Tornadoes club three homers, power past Sandusky

Prep Softball Roundup

PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE Columbian softball players celebrate a home run by Abby Chapman during the game against Sandusky in Tiffin Thursday.

Columbian put on an offensive display Thursday, hitting three home runs, seven extra-base hits and handing Sandusky its first Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Conference loss 12-8.

Ava Sarka had only one of Columbian’s 13 hits.

But it may have been the biggest hit of the year.

Sarka smacked a grand slam, her fourth homer of the year and her second in as many games.

Addie Morlock and Abby Chapman also homered, while Carly Schafer had three hits — including a triple — while scoring twice and driving in a run.

Leadoff hitter Dani Keckler also had a big day, with three hits, two runs and two RBIs. Two of those hits were doubles. Chapman also had a double in the win. Hunter Breidenbach added two hits and scored a run, and Morlock had a pair of RBIs.

Chapman got the complete-game win for the Tornadoes (4-3), allowing three earned runs and 10 hits and walking four. She struck out six.

Fliers blast Perkins

SANDUSKY — Clyde took it to Perkins Thursday, overrunning the Pirates 18-2 in Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division play.

For Fliers coach Marc Marshall, the win was the 497th of his career.

Hunter Schwochow got the win in the circle, going five innings and allowing one earned run. She walked four and struck out eight.

At the plate for the Fliers, Chase Arndt and Grace Knehr had two hits each, while

Kendall Bailey, Kylie Cantu and Kamden Taylor each had one.

Bowerman has career day as Seneca East drubs Crestline

CRESTLINE — Jess Bowerman had a day to remember Thursday in Crestline.

Truthfully, so did a number of Seneca East hitters.

Bowerman went 3 for 4 at the plate with a grand slam, a triple, two runs scored and seven RBIs, and Seneca East pounded the Bulldogs 32-7.

Lauren Bogner had three hits, four RBIs and three runs scored for the Tigers, while Katrina Kagy went 3 for 5 with three hits and four RBIs. Bailey Hamilton had two hits, three runs scored and three RBIs. Gwen Johnson scored six times while getting three hits and driving in three runs.

Seneca East improved to 6-4. Halle Rotruck got the win in the circle, going five innings, allowing 10 hits while striking out five and walking one.

Crestline pitchers walked 15.

Blue Jackets ride flurry in the sixth

MONROEVILLE — New Riegel saved its scoring for the seventh, and handed Monroeville its first loss in the process.

Bria Dailey and Kaitlyn Kirian each ripped two-run doubles and New Riegel took advantage of two errors Thursday — all in the top of the seventh — to double up the previously unbeaten Eagles 6-3.

Monroeville (9-1) looked to have the game in hand through the sixth inning.

The Eagles scored twice in the second and once in the sixth for a 3-0 lead while holding New Riegel to just four singles up to that point, never allowing more than one baserunner in an inning.

That changed in the seventh.

Julia Reinhart led off by being hit by a pitch and was replaced by courtesy runner Gracie Gosche, who moved to second when Sydney Hohman reached on an error.

Jordan Hohman drew a walk to load the bases and Jenna Gabel grounded out to score Gosche and move both Hohmans up a base.

Sydney Hohman then scored and Jordan Hohman went to third when Marianna Tiell reached on an error, and Tiell stole second before Dailey blasted her two-run double.

Aubrey Bouillon singled Dailey to third and went to second on Kristin Coleman’s groundout before Kirian crushed her two-run double to make it 6-3.

Reinhart was then hit by a pitch again, but Sydney Hohman flew out to center to end the threat.

Monroeville got a runner on with two outs in the bottom of the seventh, but a groundout preserved the complete-game win for Bouillon (4-0).

Bouillon ended with two singles for New Riegel (9-3).

Carley Helmstetter (8-1) suffered the loss, allowing the game’s only earned run.

Emily Kradlak, Alexandria Carper and Jessica Hayes each singled twice for the Eagles, with Kradlak and Carper both scoring. Sydney Meisler had a single and RBI and Callie Roesser scored.

Bellevue blasts Shelby

BELLEVUE — Alex Fiske and Riley Mohr each homered, Kearston Lunsford tripled and Raquelle Seamon doubled Thursday to fuel Bellevue’s 11-1 thumping of Shelby.

Fiske and Lunsford each went 3 for 3 for the Redmen and Mohr and Seamon each added a single.

Hannah Hill picked up the win.

Redmen batter Northwood

FOSTORIA — Simply put, Fostoria unloaded Thursday on Northern Buckeye Conference foe Northwood.

Kyhra Baeder belted two homers and two doubles, Meredith Grine smacked two triples, a homer and a single, Tia Overton homered and doubled and Jasmine Groves drilled three singles and a double to fuel a 21-7 win for the Redmen.

Jennaleigh McCumber added four singles, Angelina Puente singled twice and doubled, winning pitcher Kaybriauna Kleinmark and Raelynn Hoffman both singled twice, and Sierra Kleinmark singled in the onslaught.