MIDDLE POINT — For the second straight night, the Lady Lancers pushed enough runs across the plate to end the game in short order. Lincolnview took five trips to plate and scored seven runs in their final at-bat to finish off an 11-0 win over Spencerville on Thursday.
Taylor Post was not only brilliant on the mound, but she also went 3-4 at the plate and drove in two runs for the Lancers. Post went wire-to-wire on the bump as well, holding the Spencerville offense to two hits in five innings. She threw 43 of her 56 pitches for strikes and faced just one batter over the minimum.
Hanna Young drove in a team-high three runs after going a perfect 3-3 at the plate. Andi Webb also contributed two RBIs in a two-hit performance, and Annie Mendenhall and Makayla Jackman also plated a runner.
In their seven-run fifth, Jackman brought across Post on sacrifice fly to make the score 5-0 Lincolnview. Young, Mendenhall and Webb followed with three straight RBI singles to extend the lead to nine, then Post stepped up to the plate for the second time in the inning and ripped a double that scored two runs and ended the game.
Lincolnview’s first two runs of the evening came on run-scoring singles from Young in the second and fourth innings. In the fourth, two additional runs came across on an error by second basemen Alyssa Mertz.
Spencerville’s two hits in the game came from Brianna Regedanz and Jaelyn Boop. Mallory Orick pitched all 4.2 innings for the Cats and gave up 11 runs (eight earned) on 12 hits.
Lincolnview (8-3) has their next game on Saturday at Celina in a doubleheader. Their first game will be against the Bulldogs, and in game two, they’ll match up against Fort Recovery.
Spencerville (0) (ab-r-h-rbi)
Krista Market 2-0-0-0, Brianna Regedanz 2-0-1-0, Jaelyn Boop 2-0-1-0, Gracie Butorac 2-0-0-0, Mallory Orick 2-0-0-0, Maddy Layman 2-0-0-0, Alyssa Mertz 2-0-0-0, Mackenzie Brown 1-0-0-0, Sierra Baumgartner 1-0-0-0.
Lincolnview (11) (ab-r-h-rbi)
Kendall Bollenbacher 4-1-0-0, Taylor Post 4-1-3-2, Destiny Coil 3-1-1-0, Winter Boroff 3-1-1-0, Addysen Stevens 2-2-1-0, Makayla Jackman 2-0-0-1, Hanna Young 3-2-3-3, Andi Webb 3-2-2-2, Annie Mendenhall 3-1-1-1.
Spencerville 00000XX 0 2 3
Lincolnview 01037XX 11 12 0
Taylor Post (W) 5-2-0-0-4
Mallory Orick 4.2-12-11-8-2