Prep Softball Roundup: Senecas slug Bobcats

Kate Brickner scored four times and Nicole Bickley knocked in four Thursday to key Calvert’s 17-1 Midland Athletic League win over Bettsville.

Bickley singled twice for the Senecas, Margaret Bowers went 2 for 2 with three RBIS and two runs and Gabby Bennett scored three runs, chased in two and singled.

Megan Funkhouser added two singles and Jordan Gase had a single and two runs to help Lindsay Bickley (1-0) get the win.

Abby Orwig’s single and RBI led the Bobcats. Skyler Eckhardt scored. Melissa Harrison took the loss.

TC suffers close loss

So far this season, Columbian has been the victim of tough losses.

The Tornadoes dropped their sixth game by a single run, losing to Sandusky, 3-2.

Paige Correll did plenty of good things, both in the circle and at the plate. She hit her third homer of the season, doubled and scored twice. In the circle, she struck out seven and scattered nine hits, and Columbian led 2-1 going to the sixth.

“She’s doing enough, pitching well enough to win these ballgames,” Columbian coach Bess Artino said.

But the Streaks rallied for two runs in the sixth, taking the lead and, eventually, the win.

“We had, in the sixth, one bad inning,” Artino said.

Columbian fell to 1-9. Artino said her team is improving, but she’s not going to make excuses.

“That’s not gonna make these girls better,” the former Heidelberg first baseman said. “They’re progressing, they need to buckle down in pressure situations.”

Mercedes Omlor went 2 for 4 at the plate for Columbian.

Sandusky improved to 3-0 in the Northern Ohio League.

Mohawks have Reit(er) stuff

MOUNT BLANCHARD – St. Wendelin found the right formula for success against Riverdale – Meghan Reiter. The St. Wendelin sophomore went 3 for 5 at the plate including a pair of doubles, scored twice and drove in four runs to pace the Mohawks in a 12-6 victory over Riverdale.

Reiter also pitched four innings of relief, allowing five runs, only one of which was earned, while striking out four. Allie Rutter pitched the first three innings for St. Wendelin while picking up the win, allowing just two hits and one unearned run while striking out four.

Victoria Walter also had a three-hit day for St. Wendelin. She also scored two runs. Rutter, Krystal Krout and Mikayla Gilliand all had two-hit days. Krout had two RBIs and Gilliland scored five runs.

Rutter, Edy Mowrey and Adrienne Emerine added RBIs.

Bouillon drives home a Blue Jacket win

CASTALIA – Leah Bouillon broke up a 1-1 tie between New Riegel and Margaretta with a 1-out RBI single scoring Hailey Theis, giving the Blue Jackets a 2-1 victory.

New Riegel’s Taylor Kirian was nearly unhittable in the circle. She allowed just three hits and only one run off a wild pitch.

Brittany Gillig doubled and singled for the Blue Jackets (6-4). Sandra Acree added three hits and Morgan Noftz scored a wild pitch.

Wentling pitches Blue Devils to victory

ARLINGTON – Behind a strong start from Sidney Wentling, Carey shut out Arlington Thursday, 4-0.

Wentling allowed three hits and struck out six for the Blue Devils, while Ali Rymer drove in two runs and Katie Driggers doubled and drove in a run.

Carey scored three runs in the third inning to take the lead, adding a run in the seventh.

Hannah Draper had two hits and drove in a run for the winners.

Chieftains downed by Panthers

MCCOMB – Hopewell-Loudon dropped three runs on McComb in the top of the third inning for the game’s first runs, only to see the Panthers answer with five runs in the bottom of the frame.

That was all McComb needed, though the Panthers did tack on two more runs in the fourth and beat the Chieftains, 7-3.

Hopewell-Loudon committed four errors in the loss.

Lauren Trumpler had two hits (double), scored and drove in a run for H-L. Aubrey Affholder added two hits, a run and an RBI.

Kelsey Coppus took the loss for H-L, allowing all seven runs, five of which were earned. She walked seven and allowed six hits.