NEW MIDDLETOWN OH- Springfield defeated Pymatuning Valley 5-2 on Saturday in game 1 of a double header.

Springfield fired up the offense in the second inning. They scored one run when Madi Lesnak singled.

The Tigers put up three runs in the fifth inning. They scored their runs on a home run by Haleigh McCalla.

McCalla was the winning pitcher for Springfield. The pitcher went seven innings, allowing two runs on five hits and striking out 13.

Baleigh Alderman was in the circle for Pymatuning Valley. The righthander surrendered five runs on nine hits over six innings, striking out seven.

Springfield socked one home run on the day. McCalla had a four bagger in the fifth inning.

Emily Gerthung led the Tigers with two hits in three at bats. Springfield didn’t commit a single error in the field. Rachel Malatok had the most chances in the field with 13.

Alderman went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead the Lakers in hits.


It came down to the last play, but Springfield was on the wrong end of a 7-6 defeat to Pymatuning Valley on Saturday in game 2 of a double header. The game was tied at six with Pymatuning Valley batting in the bottom of the seventh when Macie Payne doubled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run.

Springfield trailed by five runs in the fourth inning, but then fought back to lower the final margin. The Tigers scored six runs in the failed comeback on a double by Gianna Piccuta in the fifth, a single by Rachel Malatok in the fifth, a fielder’s choice by Emily Gerthung in the fifth, an error in the fifth, a stolen base by Gerthung in the seventh, and a fielder’s choice by Mariah Jones in the seventh.

In the first inning, the Lakers got their offense started when Baleigh Alderman singled on a 0-2 count, scoring one run.

Springfield notched four runs in the fifth inning. Piccuta, Malatok, Gerthung, and Gabbie Nalevanko all moved runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.

Pymatuning Valley scored three runs in the second inning. Their big bats were led by Nataleigh Haines, Rieane Zajac, and Alderman, all driving in runs in the frame.

Saige Payne was in the circle for the Lakers. The pitcher allowed nine hits and six runs over seven innings, striking out seven.

Madi Lesnak was in the pitcher’s circle for Springfield. The pitcher surrendered seven runs on six hits over six and a third innings, striking out two.

The Tigers totaled nine hits in the game. Lesnak, Jacey Mullen, and Gerthung each racked up multiple hits. Gerthung, Mullen, and Lesnak each collected two hits to lead the offense.

Pymatuning Valley scattered six hits in the game. Alderman and Zajac all managed multiple hits on the day.

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