WILMINGTON – Pulling away in the end, the Wilmington High School softball team defeated Blanchester 13-6 Tuesday in a non-league game on the WHS diamond.
The loss puts Blanchester at 2-2 on the year.
“I knew we were going to face an overall solid team with one of the better pitchers in the American Division,” BHS coach Jamey Grogg said. “Wilmington did a nice job at the plate, putting a lot of balls in play and pressuring us defensively.
“Offensively I was glad to see us make some nice in-game adjustments, something we did not do Monday night.”
The Lady Hurricane led 6-0 then saw the Ladycats battle to within 8-6 in the fifth inning.
But Wilmington plated three in the bottom of the fifth and two more in the sixth to pull away for the win.
“Blanchester has a nice team,” WHS coach Glen Blessing said. “Jamey does a great job coaching them.
“It was nice to see the bottom half of our lineup come through with some hits.”
Courtney Smart led WHS with three hits. Olivia Veidt homered and drove in four WHS teammates. Logan Osborne and Sophie Blessing had two hits each.
Kassidy Abney had three hits and two runs batted in for Blanchester. Hannah Mann and Jay Dalton also had two hits for the Ladycats.
“The middle of their lineup hurt us,” said Blessing. “But Olivia (Veidt, WHS pitcher) did a great job of overcoming plays our defense didn’t make that do not go down as errors in the book.”
April 10 2018
@Wilmington High School
Wilmington 13 Blanchester 6
(6) BLANCHESTER (ab-r-h-rbi) Tangonan 4-0-0-0 Abney 4-2-3-2 Dalton 4-1-2-0 Mann 3-1-2-1 Phillips 2-0-0-2 Patton 2-0-0-1 Rose 3-0-0-0 Henry 1-0-0-0 Curless 2-1-1-0 Oberle 2-1-0-0. TOTALS 27-6-8-6
(13) WILMINGTON (ab-r-h-rbi) Bickett 4-2-1-1 Blessing 4-2-2-1 Vedit 3-1-1-4 Smart 4-0-3-1 Self 3-1-1-0 Flint 3-1-1-1 Brown 1-0-1-1 South 4-2-0-0 Osborne 3-2-2-1 Hardin 0-1-0-0 Partin 0-1-0-0. TOTALS 29-13-12-10
2B: B-Mann; W-Self, Flint, Osborne
HBP: W-Veidt (2)
SAC: B-Phillips, Patton; W-Brown, Osborne
SB: B-Mann, Curless; W-Blessing, Flint (2), South, Partin (2), Osborne, Bickett
Henry (L) 2-7-6-6-1-0
Veidt (W) 7-8-6-6-1-8