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Prep Softball Roundup: Elmwood tops unbeaten Eastwood, 9-4

BLOOMDALE — Elmwood jumped out to a 7-1 lead after four innings, cranked out 14 hits and held off previously unbeaten Eastwood for a 9-4 victory in Northern Buckeye Conference action on Thursday.
Olivia Myers homered to go with two singles and three RBIs, Lindsay George doubled, singled and drove in three runs, Madison Arnold singled twice and drove in a pair of runs and Miranda Benschoter added a triple, double and single for the Royals (12-4, 5-1 NBC).
Benschoter earned the victory in the circle, allowing four earned runs on 10 hits with six strikeouts and three walks in seven innings.
Anna Rahrig notched two singles and an RBI, while Marissa Tudor and Cassidy Rolf each contributed a single and an RBI for the Eagles (13-1, 4-1).

Eastwood 000 120 1 — 4 10 0
Elmwood 202 302 x — 9 14 1
WP — Benschoter. LP — Shirling. top hitters: (Eas) Jennings 1B, 2B; Rolf 1B, RBI; Rahrig 2-1B, RBI; Tudor 1B, RBI; Getz 2B. (Elm) Benschoter 1B, 2B, 3B; Myers HR, 2-1B, 3 RBI; Harvey 1B, 2B; Arnold 2-1B, 2 RBI; George 1B, 2B, 3 RBI; Schmitz 1B, RBI.
records: Eastwood 13-1 overall, 4-1 Northern Buckeye Conference; Elmwood 12-4, 5-1.

RIVERDALE — Taylor Farmer’s no-hit bid was broken up with two outs in the seventh inning, but the sophomore pitcher finished the game and picked up the win as Riverdale topped Galion 5-1 in a North Central Conference game.
Farmer (9-6) allowed an unearned run while striking out 10 batters and walking four. She also doubled, singled and drove in a run at the plate.
Julia Naus also had two hits, including a triple, and an RBI for Riverdale (10-7, 3-4).

Galion 000 000 1 — 1 1 4
Riverdale 200 012 x — 5 5 2
WP — Farmer (9-6). LP — Bauer (2-6). top hitters: (Gal) Kirian 1B. (Riv) Naus 3B, 1B, RBI; Farmer 2B, 1B, RBI.
records: Galion 6-11, 4-3; Riverdale 10-7, 3-4.

NEW WASHINGTON — Sara Gier tossed a two-hit shutout, striking out four and not giving up a walk as Upper Sandusky stomped Buckeye Central 15-0 in a five-inning North Central Conference game.
Maranda Stansberry, Kelsi Knapp, Jaya Smalley and Justeen Searfoss each singled three times for the Rams, who improved to 11-5 overall and 7-2 in the NCC.
Morgan Wurm and Maddie Boes each singled to record the only hits for Buckeye Central (8-9, 5-5).

Upper Sandusky 140 19 — 15 15 0
Buckeye Central 000 00 — 0 2 4
WP — Gier. LP — Mo. Wurm. top hitters: (US) Mar. Stansberry 3-1B; Knapp 3-1B; Smalley 3-1B; Searfoss 3-1B; Vince 2B.
records: Upper Sandusky 11-5 overall, 7-2 North Central Conference; Buckeye Central 8-9 overall, 5-5 North Central Conference.

CAREY — Lakota scored three runs in the top of the eighth inning and shut down a Carey rally in the bottom of the inning as the Raiders won 7-5 in Midland Athletic League game.
Hannah Draper singled twice and drove in two runs for the Blue Devils (6-6, 2-3 MAL).
Aubrey Bickford singled twice, doubled and drove in a run for Lakota (11-4, 5-1 MAL).

Lakota 001 300 03 — 7 13 5
Carey 001 300 01 — 5 7 2
WP — Gangwer. LP — Rymer. top hitters: (Lak) Bickford 2-1B, 2B, RBI; B. Longmeyer 2-1B, RBI. (Car) Draper 2-1B, 2-RBI; Fletcher 1B, RBI.
records: Lakota 11-4, 5-1 Midland Athletic League; Carey 6-6, 2-3 MAL.

