Stockaders rout Panthers in district semifinal
OAK HARBOR — It was pretty evident Old Fort was ready to play Tuesday in a Division IV district semifinal matchup with Sandusky St. Mary.
The Stockaders scored in five of six innings, including a five-run fifth in a 13-3 run-rule.
With the victory, Old Fort will face Gibsonburg — for the second straight year — Friday at 5 p.m. in the district final.
The bats were rocking as the Stockaders produced 17 hits. Ashlynn Magers had five of them — all singles — as she drove in a run for Old Fort. Makinsey Black hit three singles and drove in four runs, MarcQue Harris doubled, singled twice and drove in a run, Savannah McCoy lined two singles and Laini Gillett homered. Sarah Hossler doubled and drove in two runs, Hanna Bilger singled and drove in a pair of runs and Madison Guth tripled.
Caylee Fetter and Sara Bias hit a home run for the Panthers as Fetter drove in a pair of runs.
Hossler was the winning pitcher, allowing one earned run on seven hits, while fanning a pair and walking two in six innings. Allison Weilnau took the loss. She gave up 10 runs on 14 hits in five frames.
Ardner’s win lifts Calvert
HURON — Calvert didn’t have one of their singles players available Tuesday against Huron, but it didn’t seem to be a problem as Xavier Ardner stepped in and won a third singles match, which gave the Senecas a 3-2 win over the Tigers.
At singles, Calvert’s Will Klepper downed Sam Slute 6-4, 6-2 at No. 1, Josh Recker beat Jeremiah Green 7-5, 6-1 at No. 2 and Ardner topped Jackson Foley 6-1, 4-6, 6-1.
In doubles play, Huron’s Jake Slope and Nick Ritzler upended Hannah Burns and Lexie White 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1, while the No. 2 doubles team of Graham McGlashen and Oliver Clouse beat Hannah Kelbley and Alec Zimmerman 6-0, 6-1.
Calvert (5-7) plays Fostoria today for its last match of the season.
TC can’t hold off Streaks
It looked like Columbian was walking away with a non-league win against Fremont St. Joe Tuesday, but the Streaks had a different idea.
The Tornadoes led 6-2 after five innings, but St. Joe plated seven runs in the top of the sixth to get a 9-6 victory.
Riley Sendelbach (2B), Donavan Magill (2B) and Griffin Bunting all had two hits and an RBI for the Tornadoes, while Tyson Price doubled and drove in a run and Matt Boes singled and drove in a run.
Bunting took the loss for the Tornadoes, allowing six runs on four hits in 2 1/3 innings of work. Jacob Banks was the starter, not giving up a hit and fanning four in three innings.