NEW RIEGEL - Midway through the Midland Athletic League season, a front-runner has emerged for the league's softball title - The Fremont St. Joe Crimson Streaks.
After knocking off Division IV's fourth-ranked team in Mohawk on Monday, St. Joe found another state-ranked team on its schedule and again took care of business. This time No. 8 New Riegel provided the opposition but the result was the same as St. Joe scored a 7-2 victory. The win leaves the Streaks (13-6) as the only unbeaten team in league play at 6-0 in the MAL.
Ashley Burns homered to pace the St. Joe offense. She drove in two and scored three times. Cassidy Frank had three hits and scored twice while Brennan Reardon drove in two runs.
Be Reardon picked up the win in the circle.
Taylor Arbogast had a pair of doubles for New Riegel and scored. Leah Bouillon had two hits and drove in a run. Lauren Zoeller also had an RBI.
New Riegel falls to 12-6, 4-2.
Mohawks need 9 to beat Old Fort
OLD FORT - Seven innings weren't enough to decide things between St. Wendelin and Old Fort. Finally in the ninth, St. Wendelin had two cross the plate in the top half of the frame. Old Fort got one back in the bottom but it wasn't enough as the Mohawks left town with a 5-4 win.
Megan Reiter could do little wrong on the day. She went 5 for 5 at the plate with a pair of RBIs and a run. She also earned the win, going the distance while scattering nine hits and striking out five.
Sammie Digby had a three-hit day with a double. Allie Rutter and Chloe Reiter each had a pair of base hits. Rutter, Edy Mowrey and Digby all drove in runs.
For Old Fort, Alyssa Pence took the loss despite a strong day in the circle. She allowed five runs and struck out five in nine innings.
Addi Reineck and Mackenzie Gillett each had two hits for the Stockaders. Gillett and Sammy Miller drove in runs while Reineck scored twice.
Mohawk bounces back
SYCAMORE - After dropping its first Midland Athletic League game of the season Monday, Mohawk got back on the winning track Wednesday by blanking Seneca East 6-0.
Clara Adelsperger went a perfect 4 for 4 at the plate, scoring once and driving in a run. Cambria Kohlenberg tripled, scored and picked up an RBI. Sarah Runion had a three-hit afternoon with a double. She also scored twice.
Also for Mohawk, Mackenzie Sowers tripled and and scored. Taylor McClain also crossed the plate.
Julie Adelsperger struck out 11 to pick up her 12th win in the circle.
Lauren Sprenger and Cameil Ruffing had hits for Seneca East.
Chieftains win a wild one
Things started out well for Hopewell-Loudon when Lauren Trumpler sent the second pitch of the game over the fence. But the next few innings belonged to Calvert and the Senecas built an 8-2 lead after three innings.
But the Chieftains responded with five in the fourth to claw back into the game, then took over with another five-spot in the sixth inning. It all added up to a 13-10 Hopewell-Loudon victory.
Trumpler had three hits, stole three bases and scored four runs. Racquel Hossler drove home a pair while Kassie Welly, Kelsey Coppus and C.J. Hohman all added RBIs. Abby Park had two hits and scored twice. Coppus also crossed the plate two times.
Calvert was led by Kate Brickner, who had two hits and drove in a pair. Jordan Gase had two hits, scored twice and picked up an RBI. Gabby Bennett and Taylor Ritzler each scored twice with Ritzler also driving in two runs. Lindsay Bickley and Margaret Bowers also had RBIs.
Dealing a winning hand
LUCAS - There was no ace up the sleeve, just an ace on the mound. And that was a winning hand for Lucas.
Buckeye Central wasn't happy with the hand it was dealt, as Paige Deal limited the Buckettes to eight hits and two runs. Deal also struck out five in a 4-2 Cub win.
Sierra Hanes drove in a run and scored one for BC. Kendra Schultz also crossed the plate. Miranda Moon had a two-hit day.
Buckeye Central falls to 7-6, 4-4 North Central Conference.
Fast start not enough for Rams
BUCYRUS - Upper Sandusky started quickly, but Bucyrus had the staying power.
A run in the first and another in the second had the Rams ahead of Bucyrus 2-0. Unfortunately for the Rams, that would be the last of their offense. Bucyrus reeled off six unanswered runs and walked off with a 6-2 North Central Conference victory.
Upper Sandusky managed five hits. Miranda Stansberry tripled and scored, Kelsi Knapp singled and scored, and Kalene Johnson, Savannah Piecha and Katie Taylor all added base hits.
Woodmore has answer for Fostoria
ELMORE - Fostoria jumped out to a 3-0 lead over Woodmore, only to see the Wildcats tie the game in the fifth. As the game moved into extra innings, Fostoria looked to be in good shape with a run in the top the eighth, only to once again see the Wildcats answer in the bottom of the frame.
Finally the Wildcats got the winning run in the ninth to claim a 5-4 Northern Buckeye Conference decision.
Jada Hampton had a pair of doubles and a single for Fostoria. Ashlyn Roberts had a pair of singles and a double.
Carey crushes Bettsville
CAREY - Carey got its bats working Wednesday against Bettsville, pounding out 18 runs in an 18-1 Midland Athletic League win.
Shelby Kin had a pair of hits and drove in two for the Blue Devils. Hannah Draper doubled and drove in two while Ali Rymer singled and also picked up a pair of RBIs.
Taylor Fletcher and Chelsea Schlack each doubled and drove in runs.
Rymer picked up the win in the circle.