Prep Softball Roundup: Redmen charge past Buckettes

NEW WASHINGTON – Buckeye Central didn’t get on the board until the fourth inning, and by then Bucyrus had already notched a 14-run lead and never looked back, ending it in a 17-3 victory.

Buckeye Central (10-17, 4-8 North Central?Conference) was led by Sierra Hanes who scored a run, drove in a run and belted a double.

Christine Bibb took the loss (2-5).

Tigers trounce Mohawks

FOSTORIA – Seneca East scored first and scored last in a 4-1 victory over St. Wendelin.

Rachel Bauman picked up the win to improve to 11-5 and hammered two doubles to lead the Tigers (13-7, 4-4 Midland?Athletic League) on offense. Kristin Bowerman, Holly Bordner and Kayleen England each had two hits.

Meghan Reiter suffered the loss (5-10) for St. Wendelin (6-16) while Victoria Walter led the Mohawks with two hits.

Kirian closes in on state-leading record

Taylor Kirian was a workhorse against Calvert, clobbering two home runs on the offensive side and striking out seven batters to pick up her 14th win in a 14-2 victory over Calvert.

She also registered five RBIs.

Coming into the week, Kirian had 14 home runs this year. After belting another two Monday night, she sits second on the OHSAA single season home run list with 16. The record held by Buckeye Central alumni Melissa Hoffbauer is 17 from 2010.

Kara Scherger and Lauren Zoeller each contributed home runs as well while Morgan Noftz smacked a double for New Riegel (16-6, 6-2 Midland?Athletic League).

Kirian’s win on the mound moves her to 14-6.

Nicole Bickley pounded a double for Calvert, despite taking the loss.

Adelsperger throws one hitter

OLD FORT – Julie Adelsperger allowed just a single hit over five innings while the rest of the Warriors joined her in a 10-0 shut out against Old Fort.

Adelsperger went 2 for 3 at the plate, including a triple and double while Sarah Runion and Hannah Kieffer each had two hits, Kieffer’s both being doubles.

Adelsperger also struck out 11.

Addi Reineck had the lone hit for Old Fort (3-12, 2-7) while Alyssa Pence took the loss.

Upper Sandusky downs Ontario

SHELBY – Upper Sandusky used all aspects of softball to pull out an 11-1 victory over Ontario in the Division III sectional final.

Brigitte Snow and Jaya Smalley each slugged home runs for the Rams, who combined as a team to register 12 hits.

Kyla Cusac picked up the win for the Rams.

Upper Sandusky faces the winner of Margaretta and New London’s match-up Thursday at Clyde, next Tuesday at 5 p.m. in district semifinals.

North Baltimore blanks Blue Devils

CAREY – North Baltimore sped out to a 6-0 first inning lead and held Carey scoreless, winning 8-0.

Dominique Buchanan blasted a home run to lead the Tigers while Ricci Emahiser smacked a double and Cheyenne Hernandez connected on a triple.

Carey had no extra base hits but Hannah Draper slugged two singles.

Sydney Wentling took the loss.

Genoa doubles up on Redmen

FOSTORIA – Ashlyn Roberts drilled two triples, but Genoa held a lead the entire way, never letting up in a 8-4 win over Fostoria.

Fostoria made an attempt to ties things up with a three-run fourth inning but one in the fourth and two in the fifth by the Comets sealed it up.