Video Vacation cruised to a 20-0 victory over

By Jennifer Englehart Record-Courier staff corresp Published:

Video Vacation cruised to a 20-0 victory over Rootstown Litsinger Construction in the district finals at Moyer Fields on Monday by turning in a dominating performance in the field, on the mound and at the plate.

"It's been a team effort all year," said Brimfield coach Ralph Shaffer. "We are very strong defensively, we're very deep, and both of our pitchers are on right now. It's a good feeling to have two excellent pitchers.

"We've also been working very hard on hitting, and our bats really came alive tonight."

Brimfield scored six runs in the first inning thanks in part to a two-run homer by Gina White, who then led off the second inning with yet another homer.

A two-run single by Kaitlin McCauslin helped give Video Vacation a 13-run cushion by the end of the second inning.

Video Vacation pitcher Megan Simone allowed just one hit, a fourth-inning single by Rootstown's Katie Kaptain, and struck out nine.

White led Brimfield with two home runs and two singles, and Simone finished with three singles of her own. Ali Rebszenko went deep and singled, while Kasena Werner and Randi Muster finished with two singles each and Molly Klein-Herman added a single.

Here's a summary of other district final games at Moyer Fields:

A DIVISION

Brimfield Cool Breeze 18,

Suffield H.M. Miller Construction 12

An abundance of home run hitting gave Brimfield the win and a trip to the state tournament.

Kayla Porter smashed a home run in the first inning to give Cool Breeze the early lead, and back-to-back homers by Porter and Samantha Ricketson in the fourth inning gave winning pitcher Emily Grad a six-run cushion.

Porter then sealed the victory with a seventh-inning homer, her third of the game.

Ricketson finished with a home run and two singles, while Grad added a single and double.

Kelly Smith led Suffield with two singles, while teammate Chana Garmier chipped in with a single.

Brimfield Home Savings Bank 15,

Marlboro County Line Vets 3

State-bound Brimfield scored four runs in the second inning, thanks in part to a home run by Tiffani Toth, to take control of the game.

Winning pitcher Jessica Brighton tripled along with teammate Marrisa Leitch, while Toth finished with two home runs.

Chelsea Melaragno led Marlboro with a triple and double, while Lauren Hahn and Marissa Tournoux each singled.

Deerfield American Legion 13,

Edinburg N.A. Automation 12

Deerfield punched its ticket to the state tournament when Stephanie Sutcliffe ripped the game-winning two-run single in the seventh inning.

Winning pitcher Jennifer Gahagan, who entered the game in the third inning, struck out 11.

Danielle Kaley led Deerfield with a double and single while Gahagan, Sutcliffe, Lana Smail, and Ashley Smith finished with two singles each.

Teresa Strebler led Edinburg with a home run. Jessica Straight finished with a double and single, while Katelin Dillon and Meagan Wain added a single each.

B DIVISION

Suffield Lions 8

Palmyra Le-Mon Construction 2

Meagan McCutcheon led Suffield to the state tournament by tossing a no-hitter against Palmyra, with an almost perfect 20 strikeouts. McCutcheon fanned a total of 48 batters in three tournament games.

Suffield scored six runs in the fifth inning to erase a 2-0 deficit, and McCutcheon made it stand up.

Roni Callahan and Brandy

Burke each finished with two singles for Suffield, while McCutcheon added a single.

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