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Wheelersburg Wins D-3 Softball State Championship

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Coach Teresa Ruby’s Lady Pirates of Wheelersburg proved their state top ranking all regular season was legitimate, claiming the Division 3 Softball State Championship with a 5-2 win over Tuslaw, Saturday at Akron’s Firestone Stadium.

(27-1) Wheelersburg scored twice in the first, third and added a single run in the seventh, while Tuslaw scored twice in the fifth.

Burg got their scoring in the top of the first inning with an Andi Jo Howard 2-run single that scored Haley Myers and Catie Boggs.

That lead held up until the Lady Pirates added two more in the top of the third when Sydney Skiver’s RBI single up the middle, scored Haley Myers for a 3-0 lead. Later in the inning with two runners on, Rileigh Lang flied into double play, but Macee Eaton scored for Burg’s 4-0 lead.

Tuslaw cut the deficit to 4-2 in the fifth inning.

Kaylynn Carter relieved starting Wheelersburg pitcher Andi Jo Howard after Tuslaw led off with a double in the bottom of the 6th inning. Carter retired the next three hitters with Burg holding their 4-2 lead.

Wheelersburg’s Macee Eaton connected on her 20th home run of the season with a solo blast in the top of the 7th for a 5-2 lead, that became the eventual final score.

Wheelersburg scored 5 runs on 10 hits, stranding 6 runners and committing 2 errors. Tuslaw scored 2 runs on 5 hits, no errors and left 5 runners on base.

The state title is the second for the Wheelersburg softball program since 2016.

Top Ranked Wheelersburg Sails To Softball District Championship Over Ironton

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The Wheelersburg Lady Pirates showed why they are the number one Division 3 softball team in the state, as they played all aspects of the game with the crispness of a top-notched squad, in their 7-0 Division 3 District Championship over Ironton Saturday at Unioto High School.

Coach Teresa Ruby’s Lady Pirates struck quickly in the bottom of the first inning when Macee Eaton blasted a solo homer to right center for a 1-0 lead. Rileigh Lang followed later that inning with an RBI single, with another runner scoring on the throw to the infield, making it 3-0.

That score held up until the bottom of the third inning when the Lady Pirates offense exploded with four runs on a Lyndsay Heimbach RBI single for a 4-0 lead, followed later that inning by a bases loaded double (corrected from Tweet description) by Haley Meyers for a 7-0 lead.

That’s all the offense Wheelersburg would need behind the pitching of AndiJo Howard, who didn’t yield a base hit to Ironton until the fifth inning. Howard would finish the game with a 2-hit shutout, fanning 8 Lady Tigers’ batters.

Photo: AndiJo Howard by Litter Media/Mike Smith

Wheelersburg advances to the Division 3 Regionals vs Tuscarawas Valley, May 25th at Unioto High School.

For other tournament final scores, CLICK HERE