CHAMPION, Ohio (WKBN) – Champion’s Haylee Gardiner allowed just one hit with six strikeouts in a 3-0 win over Newton Falls Monday afternoon.
Molly Williams accounted for all of the scoring, belting a 3-run home run in the bottom of the first inning for the Golden Flashes.
Newton Falls Pitcher Jenna Ballas (14-1) suffered her first loss of the season, allowing three runs with five strikeouts.
With the win, the Golden Flashes improve to 13-4 overall and 7-1 in AAC Blue action. Meanwhile, the Tigers drop to 17-3 on the season, and 7-2 in AAC play.
Both teams earned top seeds in their respective Division in the upcoming Sectional Tournament. Newton Falls is the top-seed in the Division III New Middletown District. Champion is the top-seed in the Division III Jefferson District East Sectional.