The Okaw Valley softball team got rolled over in a double loss in Clinton on Friday. They lost to Clinton, 12-1, then lost to Heyworth, 16-6.

Okaw got a quick lead, but then were left in the dust by Clinton scoring 12 unanswered runs. Rissa Montgomery led of the game with a walk. With one out Lana Ashley reached on an error. With two outs, Raeleigh Mills singled and sent the run home, 1-0. 

In the bottom of the 1st, Clinton answered with a lead-off error, a single and another error. With the bases loaded and no outs, Ashley gave up a walk and forced in a run for the tie, 1-1.

Still with the bases loaded, a batter reached on an error and two runs scored, 3-1. A batter reached on a fielder's choice for a 4-1 lead.   

Regan Coleman led off the ZOkaw 2nd getting hit. Jade Crockett then singled. After a K, Montgomery walked. With the bases loaded, an infield fly and a ground out stymied the rally.

Clinton came back in the 2nd and extended their lead. Another error was followed by Ashley ringing up two batters in a row. A single and a triple, made it 6-1.

Megan Roley led off the 3rd getting hit. Ella Roley ran for her and Mills walked. Three outs killed that chance. Clinton kept scoring. After a ground out and two singles, another ground out scored a run. Another single and an error allowed another run to score, 8-1. 

In the 4th, Lindsey POzier walked and Montgomery walked to put two on. Reese Nichols singled to load the bases. Two pop outs and a ground out stopped Okaw again.

In the bottom of the 4th, A single and another triple, a fielder's choice and a single made it 9-1. A runner scored on wild pitch and then one on a passed ball. A ground out sent another run home, 12-1, ending the game.


Game 1

Clinton 12, Okaw Valley

Okaw  100 0--1-3-5

Clintn  422 4--12-9-1

Okaw stats: Montgomery 3 BBs, run; Nichols 1-for-3; Ashley 0-for-3, ROE; M Roley 0-for-2, HBP; Mills 1-for-2, BB, RBI; Phelps 0-for-2; Coleman 0-for-1, HBP; Crockett 1-for-2; Ozier 0-for-1, BB. Pitching (L) Ashley 3.3 IP, 12 runs, 9 hits, 1 BB, 4 Ks.

Clint stats: #2 0-for-3, ROE, run; #19 3-for-3, 3 runs, RBI; #23 2-for-3, ROE, 2-3B, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; #15 0-for-2, FC, BB, run, RBI; #29 1-for-3, ROE (#13 run); #22 1-for-3, FC, run, 2 RBIs; #5 1-for-2, run; #11 0-for-2, ROE, run, RBI; #16 1-for-2 (#24 run). Pitching (W) #15 4 IP, 1 run, 3 hits, 5 BB, 4 Ks. 

Heyworth launched out to a huge lead in game 2 on Friday and never looked back. Two singles were followed by Reese Nichols throwing a K. Two errors, a single, a hit batter made it 4-0. With two outs, two more errors and a single made it, 7-0. 

With two outs in the Okaw 1st, Ashley was hit and Megan Roley walked. Ashley stole 3rd and Mills reached on a line drive error. Ashley and Roley scored, cutting into the lead, 7-2.

A lead-off triple and a ground out in the Heyworth 2nd made it 8-2. It was followed by two 1-out singles. Montgomery made a 3-unassisted play at 1st and a runner was caught stealing home, as catcher Lindsey Ozier threw to Nichols covering home for the tag.

Okaw got s walk to Ella Roley in the 2nd and a single by Lexi Mashaw. However a double play ended that chance.

In the 3rd, A 1-out triple and an error made it 9-2. With two outs, a double made it 10-2. A single and an error on the play made it 11-2. 

Okaw scored in the 3rd. Rissa Montgomery led off with a single. With one out, Ashley reached on a dropped 3rd strike and Montgomery scored, 11-3. A fielder's choice by Megan Roley were followed by a walk to Mills. Regan Coleman grounded into a fielder's choice and drove in a run, 11-4.

Heyworth responded in the 4th. Two singles were followed by an RBI ground out, 12-4. A single, and a triple made it, 14-4. Nichols threw a strikeout. A double, a single, and an error left it 16-4.

Okaw scored in the 4th. Ozier led off with a double. Ozier stole 3rd and scored on a ground out, 16-5. Nichols singled, then Ashley doubled. Megan Roley reached on an error and Ashley scored, 16-6. A runner was caught stealing and ended the game.

Game 2

Heyworth 16, Okaw Valley 6

Heyw  713 5--16-16-2

Okaw  202 2--6-5-8

Okaw stats: Montgomery 1-for-3, run, RBI; Nichols 1-for-3; Ashley 1-for-2, 2B, HBP, SB, 3 runs, RBI; M Roley 0-for-2, FC, BB, ROE, run; Mills 0-for-1, BB, ROE; Coleman 0-for-2, FC, BB; E Roley 0-for-1, BB (Mashaw 1-for-2); Ozier 1-for-2, 2B, SB, run. Pitching (L) Nichols 4 IP, 16 runs, 16 hits, 0 BBs, 3 Ks. 

Heyw stats: #11 3-for-4, 3 runs, RBI; #38 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs; #9 0-for-4; #22 3-for-4, 4 runs, RBI; #36 2-for-4, run, 2 RBIs; #24 2-for-4, RBI; #31 2-for-3, 2 runs; #7 0-for-2, run (#37 1-for-1, run); #35 0-for-2, run (#1 0-for-1, RBI). Pitching (W) #30 2 IP, 2 runs, 1 hit, 2 BB, 0 Ks; #28 2 IP, 4 runs, 4 hits, 1 BB, 2 Ks. 

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