Lakota edges OF, stays unbeaten in SBC

PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE Lakota's Marissa Claburn throws a pitch during the game against Old Fort in Kansas Wednesday.

KANSAS ― In a game with 14 combined errors, it was Lakota that slipped past Old Fort, 5-4 in Sandusky Bay Conference River Division play in Kansas Wednesday.

Maekenzie Rathburn singled in the seventh inning and then came around to score on one of Old Fort’s eight errors to win the game.

Racquelle Kirian tripled for the Raiders.

For Old Fort (3-4, 2-2), losing pitcher Savannah McCoy tripled, singled and drove in a pair of runs, while Madison Guth and Ashlyn Magers doubled. Magers also singled and Kaley Ivy singled and drove in a run.

Marissa Claburn allowed four runs (one earned) on nine hits, while fanning five in a complete game in the circle. McCoy gave up five unearned runs on five hits. She struck out nine and didn’t issue a walk.

With the win, Lakota improved to 4-0 in the SBC River. The Raiders have as many wins as they did all of last season.

H-L walks through

Hornets in five innings

BASCOM ― Simply by looking at the score, you’d think Hopewell-Loudon swung the bats well against Cory-Rawson.

The Chieftains won 23-1 Wednesday.

H-L did swing the bats well ― when it had the opportunity. The Chieftains banged out nine hits, which included doubles from Zoe Kent, Kenzie Coleman and Olivia Zender.

The Hornets pitchers had an inability to find the plate. They issued 21 walks in the game, which included 11 in the first 1 1/3 innings of the contest. Hannah Brickner made four plate appearances Wednesday, and was given a free pass each time. She scored twice and was credited with two RBIs.

The offense was led by Coleman, who had two hits, two runs and two RBIs, and by Chloe Malagon, who had two hits, scored three times and had two RBIs.

Meanwhile, two Hopewell-Loudon pitchers combined on a five inning no-hitter, allowing the Hornets an unearned run in the fourth inning.

Macey Malagon started and went three innings, walking a pair and striking out four. Brickner relieved and threw two innings, striking out a pair.

Tornadoes clobber

Truckers, move to 3-3

NORWALK ― Carly Schafer had three doubles, Ava Sarka homered and Abby Chapman starred at the plate and in the circle Wednesday in Norwalk, as Columbian clobbered the Truckers 16-1.

The Tornadoes improved to 3-3.

Addie Morlock came up big for the Tornadoes, going 4 for 4 with a pair of doubles, a run scored and two RBIs. Schafer also had four hits, scored four times and drove in a run. Hunter Breidenbach doubled, tripled and went 3 for 4 with two runs scored and two RBIs, and Ava Sarka launched her third homer of the season. She scored two runs and drove in four.

Then there was Chapman, who doubled, tripled and drove in two runs.

But it was in the circle where Chapman stepped up. She threw six innings and allowed six hits while walking three and striking out eight. She allowed one earned run.

Haileigh Hutscher pitched a scoreless seventh for Columbian, walking one and striking out one.

Top of Carey order

sizzles against Mohawk

SYCAMORE ― The first four batters in Carey’s lineup were practically unstoppable Wednesday, and the Blue Devils rolled to a 15-3 win over Northern 10 Athletic Conference rival Mohawk 15-3.

Combined, the top four batters in Carey’s batting order went 11 for 13, with a homer, a triple, two doubles and nine RBIs.

It started with leadoff hitter Hailey Niederkohr, who went 3 for 4 with a homer, three runs scored and an RBI. No. 2 hitter Emma Wagner doubled and tripled, scored three times and drove in three runs. No. 3 hitter Bridget Mullholand had two hits, including a double, scored three times and drove in two runs. Cleanup batter Hannah Lonsway had two hits, scored three times and drove in three runs.

In addition, Lexia Clinger doubled, drove in three runs and scored, while Mary Racheter singled and drove in three runs.

Meanwhile, Mullholand went five innings in the circle, allowing three runs, two earned, on four hits. She struck out seven and walked three. She picked up the win as the Blue Devils improved to 7-3, 4-2 in the N10.

Tess Weinandy had two hits, scored and drove in a run for Mohawk, while Victoria Phillips and MaKenna Hurley each drove in a run.

Madi Chester started in the circle and took the loss, going an inning and two-thirds and allowing nine runs, eight earned on seven hits. She struck out two and walked four.

Mohawk dropped to 7-2, 3-2.

Schwochow slows

Bellevue bats

BELLEVUE ― Hunter Schwochow kept Bellevue’s powerful lineup in check, allowing just one earned run in a complete game victory as the Fliers upended the Lady Red 6-3.

For Clyde coach Marc Marshall, it was career win No. 496.

Schwochow allowed six hits, struck out six and walked two. She allowed three runs, but only one was earned.

She was backed by Julia Munoz, who had three hits, which included a double and by Murissa Drown and Delaney Gill, who each had two hits and two doubles. Clyde’s Kylie Cantu added a double, while Grace Knehr and Schwochow each added a single.

For Bellevue, Riley Mohr and Jillian Sumser each doubled, while Raquelle Seamon and Kearston Lunsford singled.

Taking the loss in the circle was Kennedy Ryan, who allowed six runs, four earned in 5 1/3 innings. She walked two and struck out two.

Wildcats claim slugfest

ELMORE ― Macie Wellons homered and doubled, and Woodmore outlasted Fostoria, 15-11 Wednesday.

The Wildcats and Redmen combined for 28 hits and eight errors. Fostoria tied the game at 11 with three runs in the fifth, but Woodmore scored in the bottom of the inning to retake the lead, then added three insurance runs in the sixth.

Kennedy Bringman and Sydney Buhrow each doubled and had three hits for the Wildcats, while Dalany Hablitzel got the win in the circle.

Fostoria (1-4-1, 0-2 Northern Buckeye Conference) got a homer and single from Kyhra Baeder, and also received three hits from Angelina Puente. Kyah Talley tripled and singled for Fostoria, while JennaLeigh McCumber doubled and singled.

Kaybriaunna Kleinmark took the loss in the circle for the Redmen.

Quick start boosts Blue Jackets

NEW RIEGEL ― Behind strong pitching from freshman Aubrey Bouillon and a 10-0 lead after three innings, New Riegel run-ruled Calvert 13-3 in five innings Wednesday in Sandusky Bay Conference River Division play.

Kaitlyn Kirian hit three singles and drove in a pair of runs for the Blue Jackets, while Bouillon singled and drove in a run, Kristin Coleman tripled and drove in a pair of runs and Sydney Hohman finished with a triple, a single and an RBI. Jordan Hohman and Julia Reinhart both drove in a run.

Maddie Schumacher belted a home run and drove in three runs for the Senecas. Frannie Webb lined two singles.

Bouillon went all five innings allowing three runs on seven hits. She fanned seven and walked a pair. Caitlyn Borer took the loss in three innings of work. She gave up 10 runs (one earned) on six hits.

The Senecas committed six errors.

Rams jump all over Rockets

MORRAL ― Upper Sandusky was ready to go Wednesday, scoring 10 runs in the first three innings en route to a 14-2 run-rule of Ridgedale in Northern 10 Athletic Conference play.

The Rams collected 12 hits as Jenna Rodriguez tallied a home run, three singles, four runs and four RBIs to lead the Rams (7-5, 4-1). Alexis Fogle added a double, two singles, two runs and two RBIs.

Jordyn Nutter had a single and scored a run for the Rockets (5-4, 2-4).

Alivia Oney (6-2) went four innings giving up a pair of runs on three hits. She also struck out eight.

Olivia VanBuskirk took the loss for the Rockets.