New Riegel pitcher Taylor Kirian fires the ball toward home during Wednesday’s 12-4 Midland Athletic League win over Carey. She also had three hits and drove in three as the Blue Jackets improved to 10-0 with the victory. (Photo by Matthias Leguire).
NEW RIEGEL — Taylor Kirian singled, doubled, tripled and drove in three runs while picking up the win on the mound to lead New Riegel over Carey 14-4 in five innings in a Midland Athletic League softball game on Wednesday.
Lauren Zoeller hit three singles and had two RBIs as well for New Riegel (10-0, 2-0 MAL), and Morgan Noftz singled and drove in two runs. Kirian picked up her 10th win in as many games on the mound for the Blue Jackets.
Ali Rymer had two singles, an RBI, and took the loss in the circle for Carey (3-4, 1-1 MAL).
Carey 200 20 — 4 6 3
New Riegel 200 66 — 14 12 4
WP — Kirian (10-0). LP — Rymer (2-3). top hitters: (Car) Rymer 2-1B, RBI; M. Wentling 2-1B; Fletcher 1B, RBI. (NR) Kirian 1B, 2B, 3B, 3-RBI; Zoeller 3-1B, 2-RBI; Noftz 1B, 2-RBI.
records: Carey 3-4, 1-1 MAL. New Riegel 10-0, 2-0 MAL.
st. wendelin 5
FOSTORIA — Mohawk used a fence-rattling 13-hit attack to pound out a 10-5 Midland Athletic League softball win over Fostoria St. Wendelin on Wednesday.
Julie Adelsperger had a home run and a double among her three hits, Hannah Kieffer tripled and singled, and winning pitcher Kasey Adelsperger had an RBI double as Mohawk, 5-3 overall, improved to 2-0 in MAL play. Mackenzie Sowers drove in three runs with a pair of base hits for the Warriors.
Edy Mowrey had three base hits and Meghan Reiter, Allie Rutter and Raegan Preble doubled for St. Wendelin (2-8, 0-3 MAL). Reiter struck out 11 Mohawk batters, but allowed 13 hits and six earned runs in the setback.
Mohawk 021 033 1 — 10 13 0
St. Wendelin 000 002 3 — 5 10 3
WP — K. Adelsperger. LP — Reiter. top hitters: (Moh) McClain 2-1B, RBI; Kohlenberg 2-1B; Sowers 2-1B, 3 RBI; K. Adelsperger 2B, RBI; Kieffer 3B,1B, RBI; J. Adelsperger 1B, 2B, HR, 2 RBI. (FSW) Reiter 1B, 2B, 2 RBI; Mowrey 3-1B, RBI; Rutter 2B, 1B, RBI, Digby 1B, RBI.
records: Mohawk 5-3 overall, 2-0 MAL; St. Wendelin 2-8, 0-3.
NORTH BALTIMORE 7
SENECA EAST 5
NORTH BALTIMORE — Jasmine Bretz hit a 2-run double in the first inning to get North Baltimore’s bats started as the Tigers upset Seneca East 7-5 in a Midland Athletic League softball game Wednesday.
Hanna Brian had three singles for North Baltimore (3-4, 1-0 MAL), which scored three runs in the fourth inning to take a 6-5 lead and had 13 hits in the game. Bailey Boyer doubled and singled as well for the Tigers.
Paige Reichert hit a 2-run home run in the first inning and also singled for Seneca East (6-4, 1-1 MAL).
Seneca East 211 000 1 — 5 11 0
North Baltimore 201 301 x — 7 13 1
WP — Bean (1-3). LP — Bauman. top hitters: (SE) Reichert HR, 1B, 2 RBI; Bordner 2B, 1B; Ruffing 2-1B. (NB) Bretz 2B, 1B, 4 RBI; Brian 3-1B; Boyer 2B, 1B.
records: Seneca East 6-4 overall, 1-1 Midland Athletic League; North Baltimore 3-4, 1-0.
BLOOMDALE — Rebecca Harvey’s grand slam highlighted a six-run fourth inning that helped power Elmwood to a 12-1 win over Lake in the Northern Buckeye Conference softball opener for both teams on Wednesday.
Chelsie Schmitz also homered and added a double and a single for Elmwood (5-1, 1-0 NBC). Sarah Williams and Kristi Reiser drove in two runs each to back the two-hit, seven-strikeout pitching of Miranda Benchoter.
Jessie Densic had the only two hits for Lake (3-5, 0-1).
Lake 001 00 — 1 2 0
Elmwood 030 63 — 12 10 0
WP — Benschoter. LP — Behlmer. top hitters: (Lake) Densic 2-1B. (Elm) Harvey HR, 4 RBI; George 1B, RBI; Schmitz 1B, 2B, HR, RBI; Williams 2-1B, 2 RBI; Reiser 1B, 2 RBI
records: Lake 3-5 overall, 0-1 Northern Buckeye League; Elmwood 5-1, 1-0.
LIMA CENT. CATH. 6
MILLER CITY 3
MILLER CITY — Lima Central Catholic’s Meredith Shepherd, the 2013 Northwest Conference Player of the Year, allowed three runs on six hits in seven innings pitched and had a big day at the plate as the Thunderbirds knocked off Miller City 6-3 in nonleague softball action on Wednesday.
