STREETSBORO OH-  Steel Valley Storm watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 9-1 loss to Ohio Lightning on Saturday. Ohio Lightning Ohio Lightning scored on a walk by Jordyn Keim, a triple by Madi Burkhart, and a single by Lani Abbuhl in the first inning.

The Storm struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing Ohio Lightning, giving up nine runs.

In the first inning, Ohio Lightning got their offense started. Keim drew a walk, scoring one run.

Burkhart toed the rubber for Ohio Lightning. The righthander went three innings, allowing one run on two hits, striking out four and walking one.

Lilly Ditz led things off on the rubber for Steel Valley Storm. The pitcher allowed seven hits and seven runs over two and a third innings, walking one. Gretchen Bartels threw one and two-thirds innings out of the bullpen.

Christina Montgomery, Bartels, and Gabby Goddard each managed one hit to lead the Storm.

Ohio Lightning tallied nine hits. Alexis Sin, Burkhart, and Morgan Gross each racked up multiple hits. Ohio Lightning was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Reese Loveday had the most chances in the field with six.

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