CELINA — Crestview, Lincolnview and Fort Recovery took part in a
4-team softball quad at Celina’s Westview Park on Saturday, with the
Lady Knights winning both games, 21-3 over Celina and 16-4 over Fort
Against the host Bulldogs, the Lady Knights wasted no
time putting up a five spot in each of the first three frames. Crestview
got hits from Caitlin O’Hagan and Alexis Gregory, each resulting in two
RBIs, to give the Lady Knights a 5-0 lead in the top of the first.
Lady Bulldogs got a run back in the bottom of the inning as Brooke
Steinbrunner reached on an error and later scored on a hit from Maddi
The Lady Knights’ bats continued to stay hot as Cora
Millay tripled to open of the second. Avery McCoy stepped to the dish
with two teammates on the base paths, and McCoy deposited the ball over
the left field fence for a three-run bomb as part of a five-run second,
making it 10-1, Knights.
In the top of the third, McCoy kept it
going with a double to left field. That shot plated another Crestview
run, and Hannah Binnion brought two more runners home with a hard smash
through the Celina shortstop as the Lady Knights had a 15-1 advantage
after three innings.
The Lady Knights pounded out six more runs in
the fourth and fifth, including a double from Kristen Etzler to pick up
an RBI and a two-run single from Sydney Bowen, and led 21-1.
went with Victoria Lichtensteiger for the front four innings but, with
another game later on in the day, Lichtensteiger was lifted for Gregory
to pitch the bottom of the fifth. Gregory ran into a bit of trouble in
the circle, as two hit batters plus two errors allowed Celina to score
two runs. Those runs weren’t enough as Crestview run-ruled the Lady
The beat rolled on for the Lady Knights in game two
versus Fort Recovery as Codi Miller tripled in the first inning, but
Crestview was unable to push across a run. The Lady Knights scored a run
in the bottom of the second, but exploded in the bottom of the third
for 10 runs. Millay started that frame with a two-bagger to right field.
Later on, Binnion, O’Hagan, Gregory and Aylssa Gent all picked up RBIs,
and Miller and Etzler picked up extra-base hits in their second at bats
of the frame to give the Lady Knights an early 11-0 lead.
Lady Indians got a couple runs back in the top of the fourth as Emily
Hart and Hannah Knapke reached on a hit and an error. Fort Recovery got
RBIs from Aleigha Jenkins and Lydia Wenning, 11-2 Crestview.
Lady Knights (4-6) continued to rake in the bottom of the fourth as
Bowen singled and Miller doubled to plate two more runs. Etzler singled
back up the middle to plate the final Crestview run of the game to make
Much like the first game, Lichtensteiger went the front four innings, but this time McCoy relieved in the fifth.
happy for Victoria Lichtensteiger she was able to get ahead in the
count on close to 85 percent of the batters she faced today so that is
huge because it allows her to throw her pitch instead of being behind
and having to throw what the batter wants,” said Crestview coach Carl
A two-out walk to Rachel Thien and a base hit by Hart gave
McCoy some trouble to pitch through. Knapke, for the Lady Indians,
doubled to score both runners, but McCoy retired the next batter with a
short pop up.
“Two wins for us is outstanding; we have been
battling trying to get our lineup where we want it. I think we figured
it out after the Paulding game. We had 14 base hits that night and you
are hopping it carries over, because I knew we had to come here and play
Celina and Fort Recovery: two tough teams,” Etzler said. “For us to be
able to get as many hits as we did and get the big hits when we need to
was huge. We hit from top to bottom.”
The Lady Knights have a busy
week coming up with games Monday through Friday, including conference
matchups on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
Millay 4-3-2-0, Sydney Bowen 4-3-2-3, Codi Miller 3-5-1-0, Kristen
Etzler 3-3-1-1, Avery McCoy 5-2-4-5, Hanna Binnion 5-1-0-2, Caitlin
O’Hagan 3-1-1-3, Alexis Gregory 5-1-2-2, Alyssa Gent 4-1-2-0, Total
Brooke Steinbrunner 3-2-0-0, Maddi
Kuehne 3-0-1-0, Maddy Luebke 2-0-0-0, Mack Shaffer 3-0-0-0, Emily Keith
1-0-1-0, Kirsten Dickerson 2-0-0-0, Maria Donovan 2-0-1-0, Carly
McNeilan 2-0-0-0, Bailey Laux 1-1-0-0 Total 19-3-3-0
Crestview 555 24 - 21 16
Celina 100 02 - 3 3
FORT RECOVERY 4
Thien 2-1-0-0, Emily Hart 3-2-3-0, Hannah Knapke 3-1-1-2, Taylor Thien
3-0-0-0, Aleigha Jenkins 1-0-1-1, Lydia Wenning 2-0-0-1, Olivia Homan
2-0-0-0, Taylor Grisez 2-0-0-0, Macy Day 2-0-0-0 Total 22-4-5-4
Millay 4-2-2-0, Sydney Bowen 4-3-3-3, Codi Miller 4-3-3-2, Kristen
Etzler 3-1-2-2, Hanna Binnion 3-1-1-1, Caitlin O’Hagan 2-3-2-1, Alexis
Gregory 3-2-2-2, Alyssa Gent 1-1-0-3 Total 24-16-15-14
Fort Recovery 000 22 - 4 5
Crestview 011 0x - 16 15