Red Wolves rout Chargers on softball diamond

Posted 3/22/19

HILLSBOROUGH — Cedar Ridge scored nine runs in the bottom of the first inning on Tuesday evening in Hillsborough enroute to thrashing Northwood 15-5 in six innings.

Northwood (1-1, 3-2) had …

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Red Wolves rout Chargers on softball diamond

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HILLSBOROUGH — Cedar Ridge scored nine runs in the bottom of the first inning on Tuesday evening in Hillsborough enroute to thrashing Northwood 15-5 in six innings.

Northwood (1-1, 3-2) had taken a 1-0 lead in the visiting half of the first behind a base hit from Mayci Springle, a walk to Erika Seils, and an RBI-single from Hannah Weigle.

Cedar Ridge (1-0, 4-1) would counter with nine runs in the bottom of the stanza highlighted by RBI-doubles from Tori Dalehite and Taylor Ruhl, and a two-run homer from Tionna Carter.

The Chargers would close the gap to 10-5 after three innings of play, but the Wolves would plate three runs in the fifth, and two more in the sixth to halt the game and clinch the 15-5 victory.

Northwood was led offensively by a huge game at the plate from Hannah Weigle who went 3-for-4 with a run and four RBI while Springle was 3-for-4.

Adding a 2-for-3 outing for the Chargers was Emma Douglas while Jamie Christensen was 2-for-2 with two runs, two walks and two stolen bases, Chloe Lineman 1-for-2 with an RBI and a walk, Lauren Davis 1-for-3 with a walk and two stolen bases.

Weigle suffered the loss on the mound after yielding 16 hits, 15 runs (eight earned), walking one and striking out four in six innings of work.

Cedar Ridge was paced at the plate by Carter who went 4-for-4 with three runs, four RBI, a double and a home run while Ruhl was 4-for-5 with three runs, two RBI and a double.

The Red Wolves also saw Dalehite go 3-for-4 with a run, two RBI and two doubles while Taylor Barnes was 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBI, Emma Roby 2-for-4, Ava Lowry 2-for-4 with a run and a stolen base, Stutzer 1-for-3 with a walk, a run, an RBI and a stolen base, and Olivia Aitkin 2-for-1 with a run, an RBI and two stolen bases.

Barnes picked up the win on the mound after going five innings and allowing seven hits, five runs (one earned), four walks and fanning one.

Aitkin hurled the sixth and yielded one hit and one walk.

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