Monday, June 17
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    Ally Biondi recorded three hits and struck out eight in Independence’s 10-0 win over visiting Fairview on Thursday.

    The Blue Devils jumped on the Warriors for four runs in the bottom of the second and never looked back in improving to 7-7 overall and 2-0 in the Chagrin Valley Conference Metro Division.

    “Today in the circle, I just tried to keep the other team off balance and collect myself between each pitch,” Biondi said. “I also knew that my team was behind me to help me out. We continue to grow and build together to have the confidence to keep winning games.”

    Fairview went to work early with two runners on with just one out in the top of the first but the Blue Devil defense turned a doubled play when Macey McGhee caught a line drive at third base and threw out a runner attempting to return to first base.

    The Blue Devils blew the game open in the bottom of the second.

    Genna Gallucci singled to start the inning, Keely Sears drew a walk, and Biondi roped a two-run single to left. Camryn Mazzola drew a one-out walk and Bryanna LeRoy singled her home for a 3-0 lead. McGhee later singled home LeRoy.

    Independence added three more runs in the fourth.

    LeRoy singled to start the inning and scored on Paige Priebe’s RBI double. Alexa Johnson then singled and Sears singled home two runs with two outs.

    Independence boosted its lead to 9-0 with two runs in the fifth.

    LeRoy reached on an error and Priebe walked. McGhee then singled home both runs with a line drive to right field.

    The Blue Devils invoked the run rule with one run in the sixth.

    Biondi doubled to start the rally and Mia Whieldon and Mazzola drew back-to-back walks, loading the bases. LeRoy singled home Biondi to end the game.

    “It was very important to get the win today,” Biondi said. “It brought our confidence up to end the week with a win and have that winning mentality for next week.”

    Biondi went 3-for-4 at the plate with a double, two runs scored, and she knocked in two runs.

    “I was very satisfied with my performance tonight,” she said. “I tried focusing on just relaxing and hitting the ball, which was very successful today. I’ve been working hard on my swing and I’m glad it worked today.”

    LeRoy was 3-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBI, and McGhee went 2-for-4 with three RBI.

    Independence travels to Lutheran West on Monday.



    Steve Hare
    Steve Hare
    The creator and publisher of, Hare has covered high school sports in Northeast Ohio since 1997. He began as a correspondent for the Lake County News Herald, where he contributed until 2011, primarily covering high school football and wrestling. In 1999, Hare began writing for, a member of the network of high school and college sports web sites. He focuses on covering Notre Dame football recruiting. was created in 2004 and was a member of the network until 2012. The site's original purpose was to cover Ohio high school football and recruiting news but since has grown to cover all sports and to provide sports information services to high school athletic programs and individual teams. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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