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McNinch, Bennett lead Tigers past Wooster

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Jasmine McNinch

Jasmine McNinch slugged a pair of three-run homers in the third inning on Saturday to help spark the Douglas High softball team to a 17-0 win in game two of a Northern 4A doubleheader at Wooster.

The Tigers won the opener, 16-1, behind the complete game three-hit, 15-strikeout pitching performance of freshman Deztiny Vaughan.

Kettja Bennett pitched three innings of no-hit ball before the second game was called after Douglas (6-10 league, 8-20 overall) scored 12 runs in the third inning. Bennett finished with three strikeouts, no walks and only one base runner on an error in the third inning.

In addition to the home runs from McNinch, Bailey Walters went 2-for-3 with three RBI and Bennett 2-for-3 with two RBI. McNinch, a sophomore, has six home runs this season, all of whichhave been hit in the last 10 games.

In game one, McNinch hit 3-for-4 with two RBI, Casey Peck hit 3-for-5, Walters 2-for-4 with three RBI and Bennett 2-for-4 with three RBI.

Douglas scored five runs in the fifth inning and seven more runs in the seventh inning to break the game open.

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Vaughan only allowed six base runners overall, including one walk, one hit batsman and one error.

McNinch provided a spark on defense when she threw a batter out at first base from right field.

The sweep enabled Douglas to move into a seventh-place tie with Carson in the conference race. The Tigers are scheduled to host Carson for a regular season-ending doubleheader at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

NORTHERN 4A STANDINGS

Reed 16-2 .889 –

Sp. Springs 14-2 .875 1

Manogue 14-2 .875 1

McQueen 9-7 .563 6

Damonte 9-7 .563 6

Reno 9-7 .563 6

Carson 6-10 .375 9

Douglas 6-10 .375 9

Galena 4-12 .250 11

Wooster 2-14 .125 13

No. Valleys 1-15 .063 14

Saturday’s scores:

Douglas 16-17, Wooster 1-0

Damonte Ranch 7-11, Carson 7-4

Reed 2-11, McQueen 0-2

Reno 14-15, No. Valleys 8-1

Tuesday’s game:

Galena at Douglas, 3:45 p.m.

Damonte Ranch at Bishop Manogue, 3:45 p.m.

Spanish Springs at Reno, 3:45 p.m.

Carson at Wooster, 3:45 p.m.

North Valleys at McQueen, 3:45 p.m.

Thursday’s games:

Douglas at Galena, 3:45 p.m.

Bishop Manogue at Damonte Ranch

Reno at Spanish Springs, 3:45 p.m.

Wooster at Carson, 3:45 p.m.

McQueen at North Valleys, 3:45 p.m.

Saturday’s games:

Carson at Douglas (2), 11 a.m.

Spanish Springs at Reed (2), 11 a.m.

Wooster at Bishop Manogue (2), 11 a.m.

Galena at Damonte Ranch (2), 11 a.m.

McQueen at Reno (2), 11 a.m.