Paige Butcher came up big at the dish and in the circle, leading Salem Quakers JV to a 4-3 win over Canton South on Tuesday.
Salem Quakers JV was led by Butcher’s hitting. Butcher went 3-4 and scored two runs. She singled in the first and third innings and doubled in the fifth inning.
Butcher worked out of four tough situations for Salem Quakers JV. She pitched seven innings and allowed three earned runs on seven hits. Butcher faced her toughest situation in the seventh inning.
The game was back-and-forth heading into the fifth, with five lead changes.
Salem Quakers JV pulled out the win thanks to a strong fifth inning. Salem Quakers JV went up for good on an RBI double by Kendra Richardson off Katie Schank, plating Alexis Van Horn.
Salem Quakers JV would not relinquish the lead as Canton South was unable to weather a two-run fifth inning deficit.
Canton South scored one run in the sixth on a groundout by Erin Thompson. Still, Canton South couldn’t draw even.
Schank couldn’t get it done on the rubber for Canton South, taking a loss. She lasted just six innings, walked none, struck out six, and allowed four runs.
The bottom of the first saw Salem Quakers JV take an early lead, 1-0. Butcher singled to ignite Salem Quakers JV’s offense. A stolen base then moved Butcher from first to second.
Canton South brought home one run in the fifth inning, and matched that run total in the sixth. In the fifth, Canton South scored on an RBI single by Schank, bringing home Annemarie White.
A key fifth-inning rally gave Salem Quakers JV the lead for good. Salem Quakers JV tacked on a total of three runs on An error and an RBI single by Shelby Dailey.