Anderson hits grand slam; softball team remains unbeaten


The Carrollton varsity softball team rolled over hosts New Philadelphia and Canton Central Catholic in non- conference games last week.

Two Northeastern Buckeye Conference games against Louisville were postponed due to the weather.

Against New Philadelphia March 26, the Warriors rolled over the Quakers 11-1 in six innings.

Against Canton Central Catholic March 31, the Warriors remained undefeated with an 11-0, five-inning victory.

Against the Crusaders, senior Kira Anderson hit a grand slam in the fourth inning to lead the Warriors.

Senior Shelbee Stidom went two-for-two at the plate with a double and a single and collected two RBIs. On the mound, she struck out 11 batters and allowed only one hit, a bunt single in the fourth inning.

Junior Zoe Drake went two-for-two at the plate with an RBI, Faith Loy hit a double and Skylar Vipperman had a single.

Carrollton led 3-0 after three innings, added five in the fourth and three in the fifth.

Against New Philadelphia, the Warriors held a 2-0 advantage over the Quakers after three innings and scored nine times in the next three innings to win going away.

For the Warriors, Jazzlyn Pidgeon went two-for-four with a triple and RBI, Vipperman finished three-for-five with two RBI, Shelbee Stidom three-for-five with a double and RBI, Meghan Harsh went two-for-four with three RBI and Rickee Stidom added a double and RBI.

Shelbee Stidom picked up the win. She scattered four hits, while striking out seven.

Carrollton held a 13-4 advantage in hits.

With the wins, the Warriors improved to 4-0 on the young season.

In the junior varsity game against New Philadelphia, the Quakers scored 11 first inning runs and went on to defeat the Warriors 22-8 in five innings.