Ironladies roll Meigs


By Paul Boggs - pboggs@civitasmedia.com



JACKSON, Ohio — For the Lady Marauders, they fell victim to an Ironlady outburst.

That’s because the host Jackson Ironladies, in scoring seven of their nine runs in the opening three innings, amassed a 9-1 non-league softball victory over Meigs on Monday.

Jackson zapped the Marauders for three runs on four hits in the first frame, then erupted for four runs on six hits in the third to lead 7-0.

The Ironladies added a pair of insurance runs in the fifth — as they cranked out 15 hits off three Meigs pitchers.

The Lady Marauders, meanwhile, managed just two hits off Jackson sister pitchers Sydney and Mackenzie Humphreys.

Sydney Humphreys tossed the first six innings for the win, allowing an earned run on only two hits, two walks and a hit batsmen.

Mackenzie Humphreys faced four Lady Marauders in the seventh, as both siblings recorded a single strikeout.

With the loss, Meigs fell to an even 1-1, while Jackson —which swept a season-opening doubleheader at Waverly —raised its record to 3-0.

The Marauders scored their only run in the fourth — when Taylor Swartz led off with a double, advanced to third a wild pitch, and scored on an RBI-groundout by Danielle Morris.

Bre Colburn singled in the third and seventh stanzas, and was hit by a pitch in the fifth.

The only other free passes issued by Sydney Humphreys were walks to Swartz in the first and Alliyah Pullins in the fourth.

The Ironladies stranded five Meigs baserunners, and only committed one error.

Sydney Humphreys helped her cause on the first pitch in the bottom of the first —clubbing a solo home run to make it 1-0.

Mariah Ridgeway and Haley Patterson then singled sandwiched around a Raylene Hammond double, as Patterson plated Ridgeway for the 2-0 lead.

Jordan Banks’ RBI-groundout then scored Hammond to make it 3-0, followed by the four-run six-hit third.

Meigs freshman Breanna Zirkle was charged with the pitching loss.

Humphreys and Ridgeway went 3-for-4 to pace the Ironladies, as Humphreys doubled in the fifth and collected three runs batted in.

Hammond, Patterson and Kylee Bako rapped out two hits apiece, as Patterson posted two RBIs while Hammond had two doubles.

Bako bagged a two-run single in the third, followed by a double in the fifth.

Katelyn Newkirk conked an RBI-double in the fifth, as Haley Richards and Maddie Campbell each had singles.

Paul Boggs can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106

By Paul Boggs

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