It took the Hayes softball team an inning to get going, but once it did visiting Kilbourne didn’t have a chance as the Pacers hung crooked numbers on the scoreboard in each of the final four innings en route to a 14-2, five-inning win Tuesday in Delaware.
The Pacers (3-1) plated four runs in the second, three in the third, three more in the fourth and four in the fifth to seal the deal.
The Wolves scored both of their runs in the fifth.
Lexi Mattix, Ally James, Audrey Hannahs, Haley Osborne and Alex Armstrong finished with two hits apiece while Megan Shearer finished with a team-best three RBI in the win.
Jillian Haley earned the complete-game win in the circle, allowing two runs (none earned) on six hits while striking out three and walking one.
Liberty 9, Dublin Coffman 2
Arica Flaugher hit a pair of homers, including a third-inning grand slam, to lead the Patriots to a convincing win over the Shamrocks Tuesday in Powell.
Flaugher finished 3-for-4 with five RBI while Kennedy Kashmiry was 4-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored.
Katelyn Wilhelm picked up the complete-game win in the circle, allowing just one run on three hits while striking out seven and walking five.
Also: Granville Christian 11, Delaware Christian 1; Buckeye Valley 21, Centerburg 2, 5 innings; Hilliard Darby 18, Olentangy 3, 5 innings; West Jefferson 4, Orange 2.
Olentangy continued its perfect start to the season Tuesday, improving to 5-0 with a 12-2, six-inning win over visiting Westerville South.
The Braves led 1-0 after the first inning and added on from there. They plated two runs in the second, two more in the fourth, three in the fifth and four in the sixth.
Caden Kaiser, Cole Robinson, Josh Moeller, Cameron Kaiser, and Jake McIntyre had two hits apiece, with McIntyre, Cameron Kaiser and Robinson adding two RBI each.
Evan Brock pitched five innings of scoreless ball to earn the win. He allowed just one hit while striking out three and walking three.
Granville Christian 8, Delaware Christian 7
DCS outhit host Granville Christian 9-4, but five errors hurt en route to a Mid-Ohio Christian Athletic League setback Tuesday in Granville.
Delaware Christian scored four runs in the top of the seventh to take a 7-3 lead, but the hosts answered with five in the bottom half to escape with the one-run win.
Adam Standley led DCS with three hits while Dirk Harris had a team-best two RBI.
Seth Standley took the loss on the mound, allowing three runs (one earned) on three hits while striking out seven and walking five in six innings of work.
Hilliard Darby 19, Hayes 1, 5 innings
Mason W. Davis homered and Sam Midura had a double, but Hayes didn’t manage much else in terms of highlights during Tuesday’s lopsided loss in Hilliard.
Patrick Burke had a team-best three hits to go with three RBI for the Panthers, who led 19-0 after three innings.