3/31 SOFT: NDA's Jones nearly perfect

Pandas pitcher walks on in the final inning

By John Lachmann
Twitter: @rednblackhawks

A leadoff walk in the fourth innings kept Notre Dame sophomore right-hander Abby Jones from a perfect game en route to her no-hitter in a 17-0 win over Beechwood on Monday.

Senior center fielder Laura Finke hit her first homer of the season and the first fence-clearing shot of her career. It was a solo shot to left center field.

Finke also doubled home two in the third inning en route to a five-RBI performance.

Senior first baseman Maria Schaefer doubled home three in the fourth inning as she finished 3-for-3 with two doubles and five RBI.

N. DAME 153-8—17 15 0
at BEECH. 000-0—0 0 5

WP: Jones (3-1). LP: Rengering. HITTING LEADERS: ND—Finke 4-4, 2 2B, HR, 5 RBI; Schaefer 3-3, 2 2B, 5 RBI; Michael 2-2, HR, 2 RBI; Meagher 2-4, 2 2B; Baugh 2B. RECORDS: Notre Dame 6-1, Beechwood 4-2.

SCOTT 7, SIMON KENTON 4 – Eagles freshman second baseman Hannah Maloney and senior right-hander Anna Shoemake singled home runs in the bottom of the fifth to ice the game.

S.KENTON 002-101-0—4 7 3
at SCOTT 220-030-X—7 10 4

WP: Shoemake (2-3, 8 K’s). LP: Perry. HITTING LEADERS: SC—Brown 2-4; Shoemake 3-4. SK—Perkins 2-4. RECORDS: Scott 2-4, Simon Kenton 3-3.

NEWPORT 10, HERITAGE 0 – Wildcats junior right-hander Katlyn Hoeh tossed a one-hit shutout and drove in two runs.

The second batter Hoeh faced managed a single, but she held the rest of the Eagles’ batters hitless.

Hoeh also singled home a run in the second inning and plated another with a fourth-inning double.

Newport sophomore third baseman Star Yeager knocked in three runs. She lifted a sacrifice fly in the first and singled home a run apiece in the second and fourth innings.

HERITAGE 000-00—0 1 5
at NWPRT 120-34—10 10 0

WP: Hoeh (4-3, 7 K’s). LP: Mak. Cain (3-2). HITTING LEADERS: N—Hoeh 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI; Yeager 2-2, 3 RBI; Atkins 3-4, 2 RBI. RECORDS: Newport 4-3, Heritage 3-2.

HOLMES 6, LUDLOW 0 – Junior right-hander Taylor Brashear tossed a two-hit shutout and struck out 10 for the Bulldogs.

Freshman center fielder Sese Graham singled home two to key a three-run third inning that helped Holmes extend its lead to five.

LUDLOW 000-000—0 2 2
at HOLMES 113-010-X—6 10 1

WP: Brashear (5-4, 10 K’s). LP: Egan. HITTING LEADERS: H—S. Graham 3-3, 2 RBI; Ka. Graham 2-3, 2 RBI; Golsby 2-4, 2B. RECORDS: Holmes 5-4, Ludlow 0-6.

VILLA MADONNA 18, COVINGTON LATIN 3 – Sophomore Alexa Meier knocked in seven runs for the Blue Lightning.

Meier belted two-run singles in the first, third and fourth innings.

Junior center fielder Kaylee Newman added five RBI for Villa Madonna – she plated two each with singles in the second and third innings and drew a bases-loaded walk in the fourth inning.

C. LATIN 300-0—3 3 1
at VILLA 334-8—18 11 1

WP: B. Meier (2-3, 7 K’s). LP: Lancaster. HITTING LEADERS: VM—Newman 2-3, 5 RBI; A. Meier 3-4, 7 RBI; Trusty 2-3. RECORDS: Villa Madonna 2-3, Covington Latin 0-5.

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