Prep Softball Roundup: Big fourth lifts Old Fort

After allowing a run to Calvert in the bottom of the first, Old Fort pitcher Alyssa Pence did her job holding the Senecas in check until the Stockader offense could get going. Finally in the fourth, Old Fort erupted.

Sammy Miller doubled and drove home two runs highlighting a six-run inning as Old Fort topped Calvert, 6-2.

Hali Kimmet doubled and drove in a run. Sara Bell and Krista Ward also picked up RBIs while Addi Reineck had a three-hit afternoon.

Pence limited Calvert to four hits while striking out eight helping her team up its season mark to 3-4 and evening up its Midland Athletic League record at 2-2.

Nicole Bickley singled, doubled and drove in a run for Calvert (5-8, 1-4). Kate Brickner also picked up an RBI.

Hossler drives home H-L’s first MAL win

BASCOM – Hopewell-Loudon looked in good shape to pick up its first Midland Athletic League win of the season, up two runs on Carey heading into the seventh inning. But the Blue Devils rallied, scoring two to tie the game.

Racquel Hossler though wasn’t going to let one slip away from the Chieftains. She drove home the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh for a 4-3 Hopewell-Loudon victory. Hossler totaled three RBIs as well as two base hits for the Chieftains.

Lauren Trumpler and Shelbi Sauber each had three hits. Trumpler scored three times and Sauber drove in a run. C.J. Hohman also scored for H-L.

Carey got two-hit days from Syndey Wentling and Mackenzie Wentling with Sydney driving in a run and scoring twice and Mackenzie driving in two runs. Jordan Strahm also scored a run.

Aubrey Affholder outdueled Syndey Wentling for the win.

Sayre shuts down BC

NEW WASHINGTON – Not many North Central Conference teams have been able to figure out Natalie Sayre and the Crestline Bulldogs. In fact, no conference team has been able to put one in the loss column for the Bulldogs. That streak continued Tuesday at Buckeye Central.

Sayre outdueled BC’s Morgan Wurm, striking out 11 while allowing just four hits

in a 3-1 Crestline win. Wurm scattered seven hits while striking out four.

Sierra Hanes drove in Makayla Stover for BC’s lone run. Maddie Fagan and Miranda Moon had base hits.

BC falls to 8-11, 2-5.

Correll homers, but TC falls

Paige Correll clubbed a two run homer in the first inning, her fourth of the season, which staked Columbian to a 2-0 lead over Shelby.

But the Whippets rallied for three runs in the top of the second, then added a run in the fourth and another in the sixth, holding on to beat TC, 5-3.

“What happens to us is the middle innings is when we struggle. We struggle to make plays,” Columbian coach Bess Artino said. “Once we get over that, we’re gonna win.”

Sierra Shope had two hits and scored a run for Columbian, while teammate Alyssa Price added two hits and an RBI. Sara Berecz also added a hit and a run scored.

Correll struck out two for the Tornadoes. She allowed five runs, but only three were earned.

The Tornadoes fell to 3-11, 0-5 in the Northern Ohio League.

Tigers break away from St. Peter’s

MANSFIELD – Seneca East broke away from Mansfield St. Peter’s with five runs in the second inning, then iced the game with four more in the fourth, all culminating in a 10-0 Tiger victory.

Rachel Bauman picked up the win pitching the first three innings striking out five.

St. Peter’s managed just one hit in the game.

Lauren Sprenger had three hits for Seneca East (9-5), scored a pair of runs and drove in one. Kristen Bowerman had a hit and two RBIs while Bauman had two hits and one RBI. Holly Bordner, C.J. Lankey and Caitlin Sauers all had RBIs.

New Riegel teams up to blank Arcadia

NEW RIEGEL – Kara Scherger tossed a four-hit shutout while the entire New Riegel lineup contributed in an 8-0 defeat of Arcadia.

Scherger struck out four picking up her second win of the season.

At the plate, Morgan Noftz led the charge with two hits and three RBIs. Lauren Zoeller doubled, scored and drove in two while Brittany Gillig had two hits and scored a run. Taylor Arbogast tripled and scored twice while Leah Bouillon doubled and scored twice. Sandra Acree also drove in a run and Scherger and Hailey Theis each scored.

Mohawks go Spackler on Gophers

RIDGEWAY – St. Wendelin did slightly better battling gophers than Bill Murray did in the movie Caddyshack. The Mohawks pounded out 13 runs on 13 hits while St. Wendelin pitching shut down the Ridgemont offense. The duo of Meghan Reiter and Allie Rutter combined for six strikeouts while allowing two hits in a 13-0 St. Wendelin win against the Golden Gophers.

Edy Mowrey starred at the plate with three hits and three RBIs. Reiter had three hits and drove in two. Rutter, Johnna Hoover, Chloe Reiter and Makenzie McAfee all picked up RBIs. Mikayla Gilliland tripled and scored three runs while Rutter and Chloe Reiter scored twice. Adrienne Emerine, Becky Berton, Krystal Krout, Meghan Reiter, Mowrey and Hoover also crossed the plate for the Mohawks (4-9).