Two in the fourth lifts Monroeville past Calvert
Monroeville scored two runs in the fourth inning to break a 3-3 tie en route to claiming a 6-4 victory against Calvert.
Gabby Bennett, Taylor Ritzler, Lindsay Bickley and Margaret Bowers all had hits for the Senecas in the loss, with Bennett driving in a run.
Bennett (1-3) took the loss for Calvert, striking out one over four innings. Nicole Bickley came on in relief, striking out two.
Bauman blanks Buckettes
NEW WASHINGTON – It didn’t matter if she was at the plate, or in the circle. There was very little Buckeye Central could do to figure out Seneca East’s Rachel Bauman. While pitching, Bauman shut down Buckeye Central’s bats, limiting the Buckettes to just four base hits and no runs. Offensively, Bauman backed her own cause with a 3-for-4 day including a double and three RBIs.
It added up her ninth win of the season and the team’s 10th as Seneca East downed Buckeye Central 10-0 in five innings.
Bauman wasn’t the only one swinging a hot bat as the Tigers pounded out 13 hits. Cameil Ruffing, Caiting Sauers and Jess Enders each had a pair of base hits with Ruffing and Sauers chasing in runs. Lauren Sprenger, Kristen Bowerman and Holly Border all added RBIs for the victors.
Buckeye Central (8-13) got a pair of hits from Kendra Schultz and one each from Christine Bibb and Miranda Moon.
Blue Jackets get around L-B
BENTON RIDGE – Taylor Arbogast scored three times and two teammates each drove in three runs Thursday as New Riegel held off Liberty-Benton 10-9.
Arbogast ended 0 for 3 at the plate, but also drove in two runs for the Blue Jackets (13-6), who had to hold back the Eagles after forging an 8-1 lead in the second inning.
Kara Scherger and Morgan Noftz both drove in three runs for New Riegel. Scherger doubled and singled and Noftz lined two singles.
Winning pitcher Taylor Kirian (11-6) scored twice, doubled and singled, and Sandra Acree scored twice and singled twice.
Becca Dean’s three runs, triple and double sparked the Eagles.
Tornadoes gain first NOL win
WILLARD – Columbian got a strong game from senior pitcher Paige Correll, and another solid performance from a freshman making her varsity debut.
Correll went 3 for 4 at the plate, and struck out eight in the circle while allowing Willard just four hits in a 5-0 win.
Meanwhile, TC right fielder Kendalyn Sarka went 2 for 3 with a double and two runs after being brought up to the varsity squad for her first start.
Mercedes Runion had two hits and a run for the Tornadoes, while Autum Kuzma drove in a pair of runs. Sierra Shope had a single and an RBI, with Roni Daughenbaugh driving in a run (single) and Sara Berecz singling.
Columbian improved to 4-11 overall, and picked up its first Northern Ohio League win of the season (1-5).
It was a big day for TC coach Bess Artino, who played in the NOL with Bellevue.
“It’s kind of exciting,” Artino said.
Chieftains clip ‘Cats
BASCOM – Hopewell Loudon scored in bunches Thursday in a 21-1 run-rule victory over Bettsville in Midland Athletic League action.
Lauren Trumpler belted a home run and a double as part of her 4-for-4 day.
Racquel Hossler had two doubles and winning pitcher Aubrey Affholder doubled. Shelbi Sauber, Affholder, Abby Park and Kassie Welly all singled. Makayla Wilson and Kelsey Coppus each had two singles.
Bettsville mustered three hits from Abby Orwig, Kaitlyn Dymond and Erin Smalley, and scored an unearned run. Melissa Harrison took the loss for the Bobcats.
Presidents turn back Rams
MARION – Upper Sandusky rallied in the top of the seventh, but Marion Harding scraped out an 8-7 win Thursday.
The Presidents plated four runs in the sixth to turn a 5-4 deficit into an 8-5 lead.
Allie Smith suffered the loss for the Rams. She only allowed four earned runs.
Katie Taylor and Jaya Smalley both homered for Upper Sandusky, Kalene Johnson tripled, Michaela Wolfe doubled and singled and Sydney Piecha and Brigitte Snow both singled. Kelsi Knapp added two runs.
Rutter’s performance not enough for St. Wendelin
MCCOMB – On most days, a pitching performance like the one St. Wendelin’s Allie Rutter put forth against McComb would be good enough to put one in the win column for her team. In six innings she allowed four hits and four runs while striking out 12 Panthers
But the Mohawks couldn’t get anything going at the plate, as McComb hurler Kristen Buck shut down the St. Wendelin offense. Buck allowed one hit in a 4-0 McComb victory.
Meghan Reiter had the lone base hit for St. Wendelin.
Crestline blanks Carey
CRESTLINE – Crestline’s Natalie Sayre was dealing Thursday night, striking out 11 Carey hitters in a 4-0 Bulldogs’ history.
The hurler scattered six hits and walked two, and then doubled to aid her cause.
Sydney Wentling, Makenzie Wentling, Katie Driggers, Audrey Hotelling, Ali Rymer and Abby Hall all had singles for Carey.
Rymer took the loss for Blue Devils, striking out four and walking two while yielding five hits.
Clyde edges Mohawk
CLYDE – Clyde’s Chelsea Zerman did a lot to help herself on the mound Thursday night, driving in the lone run in a 1-0 win against Mohawk.
Zerman drove in Madisyn Montgomery in the sixth inning off Julie Adelsperger, who struck out three in the loss.
Mohawk had singles from Allison Price, Cambria Kolhenberg, Taylor McClain, Hannah Kieffer, MacKenzie Sowers and Adelsperger.