Westerville News & Public Opinion


Wildcats, Warriors set to battle


The Westerville South High School softball team will renew its rivalry with Westerville North on Wednesday, April 23, at North.

Last season, South won both games, 5-4 and 6-1.

The Wildcats were 2-3 overall and 1-1 in the OCC-Cardinal Division before playing Westerville Central on April 16.

After losing a league game to Hilliard Bradley 9-1 on April 9 at home, visiting South bounced back to beat Canal Winchester 9-7 in a league game April 10.

Sophie Winegard had three hits and Maria Chellis, Kambra Crist and Mackenzie Daugherty each had two.

Before April 16, South's other win came against Northridge, 6-3 in the first game of a doubleheader April 5 at home. Northridge won the second game 9-5.

Central rebounds from opening loss

After losing its opener against Hilliard Davidson 3-2 on April 1, Central won five consecutive games before playing South on April 16 and was 5-1 overall and 3-0 in the OCC-Cardinal.

Central defeated Amherst Steele 4-0 and Medina 3-1 in the Akron Racers Invitational on April 12. The Warhawks' game against Chardon Notre Dame Cathedral Latin in Akron was canceled April 11 because of bad weather.

Before April 16, Central's league wins came against Dublin Scioto 8-1 on April 8, Canal Winchester 4-1 on April 9 and Bradley 6-4 on April 10.

Through six games, Paige McMenemy was 5-1 with a 0.83 ERA, 56 strikeouts and nine walks in 40 innings.

Hannah Carter was batting .389, followed by McMenemy (.381), Anika Jarvis (.333) and Megan McMenemy (.318).

North wins first three league games

North was 3-1 overall before playing Lancaster on April 15 and is 3-0 in the OCC-Cardinal.

The Warriors began league play by defeating Hilliard Darby 14-0 in five innings April 8, Scioto 16-1 in five innings April 9 and Dublin Jerome 3-2 on April 11.

North lost at home to Hartley 12-1 in five innings April 10.