Lady Whippets Sweep Perkins In Doubleheader, Improve To 12-6

A seventh-inning comeback helped Shelby take a 7-6 win during the opening game of a varsity softball doubleheader at home against Sandusky Perkins Saturday.

The Lady Whippets also prevailed in the second tilt, knocking off the Pirates by a 7-5 score.

With the triumphs, SHS hikes it record to 12-6 on the season.

Shelby entered the bottom of the seventh inning of game one trailing Perkins 6-5. The visitors had led 6-2 after four innings.

With one out, Kennadie Goth hammered a triple to the right field fence and scored when Emily Gove reached on an error. Gove would tally the game-winner when Camryn Zehner smashed a run-scoring single to center field.

The Whippets produced three runs in the fifth with a RBI triple by Goth, a sacrifice fly by Gove and a solo home run by Zehner to make it 6-5.

Goth collected three of the nine hits for SHS. Zehner had a pair of hits. Gove tallied one hit, but drove in a team-high four runs. Bri Wagoner, Raychel Sorgenfrei and Katie Steele all delivered a basehit in the win.

Wagoner tossed five innings of relief to gain the pitching win. She allowed two runs on four hits and had two strikeouts. Hayley Kanzig started and surrendered four runs on no hits with two strikeouts and six walks.

In the second game, Shelby jumped out to a 4-1 third-inning advantage and held off the late charging Pirates, who scored two apiece in the fifth and seventh innings.

The Whippets struck quickly when Goth tripled to right and came home on a sacrifice fly by Gove. The red and gray added two more in the second when Kanzig doubled and scored on a groundout by Rachel Ensman and Katie Steele reached on an error and later scored on a passed ball. SHS made it 4-1 when Zehner was safe on an error and eventually scored on a ground ball out by Emma Taylor.

In the Shelby fifth, Jenna Holida smacked a run-scoring single. The Whippet sixth featured two runs aided by an error.

Fidler keyed SHS with three hits in the nightcap. Goth tripled and singled while Kanzig doubled and singled. Holida and Ensman each had a basehit.

Kanzig earned the win in the second game. She went all seven innings and allowed five runs on eight hits with three strikeouts and four walks.

Shelby entertains Willard today in a Northern Ohio League contest.

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