Miller blasts OF to .500
OLD FORT – Sammy Miller belted her first-career home run, and scored twice to power Old Fort to a 5-2 win over Genoa.
The game was scoreless into the fifth inning when Genoa got on the board. But Old Fort countered with four in the bottom of the frame.
Mackenzie Ward went 3 for 3 with a double and two RBIs for the Stockaders, who evened up their season mark at 3-3. Allison Adelsperger also drove in two.
Alyssa Pence picked up the win in the circle.
Blue Jackets stay unbeaten
MOUNT BLANCHARD – New Riegel had as many home runs and Riverdale had hits Thursday, as the Blue Jackets went on the road and blasted the Falcons, 17-3, in five innings.
Home runs came off the bats of Taylor Kirian and Kara Scherger, who each drove in three on the afternoon with Scherger adding a double.
Morgan Noftz helped pace the Blue Jacket attack, going 3 for 4 with a double, three RBIs and four runs scored. Taylor Arbogast doubled, tripled, scored and drove in three. Hailey Theis was 4 for 4, tripling, driving in a run and scoring three times.
Also for New Riegel (6-0), Lauren Zoeller had two RBIs, Leah Bouillon scored three times and Brittany Gillig, Gidge Elchert and Haley Hoepf all added runs.
TC drops NOL opener
Columbian dropped its Northern Ohio League opener to Willard, 21-4 Thursday.
In the loss, the Tornadoes got RBIs from Macey Shock, Brittany DuMonte, Hannah Hupp and Bre Coffman. Shock, Autum Kuzma and Sierra Shope had two-hit days, with Shock adding a triple. Sam Gaietto doubled and scored a run.
SW breaks into win column
VAN BUREN – Mikayla Gilliland scored three times and Meghan Reiter struck out eight Thursday to key St. Wendelin’s 5-1 win over Van Buren.
Gilliland went 3 for 4 with a triple for the Mohawks (1-3), who earned their first win.
Reiter scattered five hits and a walk, and weathered three errors by her team. She also singled and scored.
Krystal Krout added a single and two RBIs and Edy Mowrey singled twice and knocked in a run.
Losing pitcher Nichole Miller also fanned eight, and she went 3 for 4 for the Black Knights with a run and double.
Erin Neall doubled and drove in Miller.
BC holds off Wynford
BUCYRUS – The day couldn’t have started off much better for Buckeye Central, as it posted six runs in the top of the first. But any thoughts of an early afternoon and a blowout win were premature as Wynford rallied back getting within one, 6-5, by the end of the second inning.
But Buckeye Central didn’t fold and held off the Royals for a 9-7 North Central Conference win.
Skylar Johnson had a pair of triples, drove home two runs and scored for the Bucks (4-1, 2-0). Morgan Wurm doubled, singled, scored, had two RBIs and was the game’s winning pitcher, striking out six.
Maddie Fagan, Sierra Hanes and Hailey Hildebrand also had RBIs.
Wynford drops to 0-7, 0-2.
Errors trip Senecas
MONROEVILLE – Monroeville snapped a 3-3 tie with three runs in the bottom of the third Thursday and held off Calvert from there for a 7-5 win.
The Eagles (3-3) took a 3-0 lead in the second, but Calvert knotted the score in the top of the third.
The Senecas (1-2) got within 6-5 with a pair of runs in the top of the fifth, but Monroeville tacked on a run in the bottom of the frame.
Gabby Bennett (0-1) took the loss, giving up one earned run in the first three innings. Calvert committed five errors.
Nichole Bickley drove in three runs and doubled twice for Calvert. Taylor Ritzler and Nicole Fretz each singled twice and Kate Brickner had two runs and a single.
Rams find win late
CRESTLINE – It took extra innings but Upper Sandusky pulled out a victory, beating Crestline 10-8.
Down by two going into the seventh inning Upper Sandusky tallied two runs to tie things up.
Both teams were held scoreless in the following two innings, but the Rams came up with two more runs in the 10th inning to put the game away.
Justeen Searfoss had a single and two runs scored for the Rams, Katie Taylor had two singles and two runs while Kalene Johnson had two singles and two runs. Maranda Stansbery had a single, a triple, and one run, Kelsi Knapp had three singles and one run, Sara Gier had a single and one run, and Adrianna Frey added one run. Gier was the games winning pitcher giving up four hits and striking out one.