Pair of Bairds too much for Stockaders
OLD FORT - Alisha and Ashley Baird each hit a home run and combined for five hits, six runs and eight RBIs to lead Arcadia to a 16-4 five-inning win over Old Fort.
Ashley Baird also picked up the win in the circle, allowing six hits and four runs. Courtney Cramer added a triple, two RBIs and three runs for the Redskins.
Old Fort was paced by Krista Ward's base hit and two RBIs. Mackenzie Gillett singled, doubled, scored and drove in a run. Hali Kimmet also scored and picked up an RBI. Alyssa Pence and Sara Bell also scored for the Stockaders as they dropped their season opener.
Big offensive day gives Ritzler first win
NORWALK - Amanda Ritzler was still in search of her first win as Calvert's softball coach when she took her team to face Norwalk St. Paul. She had to be feeling pretty comfortable after watching her team score nine first-inning runs. But just to be sure, the Senecas plated eight more in the second, and cruised to a 24-2 win.
Gabby Bennett had an inside-the-park home run to highlight the Calvert offense. She had four hits, four RBIs and three runs. Bennett was just one of a handful of Senecas excelling at the plate. Taylor Ritzler was a perfect 5 for 5, scoring all five times and driving in two runs. Jordan Gase drove in five runs and scored twice while Kate Brickner drove in three and scored four.
Nicole Bickley had three hits, drove in a run and scored twice to help her own cause, as she also was the winning pitcher, giving up one earned run on four hits while striking out five.
Also for Calvert, Lindsay Bickley had a pair of hits, RBIs and runs scored. Miranda Shorts, Margaret Bowers and Nicole Fretz added RBIs. Shorts and Bowers also scored twice. Amanda Martorana and Cassie Reinhart also scored runs.
Jackets pound out first win
NEW RIEGEL - Not many expected New Riegel to still be looking for its first win four games into the season. But the Blue Jackets are looking no longer. New Riegel pounded out 16 runs on 16 hits in a 16-4 five-inning win over Buckeye Central.
After a scoreless first inning, New Riegel belted out 10 runs in the second. Taylor Kirian picked up the win in the circle, and backed her own cause with a home run, double and four RBIs. Kara Scherger also homered, doubled and drove in two. Everyone in New Riegel's lineup had a hit in the game, with Sandra Acree and Morgan Noftz also having two-hit afternoons, Acree scoring three runs and Noftz driving in four.
Taylor Arbogast tripled, scored and had an RBI, Lauren Zoeller scored and had an RBI, Brittany Gillig scored a pair while Hailey Theis, Leah Bouillon and Ruthann Schreiner all scored. Bouillon stole a pair of bases.
Kendra Schultz homered for Buckeye Central. Sierra Hanes tripled and Maddie Fagan doubled. Schultz, Fagan and Christine Bibb had RBIs.
Tigers show plenty of extra
MONROEVILLE - Seneca East got nine RBIs off its four extra-base hits Wednesday in a 16-6 thumping of Monroeville.
Karrigan Wurtz led the assault with a three-run homer and two-run double for the Tigers (3-0). She also scored three times.
Jess Enders had a two-run triple and scored, and Alyssa England doubled in a pair, scored twice and singled.
Winning pitcher Paige Reichert (1-0) helped her own cause by going 3 for 4 with three runs and two RBIs. Lauren Sprenger singled twice and Cameil Ruffing scored twice and singled.
Blue Devils hold off Falcons
CAREY - Carey spotted Riverdale three runs in the top of the first, but responded with six in the second and one more in the fourth. The Blue Devils withstood a late Riverdale rally to hang on for a 7-6 win.
Sydney Wentling picked up the win, striking out five. She helped herself out with a double and two RBIs. Hannah Draper also drove in a pair while Makenzie Wentling tripled and singled. Taylor Fletcher, Chelsea Schlack and Presley Elchert all singled.
Golden Bears hammer SW
FOSTORIA - Gibsonburg pounded out 11 runs in a two-inning stretch Wednesday in a 14-0 whipping of St. Wendelin.
The Golden Bears led 2-0 after the first inning before powering off.
Meghan Reiter took the loss for the Mohawks.
Adrienne Emerine doubled for St. Wendelin.
Maumee shuts down Fostoria
MAUMEE - Alexus Smith had Fostoria's lone hit in a 10-0 loss to Maumee. The Redmen stayed close through four innings, but a seven-run fifth gave the Panthers some separation.
Bailey Patterson doubled and singled for Maumee while Kendall Murphy added a pair of singles.
Cassidy Uscilowski pitched the Panthers to the win while Erica Moore took the loss.
Smith also had a stolen base for the Redmen.