WHEELING, WV- Crestview traveled to Wheeling, West Virginia to compete on the OVAC semi-finals of the 3 A division playing Monroe Central and walked away with a 4-1 victory.
The Seminoles retired the first eight batters of the Lady Rebels until Taylor Mellington came up with 2 outs smashing a double off the fence for a double. The Rebels got back to the top of the order Haley Eskra worked the count to 2-2 before Mellington stole third base when the catcher went to throw to third when the ball went off Eskra’s helmet and going out play, Mellington was awarded home for Crestview’s first run.
With runners on first and second Kaedyn Sutton would come up hitting a rocket to left-center field scoring Eskra and Strank for a 2-RBI double. Monroe Central would put a run on the board with the help of the Rebels only error of the game.
Sutton led the Lady Rebels with a double, single and 3 RBI’s, Taylor Mellington added a double, Skyler Mattern a single, Olivia Strank had one hit, on that hit Strank broke the singles record in a season with 30. Sutton would also pick up the win striking out 10, giving up 5 hits and walking one batter.
Crestview improves to 17-3 on the season and will play Magnolia, WV in the OVAC Championship on Friday at 7:00 pm at JB Chambers Complex in Wheeling, WV.
*Contributed by Greg Eskra