VAN BUREN — A throwing error by Liberty-Benton in the bottom of the seventh inning allowed Van Buren’s Erin Neall to score the winning run in the Black Knights’ 4-3 come-from-behind Blanchard Valley Conference victory.
Liberty-Benton led 3-0 entering the sixth inning, but Van Buren capitalized on errors and got the hits necessary to rally for the win.
Nichole Miller singled three times, while Paige Sudlow and Robyn Flick each added a single and an RBI for the Black Knights (7-10, 4-2 BVC).
The Eagles (5-9, 3-4) got a triple from Maddie Pape.

Liberty-Benton 100 200 0 — 3 5 4
Van Buren 000 002 2 — 4 5 5
WP — Miller. LP — Pape. top hitters: (L-B) Pape 3B. (VB) Miller 3-1B; Sudlow 1B, RBI; Flick 1B, RBI.
records: Liberty-Benton 5-9 overall, 3-4 Blanchard Valley Conference; Van Buren 7-10 overall, 4-2 Blanchard Valley Conference.

FOSTORIA — St. Wendelin finished with 21 hits and Allie Rutter limited McComb to four in seven innings as the Mohawks topped the Panthers 9-0 in a nonleague matchup.
Edy Mowrey went 4 for 4 (2-1B, 2B, 3B) with two RBIs, Krystal Krout and Hunter Weidner each doubled, singled and drove in two runs, Mikayla Gilliland added two triples and Courtney Babb notched a triple and two singles for St. Wendelin (5-9).
Rutter struck out 10 and did not issue a walk to earn the victory.
Bridgette Swartz hit a double to pace McComb (3-13).

McComb 000 000 0 — 0 4 0
St. Wendelin 013 320 x — 9 21 1
WP — Rutter. LP — Gomez. top hitters: (McC) Swartz 2B. (FSW) Gilliland 2-3B; Krout 1B, 2B, 2 RBI; Reiter 2-1B; Mowrey 2-1B, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI; Rutter 2-1B, RBI; Babb 2-1B, 3B; Digby 2-1B, RBI; Weidner 1B, 2B, 2 RBI.
records: McComb 3-13; St. Wendelin 5-9.

BLUFFTON — Casey Clark’s sacrifice fly in the top of the seventh inning plated the game’s only run as Lima Central Catholic edged Bluffton 1-0 in a nonconference contest on Thursday.
Meredith Shepherd (5-4) was the winning pitcher, allowing four hits with three strikeouts and three walks in seven innings for Central Catholic (7-7).
Sami Fruchey (6-3) sustained the loss, giving up one earned run on four hits, while striking out six and not issuing a walk.
Abbie Parkins singled twice to lead Bluffton (7-3).

LCC 000 000 1 — 1 4 3
Bluffton 000 000 0 — 0 4 0
WP — Shepherd (5-4). LP — Fruchey (6-3). top hitters: (Blu) Parkins 2-1B.
records: Lima Central Catholic 7-7; Bluffton 7-3.

COLUMBUS GROVE — Hope Schroeder’s no-hit bid was broken up by Kaylin Hartsock in the top of the seventh inning, but it was the only hit she would allow in Columbus Grove’s 9-0 Northwest Conference win against Delphos Jefferson.
Schroeder (8-2) struck out six and issued two walks, while also adding a single and double at the plate. Katie Roose and Brooke Hoffman each recorded three singles for the Bulldogs (8-4, 5-1 NWC).
Claire Thompson gave up nine earned runs on 12 hits and took the loss for Jefferson (1-11, 0-5).

Delphos Jefferson 000 000 0 — 0 1 3
Columbus Grove 301 302 x — 9 12 1
WP — Schroeder (8-2). LP — Thompson. top hitters: (DJ) Hartsock 1B. (CG) Schroeder 1B, 2B; Roose 3-1B; Hoffman 3-1B.
records: Delphos Jefferson 1-11 overall, 0-5 Northwest Conference; Columbus Grove 8-4 overall, 5-1 Northwest Conference.

ADA — Convoy Crestview’s Kirstin Hicks smacked three doubles, drove in five runs and picked up the win in the circle as the Knights crushed Ada 15-2 in five innings in a Northwest Conference softball game.
Brooke Bowen singled three times and had two RBIs for Convoy Crestview (11-6, 6-0 NWC), and Brady Guest hit a home run and single.
Quinn High tripled and drove in a run for Ada (10-5, 0-5 NWC), which had three hits and seven errors.

