NEW WASHINGTON - Buckeye Central coach Roger Durnwald was beginning to wonder if his team ever would play again.
After all, the last three Buckettes games have been rained out.
So when Tuesday's Division IV Sectional Final game against South Central rolled around after a heavy night of rain, it was looking like that it might be four straight.
"They were texting me all day asking if we were going to play," Durnwald said. "They didn't expect to play but they badly wanted to."
And it showed when the Buckettes (16-8) took the field against the Trojans as they rapped out 14 hits in a 10-4 thrashing of South Central.
"We jumped on them early and I played my young crew to give them a taste of a sectional," Durnwald said. "When it got close, I put the varsity back in the last two innings."
|Division IV Sectional Final|
|at Old Fort|
|Hopewell-Loudon (9-15): Racquel Hossler 4-1-2-0; Alicia Frank 2-0-1-1; Lauren Trumpler 4-0-1-1; Hailee Hill 3-1-2-1; Abby Park 3-1-1-0; Kelsey Coppus 3-0-1-2; Aubrey Affholder 3-0-0-0; Kassie Welly 3-0-0-0; Erin Gilbert 3-0-0-0. Totals: 28-3-8-3.|
|Lakota (15-5): Alaina Bickford 4-1-2-1; Morgan Lewis 4-1-1-1; Jessica Hoffman 4-0-0-0; Kaitlyn Baumer 4-0-2-1; Morgan Gangwer 2-0-0-0; Abby Durst 3-0-0-0; Sierra Ray 3-0-1-0; Courtney Chalfin 1-1-1-1; Hannah McCoy 0-1-0-0; Carlee Conrad 3-0-1-0; Nikkia Cooper 0-0-0-0. Totals: 28-4-8-4.|
|Hopewell-Loudon||000||003||0 — 3|
|Lakota||001||000||3 — 4|
|WP — Durst. LP — Affholder|
|HR — Chalfin (L)|
|2B — Hossler (HL), Lewis (L)|
|Division IV Sectional Final|
|at Buckeye Central|
|Buckeye Central 10,|
|South Central 4|
|South Central (3-18): Valliant 2-0-0-0; Eldridge 4-1-0-0; Ferber 4-1-3-0; Legg 4-0-3-1; Ott 4-1-2-1; Barnett 3-1-0-0; Jayes 4-0-1-2; Kilgore 3-0-0-0; Gibson 3-0-0-0. Totals 31-4-9-4.|
|Buckeye Central (16-8): Kelley Redmon 4-3-2-0; Natalie Dentinger 1-0-1-0; Taylor Hanes 2-2-2-3; Maddie Fagan 0-0-0-0; Maddie Ehresman 3-1-1-1; Haley Hildebrand 1-0-0-0; Hannah Heydinger 4-1-1-3; Kendra Schultz 2-0-1-1; Chelsea Dean 1-0-0-0; Sarah Alt 2-0-0-0; Miranda Kintz 1-0-1-0; Brooke Myers 3-1-1-0; Sierra Hanes 1-0-0-0; Mikayla Stover 2-1-1-1; Christine Bibb 1-0-0-0; Maddie Boes 3-1-0-0; Morgan?Wurm 0-0-0-0. Totals 31-10-11-9.|
|South Central||000||220||0 — 4|
|Buckeye Central||172||000||X — 10|
|WP — Wurm (9-5); LP — Eldridge.|
|2B — T. Hanes (BC) 2; Ferber (SC); Heydinger (BC); Schultz (BC).|
|Arcadia 12, St. Wendelin 2|
|St. Wendelin: Chloe Reiter 3-0-1-0; Haley Wolfe 2-1-0-0; Meghan Reiter 3-0-2-1; Edy Mowrey 3-0-0-0; Adrienne Emerine 1-1-1-0; Madison Gilliland 2-0-1-0; Beth Hay 1-0-0-0; Maddie Statham 2-0-0-0; Sammie Digby 2-0-0-0. Totals 19-2-5-1.|
|Arcadia: Lizzie Coward 4-2-2-0; Marie Keefe 4-3-3-0; Courtney Cramer 3-2-1-2; Ashley Baird 4-0-3-1; Kirsten Glick 4-0-3-4; Maddie Mock 1-0-0-0; Abbie Dauterman 2-0-0-0; Lauren Conine 3-1-0-0; Shannon Moses 3-2-2-0; Alisha Baird 3-2-2-5. Totals 31-12-16-12.|
|St. Wendelin||010||01 — 2|
|Arcadia||221||25 — 12|
|WP — Lauren Ward; LP — M. Reiter.|
|HR — Al. Baird (A) 2.|
|2B — Glick (A) 2; M. Reiter (SW); C. Reiter (SW); Emerine (SW).|
The Buckettes scored one in the first and exploded for seven in the second. They capped their scoring in the third with two. The Trojans' runs came in the fourth and fifth, when they plated two each.
The victory moves BC on to face Crestline at 5 p.m. May 16 at Shelby in the district semifinal.
Durnwald said it was neat to win the sectional at home.
"It was kind of special playing at home this year and we pretty much expected to again to win the sectional," Durnwald said. "Now we have to make that next step now."
Morgan Wurm (9-5) picked up the victory, going five inning, yielding all four runs on nine hits and two walks, while striking out four. Mikayla Stover came on in relief, giving up a hit while striking out two.
Taylor Hanes doubled twice, driving in three. Hannah Heydinger doubled with three RBIs and Kendra Schultz also had an RBI double. Kelley Redmon had two singles.
Redskins run rule Mohawks
ARCADIA - Arcadia scored in all five innings, beating St. Wendelin 12-2 in regular season play.
The Redskins plated five in the fifth to end the game.
Alisha Baird bashed two homers for the Redskins, driving in five. Kirsten Glick drove in four on her three hits, including a double. Ashley Baird and Marie Keefe also each had three hits.
St. Wendelin had five hits on the night, including a double and a single from losing pitcher Meghan Reiter. Chloe Reiter and Adrienne Emerine both doubled and Madison Gilliland singled. St. Wendelin scored once in the second and another in the fifth.