Prep Softball Roundup: Mohawk wins home run derby against Rams
SYCAMORE – A pitchers worst nightmare might be when a strong wind is blowing back at them. That means hard hit balls have the potential to go a long way. That’s what happened Tuesday in Sycamore.
Mohawk (5-0) and Upper Sandusky combined for six home runs, four coming off Warrior bats including two of Cambria Kohlenberg’s bat as Mohawk routed Upper Sandusky, 12-4.
Kohlenberg went 3 for 3 on the day, scoring three times and drove in four.
Sarah Runion and Allison Price also hit homers for Mohawk. Runion had three hits and scored three. Price had two hits, scored three and drove in two.
Julie Adelsperger, Clara Adelsperger, Hannah Kieffer and Mackenzie Sowers all added RBIs for the victors. Julie Adelsperger picked up the win in the circle striking out 11.
Upper Sandusky (4-3) was paced by home runs by Brigitte Snow and Justeen Searfoss. Snow also doubled.
Rymer has right stuff
CAREY – Playing on the warmest day of the year obviously more suited a team nicknamed the Blue Devils rather than a team called the Polar Bears.
Or maybe the weather didn’t have anything to do with it, and Ali Rymer was just that good.
The Carey junior tossed a one-hitter, striking out 15 without walking a batter in a 3-0 blanking of Hardin Northern.
Rymer also starred at the plate, picking up two hits including a double, and drove in a run. Sydney Wentling also singled and doubled. Audrey Hotelling added a pair of base hits while Taylor Fletcher, Jessica Wyatt and Chelsea Schlack all added base hits.
Lights out for the Knights
VAN BUREN – Hopewell-Loudon opened Tuesday’s game against Van Buren with two runs in the first and that would be all that Kelsey Coppus would need. Coppus struck out five in a three-hit shutout as the Chieftains topped the Black Knights 5-0.
Lauren Trumpler and Racquel Hossler provided the offensive punch for Hopewell-Loudon (2-5). Hossler went 3 for 4 with two RBIs, stole two bases and scored two runs. Trumpler had two hits with a double, scored a run and also drove in a pair. Aubrey Affholder added a double and an RBI while Shelbi Sauber and C.J. Hohman also scored runs.
Bauman’s RBI single sends SE home a winner
ATTICA – Rachel Bauman’s two-out bases loaded RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning capped a four-run rally, and Seneca East walked off with a 9-8 win over Sandusky St. Mary’s.
Bauman, who got the win in the circle, had four hits on the day, while Karrigan Wetz drove in two runs.
The game was tied at five going to the top of the seventh, but the Panthers scored three runs in the frame.
Seneca East answered with a big inning of its own.
“They could have quit; the kids just didn’t quit,” Seneca East coach Jerry Hassinger said. “They showed what they were made of tonight.”
Redmen rally for win
ARCADIA – Things looked bleak for Fostoria after Arcadia plated five runs in the third inning to take a 6-2 lead. But the Redmen refused to be held down on this day. Fostoria rallied for two in the sixth inning and three more in the seventh to head home with a 7-6 victory.
Ashlyn Roberts lined a pair of doubles and scored three runs for Fostoria. Jada Hampton doubled, singled, stole a base and scored a pair. Alex Hersch and Kaitlyn Gonyer each picked up a pair of base hits with Hersch driving in three runs. Erica Moore and Christina Cleveland added base hits.
Moore was also the game’s winning pitcher, striking out nine.