WINDSOR — Meridian showed it can come through in the clutch against a strong team.
After losing an early 3-0 lead, the Hawks responded with four runs in the final two innings to overcome Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg 7-6 on Wednesday afternoon.
Sophomore Riley Casey was a catalyst hitting and pitching.
She was credited with the win with five hits and one earned run in 2 2/3 innings to go along with her three hits at the plate.
“I was pleased we were able to win a close game against a good team,” Meridian coach Greg Streeval said. “The girls focused up and played very, very well tonight.”
Mount Zion 7, Central A&M 1
MOUNT ZION – Sophomore pitcher Daniel Chausse made his first varsity outing and impressed.
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He picked up the win after going four innings with just two hits and one earned run, along with six strikeouts.
Kyler Fox and A.J. Davis each cranked out a double for the Braves as well.
“That's a big step for him and us moving forward,” Mount Zion coach Matt Smith said. “Overall, I'm extremely pleased with yet another strong outing by our pitching staff.”
Effingham 12, Shelbyville 0
EFFINGHAM — The Hearts had no problem getting their offense in gear.
Effingham started with three runs in the first inning and led 12-0 by the end of the third.
Lane Koenig went 2-for-2 with three RBIs while Brent Beals smashed a pair of doubles for two RBIs.
“When you jump out to a lead like that, everyone tends to relax and play better," Effingham coach Chris Fleener said. "Shelbyville is a good team, but we were able to capitalize on a few of their misplayed balls. We were able to put the ball in play and have some success at the plate tonight.”