NEW RIEGEL - Taylor versus Taylor left each pretty evenly matched.
Six hits, four strikeouts and one hit batter for both Taylor Kirian and Taylor Hancock.
But it was Kirian who yielded less runs as New Riegel beat Marion Harding, 5-2.
Kirian and the Blue Jackets both improved to 7-0.
Leah Bouillon had two doubles. Kirian helped her cause with a double and a single with two runs scored. Hailey Theis drove in two with a single and a walk.
Lauren Zoeller drove in a run with a single.
Flowers hits 3-run shot in Norwalk win over TC
Despite falling behind 3-0 in the early innings to Norwalk Friday, Columbian coach Tom Artino was impressed with his club.
The Tornadoes played much better defensively, and Artino said TC hit some balls hard against the Truckers.
But in the sixth, the Truckers, and specifically Kailee Flowers, broke the game open.
Flowers hit a three-run homer in the fifth, putting Norwalk up, 6-0. It went on to win, 8-2.
Morgan Schalk took the loss for the Tornadoes, allowing five earned runs and striking out one.
Sierra Shope had a pair of hits and drove in a run for TC, which fell to 0-4. Macey Shock also had two hits and Hannah Hupp scored a run.
"It was a big step," Artino said. "We've got a young team."
Tigers take advantage of Ram miscues
ATTICA - There was no fat lady to be seen or heard Friday night in Attica.
Well, not until Seneca East came to the plate in the bottom of the seventh.
The Tigers plated four runs in the bottom of the frame to upend Upper Sandusky, 9-8.
"We were fortunate to take advantage of some of their miscues in the late innings," Seneca East coach Steve Coppes said. "Going into the bottom of the seventh we were able to take advantage."
Upper Sandusky coach David Young said his team gave the game away.
"We played a very good Tiger team tonight that hustled and fought their way to a win," Young said. "Our errors and mental mistakes helped the Tigers in the late innings."
Coppes said this victory can pay dividends for his club.
"It's real important for our confidence, but we still have the innings that will give you a heart attack as well," Coppes said of the comeback.
Justeen Searfoss absolutely raked for Upper, falling a triple short of the cycle and driving in four.
Sara Gier had three hits, and Maranda Stansbery and Jaya Smalley each had a pair of singles.
Rachel Bauman (3-1) had four strikeouts in the victory and Gier took the loss.
Paige Reichert had a double and a single for the Tigers. Mykayla Ruffing, Kaleen England, Cameil Ruffing and Hannah Martin all each had two hits apiece.
Huge Eastwood first the difference
PEMBERVILLE - After the first inning, Hopewell-Loudon played Eastwood even. The problem though, was that first inning. The Eagles crossed the plate 14 times in the opening frame and cruised to a 17-3, five inning victory.
Marissa Tudor homered for Eastwood, one of two hits on the day, and drove in four runs. Cassidy Rolf also drove in four off a single and double. Morgan Getz had three RBIs and Justina Casiano had two.
For H-L (1-5), Abby Park had three hits, scored and drove in a run. Shelbi Sauber tripled and scored while Makayla Wilson had two hits and an RBI. Emma Kirby also scored a run.
Old Fort smacks Port Clinton
PORT CLINTON - By the third inning, Old Fort really got the offensive gears churning.
Down 2-1, the Stockaders plated 12 more in the next four innings for a 13-3 victory.
Allison Adelsperger and Krista Ward each drove in two. Ward had a double and a triple.
Jordan Magers and Hali Kimmet both had a pair of hits, with Magers scoring three times.
Magers picked up the victory in the circle to move to 1-1 on the year as Old Fort improved to 4-3.
Raiders run over Redmen
FOSTORIA - Lakota took care of business Friday night against Fostoria, dumping the Redmen, 10-3.
Morgan Gangwer struck out six Redmen to pick up the victory.
Aubrey Bickford drove in three with a 4-for-4 day, including a double. Gangwer had a double and a single, plating a Raider in the process. Alaina Bickford had three singles, driving in two. Breanna Ray also doubled and Destiny Long-Myer drew three walks.
Alexus Smith had a homer and double, driving in a run while teammate Jada Hampton doubled for Fostoria.