Convoy Crestview 315 60 — 15 14 2
Ada 011 00 — 2 3 7
WP — Hicks. LP — Amburgey. top hitters: (CC) Hicks 3-2B, 5 RBI; Bowen 3-1B, 2 RBI; Guest HR, 1B, RBI; Crowle 2B, 1B, RBI. (Ada) High 3B, RBI.
records: Convoy Crestview 11-6, 6-0 NWC. Ada 10-5, 0-5 NWC.

HAMLER — Kristin Bostelman homered, singled twice and drove in six runs and Patrick Henry scored nine runs in the first inning to down Bryan 13-3 in a six-inning Northwest Ohio Athletic League game.
Rachel Nye tripled, singled and drove in a run, Madelin Hogrefe added two singles and two RBIs and Alison Imbrock upped her record in the circle to 9-0 for the Patriots (14-3, 4-3 NWOAL).
Tiffani Rickenberg doubled and singled for Bryan (5-11, 3-4).

Bryan 011 100 — 3 7 3
Patrick Henry 900 004 — 13 11 3
WP — Imbrock (9-0). LP — Rickenberg. top hitters: (Bry) Spielman 2-1B, RBI; Rickenberg 1B, 2B. (PH) Bostelman HR, 2-1B, 6 RBI; Nye 1B, 3B, RBI; Hogrefe 2-1B, 2 RBI.
records: Bryan 5-11 overall, 3-4 Northwest Ohio Athletic League; Patrick Henry 14-3 overall, 4-3 Northwest Ohio Athletic League.

DUNKIRK — Hardin Northern’s Addy Bame did not allow an earned run, gave up three hits and struck out 13 in seven innings, but Kenton capitalized on errors and dropped the Polar Bears 3-1 in nonconference play on Thursday.
CJ Clum had a double and a single and Adele Spears recorded an RBI single for the Wildcats (2-11), who plated a run in the first inning and two in the third.
Michaela Curtis doubled to pace Hardin Northern (6-5), which committed three errors in the contest.

Kenton 102 000 0 — 3 3 1
Hardin Northern 100 000 0 — 1 3 3
WP — Boling. LP — Bame. top hitters: (Ken) Clum 1B, 2B; Spears 1B, RBI. (HN) Curtis 2B.
records: Kenton 2-11; Hardin Northern 6-5.

GLANDORF — Ottawa-Glandorf’s Megan Kitchen fired a one-hit shut out to lead the Titans to a 3-0 Western Buckeye League softball win over Van Wert.
Kitchen fanned eight batters over seven innings to improve her record to 9-2. Michelle Sdao dobled and singled for the Totans (11-3 overall, 4-2 WBL).
Saige Royer doubled for the Cougars.

Van Wert 000 000 0 — 0 1 0
Ottawa-Glandorf 201 000 x — 3 3 0
WP — Kitchen (9-2). LP — Brown. top hitters: (O-G) Sdao 2B, 1B. (VW) Royer 2B.
records: Ottawa-Glandorf 11-3 overall, 4-2 Western Buckeye League; Van Wert 10-6, 1-4.

ARCADIA — Kara Scherger led off the top of the ninth inning with a home run for New Riegel, and seven runs later, the Blue Jackets took control and defeated Arcadia 13-5 in nonleague softball action.
Scherger added two singles and drove in four runs for New Riegel (16-4), and Emily Hohman ripped three singles and drove in a run. Taylor Kirian (15-4) pitched a complete game, gave up four earned runs and struck out 11 batters while walking one to pick up the win.
Arcadia (9-5) had several chances to score in the bottom of the eighth inning, but two players were thrown out at home plate. Ashley Baird hit a two-run home run in the third, added two singles and drove in three runs, while Courtney Cramer was a home run away from hitting for the cycle.

New Riegel 002 010 208 — 13 11 3
Arcadia 112 000 100 — 5 12 5
WP — Kirian (15-4). LP — Ash. Baird (9-4). top hitters: (NR) Scherger HR, 2-1B, 4 RBI; Hohman 3-1B, RBI; Kirian 2-1B. (Arc) Ash. Baird HR, 2-1B, 3 RBI; Cramer 3B, 2B, 1B; Kieffer 2B, 1B.
records: New Riegel 16-4, Arcadia 9-5.