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Prebis Memorial Tournament Action

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Obtained From Medina Gazette

Brecksville 2, Brunswick 0

LAGRANGE— The Blue Devils did everything but beat the Bees (16-0) in this Prebis Memorial contest. Facing the second-ranked team in the D-I state poll, Brunswick outhit Brecksville 9-3 and Courtney Saville (7-4) twirled a masterpiece, going six innings and striking out eight. Unfortunately, the senior hung a riseball to Stephanie DelRoso after walking Jenna Broski to start the second inning and DelRoso sent it over the right-field fence. The Bees managed just one hit after that as Saville settled in during a hard-luck loss. “It builds our confidence a bit that we hung with them,” Brunswick third baseman Erin Calhoun said. “We had runners on base almost every inning. We just need that one clutch hit.” That was the problem for Brunswick, which left 10 runners on base. There was bad luck as well, as runner’s interference snuffed out what likely would have been a run in the third. The biggest blow come in the fifth, when Calhoun sent a shot to left-center that easily would have scored Gabbi Campbell from first, but the ball rolled under the fence for a ground-rule double. Kelly Geringer (14-0) settled down after that to end the threat. “Walking that kid and giving up that home run hurt, but these kids fought to the very end,” Brunswick coach Julie Salzman said. “We were still hitting the ball. They never stopped fighting.”

Brunswick 15, Maumee 4

LAGRANGE — After nearly beating the No. 2 Division I team in the state, the Brunswick softball team crushed returning Division II regional finalist Maumee 15-4 in six innings. The victory probably was pent up anger after the Blue Devils (12-5) nearly upended Brecksville earlier Saturday. Fast forward to the Panthers, and Brunswick was in no mood to keep its foe around in this Prebis Memorial Tournament game. The Blue Devils scored seven times in the first three innings, and Gabbi Campbell (double, 2 RBIs, 3 runs), Courtney Saville (3 singles, RBI, double, 2 runs), Sydney Sherry (double, 3 runs), Molly Grzybowski (2 singles, 2 RBIs) and Erin Calhoun (home run, 3 RBIs, run) had huge days. Sherry (5-0) stayed perfect on the season, going six innings while striking out four.

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