Prep Softball Roundup: TC exacts revenge at Bellevue

TC exacts revenge at Bellevue

BELLEVUE – For as different as Columbian’s second game of the year with Bellevue was from the first, it’s worth noting that the contests started just about the same way.

In the April 9 game between the two, Paige Correll smashed a two run homer in the first inning, giving the Tornadoes an early lead.

Columbian went on to lose that game, 13-2.

On Friday, Sara Berecz clubbed a two run shot in the first inning, putting the Tornadoes up again.

This time, the lead held up. The Tornadoes added a run in the fourth and held on to defeat the Redmen, 3-2.

It was Columbian’s second-consecutive league win, and it came against the alma mater of its coach, Bess Artino.

“This is by far one of the most memorable games I’ve ever been a part of,” said Artino, who was a standout with the Redmen and later with Heidelberg.

On offense, Valesha Province had two hits, scored and drove in a run. Merecedes Runion had a three-hit day and scored a run.

Correll, as usual, was in the circle, striking out two and allowing four hits as she and the team improved to 5-11. Columbian is 2-5 in the Northern Ohio League.

“Sara and Paige stepped it up,” Artino said.

H-L erupts in middle innings

FOSTORIA – It took a few innings for Hopewell-Loudon’s bats to come around, but once they did, the runs poured in. After falling behind St. Wendelin 1-0 after three innings, the Chieftains plated three runs in the fourth, then followed that up with five more in the fifth to cruise to an 8-1 Midland Athletic League victory.

Kelsey Coppus had a pair of hits and drove in two runs for the winners. Racquel Hossler, Aubrey Affholder and C.J. Hohman all had two-hit afternoons and all picked up RBIs. Makayla Wilson and Shelbi Sauber also drove in runs.

Mikayla Gilliland drove in Beth Hay for St. Wendelin’s lone run. Those two, along with Allie Rutter, doubled.

Affholder picked up the win in the circle while Meghan Reiter took the loss.

Eastwood puts away FHS

FOSTORIA – Fostoria evened things up with Northern Buckeye Conference rival Eastwood putting up a three-spot in the third inning.

Things were still manageable even after Eastwood regained the lead with a run in the fourth. But that changed in the fifth when the Eagles crossed the plate 10 times to close out the Redmen after five innings with a 14-3 victory.

Alena Gabel slammed two home runs to lead Eastwood and Diana Bushman added three singles.

Ashlyn Roberts had a pair of base hits for Fostoria.

Rams run all over BC

NEW WASHINGTON – Upper Sandusky took hit-and-run to a new level Friday night.

The Rams banged out 10 hits in their 12-2 win over Buckeye Central, stealing 14 bases in the process.

Brigitte Snow had a double, scored twice and drove in two runs for the Rams, while Savannah Piecha scored three times.

Kalene Johnson also drove in a pair of runs for the Rams.

Kyla Cusac got the win in the circle, allowing just four hits and striking out four.

Hailey Hildebrand had a single and an RBI for the Buckettes (8-14, 2-7 North Central Conference). Christine Bibb took the loss for BC.

Sweet and Sowers win for Mohawk

VAN BUREN – A list of the Midland Athletic League hitters is littered with Mohawk Warriors. Meaning on any given day, anyone in coach Jenny Weinandy’s lineup can be the one to lead the team.

Friday was Mackenzie Sowers’ turn. Sowers had three hits, including a triple, and accounted for six of Mohawk’s 10 runs, scoring twice and driving in four, in a 10-0 victory over Van Buren.

Julie Adelsperger went 3 for 3 for Mohawk with a double, and drove in three runs. She also picked up the win in the circle allowing just three hits.

Taylor McClain also had a 3-for-3 afternoon while Sarah Runion and Hannah Kieffer each went 2 for 2 with Kieffer adding an RBI. Allison Price also added an RBI.