Newcomerstown High's softball team remained on a roll, picking up three victories in as many games to run its winning streak to seven.
Elsewhere, Indian Valley posted a 1-3 record for the week while Ridgewood went 0-2.
Newcomerstown 7, Malvern 6
MALVERN -- The Lady Trojans found the road to be filled with potential potholes, but with a run in the sixth and two more in the seventh, they claimed a come-from-behind 7-6 win over Malvern in Inter-Valley Conference play on Monday. The triumph keeps the locals within sight of the top teams in the IVC standings.
The late rally made a winning pitcher of Cydney McMillan, who toiled all seven innings, gave up 10 hits, walked just one and fanned 10.
Newcomerstown (11-3, 4-2 IVC) amassed 13 base hits with Taylor Postel and Megan Mullane each delivering three to the cause. Mullane and Lexi Montgomery each had a couple of RBIs.
For Malvern (11-5, 3-3 IVC), Tori McKinney had two singles, a double, and triple to go with scoring three times and driving in one.
Newcomerstown 9, Sandy Valley 4
Host Newcomerstown High picked up an Inter-Valley Conference home win over Sandy Valley by a 9-4 final score on Tuesday.
With the victory, the Lady
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Trojans improved to 5-2 in the IVC, good for third place and 12-3 overall.
NHS jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead after two innings and held on for the win.
Cydney McMillan (10-3) turned in a complete-game effort to earn the pitching win for the Lady Trojans. McMillan recorded five strikeouts and walked two.
Leading the Lady Trojans' offense was Allie Hinton with a double, two singles and three RBI while Alicia Moore, Katelyn Stringer, and Meghann Mullane each collected two singles. Aeriel Green chipped in with a double, single and two RBI.
Sandy Valley (8-5, 3-4 IVC) was paced by Abbie Bland with a double, single and two RBI.
Newcomerstown 7, Garaway 3
Homestanding Newcomerstown High ran its winning streak to seven with a 7-3 triumph over Garaway in Inter-Valley Conference play on Thursday.
The Lady Trojans (13-3, 5-2 IVC) pounded out 13 hits in the victory, led by Ali Hinton and Kelsey McCune with three singles each, with Hinton driving in three runs. Taylor Posted contributed her first home run and a single and Aeriel Green had two singles and an RBI.
Cydney McMillan (11-3) picked up the pitching victory, striking out 10 and walking two in a complete-game performance. Three Garaway pitchers combined for two Ks and no walks.
Anya Misko paced Garaway (2-14, 1-7 IVC with a home run, single and an RBI. Diane Troyer chipped in two singles and an RBI.
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Triway 13, Indian Valley 4
WOOSTER -- The week got off on the wrong foot for the Lady Brave softballers as they dropped a 13-4 Pac-7 tilt to Triway on Monday.
Indian Valley could manage just six hits, but Katie Shamel did blast her first round tripper of the campaign, a two-run shot and teammate Kylie Morris finished the Lady Brave scoring with two-run double.
Kelsey Kochman absorbed the mound loss, yielding 15 hits to the winners.
Dover 4, Indian Valley 0
DOVER -- Visiting Indian Valley played one of its best all-around games of the spring, but still came out on the losing end of a 4-0 decision at the hands of ECOL power Dover on Tuesday.
Dover hurler Maggie Murphy limited the Lady Braves to just three hits as she fanned nine and issued no walks. For Indian Valley, Rikki Ohler had a single and a two-out triple. Teammate Kylie Morris added a single.
Indian Valley's Kelsey Kochman was the losing pitcher, yielding seven hits, striking out a pair and walking one.
Triway 6, Indian Valley 3
GNADENHUTTEN -- For the second time this past week, Triway got the best of Indian Valley, posting a narrow 6-3 Pac-7 win on Wednesday.
The winners collected eight hits off of Lady Brave pitcher Amanda Jones, who fanned one and walked three.
Indian Valley (2-9, 1-5 Pac-7) found itself trailing 6-0 before throwing a scare into the guests with three in the bottom of the seventh.
Jayme Hykes paced the six-hit Indian Valley offense with a single, double and 2 RBIs. Teammate Katie Shamel added a double.
Indian Valley 10, Canton Timken 3
CANTON -- Snapping a three game losing streak this week, the Indian Valley Lady Braves went north to post a 10-3 win over the Canton Timken Lady Trojans Thursday.
Kelsey Kochman (2-4) picked up the pitching win with relief help from Amanda Jones with the two fanning three and giving up no walks and allowing just six hits. Bell took the loss for Timken despite striking out 12 IV batters.
Indian Valley (3-9) pounded out 18 hits led by Kylie Morris with a triple and two singles, while Rikki Ohler and Liz Smith added three singles each and Maggie Kennedy chipped in with a pair of singles. Burke had two singles for the Lady Trojans that slipped to 4-8 on the year.
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Strasburg 11, Ridgewood 0
WEST LAFAYETTE -- Perennial power Strasburg overpowered host Ridgewood 11-0 on Monday.
The Lady Generals managed just four hits off of a pair of Strasburg hurlers. Singling for Ridgewood were Abbey Youngen, Emily McCoy, Taylor Zinkon and Jordan Cognion. Zinkon absorbed the pitching loss, giving up 13 hits while fanning five and walking two.
Strasburg's Melissa Cregan and Kristina LaRocca did most of their offensive damage with three singles, three runs and two RBIs apiece.
Garaway 5, Ridgewood 4
SUGARCREEK -- Host Garaway overcame a 4-0 Ridgewood lead by scoring five in their final at-bat to claim a 5-4 IVC triumph on Tuesday.
Each team had eight base hits, but the Lady Pirates capitalized on Ridgewood errors to steal the win.
Ridgewood's Ericka Michael was the hard luck losing pitcher, fanning four and walking one.
Emily McCoy paced the Lady General offense with three singles. Teammate Brianna Grace stroked a two-run single and Jasmine Pelfrey added an RBI single.