Lady Warriors mercy Indian Creek, Salem

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The Shine twins, Kaitlin and Courtney, put on a shining performance on the softball diamond last week when the Warriors defeated the Indian Creek Redskins 15-0. The twins led the Lady Warriors at the plate, each hitting a homerun; Kaitlin’s third of the season. Kaitlin Shine went 3-for-4 at the plate with four RBIs and scored three runs.

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Carrollton freshman Rickee Stidom (left) leads off of third base in a recent game against the Salem Quakers. The Lady Warriors mercied Salem 13-3.

Courtney Shine went 1-for-3 at the plate. The Lady Warriors plated six runs in the top of the second inning followed by a nine-run third inning. Shelbee Stidom earned the win on the mound, giving up one hit and striking out 11 batters in five innings. Carrollton junior Brenna Campbell went 2-for-3 on the day with three RBIs. Jazzlyn Pidgeon went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI’s and scored two runs. The Lady Warriors outhit the Redskins 16-1. Carrollton topped Salem 13-3 in a league contest during the week. Against Salem, Pidgeon got things rolling for the Lady Warriors with a lead off triple in the bottom of the first inning. Pidgeon tied the game at one when Shelbee Stidom drove her in with a base hit to centerfield. Andrea Aston drove Shelbee Stidom in with a double to deep right-center. Aston crossed the plate when Zoe Drake hit a double during her next at bat. Kaitlin Shine advanced Drake to second base with a base hit. Campbell hit Drake and Kaitlin Shine home with a double to centerfield. Carrollton led 5-1 at the end of the opening inning. Rickee Stidom recorded a base hit to start the bottom of the second inning. Aston got on base with a walk. Drake cleared the bases with a three-run homerun to give the Lady Warriors an 8-1 led over the Quakers. Salem cut the deficit to 8-3 with two runs between the third and fourth innings. The Lady Warriors combined for five runs in the fourth and fifth innings to put the mercy rule into effect. Shelbee Stidom allowed four hits and fanned eight batters in four innings. Clara Janofa took the loss on the mound for the Quakers, giving up 13 hits and striking out three batters in five innings. The Lady Warriors defeated West Branch on the road 3-2 in a nine-inning league contest April 28. Carrollton plated the first run of the game in the top of the first inning. West Branch took the lead after a two-run fourth inning. The Lady Warriors tied the game at two in the fifth inning. With the game still knotted at two all, Kaitlin Shine hit a triple in the top of the ninth inning. A sacrifice fly by Kendal McFarland scored Shine to give the winners a 3-2 lead. West Branch was held scoreless in the bottom of the inning. The Lady Warriors were scheduled to host the Edison Wildcats May 2. They are slated to travel to Canton South May 5. Game time is set for 5 p.m.