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Tallmadge softball sweeps Orrville; holds off Stow

Published: April 24, 2017 12:59 PM
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The Tallmadge softball team is on a five-game winning streak.
The host Lady Blue Devils swept a doubleheader with Orrville April 22.
Tallmadge earned a 7-1 victory in the first game and a 7-0 win in the second game.
In the first game, the Lady Blue Devils, winners of five straight games, scored three runs apiece in the first and sixth innings, respectively, and finished with 10 hits and one error.
Orrville had four hits and no errors.
Leadoff batter Autumn Malicoat had three hits, a stolen base and a run scored and Madison Rearick finished with two hits, two stolen bases, a walk, one run scored and one run batted in for Tallmadge (11-4) in the first game.
Olivia Ayres added two hits and an RBI and Gabbi Gray had a double, two RBIs and a run scored.
Left-hander Hallie Mullett (5-2) got the win in the pitcher's circle. She struck out four batters and walked none in seven innings of work.
In the second game, the Lady Blue Devils immediately took control with four runs in the bottom of the first.
Tallmadge finished with 14 hits and one error and Orrville had three hits and no errors.
Rearick led the way with three hits, two runs scored, two RBIs and a stolen base and Jordyn Severns had three hits, including two doubles, two stolen bases, two RBIs and a run scored.
Malicoat contributed a double, a triple, two runs scored and an RBI.
McKayla also had two hits for Tallmadge.
Right-hander Emily Pratt (6-2) had two strikeouts and one walk in seven innings of work.
The Lady Blue Devils posted a 4-3 win over Suburban League crossover rival Stow-Munroe Falls April 21 on the road.
Tallmadge scored two runs in the third and two more in the sixth to take a 4-1 lead.
The Lady Blue Devils finished with four hits and five errors. Stow had five hits and one error.
Severns led Tallmadge with two hits, including a double, two RBIs and a run scored.
Pratt got the victory in the circle. She allowed one earned run in seven innings. She finished with two strikeouts and one walk.

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