With baserunners on second and third in the first inning, shortstop Ciera Williams of the Central Crossing High School softball team had to guess what pitch Pickerington Central's Lindsey Inkrott was going to throw.

With baserunners on second and third in the first inning, shortstop Ciera Williams of the Central Crossing High School softball team had to guess what pitch Pickerington Central's Lindsey Inkrott was going to throw.

Williams guessed correctly and hit a two-run double to lead the Comets to a 4-0 win in a Division I regional semifinal May 23 at Ohio State.

"I just kind of looked at (Inkrott) and I said, 'Oh man, I bet she's going to go with a changeup,'" Williams said. "I kept thinking, 'Wait for it, wait for it.' And when I hit it, it just felt right."

"That was the right pitch to throw to the wrong batter," Comets coach Rona Dorsey said. "(Williams) has been working on (hitting) that pitch all year. She timed it up perfectly."

Central Crossing improved to 26-3 and will face Grove City or North Canton Hoover at noon Saturday, May 26, at Ohio State. The Comets will be making their second consecutive regional final appearance.

Central finished 25-6.

Central Crossing scored three runs in the first inning and that was plenty of offensive support for pitcher Savannah Dorsey. The Ohio University recruit had 10 strikeouts and allowed only two hits.

"It seemed like we were ready in warm-ups, but things started happening," Central coach Carrie Eneix said. "We made an error (in the first inning) that gave them an extra out and then they did something with it. If you make a mistake like that in regionals, most teams are going to take advantage of it."

Central's best scoring chance came in the top of the fourth. Molly Riggs led off with a single and, one out later, Allie Luther singled. However, Dorsey struck out Hannah Dittoe and got Hunter Brancifort to fly out to left field.

Central was shut out for just the third time this season. One of its other shutouts, however, also came against Central Crossing, as the Comets defeated the Tigers 1-0 on March 24.