FREMONT – A stellar pitching performance and an offensive outburst produced a dominant performance for the Ross softball team.
The Lady Giants belted out 11 hits, benefitted from several Port Clinton fielding errors and took a 13-3, five-inning victory over the Redskins.
“The girls played really well together, and it was a great team-effort win,” said coach Megan Turner.
In the pitcher’s circle, Audrianna Melchor gave up six hits and no walks and struck out eight in five innings and helped her cause by driving in a pair of runs at the plate.
With the game tied at 1 in the bottom of the third inning, Kaylee Dodson got the Lady Giants started with a 2-RBI double. Not long after, Mattie Billow and Emily Morris followed with back-to-back RBI singles.
Dodson struck again with a 2-RBI base hit in the fifth inning and when she scored on a wild pitch two batters later, she ended the game with the 10-run mercy rule.
“Audrianna pitched a great game,” Turner said. “The girls did exactly what was asked of them and are improving more every day.”
The Lady Giants are now 1-1 on the young season and host Fostoria Friday at 5 p.m.