WINTERSVILLE - Indian Creek looked double impressive against Steubenville on Friday at Bantam Ridge.
The Redskins showed pop with their bats and received a strong effort in the circle from Paige Geanangel en route to an 11-1, five-inning, victory against Steubenville.
"Right now we're playing very well," Indian Creek coach Angie Penner said. "Our seniors are leading, Paige Gean (Geanangel) pitched well. I'm very proud of our kids because we were in a ball game."
Big Red coach Gus DiMarzio didn't see the same fight in his team that he saw in Thursday's tight 1-0 loss to Steubenville Catholic, something he puts squarely on his shoulders.
"As hard as we fought (Thursday), and played against Central, we were dead flat," he said. "When your team is flat and not ready to play it goes back to the guy you're talking to."
Geanangel struck out eight while allowing two hits on the way to her fourth victory. At the plate, Indian Creek opened quickly when Paige DeMattio blasted a three-run home run in the bottom of the first for the 3-0 lead.
Abbey Orr and Alexis Monroe chased two more runs across in the third - Orr with an RBI double and Monroe on a sacrifice fly that made the score 5-0 Redskins.
Big Red scored its run in the top of the fifth. Carmie Biasi reached on a fielder's choice and was pushed to third on a Mytia Barker single. During Christina Archer's at-bat, Barker was put out in a rundown between first and second which allowed Biasi to make the score 5-1.
A six-run bottom of the fifth closed the deal for Indian Creek. Brey Mays did the most damage in the frame with a three-run double. Monroe and Megan Markja had RBI singles in the fifth as well.
"We did little things wrong, and when you do little things wrong they end up compounding and becoming huge things," DiMarzio said. "Dropped fly balls, kicked balls, balls that should be outs we don't make.
"Your pitcher is out there fighting, and then you're behind her. When your team's not behind her, again, the finger goes back to the guy that drives the bus, and I'm the bus driver so I guess it's my fault.
"No, I don't guess, I know it's my fault."
For the game DeMattio had a home run, single, three RBI, and three runs scored. Mays had two doubles, drove in three runs, and scored once. Monroe had a double and single to go with her two RBIs and one run scored.
"We're hitting the ball really hard," said Penner.
Big Red received a lead off single from Mallory Giannamore to go with Barker's fifth inning hit.