Behind a shutout from pitcher Sam Durivage, the Oak Harbor Rockets defeated Norwalk, 3-0, in a Division II Sectional Semifinal at Clyde High School last Saturday.
Besides allowing no runs in the circle, Durivage did some damage at the plate, hitting 2-for-4 and scoring a run.
Durivage got out of trouble in the first and second innings, getting help from center fielder Sydney Street, who made a diving catch to save a run in the second. For the game, Durivage (15-6) allowed no runs on eight hits in seven innings. She struck out four and didn't walk a batter.
The Rockets broke a scoreless tie in the fifth when Justine Webb singled with the bases loaded to give Oak Harbor a 1-0 lead. The next batter, Theresa Stokes, drove in two runs with a base hit up the middle to make it 3-0.
Rebecca Florio helped to pace the Rockets with a 2-for-3 performance and a run. With the win, Oak Harbor is now 19-6 on the season.
On Thursday, Oak Harbor faces Clyde at Clyde High School at 5 p.m. for the sectional title. The Fliers defeated Port Clinton, 10-0, on Saturday.
Oak Harbor 4, Gibsonburg 0
The Rockets took control from the start, scoring three runs in the first inning on its way to a 4-0 victory over Gibsonburg.
Sam Durivage, Rebecca Florio, Justine Webb and Theresa Stokes each went 2-for-3 and Webb had three RBIs. Sydney Street had the Rockets' other RBI.