Prep Softball Roundup: Tigers all smiles after sectional title
NEW WASHINGTON – South Central may have gained the advantage early on, but Seneca East blew off the doors after that, rallying to an 11-3 Division IV sectional championship at Buckeye Central.
Lauren Sprenger led the Tigers (14-7) with a triple while Holly Bordner and Rachel Bauman each doubled.
Bauman also brought the heat on the mound, fanning 12 to improve to 12-5.
Mohawk moves on to district
MOUNT BLANCHARD – A seven-run third inning was enough to power Mohawk past Vanlue, 11-5, in a Division IV sectional final at Riverdale. Julie Adelsperger picked up the win, striking out eight. She also drove in three runs.
Cambria Kohlenberg had a three-hit day, including a pair of doubles and an RBI. She scored twice, as did Taylor McClain who also had three hits. Allison Price had a double and an RBI. Clara Adelsperger, Mackenzie Sowers, Hannah Kieffer and Brooke Weinandy all drove in runs.
Mohawk plays the winner of today’s game in Leipsic between Van Buren and North Baltimore on Tuesday at Findlay.
Jackets wrap up Stockaders
NEW RIEGEL – Taylor Kirian and Kara Scherger combined to limit Old Fort to one hit while teaming up to go 5 for 8 with five runs and two RBIs Wednesday in New Riegel’s 10-1 Midland Athletic League win.
Kirian (16-5) got the win, allowing an unearned run in the first inning and two walks while fanning five. She also went 3 for 4 with two runs, a double and an RBI.
Scherger gave up a double to Old Fort’s Midge Gillett, but lined two singles, scored three runs and drove in a run for the Blue Jackets (17-6, 7-2 MAL).
Taylor Arbogast belted a two-run homer off the left field foul pole, and added a double, another run and another RBI. Lauren Zoeller chased in two runs with two singles, and Morgan Noftz scored twice and singled.
Alyssa Pence took the loss for the Stockaders. Michaela Davidson drove in Sammy Miller.
Rutter, SW hammer Bobcats
FOSTORIA – St. Wendelin grabbed a 10-run lead in the first inning and got a great night of batting from Allie Rutter in Wednesday’s 17-0 Midland Athletic League win over Bettsville.
Rutter went 4 for 4 with three runs, a homer, triple and seven RBIs for the Mohawks.
She and starting pitcher Meghan Reiter also each allowed just one hit and no walks in the five-inning game.
Reiter turned in two runs and two RBIs off a double and single, Mikayla Gilliland had four runs, three RBIs and a single, Johnna Hoover singled and drove in two runs and Edy Mowrey went 3 for 3 with two runs.
Kaitlyn Dymond doubled for the Bobcats, and Macie Harvey singled.
Melissa Harrison suffered the loss.
Rams roll in 8th
UPPER SANDUSKY – Seven innings weren’t enough to settle things for North Central Conference rivals Upper Sandusky and Wynford. But the Rams scored five in the eighth to score a 16-11 victory over the Royals.
“I’m very proud of all the girls tonight,” Upper Sandusky coach David Young said. “We were a little flat at the beginning but they rallied around each other and never gave up. They fought the battle and came out on top.”
Brigitte Snow had a pair of doubles and scored two runs. Savannah Piecha and Kalene Johnson each scored three for the Rams. Maranda Stansberry had three hits and scored twice. Lexy Cheney also crossed the plate twice.
Good Knight to Fostoria
TONTOGANY – Fostoria scored the first run, but Otsego put up the next nine, including a eight-run second inning outburst in a 13-5 victory over the Redmen.
Ashlyn Roberts had a triple and two doubles for Fostoria.
Kylie Asmus, Savannah Schwind, Emily Carson and Danielle Lashaway all had two hits for Otsego.
H-L digs too big of a hole
BASCOM – Hopewell-Loudon found itself in an early 8-0 hole to behind Fremont St. Joe before coming to bat in the second inning.
The Chieftains picked up the offense but the hole was too deep to overcome as the Crimson Streaks claimed an 11-6 Midland Athletic League victory.
Shelbi Sauber doubled and singled for Hopewell-Loudon, scored twice and drove in a run. Racquel Hossler also doubled. Abby Park, Kelsey Coppus and Annette Cramer all drove in runs for the Chieftains.
Ashley Burns had a pair of doubles and drove in six for St. Joe.