Overcast skies still plague Firestone Stadium as East Canton gets ready to play Division IV state semifibal softball game against Pleasant Hill Newton Local.
The winner plays defending Division IV state champion Strasburg-Franklin at 4 p.m. Saturday. S-F (26-6) defeated New Riegel (24-7) 5-1 on a three-hitter by the combine efforts of Carly Clark and Kasey Gerber with 12 strikeouts. Gerber, Erin Metzger, Melissa Sibley, Karlu DiBacco and Ariel Jones each had an RBI for S-F.
In the Division I state semifinal, Grove City defeated Libery Township Lakota East 2-0 as pitcher Paige Meyers threw a two-hitter with 13 strikeouts and one walk. Second baseman Kaitlyn Baldago .
Grove City will play Perry (28-4) will play Perry in the Division I state championship game 1 p.m. Saturday at Firestone Stadium.