Champion tops West Branch in pitchers’ duel

McKenzie Zigmont fanned 6 Warriors to lead Champion past West Branch.

Champion's McKenzie Zigmont pitched a complete game shutout against West Branch Friday to help her Golden Flashes get a win.

LIBERTY, OH (WKBN)-Champion’s McKenzie Zigmont and West Branch’s Kylie Coffelt combined for 15 strikeouts as Zigmont’s Golden Flashes scored the games only run to best the Warriors 1-0.

With no one on in the bottom of the 6th, Molly Williams hit a triple to the wall in right to get Champion in business.

The next batter was Amber Ricci who grounded out to short, but the first baseman tried to get Williams sleeping at 3rd and a poor throw allowed Williams to trot home.

Williams finished 2-3 on the night with a triple and a single.

West Branch had their chance in the 7th, with a runner on, Dani Lough lined out to Abby White who was able to double the runner off at first to end the game.

Zigmont went the distance allowing just 4 hits with 6 Ks.

In the other circle, Coffelt allowed just 3 hits, allowed an unearned run and fanned 9.

Champion improves to 18-4 on the year.

West Branch grabbed their 20th win earlier in the day but the loss drops their record to 20-4.

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