Prep Softball Roundup: Columbian drops opener to Harding

Columbian had the bases loaded and nobody out in the bottom of the seventh, trailing Marion Harding by two.

But the Tornadoes didn’t capitalize, managing two groundballs and a strikeout, and lost 8-7.

Paige Correll had a good opener at the plate and on the mound. She relieved Alyssa Price after two innings, and went 4 2/3, allowing two earned runs and striking out eight.

At the plate, Correll tripled, scored twice and had an RBI. Teammate Sara Berecz also tripled, scored and drove in a run. Bre Coffman scored twice.

But the Tornadoes were done in by a three-error fifth inning, one in which the Presidents (1-1) scored three runs.

“Paige had a nice game; we had one bad inning,” Columbian first-year coach Bess Artino said. “Other than that we played well defensively.”

A Snow storm in New Riegel

NEW RIEGEL – The weather may be getting warmer, but New Riegel got caught in a Snow storm Tuesday. Upper Sandusky’s Brigitte Snow had a home run and a triple, while scoring three runs in the Rams’ 8-2 win over New Riegel.

The Rams took the lead thanks to a five-run second inning and cruised to victory behind the pitching of Allie Smith. Smith scattered nine hits, but gave up just two runs earning the complete game win. New Riegel left 12 runners on base in the game.

Jaya Smalley and Katie Taylor each had two-hit games for Upper Sandusky (1-3). Taylor drove in two runs while Taylor, Snow, Savannah Piecha, Kelsi Knapp and Justeen Searfoss all had RBI.

Brittany Gillig and Leah Bouillon each had two hits for New Riegel (0-3). Gillig and Kara Scherger scored New Riegel’s runs. Taylor Kirian had an RBI.

Strong fifth lifts Blue Devils

CAREY – Carey broke open a tied game with four runs in the bottom of the fifth, en route to a 5-2 victory over Bluffton. Taylor Fletcher had two hits with a double while Katie Driggers and Jessica Wyatt each had a pair of singles. Audrey Hotelling singled and drove in two runs.

Sydney Wentling picked up the win in the circle, striking out three.

Schultz’s gem saves Buckettes

GREENWICH – It won’t show up in the box score, but Buckeye Central’s 9-8 win over South Central was preserved by first baseman Kendra Schultz.

Schultz, who had a single with two RBI at the plate, made a diving catch between first and second with two outs in the seventh inning and runners on first and second.

The defensive gem allowed the Buckettes to improve to 3-1 on the season, and dropped the Trojans to 2-1.

Maddie Boes doubled and drove in two runs for the Buckettes, while Maddie Fagan had three hits and scored three runs. Miranda Kintz doubled and drove in two runs.

In the circle, Morgan Wurm battled through seven tough innings to improve to 2-1.

Wurm struck out three and walked two, getting around 12 hits.