Kinsi Tellep struck out 17 as Byesville Meadowbrook beat the Canal Winchester High School softball team 1-0 in nine innings in a Division II regional final Saturday at Pickerington Central.

Kinsi Tellep struck out 17 as Byesville Meadowbrook beat the Canal Winchester High School softball team 1-0 in nine innings in a Division II regional final Saturday at Pickerington Central.

Meadowbrook improved to 22-7 and will play in a state semifinal Friday at Akron Firestone Stadium. Canal Winchester finished 24-8.

In the top of the ninth, Meadowbrook got its first two batters on base. A sacrifice bunt by Maurie DeLong moved the runners to second and third. Ashley Clark attempted a squeeze bunt but popped out to catcher Andi Smith for the second out of the inning

Abby Dudley then hit a single to left between third baseman Angela Steube and shortstop Morgan White, scoring Alyse Dudley. She was running for Chelsey Roberts, who walked to lead off the inning.

Canal Winchester loaded the bases with two walks and a hit batter in the first but Tellep struck out Emily Hall to end the threat.

In the top of the sixth inning the Colts loaded the bases with no outs on two infield hits and a bloop single to shallow left. Canal Winchester pitcher Natalie Dixon, who relieved Hall in the fifth, struck out Alyssa Wright then induced fly outs by Roberts and Tellep to get of out trouble.

Hall came up to bat in the sixth with runners on second and third but Tellep struck her out again.

"The first inning I had some jitters. I've never been this far before," Tellep said. "I hadn't felt that feeling before and I hadn't been that nervous before a game like that. I just tried to keep working through it. After the first I got in my zone and it worked out."

"We had bases loaded in the first and if we could've pushed one over it would've been big," Canal Winchester coach Randy Hinton said.