WHIZ Sports 5-10: Wilson’s Perfect Game Propels New Lexington Softball In Playoffs; Muskies Beat Tornadoes In Baseball

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GAME #1: NEW LEXINGTON PANTHERS VS. NORTH ADAMS GREEN DEVILS

NEW LEXINGTON, OH- We had ourselves a wild game at New Lexington as the Panthers faced off against the North Adams Green Devils in a playoff softball matchup.

The game got interesting even before the first pitch as the Green Devils had transportation issues so the game was delayed by about an hour. But you know what they say, the show must go on.

New Lexington’s Abby Wilson had quite the performance in the game. She came up with big strikeouts early on while also helping herself at the plate by batting in Soraya Taylor as the Panthers took the early lead.

Shortly after, Jayden Allen would steal home on the wild pitch from the Green Devils. New Lexington adding to their lead early on.

Later on, Taylor hit a pop fly deep into right field and the ball took a home team bounce to the wall. She turned on the jets and would end up rounding the bases on the way to an inside-the-park home run. Everything going the way of the Panthers here.

New Lexington continued its strong play on defense. Different inning, same result as Wilson strikes out another batter and right after that she would catch the Green Devils batter looking for another strikeout.

She ended up pitching a perfect game, striking out 12 batters on just 59 pitches as the Panthers 11-0 win over North Adams in five innings.

GAME #2: JOHN GLENN MUSKIES VS. WEST MUSKINGUM TORNADOES

NEW CONCORD, OH- It was a perfect day for some baseball so we head to John Glenn where they faced off against the Tornadoes.

Both defenses made their presence known in the first inning getting all three outs quickly. Short stop for John Glenn Cole Emerson seemed to be everywhere making plays all over the diamond. Later on Jacob Sauerbry was at bat and he hit it right past the infield to give his team a little momentum and to load the bases.

Next John Glenn would then hit a batter and it would bring in the first score of the game to put the Tornadoes up 1-0

But it was John Glenn who would rally back and end up taking control of this one as they go on to defeat West Muskingum 12-2.

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Anthony Mitchell
Name: Anthony Mitchell Title: Sports Director Anthony is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University. He was the head manager of the Bonnies Men's Basketball team during his time there. Anthony previously was a sports/news multimedia journalist at WKTV in Utica, N.Y. Anthony has a passion for professional, collegiate, and local high school sports.