5/8 SOFT: Lloyd tops Mercy on walk-off bunt

By John Lachmann
Twitter: @rednblackhawks

Junior shortstop Jordan Gentry laid down a perfect bunt to score junior center fielder Lauren McMillen in the bottom of the eighth as Lloyd edged Cincinnati Mercy, 8-7 on Thursday.

McMillen had singled, stole second and reached third on a passed ball. Gentry’s game-winning bunt single was her fourth hit of the game.

MERCY 100-312-00—7 12 4
at LLOYD 011-131-01—8 14 5

WP: Crawford (9-15). LP: Richter. HITTING LEADERS: L—McMillen 2-5; Vallandingham 2-5, 2B; Burrows 2-4; Webster 3B; Gentry 4-5. M—Helmers 2-5, 2B, 2 RBI; Specht 3-5, 2B; Schierenbeck 2-4; Vonderahe 2-4; Richter 3 RBI. RECORDS: Lloyd 9-15, Mercy 1-16.
NEWPORT 5, SILVER GROVE 1 – Eighth-grade center fielder Taylor Tyndall tripled home two to break the 1-1 tie in the bottom of the sixth.
She also drew a bases-loaded walk to plate the Wildcats’ first run.
Junior right-hander Katlyn Hoeh drove in Newport’s final two runs on a fielder’s choice, and she scattered five hits and fanned seven to earn her 13th win of the season.
S. GROVE 000-010-0—1 5 1
at NEWPORT 010-004-X—5 5 2
WP: Hoeh (13-6, 7 K’s). LP: Seger (3-11). HITTING LEADERS: N—Hoeh 2 RBI; Tyndall 3-3, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI; Combs 2-2. SG—Garza 2B. RECORDS: Newport 13-6, Silver Grove 3-11.
DIXIE HEIGHTS 12, ST. HENRY 1 – Junior third baseman Mary Beth Odom plated four runs to pace the Colonels.
Odom singled in two runs in the first inning and doubled home two more in the second.
Senior catcher Brooke Garrett tripled home three in Dixie Heights’ seven-run second inning.
D. HEIGHTS 471-00—12 8 0
at ST. HENRY 100-00—1 1 2
WP: C. Garrett (10-8, 7 K’s). LP: Roark. HITTING LEADERS: DH—B. Garrett 3B, 3 RBI; Odom 3-4, 2B, 4 RBI; Buechel 2B; Schulte 2-3, 2B. RECORDS: Dixie Heights 10-8, St. Henry 10-13.
NEWPORT CENTRAL CATHOLIC 18, COOPER 2 – Thoroughbreds junior shortstop Michaela Ware reached base six times, with a walk in the first and five straight hits.
She drove in two runs.
Junior left fielder Morgan Martini and senior center fielder Taylor Burkart added three RBI each for NewCath.
Martini grounded in a run, tripled to right center in the second to score another and doubled off the center field fence in the seventh to plate another. Burkart lifted a sacrifice fly in the second and smacked a two-run single in the seventh.
NEWCATH 423-110-7—18 18 3
at COOPER 001-100-0—2 8 8
WP: Meyer (16-5, 6 K’s). LP: Van Dusen. HITTING LEADERS: NCC—Ware 5-5, 2B, 2 RBI; Kohls 2-5, 2B; Schreiber 3-4, 2B, 2 RBI; Martini 2-5, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI; Burkart 2-4, 3 RBI. C—Nicholas 2-4; Koors 2-4, 2B. RECORDS: NewCath 17-7, Cooper 4-12.
CONNER 16, CAMPBELL COUNTY 4 – Junior right-hander Elizabeth Sims won her 100th career game for the Cougars.
Senior shortstop Sydney Himes belted a two-run double to key a three-run third inning for Conner.
CONNER 043-108—16 13 1
at CAMP. 102-100—4 8 6
WP: Sims. LP: Carroll. HITTING LEADERS: CO—Himes 3-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI. CA—Carroll 2-3, 2B, 3 RBI. RECORDS: Conner 16-13, Campbell County 7-12.
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