SANDUSKY - Sandusky Perkins was cruising along quite nicely through the early part of the 2013 season. The Pirates were off to a 6-0 start. Things were good.
Then New Riegel came to town.
Thirteen hits and 11 runs later New Riegel left town with an 11-2 victory, leaving Perkins no longer unbeaten.
Taylor Kirian was the driving force behind the victory. The junior pitched her team to the win allowing just four hits and a pair of unearned runs while striking out nine.
At the plate, Kirian launched a pair of home runs and drove in three.
However, she was far from the only Blue Jacket swinging a hot bat. Hailey Theis hit a home run, doubled, drove in two runs and scored a pair. Morgan Noftz also homered and had two RBIs. Sandra Acree and Lauren Zoeller each had three-hit days. Acree drove in a run and scored while Zoeller ripped a pair of doubles, picked up an RBI and scored twice. Leah Bouillon also drove home a run.
New Riegel improves to 3-4.
Gangwer leads Lakota to win
ARCADIA - In the circle and at the plate, Morgan Gangwer proved to be the difference for Lakota in a 5-3 win over Arcadia.
Gangwer doubled home Alaina Bickford to break a 3-3 tie in the top of the seventh. After Aubrey Bickford grounded out, the Redskins committed a throwing error as Gangwer tried to advance to third, enabling her to come around to score an insurance run.
On the day, Gangwer had two hits and drove in two. She also was the game's winning pitcher, scattering six hits over seven innings, allowing three runs, one earned while striking out nine.
Alaina Bickford had a 4-for-4 day with an RBI for the Raiders (6-2). Qiauna Palos had a home run and Stephanie Miller also picked up a base hit and an RBI.
Marie Keefe had a hit and two RBIs for Arcadia. Ashley Baird also drove in a run.
SE splits with Wynford
BUCYRUS - After a pair of close games Saturday in Bucyrus, Seneca East left town with a split against Wynford. The Tigers rallied from a 4-run deficit to take the opener 5-4, before Wynford gained revenge and a 4-1 victory in the finale.
The Royals jumped out to an early lead after a three-run first inning in game one. They tacked on one more in the fourth for a 4-0 advantage. But then the Tigers came to life, powered by Rachel Bauman.
Bauman went 4 for 4 at the plate including a triple and double, driving in three runs. Cameil Ruffing and Kristen Bowerman also had RBIs as the Tigers plated two in the fifth and three more in the sixth to claw out the win. Karrigan Wurts had two hits in the game with a double. Lauren Springer scored twice.
Bauman also picked up the win in the circle, her fifth of the season.
Wynford again scored three in the first in game two, only this time the Royals were able to make the runs stand up.
Seneca East managed just five hits, two each from Holly Bordner and Alyssa England. Jess Enders drove home England for the team's lone run.
Seneca East now sits at 6-3, Wynford moves to 6-4.
Mohawk wins one, loses one at Ashland Tourney
ASHLAND - It was a mixed day for Mohawk at the Ashland Tournament. The Warriors dropped their first game of the year, a 5-4 decision to Richmond Edison, but came back with a 16-9 victory over Vanlue.
Clara Adelsperger triple and scored three times for Mohawk in the opener. Taylor McClain and Mackenzie Sowers each added doubles and RBIs. Sarah Runion and Brooke Weinandy also drove in runs.
Against Vanlue, Runion led an offensive explosion with a home run, a double, two runs scored and three RBIs. Adelsperger doubled, drove in two and scored three. Julie Adelsperger had a triple included in her three hits. She drove in two and scored three times. McClain went 3 for 3 with a double, and RBI and two runs scored. Aubrey Ward scored a pair of runs.
The Warriors now stand at 6-1 on the season.
Furious rally gives Chieftains split
BASCOM - Hopewell-Loudon was staring a doubleheader sweep against Arlington in the face. After already dropping the day's first game 11-1, the Chieftains came to bat in the bottom of the seventh of game 2 trailing 9-2.
However, the Chieftains plated eight runs in the frame to claim a 10-9 victory and salvage a split of the twin-bill.
Lauren Trumpler had two hits with a home run and four RBIs for the Chieftains. Racquel Hossler went 4 for 5 with a double and two runs scored. Kassie Welly had two hits and drove in a pair. Makayla Wilson and C.J. Hohman added RBIs while Aubrey Affholder had two hits with a double.
In the first game, Hopewell-Loudon managed just two hits (from Welly and Hohman) off Shiloh Thompson. Hohman drove in Trumpler for the team's only run.