The Newcomerstown Lady Trojans won seven out of eight games over the last 10 days to improve to 10-3 on the season.
Meanwhile, Indian Valley now checks in with a 2-6 record and Ridgewood is 2-11.
Newcomerstown 11, Hiland 6
NEWCOMERSTOWN -- Host Newcomerstown High jumped out early en route to an 11-6 victory over Hiland High in Inter-Valley Conference softball action on Friday.
The Lady Trojans grabbed a 5-2 lead after two innings, by tacking on three first inning runs followed by two in the second frame.
Cydney McMillan recorded the pitching win for NHS (4-2, 2-1 IVC), with a complete game outing with five strikeouts and four walks.
Meghann Mullane led the Lady Trojans' attack with a triple, two doubles with an RBI.
Newcomerstown 7, West M 4
Newcomerstown 11, West M 0
NEWCOMERSTOWN -- Home cooking proved to be just the formula for the Newcomerstown Lady Trojans on Saturday with a clean sweep in doubleheader action with West Muskingum by scores of 7-4 and 11-0.
Cydney McMillan improved to 4-2 on the season for NHS with the game one pitching win, finishing with seven strikeouts and one walk.
Pacing the NHS offense was Allie Hinton with a double, two singles and two RBI, while McMillan and Katelyn Stringer each singled twice. Lexi Montgomery added a triple and three RBI for the Lady Trojans.
Hannah Tincher led West M with a double in game one.
In game two, Aeriel Green (2-0) picked up the pitching win for Newcomerstown with one strikeout and one walk.
Taylor Postel doubled and singled to lead the way for NHS (6-2), with Montgomery and Stringer each contributing a pair of basehits.
West Muskingum (2-6) was limited to just three singles in the contest.
Strasburg 7, Newcomerstown 3
NEWCOMERSTOWN--Visiting Strasburg (7-1, 4-0 IVC) scored five runs in their third and a pair of insurance tallied in their seventh en route to a 7-3 league win over Newcomerstown ( 6-3, 2-2 IVC) on Monday.
The hosts struck late for a run in the sixth and two more in the seventh.
Cydney McMillan suffered the mound loss, but gave up just six hits to the defending state champs. Newcomerstown banged out eight hits, but committed four errors.
McMillan, Taylor Postel and Allie Hinton each collected two hits for the Lady Trojans.
Newcomerstown 9, Indian Valley 2
GNADENHUTTEN -- Visiting Newcomerstown High collected its seventh win of the season by defeating Indian Valley, 9-2, on Tuesday.
Cydney McMillen (5-2) got the pitching win for the Lady Trojans, going the distance in the circle with four strikeouts and three walks. The trio of Kelsey Kochman, Maggie Kenendy and Kylie Morris teamed for six whiffs and seven walks for Indian Valley (1-5).
Allie Hinton led the Newcomerstown offense with three singles and two RBI. Katelyn Springer belted a home run and single, good for two RBI; Meghann Mullane collected a double, single and two RBI; and Alicia Moore had a double and two RBI.
For the Lady Braves, Jayme Hykes smacked a double and single and Katie Shamel belted a double while Baili Fox and Morris both had run-scoring hits.
Newcomerstown 4, Ridgewood 1
NEWCOMERSTOWN -- Host Newcomerstown High made the most of its limited offense on Thursday, to collect a 4-1 victory over backyard rival Ridgewood High in a Inter-Valley Conference match-up.
The Lady Trojans tallied four hits to plate their four runs, lead by Taylor Postel with a double and single, while Meghann Mullane ripped an RBI triple for NHS.
Ridgewood (1-10, 0-5 IVC) was paced by Brianna Grace with a double and single, while Taylor Zinkon chipped in with two singles for the Lady Generals.
Cydney McMillan (6-3) picked up the pitching win for NHS (8-3, 3-2 IVC) with a complete game effort, striking out five with no walks. Taking the loss for the Lady Generals was Erika Michael, finishing with one punch-out and one free pass.
Newcomerstown 13, Tusky Valley 9
Newcomerstown 14, Tusky Valley 8
NEWCOMERSTOWN -- Host Newcomerstown tallied a total of 27 runs in recording a sweep of the visiting Tusky Valley Lady Trojans Saturday by scores of 13-9 and 14-8.
In the opener, Cydney McMillan picked up the win with three strikeouts and four walks with Aeriel Green pitching the sixth and adding two walks before McMillan returned the seventh to close it out. Rachel Gritzan suffered the loss for Tusky Valley with one strikeout and one walk.
