Destined for a win
BRADNER – Hopewell-Loudon had a date with destiny Wednesday and destiny came out with the upper hand. Lakota’s Destiney Long-Meyer made it a long afternoon for the Chieftains as the Raider junior went 4 for 4 with a triple and a double, two runs scored and four RBIs leading her team to an 11-2 win.
Aubrey Bickford picked up a pair of RBIs for Lakota (5-1, 1-1) with Nikkia Cooper, Sam Miller and Aspen Ray all adding one. Morgan Gangwer had three hits for Lakota, with Bryan Long-Meyer, Alaina Bickford and Miller all with two hits.
Gangwer picked up the win in the circle, striking out seven.
Emma Kirby and Sierra Beers drove in Hopewell-Loudon’s (1-8, 0-2) runs. Kassie Welly had two hits and Makayla Wilson tripled.
Warriors overpower SW
FOSTORIA – Julie Adelsperger went 3 for 4 with a pair of extra-base hits and Mackenzie Sowers drove in three runs Wednesday as Mohawk doubled up Midland Athletic League foe St. Wendelin, 10-5.
Adelsperger homered and doubled, scoring twice and knocking in a pair for the Warriors (6-2, 2-0 MAL).
Sowers added two singles and a run, Hannah Kieffer scored twice, doubled and singled, Cambria Kohlenberg singled twice, and Taylor McClain scored twice and lined two singles.
Winning pitcher Kasey Adelsperger (4-1) fanned eight and belted a double.
Allie Rutter doubled and singled for St. Wendelin (2-5, 0-2).
Edy Mowrey went 3 for 4, Raegan Preble doubled and losing pitcher Meghan Reiter (1-5) scored twice and drove in two runs with two singles. Reiter also struck out 11, but the Mohawks allowed four unearned runs.
A Taylor made win
UPPER SANDUSKY – Down, but not out. Not when Kate Taylor had a bat in her hands. Upper Sandusky faced its final at-bats trailing Riverdale 6-3. Taylor got things rolling as the Rams plated three in the seventh to force extra innings, where Taylor again stepped up with the game-winner, an RBI double to give her Rams a 7-6 victory.
“We played one of our more solid defensive games of the year,” Upper Sandusky coach David Young said. “The girls stayed in the game with their heads up and the will to win, and came through in the end. Kate Taylor had a solid hit in the bottom of the seventh to spark the Upper comeback, then came through in the bottom of the eighth with the game-winning hit.”
Maddison Stansberry had two hits for the Rams while Maranda Stansberry doubled and scored twice. Kelsi Knapp also scored a pair. Sara Gier picked up the win in relief, pitching the final five innings with five strikeouts.
St. Joe pulls away
After seeing St. Joe jump out to a 4-0 lead, Calvert began mounting a comeback with singles runs in the fourth and fifth innings.
Apparently the Crimson Streaks don’t like being challenged. After their lead got cut in half, St. Joe responded with four in the top of the sixth and cruised to an 8-3 win.
Calvert (3-3, 0-2) got two-hit games from Taylor Ritzler, Kate Brickner and Mikayla Dariano. Dariano had a double included in her day. Brickner and Dariano drove in runs.
NB clips Seneca East
NORTH BALTIMORE – North Baltimore used a three-run fifth to pull ahead of Seneca East for good Thursday, winning 7-5.
NB won despite a two-run homer from Paige Reichert and two hits and an RBI from Holly Bordner.
North Baltimore’s Hannah Brian had three hits, scored two runs and added an RBI. Rachel Peters had two hits and scored a run.
Bauman took the loss, slipping to 6-4, which matches Seneca East’s record. North Baltimore improved to 3-4, 1-0 in the MAL. Cheyanne Hernandez picked up the win for NB.