Galion shuts out Buckeye Central
NEW WASHINGTON — With their third game in three days, the Galion Lady Tigers softball met with the Buckeye Central Buckettes in non-league action on Monday night.
Buckeye Central was no match for the Galion squad as the Tigers’ offense overwhelmed the Buckettes, 9-0.
Madelyn Thomas picked up the win for the Galion pitching staff, firing seven innings and scattering just four hits while striking out seven. The Lady Tigers would not commit an error on the night.
Gabby Kaple came up big at the plate, picking up three hits on the night, including two big home runs for two runs batted in. Dusty Thomas and Nevaeh Clark also had three hit nights for Galion. Nicole Thomas contributed two RBI and Teresa House would also plate a runner.
Galion had 16 hits and no errors.
Galion will open Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference Red Division play on the road on Wednesday, March 29 against the Buckeye Valley Lady Barons. On Friday, March 31, the Lady Tigers will do action at River Valley in MOAC play before traveling to Willard for a double header on Saturday, April 1.
Galion takes two from Bucyrus on opening day
GALION — On Saturday, the Galion Lady Tigers opened the 2017 softball season against the Bucyrus Lady Redmen with a double header on their home diamond in Heise Park.
Galion would take care of Bucyrus in both games to start the season 2-0.
In game one, the Tigers used a huge fifth inning to earn a 11-1 victory. Bucyrus would score the first run in the top of the first but the bats were silenced for the remainder of the shortened game, recording just two hits as a team and notching four errors in the field. Galion put up a zero in the bottom half of the first but used the remaining four innings to cruise to the lopsided win (1, 2, 1 and 7 runs, respectively). The Tigers racked up 13 hits and were flawless on the defensive end.
Nicole Thomas, Emily Sedmak and Kate Schieber all recorded three hits apiece for Galion. Thomas, Jaime Ehrman and Nevaeh Clark recorded two runs batted in (RBI) for the Tigers in the first game of the double header.
Getting the win for Galion was Madelyn Thomas. Thomas pitched five innings and struck out five.
In the second game, Galion would also reach double-digits on the scoreboard en route to their 10-4 victory.
Galion would strike early and strike big with five runs in the bottom of the first which would prove to be enough for the pitching duo of Sedmak and Gabby Kaple. Sedmak pitched four innings and fanned four Lady Redmen hitters and Kaple pitched the final three innings, striking out three.
Big bats for the Tigers in game two were provided by Ehrman and Schieber, each putting together three-hit days. Ehrman finished with two RBI and Clark contributed three RBI.