Prep Softball Roundup: Buckeye Central scores 45 in doubleheader sweep
NEW WASHINGTON – After scoring 23 runs in the first game of a doubleheader, it would be hard for any team to match that effort when it came back for the second game. Buckeye Central came close, though.
After scoring a 23-3 victory in Saturday’s first game against Mansfield St. Peter’s, the Buckettes followed up with a 22-5 triumph, upping their season mark to 6-7.
In the opener, Buckeye Central plated the 23 runs on just 10 hits. BC took advantage of 17 walks offered up by St. Peter’s pitching. Maddie Boes had a pair of hits in the game, including a double, and drove in two runs in addition to scoring three. Kendra Schultz doubled and drove in a pair.
Also for the Buckettes, Maddie Fagan had three RBIs and three runs and Makayla Stover had two RBIs and two runs.
Miranda Moon and Hailey Hildebrand each had two RBIs, Ashlynne Lane scored three times and Sierra Hanes, Christine Bibb and Morgan Wurm each scored a pair.
Wurm picked up the win as she and Fagan combined to throw a one-hitter.
In game two, St. Peter’s cut down on the walks by only allowing eight, but the Buckettes were swinging hot bats. That was especially true for Schultz, who went 3 for 4 with a pair of doubles, five RBIs and two runs. Fagan went 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs and three runs, Bibb had a pair of base hits, RBIs and runs, Alexis Mills drove in three, Lane had two RBIs and two runs scored and Moon scored four runs.
Bibb pitched BC to the win. She and Mikayla Stover combined on a three-hitter.
Mohawk takes 2 in Gahanna
GAHANNA – Mohawk picked up two big wins Saturday to close out its time at the Gahanna Tournament with a 2-1 record. The Warriors blasted Mount Vernon 13-1, then blanked Symmes Valley 10-0.
Julie Adelsperger picked up the win in the circle against Mount Vernon, tossing a three-hitter. She helped her own cause with a home run and two RBIs. Cambria Kohlenberg went 3 for 4 with a double, two triples and four runs. Brooke Weinandy had two RBIs, Hannah Kieffer had three hits and an RBI and Mackenzie Sowers had two hits with a double and scored twice. Allison Price also scored twice.
Price was the winning pitcher when the Warriors blanked Symmes Valley, tossing a six-hit shutout. She also added a pair of base hits offensively.
Aubrey Ward tripled and drove home a pair and Weinandy doubled and drove in a run. Kohlenberg went 2 for 2, scoring twice and driving in a pair. Sowers had two RBIs while Kieffer and Clara Adelsperger also picked up RBIs.
Sarah Runion had two hits, including a double, and scored three times.
Mohawk’s loss came on Friday to Gahanna Lincoln 8-2. Runion had a pair of hits and scored both Warrior runs. Taylor McClain picked up an RBI.
Mohawk now sits at 10-2 on the season.
Clyde roughs up H-L
CLYDE – It was a rough day for Hopewell-Loudon in Clyde. The Fliers swept the Chieftains by scores of 15-2 and 12-0.
Aubrey Affholder drove home both Chieftain runs in the opener. Lauren Trumpler and Abby Park added singles.
In game two, Hopewell-Loudon managed just two hits. Trumpler and Makayla Wilson singled.