CAREY - Makenzie Wentling's late RBI was her only one of the game, but it came at the most crucial time lifting the Blue Devils to a 5-4 victory over Fremont St. Joe.
Taylor Fletcher, Hannah Draper, Haley Hoepf and Jordan Strahm all joined Wentling with one RBI each. Abby Hall, Ali Rymer, Dani Berardinelli-Clark, Draper and Fletcher each had one run scored for the Blue Devils. Fletcher had the game's only double while Rymer threw the complete game, giving up four runs while striking out seven.
Fremont St. Joe's Natalie Zyski had two RBIs while Mckenzie Reiter added one of her own. Brianna Reardon and Ashley Burns each recorded two runs on the day. Reardon took to the circle for the Streaks, giving up five runs while striking out five batters over seven innings.
New Riegel tunes up its bats
NEW RIEGEL - New Riegel softball coach Jamie Lininger didn't have to worry about his bats going cold prior to today's district title game against Carey. North Baltimore came to town Thursday, and the Blue Jackets wasted little time bludgeoning the Tigers with six first-inning runs.
Kara Scherger launched a home run and Taylor Arbogast finished off the game with another. Her two-run shot in the fifth inning put an exclamation point on an 11-1 victory.
Arbogast finished the day with a home run, double, single three RBIs and three runs scored. Scherger was a perfect 3 for 3 at the plate with four RBIs.
Taylor Kirian, Lauren Zoeller and Elyssa Theis all added RBIs. Kirian and Morgan Noftz had two-hit games.
Kirian also picked up the win in the circle, striking out seven.
Raiders claim see-saw battle
KANSAS - Sam Miller and Nikkia Cooper each drove in two runs, and Lakota plated six in the fourth Thursday en route to edging Midland Athletic League foe Old Fort, 9-8.
Old Fort scored three times in the top of the first and led 5-2 after the third, but had to rally for three runs in the top of the fifth to knot the game at 8.
The Raiders answered in the sixth with another run and shut down the Stockaders (12-12, 3-6 MAL) in the seventh to get Morgan Gangwer the complete-game win.
Miller belted a solo homer and singled for Lakota, Cooper went 3 for 4 and Destiney Long-Meyer had a run, RBI, double and single.
Alaina Bickford singled twice and drove in a run and Bryan Long-Meyer chased in two runs, scored and singled.
Allison Adelsperger's homer, single, two runs and two RBIs and Addi Reineck's solo homer led Old Fort.
Losing pitcher Jordan Magers had a triple, single, run and RBI and Krista Ward scored, drove in two runs and singled.
Mistakes costly for TC
WILLARD - Walks and mistakes proved costly for Columbian as Willard scored seven first-inning runs off one hit, en route to an 11-5 victory.
Columbian's offense was powered by Roni Daughenbaugh, who homered and drove in two in the game. Hannah Hupp added two hits and an RBI. Kia Patillo and Brittany DuMonte each had two hits for TC and Autum Kuzma scored twice.