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May 21, 2013

PREP SOFTBALL WEB EXTRA: Goshen falls, Raiders advance in Class 4A sectional

(Continued)

WARSAW —

Two of the hardest hits balls by the Chargers came in the sixth inning. Senior Kara Summers ripped a double over the center fielder’s head and two outs later she scored on a double by sophomore Gabby Weaver.

Central had chances early on as freshman Redskin hurler Lexi Vanover worked out of a bases-loaded situation in the first inning.

The Blue Blazers scored twice in the second inning, added two more in the fourth and broke it open with three in the seventh.

“Lexi did a good job,” Goshen coach Cassi McCormack said. “She’s only a freshman.”

Central’s junior hurler Cassie Shelton limited the Goshen offense to eight hits.

“Cassie mixed her pitches well,” Central coach Todd King said. “Her change-up was working and that helped her keep the Goshen batters off balance.”

“We have not faced that kind of speed in our last couple of games,” McCormack said. “We struggled to hit the ball hard and we struggled to hit the ball in key situations.”

Senior Emily Mullet paced the Redskin offense with a pair of doubles and a single. She scored one of Goshen’s runs in the third when she doubled and came home on a single by senior Lacee Mulcahey. Mullet’s second double came in the seventh and scored junior Brittany Jones who had doubled early in the frame.

Sophomore Brooke Miller singled in the fifth and seventh innings for the Redskins.

Junior Jazzmin Hoelyfield had a double, single and two RBI and junior Allison Valentjin a run-scoring single for Central.

“We got the clutch hits when we needed them,” King said. “It was a good team effort. We are glad to keep playing. Goshen has a good young team.”

 

First Game

Central   020 210 3 — 8-10-1

Goshen   001 000 1 — 2-8-1

Pitching: (Central) Cassie Shelton (W) seven strikeouts and no walks. (Goshen) Lexi Vanover (L) and Morgan Walker.

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