Shepherd led LCC (3-4) with a double, two singles and an RBI. Sydney Santaguida also doubled, singled and drove in two runs as the Thunderbirds scored five runs over the final three innings after trailing 2-1.
Liz Schimmoeller allowed six runs (five earned) on nine hits in seven innings pitched to get the loss for Miller City (2-3). Schimmoeller ripped a triple and a single, and Jessica Vennekotter hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning to give the Wildcats a 2-1 lead.
Lima Central Catholic 001 030 2 — 6 9 0
Miller City 000 201 0 — 3 6 1
WP — Shepherd (2-2). LP — Schimmoeller (1-2). top hitters: (LCC) Shepherd 2B, 2-1B, RBI; Santaguida 2B, 1B, 2-RBI; Tabler 2B, RBI. (MC) Vennekotter HR, 2-RBI; Schimmoeller 3B, 1B; Schnipke 1B, RBI.
records: Lima Central Catholic 3-4, Miller City 2-3.
BRADNER — Destiny Long-Meyer tallied a triple, a double, two singles and four RBIs for Lakota in a 11-2 win over Hopewell-Loudon Wednesday night in Midland Athletic League play.
Morgan Gangwer recorded three singles for the Raiders (4-1) while Aubrey Bickford had a double and two RBIs and Sam Miller added a double and a single and a RBI. Aspen Ray had a double and a RBI while Alaina Bickford and Bryan Long-Myer each had a pair of singles and Nikkia Cooper notched a single and a RBI.
Gangwer gave up just two earned runs on eight hits with seven strikeouts in seven innings for the win.
Kelsey Coppus took the loss for the Chieftains (1-7) as she gave up five earned runs in four innings.
Emma Kirby hit a RBI-double for Hopewell-Loudon while Sierra Beers had a single and a RBI. Kassie Welley added a pair of singles and Makayla Wilson had a triple.
Hopewell-Loudon 000 110 0 — 2 8 3
Lakota 005 420 X — 11 16 0
WP– Gangwer. LP — Coppus. top hitters: (H-L) Welly 2-1B; Kirby 2B, RBI; Wilson 3B; Beers RBI. (L) Cooper 1B, RBI; B. Long-Myer 2-1B; Al. Bickford 2B, 1B; Gangwer 3-1B; Au. Bickford 2B, 2 RBI; D. Long-Meyer 3B, 2B, 2-1B, 4 RBI; Miller 2B, 1B, RBI; Ray 2B, RBI.
records: Hopewell-Loudon 1-7 overall, 1-2 Midland Athletic League Lakota 4-1, 1-1.
HARDIN NORTHERN 8
DOLA — Hardin Northern’s Addy Bame pitched a two-hit shut out and struck out 14 Pandora-Gilboa batters as the Polar Bears blanked Pandora-Gilboa 8-0 in Wednesday’s Blanchard Valley Conference softball game.
Shelby Schlatter had the big bat for Hardin Northern (3-1 overall, 2-0 BVC) as she smacked a double and two singles driving in three runs. Lea Rowe added a pair of singles.
Megan Maag and Vivian Nofizger both singled for Pandora-Gilboa (1-5, 1-2).
Pandora-Gilboa 000 000 0 — 0 2 3
Hardin Northern 022 400 x — 8 10 1
WP — Bame. LP — M. Maag (1-5). top hitters: (HN) Dye 2B, RBIl; Schlatter 2-1B, 2B, 3 RBI; Hooker 2B, RBI; Rowe 2-1B; Watts 3B; Curtis 1B, 2 RBI.
records: Hardin Northern 3-1 overall, 2-0 Blanchard Valley Conference; Pandora-Gilboa 1-5, 1-2.
McCOMB — The Johnson girls — Hannah, Megan and Britnee — combined for seven hits and eight RBIs in leading Arlington to a 13-3 romp over McComb in Blanchaed Valley Conference softball play on Wednesday.
Britnee Johnson drove in four runs with a triple and two singles. Megan Jonson (2-1B) drove in three runs and Hannah Johnson (2-1B) one.
Courtney Stoltz keyed Arlington’s 20-hit attack with four base hits. Dani Heaster, Aaliyah Comstock and Erin Helms added two each as Arlington remained unbeaten overall (7-0) and in the league (3-0).
Brenna Dee and Brooke Metzger had two hits each for McComb (1-7, 0-3).
Arlington 126 04 — 13 20 2
McComb 001 20 — 3 6 7
WP — B. Johnson (6-0). LP — Gomez (1-7). top hitters: (Arl) Stoltz 4-1B; H. Johnson 2-1B, RBI; M. Johnson 2-1B, 3 RBI; B. Johnson 2-1B, 3B, 4 RBI; Heaster 2-1B; Comstock 2-1B, RBI; E. Helms 1B, 2B, RBI; Sheldon 1B, RBI; S. Helms 2B. (McC) .
records: Arlington 7-0 overall, 3-0 Blanchard Valley Conference; McComb 1-7, 0-3.
