Game-winning pitcher Mia Rose broke a 1-1 tie with a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth and No. 2 seed Indian Valley added a third run on wild pitch for a 3-1 win over the No. 12 Dover in a division. Semi-final of the II District in Strasbourg on Monday evening.
The Braves improved to 21-6 and will face No. 10 Steubenville for a district championship Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Harrison Central High School. The Big Red were an upset 3-1 winner against No. 3 Tri-Valley in another district semi-final.
Rose scattered five hits and knocked out 13 Crimson Tornadoes in a weather-delayed game.
Cam Enos scored Indian Valley’s first run on wild pitch after a hat-trick in the bottom of the fourth, but Dover evened things up in the top of the sixth when Ellie Durant went wide to tie the game at 1-1.
However, the Braves regained the lead for good in the bottom of the sixth with Rose’s blast and a wild second pitch that scored Ashley Baker.
Rose then closed out the Braves’ win for the win, but the Crimson Tornadoes didn’t make it easy.
Taylor Luneborg had a one-out single and went second on an obstruction call. With the tying run at home plate, Rose earned one strikeout and one out to seal the victory for Indian Valley.
Enos had a single to go with his triple and Taylor Spillman doubled for the winners.
Strasbourg 9, Caldwell 1
Amelia Spidell struck out 14 and scattered three hits as No. 1-seeded, state-ranked Strasburg knocked out No. 3 Caldwell in a Division IV Sectional semifinal at Cambridge .
The Tigers, ranked No. 2 in the state in Division IV, improved the Tigers to 22-4 on the year and will face state-ranked foe and IVC Conotton Valley Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Tuscarawas Central Catholic for a district championship.
Strasbourg beat Conotton Valley by scores of 10-0 and 2-1 in the regular season.
Offensively, Strasbourg was led by Hayley Reiger with a single, double, triple and three RBIs, Emma Gilkerson two two singles and two RBIs and Sydney Sibila with a three-run home run. Maggie Richards posted two singles and Audrey Allensworth added a double, while Rylee Becker recorded two singles and two stolen bases.
Conotton Valley 5, Newcomerstown 4
Ellie Bower hit a game-winning three-run home run as state-ranked No. 2 Conotton Valley edged No. 6 Newcomerstown in a Division IV Sectional semifinal at Tusky Valley.
The Rockets, ranked No. 4 in the state in Division IV, played from behind all night.
Masy Baker was in the Rockets’ circle, holding Newcomerstown to three hits in the game and striking out 14.
Offensively, the Lady Rockets started slow and didn’t really do anything until the sixth. They scored a point to make it a 4-1 game.
In the seventh inning, the Trojans retired the top two Lady Rockets. With two out and less than three, the Lady Rockets threw their bats. With two runners, Chloe Stuber hit a hit to bring in another run and Ellie Bower came on to bat.
She went 1-2, then hit the three-run home run to give CV the win.
Martins Ferry 10, Garaway 9
Top-seeded Martins Ferry scored four times in the bottom of the sixth to pass No. 4 Garaway in a Division III Sectional semifinal at Harrison Central.
The Purple Riders improved to 19-1 and will face Harrison Central or Tusky Valley for a sectional title Wednesday at 5 p.m. in Cambridge.
The Pirates ended their tour of the tournament at 17-7.
Garraway, who trailed 6-0, scored nine times to take a 9-6 lead in the top of the sixth.
With Martins Ferry leading 6-5, Garaway’s Jordyn Keim hit a Grand Slam home run inside the park to give the Pirates a 9-6 lead.
However, the Purple Riders burst for four runs down the frame to take the lead for good.
Garaway had the tying run on base in the seventh, but Martins Ferry slammed the door for the win.
New Phila vs. Boardman
The Division I district semi-final between No. 3 New Phila and No. 14 Boardman at Massillon has been suspended due to bad weather and will resume at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.
The Spartans have a 1-0 lead and runners in the corners early in the first inning. The game will resume at that time.