Day of the Devils
Dani Bardinelli-Clark put Carey up for good with a two-run homer in the fourth inning in the opener, and four teammates bashed two hits in the second game as the Blue Devils swept Columbian 9-5 and 9-1 Saturday.
Columbian took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first in the first game, but Carey used a single run in the third and another in the fourth to tie the game before Bardinelli-Clark’s blast gave the Blue Devils a 4-2 edge.
The Tornadoes cut that to 4-3 in the bottom of the fourth on Sam Gaietto’s solo homer, but Carey outscored TC 5-2 from there to pull away.
Makenzie Wentling, Abby Hall and Haley Hoepf each singled, scored and drove in a run for Carey, Hannah Draper scored twice, singled twice and knocked in a run and Chelsea Schlack scored twice and singled.
Columbian got two runs, a double and single from Roni Daughenbaugh, while Brittany DuMonte (run) and Autum Kuzma (RBI) both doubled and singled. Hannah Hupp singled twice, Kendalyn Sarka drove in two runs and singled and Gaietto added a single.
In the second game, Schlack scored twice, singled twice and drove in a run for Carey (8-6), while Wentling, Taylor Fletcher and Draper (RBI) each singled twice and scored.
Bardenelli-Clark (run, RBI) doubled and Hoepf (run, RBI) singled.
Rymer (7-4) earned both wins for Carey, while Schalk (1-13) suffered both losses for the Tornadoes (1-13). Columbian committed three errors in the first game and four in the second.
Sierra Shope went 3 for 5 in the nightcap for TC and Hupp and Bre Coffman each singled.
Stockaders Ward off St. Mary
SANDUSKY – Krista Ward finished 4 for 7 with three doubles and four runs Saturday as Old Fort swept Sandusky St. Mary 7-1 and 11-1.
Ward doubled twice, scored twice and drove in a pair in the opener, and added a double, single and two runs in the second game for the Stockaders (9-6).
Peyton Miller added a 3-for-4 effort with a triple in the first game, Hali Kimmet tripled and singled, Jordan Magers drove in two runs with a double and single and Addi Reineck singled twice.
Magers fanned seven and scattered three hits and two walks to get the win.
Alyssa Pence (5-3) earned the win in the second game, striking out five and allowing just five hits and two walks.
Michaela Davidson scored twice and drove in three runs with a double and single, Makenzie Ward had two runs, a double and single and Allison Adelsperger scored three times and singled.
Bucks go 1-1
GALION – Sidney Long drove in three runs and scored another to key Buckeye Central’s 7-2 win in the opener, but Northmor held the Bucks in check in the second game Saturday for a 3-2 victory.
Long doubled and singled in the opener to help Morgan Wurm (9-10) earn the win. Wurm also singled twice and drove in a run.
Nicole Tschanen and Sierra Hanes each added two runs, a double and a single, with Tschanen also knocking in a run. Maddie Fagan singled twice and Skylar Johnson singled and scored as part of the 11-hit attack.
The Bucks managed just four hits the second game and scored both of their runs in the seventh inning.
Miranda Wurm (0-1) suffered the loss and doubled.
Kiser and Morgan Wurm each had a double and RBI, and Fagan singled. Hailey Hildebrand and Tschanen each scored.
Raiders bounce back in nightcap
KANSAS – Arcadia used a nine-run burst in the fifth inning to claim a 17-6 win in the opener, but Lakota rebounded Saturday for a 9-6 victory in the second game.
Morgan Gangwer had both decisions for Lakota, which led 6-5 in the first game before the Redskins powered off.
Bryan Long-Meyer scored twice, drove in two runs and tripled for the Raiders in the first game.
Aspen Ray and Alaina Bickford both singled twice and scored.
Nikkia Cooper went 3 for 4 with a double and four RBIs in Game 2 for Lakota, and Aubrey Bickford had a 3-for-3 effort with two RBIs.
Alaina Bickford singled twice and Destiny Long-Meyer scored twice and singled.