Leading the 15-hit attack for the Lady Trojans was Katelyn Stringer with a double and three singles, while Allie Henton and Meghann Mullane each added a double and two singles, while Alisha Moore and Taylor Postel chipped in with a pair of singles each.
Gabbie Blayock, Jess Gram and Newsome each collected a pair of singles for the Lady Trojans in the losing effort.
In the second game, Newcomerstown (10-3) spotted the Lady Trojans a 5-0 lead then capitalized on a eight-run fourth frame en route to the 14-8 victory.
McMillan (8-3) again garnered the pitching win fanning five and walking four, while Gritzam took her second loss of the day with two strikeouts and no walks.
The Lady Trojans banged out 18 hits with McMillan helping her own cause with a double and two singles, Postel added a triple and double, Moore a triple and two singles, Kelsey McCune three singles, Green a double and single, Lexi Montgomery two singles and Hinton with a double.
Tusky Valley had 12 hits paced by Becca Radsbaugh with three singles, Sarah Homan, Sarah Hostetler and Newsome with two singles each.
NEXT--Newcomerstown visits Malvern on Monday at 5 p.m.
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Tusky Valley 6, Indian Valley 5
ZOARVILLE -- Powered by a two-run homer by Sarah Homan, host Tuscarawas Valley squeezed out a 6-5 win over Indian Valley on Monday.
Kelsey Kochman suffered the pitching loss for the Lady Braves, while Rachel Gritzan picked up the win for the Lady Trojans.
Baili Fox paced Indian Valley (1-4) with three singles, while Rikki Ohler added a pair of safeties.
Indian Valley 8, Tusky Valley 1
GNADENHUTTEN -- With a 8-1 win over the visting Tusky Valley Lady Trojans Wednesday, the host Indian Valley Lady Braves improved to 2-5 on the year and 1-3 in PAC-7 play.
Kelsey Kochman (1-2) picked up the pitching win with four strikeouts and two walks.
The Lady Braves had seven hits led by Rikki Ohler with a double and two singles, Jayme Hykes a double and single, and Kylie Morris with a double.
River View 9, Indian Valley 3
GNADENHUTTEN -- Visiting River View High jumped out to a quick lead and never looked back in posting a 9-3 win over the Indian Valley High Lady Braves on Thursday in non-league action.
The Lady Bears opened with a three run first, followed by two more in the second frame for an early 5-0 advantage.
Amanda Jones took the pitching loss for Indian Valley (2-6), while Rikki Ohler led the Lady Braves' offense with a double, single, while Kylie Morris chipped in with two singles.
River View (10-3) was led by Taylor Spang with four singles.
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Zanesville 5, Ridgewood 1
WEST LAFAYETTE -- Visiting Zanesville pocketed its first softball win of the campaign be besting the host Lady Generals 5-1 in a non-league encounter.
Inconsistent play continued to plague the locals as errors proved costly and they only managed four base hits.
Erica Michael took the mound loss for Ridgewood (1-8). Amy Foreman scored the Lady Generals' only run when she was delivered by an Emily McCoy double.
Hiland 13, Ridgewood 5
BERLIN -- Ridgewood's offense began to show signs of coming alive as they collected eight hits, but six errors proved too much to overcome in a 13-5 Inter-Valley Conference setback at Hiland on Tuesday.
The contest began splendidly for the Lady Generals with Briana Grace delivering a three-run homer in the first. The lead was short-lived, however, as Hiland tallied two in the first and three in the second. The Lady Hawks broke the game open with three tallies in their fifth and four more in the sixth.
For Ridgewood (1-9, 0-4 IVC), Grace finished with a pair of hits as did teammates Jasmine Pelfrey and Amy Foreman.
East Knox 4, Ridgewood 3
Ridgewood 15, East Knox 5
WEST LAFAYETTE--Host Ridgewood salvaged a disappointing week of softball results with a 15-5 game two "mercy rule" win over East Knox on Saturday. The locals pounded out 15 hits in the nightcap to make a winning pitcher of Taylor Zinkon, who limited the guests to five hits and just one earned run. Leading the Lady General offense was Emily McCoy with three singles, a double, two runs and two RBIs. Zinkon helped her cause with a single, double and a pair of RBIs. Teammate Kayleen Bluck added a triple while Erica Olinger chipped in with a single and double.
Game one saw East Knox make the most of their 12 hits to eke out a 4-3 win, making a losing pitcher of Lady Generl Erika Michael.
Olinger paced the Ridewood (2-11) offense with a double.