The Central Crossing High School softball team lost to top-ranked North Canton Hoover 12-0 in five innings in a Division I regional final May 26 at Ohio State.

The Central Crossing High School softball team lost to top-ranked North Canton Hoover 12-0 in five innings in a Division I regional final May 26 at Ohio State.

Hoover, which improved to 27-3 and advanced to a state semifinal June 1 at Firestone Stadium in Akron, scored three runs in the first inning, one more than the Comets had allowed in their previous four tournament games combined.

Central Crossing finished 28-4.

"We didn't come out ready," Comets coach Rona Dorsey said. "(Pitcher Savannah Dorsey) let that first inning get to her a little bit. She kept bringing that ball up in the zone and good hitters are going to hit the ball when it's up in the zone like that."

Hoover's Erika Warren hit a two-run triple in the first inning. The Vikings scored five runs in the second inning, including a two-run triple by Jenna Lilley, who scored on the play as the result of a throwing error.

That was more than enough offense for Vikings pitcher Tara Thacker, who allowed only one hit and had seven strikeouts.

Central Crossing's lone hit was a bloop single by Michaela Dorsey with two outs in the bottom of the third.