Couple of close ones

CAREY – Mohawk scored three runs in the eighth to beat Carey in extra innings Thursday.

Both teams broke a scoreless tie in the sixth when each squad scored a run.

Julie Adelsperger struck out five and walked two to pick up the win.

Ali Rymer took the loss despite striking out five and walking just one.

Hannah Kieffer and Taylor McClain each had two singles with Kieffer driving in two for the victorious Warriors. Brooke Weinandy and Mackenzie Sowers both doubled in a run.

Sydney Wentling had a pair of singles to pace the Carey attack. Taylor Fletcher singled in a run and Rymer doubled. Katie Driggers and Audrey Hotelling both had singles.

Truckers score early, hang on

Norwalk got two runs in the first, one in the fourth and never trailed at Columbian, holding on to win 3-2.

Morgan Schalk made the start in the circle for TC, going two innings and allowing two runs, taking the loss. Paige Correll relieved and allowed one run over the next five innings.

Sara Berecz had two hits and a run, while Alyssa Price had two hits, scored and drove in a run.

“They scored first and we just, our hitting wasn’t there today and we were taking ourselves out of at-bats,” TC coach Bess Artino said.

Columbian dropped to 5-12, 2-7 in the Northern Ohio League.

New Riegel vetoes Marion Harding

MARION – President Zachary Taylor is one of the lesser known presidents in U.S. history.

Harding High School won’t forget the name any time soon.

Taylor Kirian belted two home runs, driving in three on a 3-for-4 day while Taylor Arbogast blasted a homer and a double, driving in three, as part of a 4-for-4 day.

The offensive onslaught helped the Blue Jackets down the Presidents 7-1 on Thursday.

Kirian picked up the victory on the mound with a complete-game effort. She struck out six, scattered six hits and walked three, allowing an unearned run.

Kara Scherger tripled and singled and Sandra Acree, Ruthann Schreiner and Leah Bouillon all singled for the Blue Jackets (15-6).

Bickfords have big games for Lakota

OLD FORT – Alaina Bickford had three hits and four RBIs, Aubrey Bickford had three hits and three RBIs, and Lakota scored all of its runs in the first three innings as it knocked off Old Fort, 11-6.

The Raiders scored two in the first, added six in the second and then three more in the third as they banged out 18 hits.

Stephanie Miller had a triple, double and scored two runs.

Old Fort (3-9, 2-5 Midland Athletic League) got two hits and two runs from Michaela Davidson, while Krista Ward and Michaela Davidson each had two hits and an RBI.

Morgan Gangwer picked up the win for the Raiders, allowing five earned runs but striking out seven in a complete-game win. Alyssa Pence took the loss for the Stockaders.

Calvert’s Bickley blanks SW

FOSTORIA – Nicole Bickley twirled a shutout for Calvert on Thursday, blanking St. Wendelin 8-0.

The hurler struck out three and yield only two hits: singles for Meghan Reiter and Edy Mowery. It was Reiter who took the loss for St. Wendelin, striking out five over four innings.

Calvert tallied nine hits. Gabby Bennett and Kate Brickner each doubled, scored twice and drove in two. Lindsay Bickley had two hits, driving in one and Taylor Ritzler scored twice. Kaleigh Hendrix and Miranda Shorts each singled and scored. Nicole Bickley helped her cause with a single and an RBI.