TC collects 14 hits in win
The Columbian bats were ready to go Saturday with 14 hits in a 12-1 run-rule of Bucyrus in non-league play.
Ava Sarka homered, hit three singles and drove in three runs for TC, while Dani Keckler added a home run, a double, a single and two RBIs, Kennedy Coots homered, singled twice and drove in three runs and Carly Schafer and Hunter Breidenbach both singled and drove in a run.
Abby Chapman was the winning pitcher, allowing an unearned run on three hits, while fanning four and walking one in four innings. Haileigh Kutscher pitched two scoreless innings of relief with three strikeouts.
Taylor leaps to second for Redmen at NBC Track Championships
PEMBERVILLE — Dashani Taylor claimed second in the girls long jump to highlight Fostoria’s efforts Saturday at the Northern Buckeye Conference Championships.
Taylor sailed 16-4 3/4 to take runner-up honors in the long jump.
Fostoria finished eighth in both meets, with the girls scoring 32 points and boys ending with eight.
The best finish for the boys came from the 4×100 team of Robert Pina, Bryan Stenson, Landen Powell and Dominic Jackson taking sixth (48.35).
Weingart third at sectional
FREMONT — Columbian freshman Jacob Weingart claimed third Saturday at the Division I sectional tournament.
Weingart fell 6-2, 6-3 in the semifinals before beating Mansfield Madison’s Gaven Remy via an injury default.
The top four automatically qualified for the district tournament at Bowling Green State University, which begins Wednesday.
Rams doubles team
advances to district
SHELBY — With a trip to districts already set, the Upper Sandusky doubles team of Grant Bower and Anson Hill played for seeding Saturday at Shelby.
Unfortunately, the pair lost 6-0, 6-0 to a doubles team from Lexington and 6-4, 6-2 to a team from Shelby.
As a result, the two will be a four seed heading into the district tournament this week.
“We lost to two really good doubles teams today, but it showed us what level we have to raise our play to in the districts,” Rams coach Aaron Frazee said. “We will work this week to improve.”