AKRON OH- Both teams were strong in the circle Thursday, but Canfield Cardinals Varsity defeated Steubenvilw 2-1. Malena Toth allowed just one hit on the day in what turned out to be a classic pitcher’s duel.
Toth led things off in the pitcher’s circle for Canfield. The righty lasted seven innings, allowing one hit and one run while striking out 11.
Julianna King was in the pitcher’s circle for the Big Red. She went six and a third innings, allowing two runs on two hits, striking out ten and walking zero.
Hailey Freedy and Gianna Pannunzio each managed one hit to lead Canfield. Both of their hits came in the seventh inning, and both came around to score on wild pitch, and a Faith Morell suicide squeeze
Paige Mattesom went 1-for-3 at the plate to lead the Big Red in hits. They were sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error.