Jackets end upset bid
FOSTORIA – The state’s coaches ranked New Riegel No. 3 in Division IV in their latest poll, yet it was St. Wendelin holding a three-run lead after one inning of play Tuesday in Fostoria.
The Blue Jackets though quickly put an end to any upset thoughts, answering the Mohawks with four runs in the second, and then five more in the fourth to firmly take control, en route to a 15-6 win.
Morgan Noftz and Taylor Arbogast each launched home runs to fuel the Blue Jacket charge. Noftz added a triple to her day while Arbogast had three hits and drove in a team-high four runs.
Taylor Kirian went 4 for 5 with three RBIs for New Riegel (18-4). Lauren Zoeller doubled, had a pair of singles and also drove in three.
Lauren Ladd and Brittany Gillig also had RBIs. Leah Bouillon had a two hits with a triple.
Allie Rutter doubled twice, singled and drove in a run for St. Wendelin (6-9, 1-4). Sammie Digby and Cailin Reineck each had two hits with RBIs. Mikayla Gilliand, Edy Mowery and Cortney Babb also had RBIs.
Carey wins thriller
CAREY – For the first six innings, not much was happening on the offensive end of Carey’s Midland Athletic League clash with Seneca East. Both pitchers – Carey’s Ali Rymer and Seneca East’s Rachel Bauman – made sure of it.
Then things began to get interesting in the seventh.
Bauman doubled home two to give Seneca East a 2-1 lead heading into Carey’s final at-bats. Raven Maloney knocked in Haley Hoepf for the second time on the day to force extra innings. There, Dani Berardinelli-Clark’s line drive single to left scored Hannah Draper as Carey walked off with a 3-2 win.
Rymer got the win, pitching a full eight innings scattering 10 hits, striking out seven. Bauman allowed seven hits in seven-and-a-third innings with six strikeouts.
Rams drop pitcher’s duel
BUCYRUS – Upper Sandusky and Bucyrus engaged in a pitcher’s duel Tuesday. But, Bucyrus’ Taylor Rossman had just a little bit more than Upper Sandusky’s Sara Gier. Rossman struck out 15 in a 3-hitter as her Redmen topped the Rams 2-1.
Gier tossed a 3-hitter of her own striking out six. Justeen Searfoss had a double for the Rams.
“Upper ran into a very good, hard throwing pitcher tonight at Bucyrus,” Upper Sandusky coach David Young said. “She shut us down for six innings, then in the seventh we stringed a couple hits together to get on the scoreboard. It was a well played, well pitched game by both sides. Sara Gier pitched a great game for the Lady Rams, only giving up three hits to a very good Bucyrus squad.”