Port Clinton’s softball team scored eight runs in the first two innings to take control in their 13-8 victory over St. Mary Central Catholic.
The Redskins benefited from a balanced attack that saw a number of hitters get involved in the act. Molly Haberman and Amber Wuersig finished with three hits apiece and Taylor Steyer had two hits. Kate Mueller picked up the win in the circle. Dani Parish had two doubles and drove in three runs to lead the Panthers.
The Redskins scored four runs in each of the first two innings to take an 8-1 lead before SMCC scored three runs in the third to cut the deficit to four.
The Redskins pushed the lead to 11-4 with three runs in the fourth, and the Panthers responded with three runs in the next two innings to make it 11-7, but they were unable to get any closer.
Port Clinton is currently 8-8 overall and 5-4 in the Sandusky Bay Conference.
Edison 12, Port Clinton 1 (6 innings)
In a matchup with the soon-to-be Sandusky Bay Conference champions, Port Clinton fell behind early as Edison slowly built a lead on its way to a 12-1 win in six innings over the Redskins.
The Chargers, ranked sixth in Division II, scored three runs in the first inning and two apiece in the next two to take a 7-0 lead. Edison scored two runs in the fourth and three in the sixth while Port Clinton's lone run came in the fourth inning.
KayLee Fox went 3-for-3 with two home runs and three RBIs, Chelsea Imus finished 3-for-3 with a double, a triple and two RBIs and Victoria Grimes and Hannah McGinley each had a double.
If it defeated Toledo Scott on Tuesday, Port Clinton will travel to Sandusky to face Perkins on Thursday at 5 p.m.