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2010 State Softball Tournament Recaps

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June 5, 2010

33rd Annual OHSAA State Softball Championships
Recaps and box scores to be posted following each championship game

Division II - Hebron Lakewood 1, Poland Seminary 0

Box Score

AKRON, Ohio - Moving up from Division III to Division II didn't stop No. 4 Hebron Lakewood from winning its third consecutive state softball championship when the Lancers defeated top-ranked Poland Seminary 1-0 Saturday at the 2010 OHSAA State Softball Tournament at Firestone Stadium in Akron.

Junior pitcher Alyssa Patznick scattered six hits over seven innings while striking out four to shutout the Bulldogs. Poland Seminary sophomore pitcher Erin Gabriel was nearly as brilliant, giving up only one run on five hits and striking out 12. Gabriel's only mistake was in the second inning, when Lakewood's freshman third baseman Kelsi Thompson blasted a lead-off home run, which proved to be the difference in the game.

Lakewood becomes the fourth school to win three consecutive softball titles and first since Gibsonburg accomplished the feat in 2001, 2002 and 2003. Lakewood stopped Poland's 25-game winning streak and denied the Bulldogs their first state championship. The Lancers finish the season at 29-5, while Poland Seminary drops to 30-2.

Semifinal Box Scores
Hebron Lakewood 5, Greenville 4
Poland Seminary 5, New Concord John Glenn 4

Division I -  Massillon Perry 10, Grove City 0

Box Score

AKRON, Ohio – In its third state tournament appearance, unranked Massillon Perry captured its first state title in convincing fashion when it defeated top-ranked Grove City 10-0 Saturday in the 2010 OHSAA Div. I state championship at Firestone Stadium in Akron.

The Panthers scored early and often, plating three runs in the first, one in the second, four in the fifth and two in the sixth to cap off the run-ruled victory. Seniors Anna Fach, Caitlyn Ferrell and Sarah Samblanet and sophomore Shelbi Tilton each collected two hits to lead Perry. Senior Maria Tayse also knocked a two-run home run to end the game in the sixth.

Junior pitcher Casi Rohr scattered six hits over six innings while striking out seven to keep the Greyhounds at bay. Grove City was looking denied its second state title and finishes the season at 28-5. Massillon Perry ends its state title season with a record of 26-3.  

Semifinal Box Score
Massillon Perry 5, Holland Springfield 0
Grove City 2, Liberty Twp. Lakota East 0


Division IV - Pleasant Hill Newton Local 5, Strasburg-Franklin 0

Box Score

AKRON, Ohio - Unranked Pleasant Hill Newton Local scored five runs in the first two innings to down defending champion Strasburg-Franklin 5-0 and claim the school's first state title in any sport Saturday at the 2010 OHSAA Div. IV state softball championship at Firestone Stadium in Akron.

Leadoff hitter and sophomore Marina Snipes got on base three times and scored two runs in front of senior Hannah Oburn (2-4, 2B, RBI) and junior Brooke Knepper (3 RBI). Freshman pitcher Kirsten Burden fired a complete-game shutout for the Indians scattering eight hits over seven innings and striking out six.

Newton Local was making its third state tournament appearance and finishes the season at 27-5. Strasburg-Franklin was making its 11th state tournament appearance and was searching for its sixth state championship.

Semifinal Box Scores
Strasburg-Frankin 4, New Riegel 1
Pleasant Hill Newton Local 7, East Canton 3

Division III - Jeromesville Hillsdale 2, West Liberty-Salem 1

Hillsdale Downs West Liberty-Salem to Claim Sixth State Title
Moore's triple, Young's complete game lead Falcons

Box Score

AKRON, Ohio - Two first-inning runs were all No. 10 Jeromesville Hillsdale needed to get by No. 4 West Liberty-Salem 2-1 for its sixth state championship Sunday at the 2010 OHSAA Div. III state softball championship at Firestone Stadium in Akron.

Hillsdale senior Carly West led off the game with the first of her two hits and was knocked in by sophomore Jenn Moore's triple an out later. Moore scored on a fielding error to give the Falcons the 2-0 advantage. Those runs held up thanks to senior pitcher Adrienne Young's complete-game three-hitter. Young, who finishes the season at 19-1, struck out eight and gave up only one run in the sixth.

Hillsdale's six state championships tie the Falcons for third all-time for most state softball championships. West Liberty-Salem, in its second state tournament appearance, was looking for its first state title and finishes 27-4. Hillsdale improves to 29-5.

Semifinal Box Scores
Jeromesville Hillsdale 6, Piketon 2
West Liberty-Salem 3, Archbold 2


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