SALEM, OH- Elly Exline singled twice, stole a base and scored two of the four Quakers runs in the loss to the Wildcats. Hayden Carner doubled twice and ended the evening with two more rbi. She now has 22 on the season and is one away from tying the single-season Quaker record for rbi. Fellow teammate Taylor Thorpe now has 19 rbi with her sac fly in the 7th scoring Jenna McClish. Brooke Veglia blooped a single to extend her hitting streak to 9 games. As Brooke heats up in the 6th position in the lineup, one spot in front of her is Meg Rossero who had another two-hit game and is poised to stay hot. The freshmen duo of Jenna McClish and Rylie Troy each made an impact with a hit as well as scoring a run. Rylie Troy and Meg Rossero also stole a base.
The defensive gem of the game was turned in by catcher Hayden Carner on a perfectly placed bunt from Canton South. As the ball rolled down the first base line Hayden took control and sacrificed her body to make one heck of a nice off-balance throw for a big time out. This season Hayden has taken over the pitch calling and has done a superb job. The things great catchers do – don’t always end up in the press but those that watch the game know that Carner is a beast. The pitching staff has 181 ks this season and only one batter has reached on a drop third strike and that was only because there was a runner at third and Hayden opted to allow it. Only 6 stolen bases by our opponents this season. Hats off (or helmet) to Miss Carner for leading behind the dish this season.
Taylor Thorpe & Hayden Carner struck out 12 batters.
Salem is home vs Howland on Wednesday.
*Contributed by Mike Thorpe