Civista Bank Finishes Undefeated

Civista Bank seized the lead for good on the strength of a five-run fourth inning and went on to upend Stamper Concrete 16-14 during a wild coach pitch contest Thursday night at the Dowds School complex.

With the triumph, Civista Bank completes an undefeated season of 7-0-1.

During the back and forth affair, Civista Bank enjoyed leads of 3-1 and 6-5 before Stamper Concrete piled up six runs in the third inning for an 11-8 advantage. Civista Bank went back in front during the fourth by a 13-12 count.

Baylie Hoffbauer, Charlotte Niese and Chloe Mahek belted five hits apiece for Civista Bank. Annie Mahek, Ady Cornette and Savannah Kegley all had four safeties. Emma Mahek and Molly Parks each had three hits while Bridget Belcik had two.

Hailey Stamper and Kassie Kleman led Stamper Concrete with six and five hits, respectively. Chloe Ernsberger, Katie Taylor and Khloe Wagoner each ripped three hits. Baylee Frangella and Loren Hockenberry collected two safeties apiece.

In other girls softball action:

Major Division

Shelby Firefighters 7,

Benham & Ream Attorneys 3

A late burst propelled the Shelby Firefighters to the major division championship game of the city tournament with Thursday's 7-3 semifinal victory against Benham & Ream Attorneys at the Dowds School complex.

After Benham & Ream Attorneys had closed within a single run at 3-2 in the top of the sixth inning, the Shelby Firefighters pushed four scores across the plate in the bottom of the sixth stanza to extend their lead to 7-2.

The Shelby Firefighters will tangle with Cain Graphics in the title game this evening.

Taightam Hicks hammered a double and two singles for the Shelby Firefighters. Hayley Kanzig belted three hits for the winners. Teammates Esabel Machado, Bre Castor, Macy Robinette and Gabi Jones each had a pair of basehits.

Hollee Hanshaw and Cearra Bowman launched two hits apiece for Benham & Ream Attorneys. Lauryn Grass, Brianna Mitchell, Felicia Snipes, Addison Keller and Autumn Miracle each delivered a single in the loss.

Hicks was the winning pitcher and recorded seven strikeouts and one walk. Jaime Anthony struck out four and walked two in the loss.

Minor Division

Shelby Thrift Store 20,

Paul's Drive In 12

Producing runs during five of their six at bats, Shelby Thrift Store rolled over Paul's Drive In 20-12 during minor division tournament action at the Dowds School complex Wednesday evening.

Shelby Thrift Store led 3-1 after one inning and back-to-back four-run frames extended their lead to 11-3 entering the fourth. Paul's Drive In got as close as 15-11 in the top of the sixth.

Brooklyn Gwirtz and Casey Heydinger poked four hits apiece for Shelby Thrift Store. One of Gwirtz's safeties was a triple. Megan Grass delivered three hits while Cadence Fairchild had a pair of singles. Paige Hoffbauer, Shelby Hoskins and Ava Nastasi each had a basehit for the winning team.

Trinity Baker, Tressie Carroll, Karli Adkins, Delsi Soto, Alainah Carmel and Maci Westmeister all hit a single for Paul's Drive In.

Grass was the winning pitcher and she pitched four inning and whiffed 12 batters. She was relieved by Gwirtz with four strikeouts and Hoskins. Pitching for Paul's Drive In were Baker and Makayla Crawford who combined for eight strikeouts.

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