VAN BUREN 5
ARCADIA — Courtney Cramer’s two-run single capped the last of Arcadia’s two-run rallies and gave the Redskins a walk-off 6-5 win over Van Buren in Blanchard Valley Conference softball action.
Van Buren inched ahead 5-4 in the top of the seventh inning. But Arcadia, which already had two-run rallies in the second and fourth innings, staged one more when Haley Kieffer singled leading off the bottom of the seventh, Molly Glick walked and Lizzie Coward loaded the bases with a bunt single. Cramer’s game-winning single then boosted Arcadia’s unbeaten numbers to 5-0 overall and 3-0 in the BVC.
Cramer (2-1B), Glick (2-1B) and Maddie Mock (2-2B) had two hits each for Arcadia.
Olivia Sattler (1B, 2B, 2 RBI), Brylie Rampe and Robyn Flick all had two hits for Van Buren (4-6, 1-1 BVC).
Van Buren 002 001 2 — 5 8 2
Arcadia 020 200 2 — 6 9 1
WP — As. Baird (5-0). LP — Miller. top hitters: (VB) Neall 2B; Rampe 2-1B; Sudlow 1B, RBI; Sattler 1B, 2B, 2 RBI; Flick 2-1B, RBI; Wymer 1B, RBI. (Arc) Mock 2-2B, RBI; As. Baird 2B; Cramer 2-1B, 2 RBI; Glick 2-1B, 2 RBI.
RECORDS: Van Buren 4-6 overall, 1-01 BVC; Arcadia 5-0, 3-0.
OTTOVILLE — Elida’s bats exploded for 20 hits, including three home runs and six doubles, as the Bulldogs crushed Ottoville 20-2 in five innings in a nonleague softball game Wednesday.
Jenna Halpren (four singles, three RBIs) and Michaela Black (home run, three doubles, three RBIs) each had four hits for Elida (5-2), which scored 10 runs in the fourth inning. Sabrina Kline and Caitlyn Shroyer also hit a home run for the Bulldogs, and Shroyer allowed two runs on five hits in pitching a complete game.
Nikki Burgei singled and had an RBI for Ottoville (0-5).
Elida 413 (10)2 — 20 20 0
Ottoville 101 00 — 2 5 0
WP — Shroyer. LP — Von Sossan. top hitters: (Elida) Black HR, 3-2B, 3-RBI; Halpren 4-1B, 3-RBI; Sumption 2B, 2-1B, 4-RBI; Shroyer HR, 1B, 3-RBI; Kline HR, 2-RBI. (Otto) Burgei 2B, RBI.
records: Elida 5-2, Ottoville 0-5.
UPPER SANDUSKY 7
UPPER SANDUSKY — Upper Sandusky’s run in the top of the eighth inning against Riverdale was enough to give the Rams a 7-6 North Central Conference win over the Falcons in softball action on Wednesday.
The Rams (5-3 overall, 2-0 NCC) scored three runs in the top of the seventh to take a 6-5 lead, and Riverdale (2-6, 0-3) scored a run in the bottom half of the inning to extend the game. Maranda Stansbery and Kate Taylor each doubled and singled, and Maddy Stansbery added two singles for Upper Sandusky.
Janessa Taylor ripped a triple, two singles and drove in three runs to lead Riverdale.
Riverdale 004 010 10 — 6 12 3
Upper Sandusky 201 000 31 — 7 10 2
WP — Gier. LP — Farmer. top hitters: (Riv) Taylor 2-1B, 3B, 3 RBI; Hill 2-1B, 2 RBI; Naus & Holderman 2-1B. (US) Mar. Stansbery & Taylor 2B, 1B; Mad. Stansbery 2-1B.
records: Riverdale 2-6 overall, 0-3 North Central Conference. Upper Sandusky 5-3, 2-0.
TOLEDO BOWSHER 2
Pitcher Katie Roberts allowed just two runs on five hits as Liberty-Benton picked up its first win with a 12-2 nonconference victory over Toledo Bowsher on Wednesday.
Mica Terrian slammed a pair of doubles, a single and drove in four runs while Samantha Anders added a triple, double and two RBIs for the Eagles (1-4).
Toledo Bowsher 020 000 — 2 5 2
Liberty-Benton 122 214 — 12 11 2
WP — Roberts. LP — Boiselle. top hitters: (L-B) Terrian 2-2B, 1B, 4 RBI; Roberts 2B, 1B, RBI; Anders 3B, 2B, 2 RBI.
records: Liberty-Benton 1-4.
FOSTORIA — Woodmore ace Madeline Phillips allowed just two hits and struck out 15 Fostoria batters in pitching the Wildcats to a 9-1 Northern Buckeye Conference softball win over the Redmen.
Phllips also starred at the plate with a double and two singles as Woodmore pushed its unbeaten record to 6-0.
Woodmore 331 000 2 — 9 9 2
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Fostoria 001 000 0 — 1 2 4
WP — Phillips. LP — Hersch. top hitters: (Wood) Phllips 2B, 2-1B.
records: Woodmore 6-0, 2-0 NBC; Fostoria 1-6, 0-1.