Prep Softball Roundup: Rams take two from H-L
UPPER SANDUSKY – Maranda Stansbery led the way in the first game and was one of four Upper Sandusky players who scored two runs in the second Saturday as the Rams beat Hopewell-Loudon 5-2 and 11-1.
Stansbery went 2 for 3 with two runs, a triple and a double in the opener to help Kelsi Knapp get the win.
Katie Taylor added a double and RBI.
Aubrey Affholder (1-2) took the loss. C.J. Hohman doubled and singled for H-L, and Racquel Hossler went 3 for 4.
The Rams (4-3) broke open a tie game in the nightcap with five runs in the third and four in the fourth.
Knapp went 3 for 4 with three doubles, two runs and three RBIs.
Justene Searfoss chased in three with a double and single, Snow had two RBIs off a double and single, Savannah Piecha scored twice and doubled and Jaya Smalley doubled.
Taylor singled and scored twice.
Allie Smith got the win.
Coppus (0-2) was saddled with the loss.
Lauren Trumpler singled twice for the Chieftains (1-4).
SE hands Eagles their first loss
NORTH ROBINSON – Seneca East handed Colonel Crawford its first loss by taking the second game of a doubleheader12-7 Saturday after falling 8-4 in the first.
Cameil Ruffing sparked the Rams (4-2) in the win by going 3 for 4 with two runs and two RBIs.
Holly Bordner singled twice, Paige Reichert scored twice and singled and Lauren Sprenger scored three times, drove in two runs and tripled.
Rachel Bauman (3-1) got the win, with Nickyla Garverick (5-1) suffering her first loss.
Lexi Heopf went 4 for 4 for the Eagles (6-1), Breana Brown singled twice and Sarah Swisher had three singles.
In the opener, Colonel Crawford used a five-run fourth to turn a 3-1 lead into an 8-1 advantage.
Garverick got the win and helped her own cause with a single and two runs.
Bree Rankin homered, singled, scored twice and drove in a pair.
Reichert (1-1) took the loss and doubled, and Karrigan Wurts doubled. Ruffing singled twice.
St. Wendelin splits with Vanlue
FOSTORIA – St. Wendelin’s bats had little trouble Saturday against Vanlue.
Over a two-game span, the Mohawks scored 22 runs off Wildcat pitching, but still managed just a split. St. Wendelin lost the first game 9-7, before winning big in the second, 15-3.
In the first game, Meghan Reiter had three hits and drove in two runs, while Beth Hay doubled, scored and had an RBI.
Reiter took the loss in the circle, pitching seven innings and giving up seven earned runs on 15 hits.
In the second game, St. Wendelin put up crooked numbers in every inning, including a six-run third. Allie Rutter starred at the mound and the plate for the Mohawks. She homered and drove in three runs, while striking out three and allowing one earned run over a complete five innings.
Mikayla Gilliland also had a nice game, with three hits, three runs and an RBI. Victoria Walter added three runs, two hits and two RBIs for the Mohawks.
Adelsperger powers, pitches Warriors to sweep
MARION – It was a good day for Julie Adelsperger and her Mohawk teammates.
Adelsperger was the winning pitcher in each of the wins Saturday over Pleasant, as they came away with 8-4 and 25-7 wins.
Adelsperger was hitless in the first game, but struck out 10 and didn’t walk a batter while allowing 10 hits over seven innings. The Warriors had five doubles in the first game, with Cambria Kohlenberg and Taylor McClain each driving in two runs.
In the second game, a 14-run third inning proved the key. Adelsperger helped her cause with a grand slam in the frame. She finished the game with three hits, two runs and five RBIs. Kohlenberg also had a huge game. She went 5 for 5, drove in five runs and scored for times.
Clara Adelsperger had four hits, scored three times and drove in three runs, while McClain scored four times and drove in two runs. Allison Price, who also pitched in relief, scored twice and had two RBIs.
Raiders win 1, lose 1
OREGON – Lakota split a doubleheader with Cardinal Stritch, winning one game 9-5 and losing the other 8-2.
In the win, Morgan Gangwer starred for the second-straight day, as she had three hits (double), scored three runs and drove in five. Aubrey Bickford also had three hits and three runs batted in.
In the loss to the Cardinals, Lakota managed just four hits. An eight-run first inning by Stritch did the Raiders in.