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URSULINE SHAKES OFF SLOW START TO ROLL

PHOTO CREDIT: BRADLEY FORWARD

CANFIELD OH- After a big 17 to nothing victory against Campbell, the Lady Irish, with a record of 21-1 led my head coach Mike Kernan looked to keep their state champ hopes alive, but in order to do that, they would have to get past a Grand Valley Lady Mustang team coming into the game with a record of six and 11, who was looking to put the Irish on Upset Alert at Mccune field three. 

 

The Irish got their first run in the bottom first when Alyssa Sheely grounded out with Maris Barbato scoring the one run.  The Irish would score one more run in the bottom of the second when Liza Barbato scored on a double fly ball letting Mia Opalick head home getting the two to nothing lead.  

 

Despite those runs, the fielding for the Lady Mustangs had a good showing for a couple innings.  There was a good showing by pitcher Emily Eland who had a strike out, while shortstop Alexis Cooper had a nice catch for an out.  Mary Tackas also got the lady Irish out a few times at first.  

 

However, the upset alert was called off as the Lady Irish got seven unanswered runs while surviving two outs.  After the last two runs, the Mercy rule was given to Grand Valley as the Lady Ursuline Irish improved to 22-1 on the season.  

 

Paige Ogden got the Start for the Irish getting a no hitter allowing zero hits on zero runs over five innings, only walking one and getting 12 strikeouts.  For the Lady Mustangs, Emily Eland allowed 12 hits and ten runs over four and two/third innings, walking zero but only getting that strike out.  

 

Ursuline (22-1) are sectional champs and will play the Berkshire Badgers (10-13) who got a big 17-4 victory against Pymatuning Valley who finished their season with a 7-11 record.  The game will be Tuesday May 18th at 3pm. 

 

*Contributed by YSN’s Ian O’Brien*

 

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