HAVILAND — Alex Fast hit a grand slam in the bottom of the first and Wayne Trace went on to score 11 runs in the opening frame as the Raiders rolled to a 22-1 victory over Miller City in Division IV sectional championship softball action Thursday evening.

Anne Eklund also had a two-run home run for Wayne Trace in the first as the Raiders sent 16 hitters to the plate with 11 scoring.

“We came out and hit the ball very well,” said Raider head coach Amber Showalter. “The girls were very focused and really did a nice job at the plate. We had a lot of good at-bats tonight and I was very proud of the effort tonight.”

Olivia Egnor also drove in a pair of runs with a double in the frame as Wayne Trace totaled nine hits in its first at-bat.

Maggie Crosby added a run-scoring single in the second inning to make it 12-0 Raiders before Miller City scored in the third.

Miller City got on the board with a run in the third when Makenna Lehman scored on an Abigail Schroeder single but that would be it for the Wildcats.

Wayne Trace then put the game away with three runs in the third and seven in the fourth.

Brooke Sinn had a RBI double in the fourth while Maggie Crosby and Chelsea Sinn each chipped in run-scoring singles as the Raiders extended the lead to 22-1. Wayne Trace also took advantage of two Miller City errors and three walks in the seventh run fourth.

Crosby picked up the win for the Raiders, tossing the five-inning complete game while giving up four hits and a walk. The Raider senior hurler also struck out five Miller City hitters.

“Maggie threw the ball well for us tonight,” Showalter said. “It was a good all-around effort for us tonight and I was glad to see that.”

Eklund had a single and a home run to go along with scoring twice and driving in four runs. Fast added a double and a home run while scoring two and driving in four.

Maggie Crosby and Olivia Egnor chipped in two singles and a double each for Wayne Trace. Brooke Sinn also had a single and a double. Emily Dyson, Megan Moore, Kalin Gerber, Chelsea Sinn and Keagann Parrish recorded a single each as well.

“It’s a good win but we have to get back to work and get ready for next week,” concluded the Raider coach.

Wayne Trace will return to action on Tuesday when the Raiders take on Ada in the 6:30 p.m. game at Elida.