Prep Softball Roundup: Adelsperger shuts down St.?Wendelin
SYCAMORE – St. Wendelin plated two first-inning runs off Mohawk’s Julie Adelsperger, but that was the last of its success against the Warrior junior. Adelsperger struck out 14 while giving up just four hits and the two runs in pitching her team to a 9-2 Midland Athletic League victory.
Offensively for Mohawk (11-2), Sarah Runion tripled, drove home two and scored a pair. Clara Adelsperger and Cambria Kohlenberg each had two-hit days with triples. Clara Adelsperger also picked up an RBI while scoring twice.
Also for Mohawk, Mackenzie Sowers had two hits with a double and Taylor McClain scored twice.
St. Wendelin got a two-hit day from Mikayla Gilliland, who also scored. Meghan Reiter also crossed the plate for SW. Reiter and Adrienne Emerine added base hits.
Blue Jackets power past Blue Devils
CAREY – Once upon a time, New Riegel was 0-3. That was a long time ago. The Blue Jackets picked up their seventh-straight win Monday, a 10-1 decision over Carey, to move to 9-4 and remain unbeaten in the Midland Athletic League (3-0).
Taylor Arbogast (5) and Lauren Zoeller (3) combined to drive in eight of New Riegel’s 10 runs. The duo went a combined 5 for 7, with each lacing a double. Kara Scherger and Hailey Theis each added RBIs while Brittany Gillig and Morgan Noftz each had two base hits. Sandra Acree had a three-hit afternoon.
In the circle, Taylor Kirian held Carey to three hits while striking out three for the Blue Jackets.
Chelsea Schlack, Hannah Draper and Taylor Fletcher all had base hits for Carey with Schlack driving home Audrey Hotelling for the team’s only run.
The Blue Devils dropped to 8-5, 1-2.
Streaks slam Senecas
FREMONT – Fremont St. Joe’s Be Reardon and Calvert’s Nicole Bickley had mostly similar numbers. Each allowed the other team seven hits. Reardon struck out 11 while Bickley countered with eight. But St. Joe was able to turn its seven hits into six runs while Calvert could only cross the plate once in a 6-1 Streak victory.
Kaleigh Hendrix had a pair of hits for Calvert. Gabby Bennett drove home Megan Funkhouser for Calvert’s lone run. St. Joe got a pair of RBIs from Cassidy Frank and one from Ashley Burns.
Fast start lifts Lakota
BASCOM – The three runs Lakota got in the first inning were more than enough run support for Morgan Gangwer. But just to be safe, the Raiders plated five more in the second and cruised to an 8-1 Midland Athletic League victory.
Gangwer helped her own cause with two hits and three RBIs. Stephanie Miller had three hits and drove in a run. Carlee Conrad also added an RBI for the Raiders. Nikkia Cooper, Aubrey Bickford, Aspen Ray and Ally Hovis all had two-hit days.
Gangwer allowed the Chieftains just three hits. Makayla Wilson had two of them and drove in the lone run. Aubrey Affholder singled and scored.
Bulldogs bite Buckettes
CRESTLINE – Of the 15 outs Crestline’s Natalie Sayre recorded Monday against Buckeye Central, 11 came via strikeout.
The Buckettes could do little against the Bulldogs’ ace as Crestline rolled up a 12-1 five-inning victory.
Sierra Hanes was the one Buckette to have a good day. Hanes had a triple, a double and drove in a run, but the rest of the Buckeye Central lineup only managed one hit, that being a double off the bat of Morgan Wurm. Kendra Schultz scored the lone run for Buckeye Central, which fell to 6-8 and 1-2 North Central Conference.
Royals rout Fostoria
FOSTORIA – The TV show 24 has been off the air for a few years now, but Elmwood might’ve filmed a new episode Monday in Fostoria. The Royals put on a show, plating 24 runs in a 24-0 blanking of Fostoria.
Madison Arnold and Tori Hillard each had four hits. Arnold tripled and Hillard had a pair of doubles.
Miranda Benschoter tossed a one-hitter on the circle, with the hit coming from Fostoria’s Kiala Bellamy.
Piecha gives Rams first NCC win
LUCAS – Savannah Piecha belted her second home run of the year to help Upper Sandusky secure its first North Central Conference win of the season, a 5-4 decision over Lucas.
“We executed at the plate tonight, doing all the little things that needed done to win,” Upper Sandusky coach David Young said. “The Lady Rams bunted well and ran the bases aggressively causing a couple Lucas miscues and we took advantage of them. We still are having a slight problem finishing some innings cleanly, but we are getting better.”
Maranda Stansberry and Justeen Searfoss added doubles for the Rams.
Allie Smith picked up the win in the circle.
Fifth inning eruption carries NB
ATTICA – Both Tiger clans sat evenly matched after four innings at 1-1, but a fifth inning scramble for North Baltimore put the visitors up for good in a 5-1 win over Seneca East.
Jasmine Bretz smashed a home run to snap the tie and added a perfect 3-for-3 showing from the plate. Teammate Kelsey Gazarek added a two doubles.
Rachel Bauman (7-3) took the loss for Seneca East (7-4, 2-2 Midland Athletic League) while teammate Marissa Twigg connected on a double.