Tri-Village downs Lady Hawks


By Dale Barger - Darke County Media



Mississinawa Valley’s Bailey Johnson is honored prior to the Lady Hawks’ Tuesday night softball game with the Tri-Village Lady Patriots.


Bree Wilson knocks one of her two hits on the day for Tri-Village in win over Mississinawa.


Tri-Village’s Grace Lipps takes a turn at the plate in a softball game at Mississinawa Valley.


MV’s Linday Johns and Maria Ojeda make an infield play for the Lady Blackhawks in game with Tri-Village.


Loraleigh Waters picks up a win for the Lady Patriots in a win over The Lady Hawks.


UNION CITY – Mississinawa Valley recognized their lone senior softball player Bailey Johnson prior to their game with Tri-Village Tuesday night. The Patriots would win the game by the score of 13-1.

It was a disappointing loss for MV coach Chloe Shell.

“Today our bats were asleep, we didn’t come up to the plate hungry and that hurt us early on,” Shell said.

“We have a lot of youth on this team with just one senior, Bailey has been our go-to hitter and someone we can count on to make a play in tough situations. She will be greatly missed next year,” Shell stated.

Maddie Townsend was 1-2 and scored the only Hawk run on the night. Gabby Rammel had an RBI, Bailey Emrick was 1-1 and Madison Hamilton was 1-2. Taylor Collins pitched 4 innings, had 9 strikeouts but also gave up 10 runs. Lindsay Johns pitched 1 inning gave up 3 runs and had 1 strikeout.

“It was nice to finally be able to play a softball game considering all the bad weather we’ve had,” stated Tri-Village coach Abigail O’Donnell.

Tri-Village came out early swinging the bats and jumped on top of the Blackhawks scoring 4 runs in the 1st inning and 3 in the 2nd inning and never looked back.

“I was excited to see the girls come out with their bats swinging the first inning putting us ahead 4-0,” O’Donnell said.

Loraleigh Waters got the win for Tri-Village pitching to only 18 batters, striking out 6 and allowing just 2 hits.

“Loraleigh pitched one of her best games of the season, which put us in a good position to win. Our infield did a great job keeping the ball in front of them and making good plays,” O’Donnell praised.

Andi Bietry was 1-1 at the plate, Breanne Lipps 2-4, Kelsie Wehr 2-3, Jayden Sharp 1-1 and Bree Wilson 2-3.

“It’s nice to get a win right before the tournament. I feel confident our girls know what they need to do to be successful in the last few games of the regular season and into tournaments.” O’Donnell concluded.

BOX SCORE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

Tri-Village 4 3 0 3 3

Mississinawa 0 0 0 1 0

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Mississinawa Valley’s Bailey Johnson is honored prior to the Lady Hawks’ Tuesday night softball game with the Tri-Village Lady Patriots.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/05/web1_Bailey_Johnson-31353-.jpgMississinawa Valley’s Bailey Johnson is honored prior to the Lady Hawks’ Tuesday night softball game with the Tri-Village Lady Patriots.

Bree Wilson knocks one of her two hits on the day for Tri-Village in win over Mississinawa.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/05/web1_Bree_Wilson-31354-.jpgBree Wilson knocks one of her two hits on the day for Tri-Village in win over Mississinawa.

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Tri-Village’s Grace Lipps takes a turn at the plate in a softball game at Mississinawa Valley.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/05/web1_Grace_Lipps-31361-.jpgTri-Village’s Grace Lipps takes a turn at the plate in a softball game at Mississinawa Valley.

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MV’s Linday Johns and Maria Ojeda make an infield play for the Lady Blackhawks in game with Tri-Village.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/05/web1_Linday_Johns-Maria_Ojeda-31364-.jpgMV’s Linday Johns and Maria Ojeda make an infield play for the Lady Blackhawks in game with Tri-Village.

Loraleigh Waters picks up a win for the Lady Patriots in a win over The Lady Hawks.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/05/web1_Loraligh_Waters-31365-.jpgLoraleigh Waters picks up a win for the Lady Patriots in a win over The Lady Hawks.

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By Dale Barger

Darke County Media