WILMINGTON — The Wilmington High School softball team won its first game of the season Tuesday over Blanchester 11-1 at the WHS diamond.
The Huricane is now 1-3. Blanchester goes to 1-5.
Emily Self led the Hurricane with two runs scored and two hits, including a bases-loaded triple in the five-run third inning.
“I have to give credit to Wilmington for its disciplined approach at the plate and their aggressive base running; they really do put a lot of pressure on the defense,” BHS coach Jamey Grogg said. “We made some nice plays at times but our defensive effort was too inconsisten. Wilmington took advantage of our mistakes.”
Rianna Mueller had two hits for the Ladycats and now has eight hits in her last 14 plate appearances. Olivia Potts has seven hits in her last 13 at-bats, Grogg said.
Kaitlyn Partin and Harlie Bickett pitched for Wilmington, striking out six and allowing just three hits.
April 6, 2021
@Wilmington High School
Wilmington 11 Blanchester 1
(1) BLANCHESTER (ab-r-h-rbi) Mueller 3-0-2-0 Creager 2-0-0-0 Potts 3-0-1-0 Stanforth 3-0-0-0 Peters 2-0-0-0 Renick 1-0-0-0 Collins 2-0-0-0 Naylor 2-0-0-0 Tangonan 0-1-0-0 Caldwell 0-0-0-0
(11) WILMINGTON (ab-r-h-rbi) Bickett 2-1-1-2 Self 2-2-2-3 Rhoads 3-1-1-0 Blackburn 3-1-0-0 Willis 2-0-0-0 Rebman 1-0-0-0 Brown 2-1-0-1 Murdock 2-0-0-0 M. Hisco 1-0-0-0 Carpenter 0-2-0-0 Burris 1-0-0-0 Partin 1-3-1-0
SB: W-Self, Rhoads, Carpenter, Partin