Holland helps lead Ursuline past West Branch; Irish bound for District Final


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Ursuline rallied past West Branch 9-7 in the Division II Softball District Semifinal at the YSU Softball Complex on Tuesday evening.

The Irish plated four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to earn the win.

Emily Holland tallied three hits and 4 RBI’s in the win for Ursuline. Maris Barbato also finished with 3 hits, while Destiny Goodnight had a pair.

Destiny Goodnight (2), Maris Barbato (3), Emily Holland (3); WB – Jordan Anderson (2);

West Branch’s Jordan Anderson had two hits and two RBI’s. Grace Heat hit a two-run home run, while Riley Mesler also drove in a pair of runs in the loss.

Emily Holland (14-2) picked up the win in the circle, tossing 6 2/3 innings. Emily Ericson recorded the final out for the Irish. 

Jordan Anderson (21-4) suffered the complete game loss, dtriking out three for the Warriors.

West Branch ends the season with a record of 24-4.

Ursuline improves to 25-2 on the season, The Irish advances to face undefeated Poland in the Division II District Final Thursday at 4PM at the YSU Softball Complex.

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