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Softball

Braves remain in hunt for OCC championship

The Olentangy High School softball team went 5-0 last week, winning four OCC-Capital Division games to stay in contention for the league title.

On April 22, the Braves beat Delaware 3-1 as Hailey Wilson pitched a three-hitter with three strikeouts.

Olentangy defeated Franklin Heights 17-6 the next day as Melissa Lee (SS) went 4-for-6 with two doubles and three RBI, Sierra Stults (3B) went 3-for-3 with two RBI and Megan Beidelman (1B) went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and two RBI. Wilson went the distance in the circle, striking out seven, and she went 3-for-5 with a double and four RBI.

On April 25, the Braves beat Big Walnut 4-1 as Wilson tossed a six-hitter with four strikeouts and drove in a run.

Olentangy defeated Orange 3-1 on April 26 as Wilson pitched a four-hitter, Emily Hoffman (C/OF) had two RBI and Beidelman hit a solo home run.

The Braves then beat non-league Upper Arlington 11-1 in six innings April 27 as Wilson tossed a four-hitter with five strikeouts, Hoffman went 4-for-4 with a two-run homer and three RBI and Brooke Ring (2B/P) hit a solo home run.

Patriots split league games

Liberty went 2-2 in OCC-Central games last week.

The Patriots beat Thomas Worthington 9-7 on April 22 and Central Crossing 6-1 on April 25, but lost to Marys-ville 7-1 on April 23 and to Upper Arlington 3-2 on April 26.

Against Central Crossing, Kristen Adkins pitched a six-hitter and hit a solo home run.

Against Thomas, Adkins hit a two-run homer and was the winning pitcher, and Randi Noday (2B) hit a solo home run.

Robinson pitches one-hitter for Orange

Orange went 1-1 in OCC-Capital games last week.

The Pioneers routed Watkins Memorial 16-0 in five innings April 22, as Mason Robinson pitched a one-hitter, before losing to Olentangy 3-1 on April 26.

--Aaron Blankenship

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