DHI Media Sports Writer

SHERWOOD – Fairview scored in five of six at-bats and had six different players record hits in an 8-1 win over visiting Wayne Trace in Green Meadows Conference softball action Friday night.

The Lady Apaches scored in every at-bat except for the third inning in improving to 11-1 overall and 4-0 in the league. Wayne Trace drops to 5-6 in all games and 2-2 in the conference.

Fairview struck in the bottom of the opening frame, getting run-scoring singles from Kiersten Cline and Allison Rhodes for a 2-0 advantage.

Wayne Trace cut the deficit in half in the top of the second.

Tatum Tigner singled to start the inning before a sacrifice bunt by Katie Anna Baumle moved Tigner to second. Macy Doster advanced Tigner to third on a groundout before an infield single by Logen Bland plated Tigner to make it 2-1.

The Apaches, though, struck again in the second.

Anna Ankney hit a one-out single and took second on a Wayne Trace error. A Cline walk with two outs put runners on first and second before an Olivia Ricica double scored both Ankney and Cline as the Lady Apaches took a 4-1 advantage.

An Ankney home run in the home half of the fourth pushed the lead to 5-1 and a Paige Ricica single scored Olivia Ricica in the bottom of the fifth to make it 6-1.

Fairview wrapped up the scoring in the bottom of the sixth.

Ankney walked with one out and Cassie Mavis was hit by a pitch to put two runners on. Cline singled to score Ankney with Mavis scoring on an Olivia Ricica groundout that closed the scoring with Fairview on top 8-1.

Ankney paced the Apache offense, reaching in all four plate appearances and scoring each time. The Fairview lead off hitter ripped a pair of singles along with a home run as well for the black and gold.

Cline chipped in a pair of singles while scoring twice and driving in two runs while Olivia Ricica recorded a double and three runs batted in. Clair Shininger, Rhodes and Paige Ricica all had a single as well for the black and gold.

Tigner and Bland had the only two Raider hits in the contest, each a single.

Paige Ricica tossed the complete game for Fairview, striking out six while allowing two hits, one walk and one earned run.

Bland suffered the loss for Wayne Trace, allowing nine hits, eight earned runs and four walks while striking out one.