FOSTORIA - It would've been easy for Fostoria to pack up the ship and get ready for Game 2, trailing Hopewell-Loudon by four in the seventh inning of Saturday's opener. But instead, the Redmen rallied, scoring five in the seventh to steal an 8-7 win.
They kept that momentum going into Game 2, scoring multiple runs in each of the first five innings en route to an 11-5 win.
In the opener, Erica Moore paced the Fostoria offense with three hits and three runs. Jada Hampton added a double and a single. Fostoria was helped by six Chieftain errors.
PHOTO BY PAT GAIETTO
Hopewell-Loudon's Kayla Wilson slides under the tag of Fostoria's Jada Hampton as she steals second during a game Saturday in?Fostoria.
PHOTO BY PAT GAIETTO
Hopewell-Loudon’s Gabby?Gregg?(left) goes after a fly ball as teammate Keely Hoover provides back up during Saturday’s game against?Fostoria.
Kelsey Coppus had three hits and two RBIs for H-L. Gabby Gregg also drove in two.
In Game 2, Hampton had a pair of base hits and two RBIs. Breanna Biles singled, doubled and scored three times. Kassie Welly had three hits for Hopewell-Loudon and Lileigh Bower added a pair of base hits. Gregg doubled.
Mohawk plays home run derby
ARCADIA - Mohawk had more home runs than Arcadia had hits stretching across both games of Saturday's doubleheader. Five different Warriors contributed to the six home runs hit (three in each game).
Arcadia, meanwhile, was only able to string together four hits in the opener, an 11-8 Mohawk win, before getting 1-hit in the second game, a 12-1 Warrior triumph.
In Game 1, Cambria Kohlenberg, Julie Adelsperger and Hannah Kieffer all sent balls over the fence. Kieffer and Adelsperger also added doubles, as did Brooke Weinandy. Weinandy had three hits and drove in a team-high four runs in the game. Adelsperger and Kieffer each also had three hits, each driving home two. Taylor McClain also had an RBI.
Kasey Adelsperger picked up the win in the circle, her sixth of the year.
She came back in the second game to toss a one-hitter, and helped her own cause with some offensive pop. She homered, doubled and singled, driving in four. Kohlenberg hit her second home run of the day and Charlotte Moes also sent one over the fence. Moes and Kohlenberg each had a pair of RBIs, Kohlenberg also doubled.
After dropping its first two of the year, Mohawk has now won 11 straight. Arcadia falls to 8-4.
Blue Jackets bounce back
LAGRANGE - Snapping out of a losing streak is tough. Doing it against some of the toughest competition in the state is even tougher. But playing at the Prebis Memorial Classic at LaGrange Keystone High School, New Riegel was able to snap out of its three-game slide with a pair of big wins Saturday.
The Blue Jackets began their day downing D-II Vermilion, 7-5, and the reigning D-III state runner-up Columbia Station Columbia 9-0.
Against Vermilion, New Riegel seized control with a six-run outburst in the fourth inning. Morgan Noftz doubled, singled and drove in two. Lauren Zoeller also brought in a pair of runs. Taylor Arbogast had two doubles and an RBI while Taylor Kirian had a pair of singles, doubled and drove in a run.
Kirian also picked up the win in the circle going the distance, scattering eight hits and struck out six.
Against Columbia, Kirian pitched a five-hit shutout. She helped her cause with a home run and two RBIs. Noftz added a double and two more RBIs while Arbogast had three hits and scored three runs. Zoeller also had an RBI.
Rams take two from TC
MANSFIELD - Columbian went on a road and dropped a pair to Mansfield Madison. But, despite the loses, coach Tom Artino said he was happy with the amount of heart his girls showed. After falling 10-3 in the opener, Columbian trailed Madison 14-5 going into the seventh inning of Game 2. When it might have been easy to just pack the equipment up and get back on the bus, Columbian fought back. The Tornadoes scored 11 runs in the top of the seventh to take a 16-14 lead. Unfortunately, they couldn't keep Madison off the board in the bottom of the frame, as the Rams tallied three to steal a 17-16 win.
In the opener, Bre Coffman led TC's offense with a single and double. Kendalyn Sarka, Autum Kuzma and Brittany DuMonte had RBIs. Hannah Hupp scored twice.
In Game 2, Hupp went 3 for 4 with a triple three runs scored and four RBIs. Sam Gaietto tripled, singled and drove in three. Also, DuMonte had a pair of hits and drove home two while Sierra Shope, Coffman, Kuzma and Abby Stewart all had RBIs.
Tigers claw Mohawks
HURON - There were a couple good offensive showings Saturday for St. Wendelin in a doubleheader against Huron, but not enough to overcome 20 strikeouts in the two games combined by Huron pitching. Huron claimed wins of 8-3 and 5-1 off the Mohawks.
In Game 1, Edy Mowrey provided the bulk of the St. Wendelin offense. Mowrey homered and doubled and drove in all three Mohawk runs. Cortney Babb also had two hits with a double.
Kiersten Hammond shut down the Mohawks in Game 2, striking out 13 batters. Babb and Sammie Digby each had two-hit games for St. Wendelin and Raegan Preble drove in Allie Rutter for the team's only run.
Raiders go 1-1 in close one
TONTOGANY - Lakota split a pair of close games Saturday, beating Otsego 5-2 in the opener before falling 8-6.
It took eight innings to settle the first game, with Lakota plating three in the top of the inning to break a 2-all tie.
Nikkia Cooper scored twice, doubled and singled for the Raiders. Alaina Bickford lined two singles and Aubrey Bickford drove in a pair and singled.
Otsego turned the tables in the second game, scoring three runs in the top of the fifth - the teams switched home and away designations in the nightcap - to forge an 8-0 lead.
The Raiders countered with six run in the bottom of the fifth, but never scored again.
Gangwer had both decisions for Lakota. She also doubled, singled, scored and drove in two runs in the second game.
Alaina Bickford added a double, single, run and RBI, Cooper singled twice and scored and Aubrie Bickford had a run, single and two RBIs.
Tigers can't catch New London
ATTICA - New London held off Seneca East 2-0 in the opener, then pulled away in the eighth inning of the second game for a 7-3 win Saturday to drop the Tigers to 9-7.
The Wildcats scored the only runs in Game 1 in the top of the fourth while holding Seneca East to three hits.
Paige Reichert (3-4) suffered the loss in the opener. Kayleen England, Rachel Bauman and Alyssa England each singled.
In the second game, the Tigers scored all of their runs in the bottom of the fifth for a 3-1 lead, but New London tied it in the sixth before plating four more in the eighth.
Cameil Ruffing singled twice for Seneca East, Hannah Martin drove in two runs and singled, Makayla Ruffing had a single and RBI, C.J. Linkey singled and scored and losing pitcher Rachel Bauman (6-3) singled.