in the second inning and cleared both the softball fence and baseball fence at EC. She has 15 for her career.

Rianna Mueller had four hits, with two doubles at the plate, and pitched seven solid innings in the circle for the win.

“East Clinton did a nice job of putting the ball in play, but Rianna came up with big pitches in critical moments to get an out,” said Grogg. “More impressively, this is the second game in a row where she did not walk a batter.”

SUMMARY

April 3 2019

@East Clinton High School

Blanchester 14 East Clinton 4

BL 460.210.1…..14

EC 001.030.0…..4

(14) BLANCHESTER (ab-r-h-rbi) Abney 4-4-2-2 Patton 4-2-0-0 Creager 5-1-2-3 Stanforth 4-1-2-2 Roy 4-0-0-1 Mueller 4-3-4-1 Naylor 0-3-0-0 Stewart 3-2-1-0 Caldwell 3-0-1-3 Shank 4-1-0-1 Tangonan 0-1-0-0

(4) EAST CLINTON (ab-r-h-rbi) Boeckmann 4-2-3-0 Campbell 4-1-3-0 Durbin 3-1-1-1 Luttrell 1-0-0-0 Peacock 3-0-0-1 Brightman 3-0-1-1 Boggs 4-0-3-0 Kessler 4-0-1-0 Rolfe 4-0-0-0 Runk 3-0-0-0

2B: EC-Boggs; BL-Mueller 2, Stewart

HR: BL-Abney, Creager

SB: BL-Abney 2, Patton, Stanforth, Stewart, Tangonan, Naylor

PITCHING^IP^H^R^ER^BB^SO

Blanchester

Mueller (W)^7^12^4^3^0^5

East Clinton

Campbell (L)^1.1^3^7^na^1^2

Brightman^5.2^7^7^na^1^7

Madison Creager greeted at home following her HR
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/04/web1_SFT_blan_CreagerHRME0403.jpgMadison Creager greeted at home following her HR

Elecia Patton
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/04/web1_SFT_blan_EleciaPattonME0403.jpgElecia Patton

Kassidy Abney set the BHS career HR mark
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/04/web1_SFT_blan_KassidyAbneyME0403.jpgKassidy Abney set the BHS career HR mark

Madison Creager
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/04/web1_SFT_blan_MadisonCreager2ME0403.jpgMadison Creager

Madison Creager
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/04/web1_SFT_blan_MadisonCreagerME0403.jpgMadison Creager

Kassidy Abney
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/04/web1_SFT_blanAbney_EC2bME0403.jpgKassidy Abney

Kassidy Abney
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/04/web1_SFT_blanAbney2_ec2bME0403.jpgKassidy Abney

Taylor Boeckman at the plate
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/04/web1_SFT_blanec_thepitchME0403.jpgTaylor Boeckman at the plate

Kiera Brightman
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/04/web1_SFT_ec_KieraBrightmanME0403.jpgKiera Brightman

Taylor Boeckmann
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/04/web1_SFT_ec_TaylorBoeckmannME0403.jpgTaylor Boeckmann

Coach Matthew Zimmerman has a meeting at the circle
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/04/web1_SFT_ec_ZimmermanME0403.jpgCoach Matthew Zimmerman has a meeting at the circle

Rhylee Luttrell
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/04/web1_SFT_ecRhyleeLuttrellME0403.jpgRhylee Luttrell

Kassidy Abney hits home following her record HR
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/04/web1_SFT_blanKassidyAbneyHRME0403.jpgKassidy Abney hits home following her record HR