Iron Valley All-Stars top Indiana, 3-1

Published 12:29 am Monday, August 3, 2009

SOUTH BEND — Give the Iron Valley All-Stars a walk and they’ll take two runs.

Iron Valley, the Ohio Senior League Girls Softball representatives playing in the Midwest Regional Sunday, took advantage of some Indiana mistakes to snap a 1-1 tie and post a 3-1 win in the opening game of the tournament.

“The kids played with a lot of heart. They took advantage of a couple of walks and when (Indiana) made a couple of mistakes, they jumped on them. They’re a scrappy bunch,” said Ohio coach Ron Estep.

Ohio will play Kentucky at 1 p.m. Monday after Indiana and Iowa play at 11 a.m. Kentucky beat Iowa 15-4 in Sunday’s first game of the Pool B.

Indiana took a 1-0 lead in the second inning when Brittney Hurst singled, moved up on a sacrifice, took third on a fielder’s choice and came home on a passed ball.

Ohio tied the game in the third inning.

Jessie Morris got a bunt single, stole second base, took third on a wild pitch and then road home when Nikki Nance beat out an infield hit.

The game remained tied until Ohio scored twice in the sixth inning.

Nance singled to start the inning and moved to third on an overthrow. Karlie Collins walked an out later and pinch-runner Emily Davis stole second.

Nance scored on a passed ball with Davis going to third where she also scored on a passed ball.

Erica Corn went the distance for the win. She struck out five, walked one and allowed five hits. Nance was 2-3 as Ohio also got five hits.

Today’s game will be broadcast with audio and video at

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Ashley Wegner, Jill Blough (4) and Taylor McGuh. Erica Corn and Chelsea Wall. W-Corn (5-K, 1-BB). L-Blough (4-K-3-BB, 2-H, 2-R) Wegner 2-K, 0-BB. 2B-Indiana: McGuh. Hitting-Indiana: Brittney Hurst 3-4, Taylor McGuh 1-3, Victoria Hurst 1-3; Ohio: Nikki Nance 2-3, Erica Corn 1-3, Brooke Skinner 1-3, Jessie Morris 1-3.