Hadzima perfect for ’Dogs
That’s exactly what Bridgeport’s Ashley Hadzima was Saturday afternoon.
The Bulldogs’ senior mound ace fired a perfect game in the opener of a doubleheader with visiting Conotton Valley on Irene Ehni Field.
Bridgeport won the game 13-0 in five innings, while claiming the nightcap by a 15-1 count, also by the shortened mercy rule.
Hadzima’s perfecto included 10 strikeouts.
Kallie Meyers blasted a three-run double to pace Bridgeport’s 8-hit attack. Keri Renzler contributed a double and triple that plated two runs. Caitlyn Kroll singled and tripled to drive in a run, while Hadzima singled in a run. Dustyne Cargnell tripled.
In the nightcap, Kroll slugged a two-run homer to highlight a 9-run first inning. She also singled. Renzler (2-run) and Hadzima (solo) had third-inning homers. Hadzima also singled twice and finished with three RBI. Meyers stroked two singles and a double to account for three runs. Peyton Stewart singled twice to produce a pair of runs, while Cargnell singled and doubled.
Bridgeport treks to Morristown Tuesday to meet Union Local.
Bishop Donahue 12, River 5
River 10, Bishop Donahue 0
At Sardis, after dropping its first game of the season to the visiting Bishops Saturday, the Pilots rebounded with a fine pitching performance to earn a split of its season-opening doubleheader.
Sophomore Monica Curtis twirled a 1-hitter and the Pilots (1-1) banged out 18 hits en route to a 10-0 win in five innings. Curtis struck out three and walked none. She allowed just a fifth-inning single by Selena Ghaphery.
Leading the 18-hit attack was Mackenzie Marshall and Rosie Romick with three hits each. Marshall doubled twice and singled to drive in three runs, while Romick laced three singles and knocked in a run.
Curtis helped her own cause with a single and triple that accounted for two runs, while Madi Taylor drove in two runs with a pair of one-base raps. Haylee Bowers singled twice and knocked in a run.
Rachel Hutchison and Gabby Goudy divided four singles.
In the opener, Andrea Guzek slammed a second-inning grand slam and picked up the win inside the circle for the Bishops (5-1).
Curtis singled thrice and picked up two RBI for River. Bowers and Romick had a pair of singles each. Taylor doubled.
The Pilots made five errors in back of Goudy, who fanned four and walked the same.
River hosts Shadyside Tuesday afternoon.
Union Local 11, Cambridge 8
Cambridge 6, Union Local 5
At Cambridge, freshman Ali Delaney singled twice and tripled to drive in two runs in the Jets’ first-game victory. Megan Stull knocked in a pair of runs with a trio of one-base raps, while Cori Medley singled twice, doubled and had a pair of runs batted in.
Shelby McGary singled and tripled to plate a run and Maddie Shafer added an RBI single. Olivia Minamyer singled and doubled.
Shafer picked up the win in relief of Ali Bethel. Minamyer notched the save.
In the second game, Delaney continued her early onslaught with three more singles and an RBI. Stull singled and tripled and medley cracked two singles.
Union Local visits Barnesville Monday.
Buckeye Local 10, Oak Glen 2
Oak Glen 8, Buckeye Local 2
At New Manchester, the Panthers and Golden Bears divided a pair of contests.
In the opener, Ivy Starcher tossed a 5-hitter and Karlie Leonard smashed a solo home run and singled. Lauren Swiger added two singles and a triple.
Starcher struck out three and walked two.
In the nightcap, the Golden Bears salvaged the split.
Leonard continued to hammer the softball, smacking a single and double. Morgan Staten singled twice.
Buckeye Local will host Martins Ferry Monday at 4:30 p.m.