Blue Devils take Ayersville Tourney
DEFIANCE — Carey won the Ayersville Pilot Tournament Saturday after getting wins against Continental, North Baltimore and Ayersville.
Carey and Continental both tallied three hits, but Carey drew 18 walks in a 15-4 win. The bats got going in the contest with North Baltimore with 18 hits in an 11-1 victory. Then the Blue Devils held off the Pilots 5-3 in the final game.
Hailey Niederkohr tripled and drove in four runs for the Blue Devils (9-3) against Continental. Alaina Tiell added a double and four RBIs, while Carmen Conigy singled and drove in a run.
Bridget Mullholand gave up four runs on three hits, while fanning six in five innings for Carey.
Kenzie Row belted four singles and drove in a run against North Baltimore. The Blue Devils also got three singles and three RBIs from Mullholand, two singles and three RBIs by Lexia Clinger, two singles and an RBI from Hannah Lonsway and Mary Racheter, and a single and an RBI each from Tiell and Makenzie Snyder. Niederkohr lined a pair of singles.
Lonsway pitched a complete game, allowing a run on six hits and walking two.
In the game with Ayersville, the Blue Devils hopped out to a 5-0 advantage through three innings before Ayersville had a three-run fifth.
Niederkohr tripled, doubled and scored two runs, while Row doubled and drove in two runs and Lonsway and Emma Wagner both singled and drove in a run. Clinger doubled and drove in a run.
Mullholand got her second win of the day with a complete-game victory. She gave up three runs on five hits. She fanned 13 and walked five.
Fostoria nipped by Ross
FREMONT — Fostoria scored three runs in the top of the sixth inning to give itself a 7-6 lead over Fremont Ross Saturday.
But the Little Giants came back with two runs in the bottom of the inning, and claimed an 8-7 non-conference victory.
Jakai Harper-Horn had a double and a single for Fremont Ross.
Anna Puente had four hits for the Redmen, including a double and a homer, while Meredith Grine tripled, doubled and singled. Kaybriauna Kleinmark took the loss for Fostoria (2-5).
Kirian keys Blue Jackets’ rout
NEW RIEGEL — Kaitlyn Kirian doubled, had three hits, scored twice and drove in two runs, then pitched an inning of scoreless relief as New Riegel dismissed Lakota 11-1.
Kayleigh Lininger also shined in the circle and at the plate for the Blue Jackets. She went 2 for 3 with an RBI, and started in the circle, throwing four innings. She allowed a run while striking out four, walking one and allowed three hits.
Jenna Gabel added a hit and drove in two runs, Aubrey Bouillon had two hits and two runs, and Kristin Coleman had two hits and three runs.
Maddie Bowling pitched a complete four innings for Lakota, taking the loss. She allowed 11 runs, nine earned, on 12 hits while walking two and striking out four.
Leanne Craun singled and scored for the Raiders, while Mackenzie Rathburn and Jenna Ranzenberger each singled.
H-L splits twin bill with TC
BASCOM — A doubleheader between Hopewell-Loudon and Columbian Saturday was highlighted by six home runs, 15 extra-base hits and 33 runs.
When it was over, each team claimed a win. Hopewell-Loudon doubled up the Tornadoes 16-8 in Game 1; TC rebounded with a 7-2 victory in Game 2.
In the first game, Hopewell-Loudon’s offense rolled. Led by Kenzie Coleman’s two homers and five RBIs, the Chieftains scored in each of the first four innings. Hopewell-Loudon hammered five home runs in the win, one each by Brook Breidenbach, Macey Malagon and Zoe Kent.
Malagon finished the game 3 for 4 with four RBIs and two runs. Chloe Malagon added two hits, two runs and two RBIs. Zoe Kent also scored twice and drove in two runs.
For Columbian, Kennedy Coots had two hits — one of which was a homer, the other a double — and drove in three runs. Carly Shafer had another outstanding game, going 4 for 4 with an RBI and two runs. Ava Sarka had two hits, two RBIs and scored twice, while Addie Morlock singled and drove in a run.
Dani Keckler added two hits and an RBI and a run.
Macey Malagon threw seven innings for Hopewell-Loudon, picking up the win. She allowed eight runs, two earned, on 15 hits. She struck out six and didn’t walk a batter.
Abby Chapman took the loss, going four innings, allowing nine runs, three earned, on seven hits. She struck out four and walked three.
In Game 2, it was again Coots who provided the power for TC with a homer and double and three RBIs. Haileigh Kutscher added two hits, two runs and two RBIs, while Dani Keckler doubled, scored and drove in a run. Sarka added two hits and Madison Naugle doubled.
Chapman picked up the win in the circle. She threw six shutout innings, striking out six and walking three.
For Hopewell-Loudon, Chelsey Depinet broke up the shutout with a two-run homer off reliever Megan Fry in the seventh, which scored Elly Falter, who had singled.
Hannah Brickner took the loss. She threw a complete seven innings, allowing 12 hits and seven runs, but only two were earned. She struck out two and walked one.