UPPER SANDUSKY - Two days. Two games. Two last-inning wins.
Not a bad start to the season for New Riegel.
With its game against Upper Sandusky tied in top of the seventh, Morgan Noftz singled to get things going. She stole second and took third off a wild pitch. Taylor Kirian drove her in from there with a sac fly to left, enough to give the Blue Jackets a 3-2 win.
Kirian out-dueled Upper Sandusky's Kyla Cusac in the circle. Kirian allowed two hits while striking out five. Cusac allowed just six hits and one earned run while striking out three.
Kirian went 3 for 3 at the plate with a double. Brittany Gillig also picked up a pair of hits.
For Upper Sandusky (1-1), Sara Gier had a base hit, scored and drove in a run. Kate Taylor also scored.
Early start fuels Bluffton win
BLUFFTON - Bluffton jumped out quickly on Carey with four runs in the first inning. Carey played the Pirates even from there, but the damage was done and the Blue Devils dropped a 6-2 decision.
Carey got a double and single from Hannah Draper, who also scored a run. Taylor Fletcher doubled and scored and Makenzie Wentling singled. Chelsea Schlack picked up an RBI.
The bulk of Bluffton's damage was done off the bat of Mackayla Wilson. She launched two home runs and added a double in her four-RBI day. Taylor Monday doubled, scored and drove in a run. Cheyenne Treen also doubled. Five of Bluffton's six hits went for extra bases.
Moore shuts down Old Fort in circle, at plate
FOSTORIA - Erica Moore scored, drove in a run, and pitched Fostoria to a 4-2 win over visiting Old Fort Tuesday.
Moore held the Stockaders to just three hits, pitching around four Redmen errors.
Old Fort's Jordan Magers wasn't as fortunate.
The Stockaders' starter struck out seven and didn't walk a batter, but was hurt by four Stockaders' errors.
Fostoria managed six hits in the win. Alexus Smith had two of those hits, while Jada Hampton had one and scored twice.
Peyton Miller had two hits, scored and drove in a run for the Stockaders, who slipped to 1-1.
St. Wendelin no match for perfection
FOSTORIA - Opening Day is usually a memorable time, but for St. Wendelin, this one was one to forget.
Woodmore's Madeline Phillips tossed a perfect game against the Mohawks, as the Wildcats won 5-0.
Phillips struck out 10 Mohawks on the afternoon.
Woodmore (2-0) scored all its runs in the first four innings. Courtney Clowers did most of the damage with two hits and three RBIs. Hana Zollinger had three hits, scored twice and drove in a run.
Wurms combine to top SC
NEW WASHINGTON - Miranda Wurm was dominant in the circle.
Morgan Wurm did damage at the plate.
We may want to get used to this tandem.
Miranda Wurm struck out six batters and allowed just one run as Buckeye Central romped South Central, 8-1.
Morgan Wurm had two hits, scored two runs and drove in three. Miranda Wurm added a pair of hits, while Skylar Johnson had two runs scored and a base hit. Maddie Fagan also singled, scored and drove in two runs.
Buckeye Central (and Miranda Wurm) improved to 2-0. It was the Trojans first game of the season.
Big fifth propels SE to first victory
CRESTLINE - This game certainly didn't have the look of a Seneca East blowout.
On the contrary, when the Tigers went to bat in the top of the fifth inning against Crestline, they were trailing 2-1.
But by the time the Tigers had to grab their gloves for the bottom half of the fifth, the rout was on.
Seneca East scored 10 runs in the fifth inning, and cruised from there, knocking off the Bulldogs 14-3.
Kayleen England paced the Tigers' offensive eruption, finishing the game with three hits (including a double), a run scored and four RBIs.
Paige Reichert - who also dominated in the circle - had two hits, two runs scored and two RBIs for the Tigers. Hannah Martin had two hits, scored two runs and drove in a run, while Holly Bordner tripled in a run and scored.
Reichert got the win, striking out three, walking one and allowing two earned runs on seven hits.
The Tigers improved to 1-1. It was the Bulldogs' first game.