By Rob Hamilton
Cardington earned two more softball wins on Saturday, defeating Lakewood and West Jefferson.
In their 5-1 win over Lakewood, the Pirates got eight strikeouts by Genevieve Longsdorf, who scattered eight hits.
Riley Burchett had a home run and single, while Hailee Edgell also hit a homer. Makayla Linkous had a triple and two singles and Dana Bertke added two singles.
The team then earned a 17-6 win over West Jefferson. Longsdorf picked up her second win of the day, as she and Ashlee Tharp struck out three and gave up eight hits.
Edgell had a home run and double. Burchett, Longsdorf and Chelsey Miller all had a double and single. Tharp contributed three hits, while Bertke and Kayleigh Ufferman both had two.
The Highland girls defeated Fredericktown again on Friday, picking up an 8-1 decision.
Stevie Asher struck out seven, walked one and scattered five hits to earn the win. She also contributed a double offensively. Guinevere Jackson had a triple and single and Audrey Robinson finished with a triple. Emma West finished with a double and both Faith Geiger and Brooklyn Croy added two hits.
On Saturday, the Scots split a doubleheader with Big Walnut.
They won the first game 2-0 behind a three-hitter from Asher, who struck out 12 and only walked one. West had a double and single, while Haven Farson added a pair of hits.
The host Eagles scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh to come back and stun the Scots 5-4. West and Asher, who absorbed the loss, combined to give up five hits and a pair of walks.
Offensively, the team got a double and single from Robinson. Julia Varney added three hits and Croy finished with two.
Northmor Golden Knights
Northmor was edged 3-1 by Clear Fork in a Saturday softball contest.
Megan Adkins struck out two and gave up five hits in suffering the hard-luck loss. She also had a double and single to lead the Golden Knight offense.
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