CAREY - Ali Rymer lost her no-hit bid in the sixth, but it really didn't matter.
Lacie Sherman drove in three runs and singled and Mackenzie Wentling doubled in two runs, scored twice and singled Tuesday as the Blue Devils stormed past Hardin Northern, 9-3.
Morgan Draper added two runs and two singles, Erin Boes chased in two runs with two singles and Rymer lined two singles.
Rymer (3-1) wound up allowing only two hits.
Big fourth inning enough for Tornadoes
WILLARD - Columbian got all its runs in the fifth inning, and Marissa Price scattered eight hits in the circle as the Tornadoes won their Northern Ohio League opener over Willard, 4-2.
Columbian (3-1) had just four hits, but three of them were doubles. Price struck out two and walked just one as she improved to 3-0.
With the game scoreless in the top of the fifth, TC's Buffy Peiffer and Dani Reis drew one-out walks, and hard-hit error to first off the bat of Elizabeth Miller allowed Peiffer to score. Rachel Reamer's sacrifice fly to center made it 2-0, and back-to-back doubles by Price and Morgan Anway made it 4-0.
Price yielded a leadoff homer to Liz Fried in the seventh, but allowed just a two-out baserunner before capping the win. Miller had the Tornadoes' other two hits.
Buckettes take it to Ontario
NEW WASHINGTON - Buckeye Central erupted for five runs in the third to break open a close game Tuesday en route to hammering Ontario, 12-2.
Both teams scored twice in the first inning and the Buckettes (3-3) inched ahead by a run in the bottom of the third before pulling away in the third.
Kelly Redmon singled twice and scored four runs and Shelby Morton went 3 for 3 with three RBIs and two runs to key the Buckettes at the plate.
Karla Maul added two runs, two RBIs and a single and Sarah Alt (run) lined two singles.
Courtney Strohm (2-3) struck out five and scattered one hit and six walks to get the win.
Panthers beat Stockaders in eight
OLD FORT - Despite walking 11 batters, Old Fort held Sandusky St. Mary even through seven innings. But a run in the eighth for the Panthers gave St. Mary the 3-2 victory.
Sarah Kramer and Brittany Adelsperger scored two runs in the first inning for Old Fort (2-2) to give them a 2-0 lead after one. The Panthers scored a run in the second and another in the fourth.
Kramer had a pair of hits in the loss. Hailey Koebel, Stephanie Hill and Adelsperger each had a hit for the Stockaders.
Kathryn Reinhart (1-1) took the loss for the Stockaders.
Redmen blank Upper Sandusky
BELLEVUE - Upper Sandusky's bats were as cold as the temps outside Tuesday afternoon as Bellevue beat the Rams, 6-0.
On top of that, Upper Sandusky had seven errors while mustering just four hits off the bats of Brigette Snow, Logan Meddings, Alexandra Cox and Shayleen Wood.
Meddings took the loss, yielding five runs on six hits and two walks while striking out two. Lindsey Kessler came on in relief, allowing a run on a hit and a walk.
"We just need to lift our heads, become more confident and put the last two games behind us and focus on the four-game set that is coming up at the end of the week," Upper Sandusky coach David Young said.
Shelby overruns FHS
SHELBY - Fostoria struck first, but couldn't stop Shelby.
The Whippets scored single runs in the first three innings and added five over the next two Tuesday en route to an 8-2 Northern Ohio League win over winless FHS.
Emma Hostetler and Alex Fidler each went 2 for 3 with a homer, with Hostetler adding another run and Fidler ending with two RBIs.
Erica O'Million added two runs and a single for the Whippets (4-1, 1-0 NOL).
Casey Babb (0-3) took the loss for the Redmen (0-3, 0-1), who led 2-0 after the top of the first.
Stephanie Porter and Allyson Beechum each singled and scored for FHS.