SE turns tables on Ridgedale

One day after losing 1-0 to Rockets, Sauers throws three-hit shutout

PHOTO BY STEVE WILLIAMS Seneca East pitcher Lauren Sauers delivers against Ridgedale Saturday in Attica.

ATTICA –A day after being shutout 1-0 by Ridgedale, Seneca East returned the favor.

Brooke Enders’ single plated Jessica Bowerman in the first inning, and gave the Tigers a 1-0 edge on the Rockets.

Then, SE starting pitcher Lauren Sauers made the run stand up. She fired seven scoreless innings, allowing just three hits while walking a pair and striking out seven.

Sauers also doubled and singled for the Tigers, who improved to 12-7 overall and to 7-7 in the Northern 10 Athletic Conference.

Seneca East notched five hits — four singles — off Ridgedale starter Olivia VanBuskirk. Enders had two singles, while Bailey Hamilton and Lauren Bogner each had a base hit.

Van Buskirk doubled in the loss, which dropped the Rockets to 11-14, 3-12. Tori Bennett and Lyndsay Park accounted for Ridgedale’s other two hits.

Seneca East will host Upper Sandusky in the regular season finale Monday. It will play in the Division IV district semifinals Tuesday against Lucas in Shelby. It’s the second game of a doubleheader, with first pitch set for 6:30 p.m.

Calvert splits with Royals

Calvert attempted two late rallies during a doubleheader with Wynford Saturday.

It completed the comeback in Game 1, scoring three runs in the bottom of the sixth and edging the Royals 7-6.

In the second game, Calvert went to the seventh down 12-7. It scored two runs, but fell 12-9 to Wynford.

In the first game, Calvert was paced at the plate by Maddie Schumacher, who tripled, scored twice and drove in two runs. Bria Coleman also tripled, scored twice and drove in a run, while Maria Goshe singled and drove in three. Shelby Hemminger singled twice and scored twice, while Maddy Ball singled and scored.

Christina Park picked up the win in the circle, throwing a complete game and allowing six runs, three earned, on six hits. She struck out five and walked two.

Much of Park’s struggles Saturday came at the hands of Wynford’s Jenna Coffman, who tripled twice and doubled. She scored twice and drove in a run. Morgan Beaschler added two hits and a run, while Bailey Alspach singled and drove in a run. Hannah Messmer took the loss in the circle. She went a complete six innings, giving up seven runs, six earned, on six hits. She walked one and struck out three.

In Game 2, Calvert grabbed a 2-0 lead after one inning, only to watch the Royals rally with a run in the second and four in the third. The Senecas tied the game at 5 with three runs in the third, but Wynford took the lead for good with a five-run burst in the fifth.

Again, Coffman was in the middle of things. She had three hits and three RBIs, scoring twice. She also notched her third triple of the afternoon. Alpach added three hits and an RBI. She had one of Wynford’s three Game 2 doubles. Madison Wagner added three hits, three runs and two runs batted in.

Meanwhile, Messmer bounced back from her Game 1 loss to get the victory. She threw all seven innings, allowing nine runs, eight of which were earned. She struck out four and walked one.

Calvert had 15 hits in the second game, including three extra-base hits.

Hemminger — who tripled — finished 4 for 4 with three RBIs and two runs scored. Bria Coleman also had a a triple to go with a single, three runs scored and an RBI. Maddie Schumacher doubled, singled and scored a run for the Senecas, with Ashlee Shilee singling and driving in two runs. Sydney Johnson contributed two hits and three RBIs, while Erin Wagner singled and scored twice.

Park took the loss. She threw 4 1/3 innings, allowing seven runs, but only two were earned. She allowed 13 hits and didn’t walk or strike out a batter. Ashley Reinhart started and threw 2 2/3 innings, walking four and striking out two. She allowed five runs, four earned on three hits.

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