High School softball roundup, Sept. 8: Cape Central grabs tight win over Naylor

Cape Central softball improved to 3-6 on Thursday with a 7-5 road win over Naylor, which dropped the Eagles to 0-7.

Senior Ki Bogan and classmate Keri Williams were the only players to record multiple hits with two apiece. The Eagles walked multiple batters and numerous errors in a losing effort.

Cape Central plays next at 5:15 p.m. Friday against Saxony Lutheran (5-1) in the Lady Devil Round Robin. The Naylor Eagles are next in action at 4:30 p.m. on Friday as they travel to Kelly (8-4).

Saxony Lutheran 4, Chaffee 2

Saxony Lutheran softball won its second-consecutive game in extra innings after a two-run eighth inning gave the Crusaders a 4-2 win in Chaffee against the Red Devils.

The Crusaders, now 5-1, finished with 12 hits across eight innings but just three RBIs. Saxony Lutheran didn’t send a number of runners across the plate, but a valiant effort from sophomore Mira Roth in the circle gave the Crusaders a big win. Roth stagnated Chaffee’s offense, allowing three hits and just two earned runs while striking out eight.

Sophomore Paige Wilhite finished as the lone offensive standout for Chaffee, notching two hits and one RBI while scoring once. Sophomore Reese Van Pelt pitched a complete game for the Red Devils, striking out seven and walking just one batter for a strike percentage of 70.3%.

The two teams rematch on Friday in the Lady Devil Round Robin as Chaffee looks to bounce back after falling to 4-4 on Thursday.

Jackson 13, East Carter 1

Jackson softball scored 13 runs in four innings to dominate East Carter at home on Thursday as the Indians grabbed another big win to improve to 7-4.

Jackson finished with just five hits despite winning the game 13-1. The Indians drew 12 walks and finished with seven RBIs, with the Redbirds doing most of the damage to themselves in a tough outing on defense.

Jackson sophomore Kimmora Carothers pitched a strong game on the mound, throwing a 75.4% strike percentage on five hits, three strikeouts and one walk on a total of 69 pitches.

The Indians’ next game comes in a four-team exhibition with Helias, Rock Bridge and Notre Dame on Saturday, while East Carter looks to build on its 2-6 record at 3:30 p.m. Friday against visiting Hartville.

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