Seneca East outslugs Senecas in blowout victory
ATTICA – Seneca East plated 11 runs in a two-inning stretch to take control Wednesday in what became a 19-9 Midland Athletic League-opening win over Calvert.
The Tigers led 1-0 after the first inning, and used a six-run burst in the second to go up 7-2.
Calvert closed to within 7-5 in the top of the third, but Seneca East answered with five runs in the bottom of the third to push the lead to 12-5.
Calvert countered with four runs in the fifth, but the Tigers rebounded with five runs in the bottom of the frame.
Caitlin Sowers drove in three runs, doubled, singled and scored for the Tigers (4-2) and Kayleen England scored twice and chased in four runs with three singles.
Paige Reichert (2-1) helped her cause with two singles, two runs and an RBI.
Makayla Ruffing added three runs, two singles and an RBI, Cameil Ruffing scored three runs and singled twice, C.J. Linke had two runs, two singles and an RBI, Anna Martin scored three times and singled, Kristen Bowerman knocked in a pair and singled, and Rachel Bauman scored twice and singled.
Kate Brickner went 3 for 4 with a double, two RBIs and a run for Calvert, and Allison Huss scored twice, doubled and knocked in a run.
Losing pitcher Nichole Bickley (1-1) singled twice, scored twice and chased in two runs.
Blue Jackets swarm H-L
NEW RIEGEL – Taylor Kirian tossed a no-hitter and Hailey Theis hammered a homer Wednesday as New Riegel blanked Hopewell-Loudon, 15-0, in the Midland Athletic League opener for both.
Kirian (5-0) fanned eight in the five-inning game, allowing just two walks. She also shined at the plate, going 3 for 3 with two doubles, two runs and four RBIs.
Theis had a 3-for-3 day with two runs and two RBIs for the Blue Jackets (5-0), and Kara Scherger went 3 for 3 with three RBIs.
Taylor Arbogast drove in two runs and doubled, Emily Hohman and Leah Bouillon each scored twice and singled and Morgan Noftz scored three times.
Kelsey Coppus took the loss for the Chieftains.
Abby Park and Alaina Goshe each walked for H-L.
Blue Devils blank SW
CAREY – Carey erupted for four runs in second inning and Makenzie Wentling drove in three teammates Wednesday as Carey blanked St. Wendelin 9-0 in the Midland Athletic League opener for both teams.
Wentling singled and scored for the Blue Devils (3-3) and Chelsea Schlack added a run, RBI and double as part of the team’s 10-hit attack.
Sydney Wentling and Haley Hoepf each added two runs, a single and RBI, Chelsea Schlack doubled, scored and knocked in a run and Jordan Strahm singled twice and scored to help Ali Rymer (2-2) get the win.
“We played great solid defense and got timely hits,” Carey coach Teresa Jacoby said.
Meghan Reiter suffered the loss for the Mohawks (0-3).
Sammie Digby went 2 for 3 with a double, and Allie Rutter singled twice.
Stockaders slip past SJ
OLD FORT – Hali Kimmet scored on Sara Bell’s sac fly in the bottom of the 10th Wednesday as Old Fort clipped Fremont St. Joe 5-4 in the Midland Athletic League opener for both teams.
St. Joe scored twice in the fifth for a 4-1 lead, but the Stockaders (2-3) plated a run in the bottom of the frame and another in the seventh to force extra innings.
It stayed scoreless until the 10th.
Kimmet doubled for Old Fort and went to third on a Jordan Magers sacrifice. She could not score on Krista Ward’s single, but came home on Bell’s fly.
Alyssa Pence (2-2) got the win in relief of Magers.
Peyton Miller, Ward, Michaela Davidson and Sammy Miller each singled twice for Old Fort.
Warriors nip Raiders
SYCAMORE – Mackenzie Sowers scored the game’s lone run in the bottom of the sixth Wednesday as Mohawk beat Lakota, 1-0, to open Midland Athletic League play.
Sowers and Allison Price both doubled for the Warriors and winning pitcher Kasey Adelsperger (1-1) went 3 for 3.
Taylor McClain added two singles for Mohawk.
Morgan Gangwer suffered the loss for the Raiders.
Quiana Palos, Destiney Long-Meyer and Gangwer each singled.
BC shuts out Royals
NEW WASHINGTON – Sierra Hanes singled, scored and drove in two runs, part of a nine-run, 10-hit Buckeye Central onslaught against Wynford in a game the Buckettes won, 9-0.
Morgan Wurm struck out four, didn’t walk a batter and allowed just five hits in improving to 3-1.
Wurm has earned the decision in all of BC’s games.
She also scored two runs Thursday, while Alexis Mills singled and drove in a run.
Rams can’t hold on late
SHELBY – Shelby scratched out two runs in the bottom of the seventh Wednesday to complete a comeback and drop Upper Sandusky 7-5.
Upper Sandusky led 3-0 after the first inning, but had to score twice in the top of the seventh to tie the game.
“We hit the ball well in the first two innings then the bats went silent for four innings. Sara Gier pitched very well and held Shelby down for the first four innings,” Upper Sandusky coach David Young said.
“We just need to stay aggressive at the plate and cut down on our mistakes late in the game,” he said.
Sara Gier suffered the loss for the Rams.
Maranda Stansbery lined four singles and scored twice for Upper Sandusky. Justeen Searfoss singled twice and doubled and Maddison Stansbery tripled twice and singled.
PC overwhelms TC
PORT CLINTON – Port Clinton led 8-0 before Columbian found the scoreboard Wednesday in a 10-2 victory.
The Redskins scored single runs in the second and third innings before plating two in the fourth and four in the fifth.
Morgan Shalk (0-2) took the loss for the Tornadoes (0-2).
Macy Shock went 3 for 4 with an RBI. Autumn Taylor and Ronnie Daughenbaugh both scored, and Sam Gaietto added an RBI.