OLD FORT - Both games were close early. Neither stayed that way.
Old Fort used a six-run burst in the second inning - and tacked on a 12-spot in the fourth - on the way to beating Danbury 20-2 in the opener, then pounded out 11 runs in the second inning of the second game en route to a 19-2 victory.
The Stockaders (6-3) held two run leads after the first inning in each game before roaring off.
PHOTO BY STEVE WILLIAMS
Old?Fort’s Jordan?Magers gets a base hit during Saturday’s doubleheader against?Danbury.
Old?Fort’s Alli Burd throws to second to prevent extra bases for?Danbury during Saturday’s doubleheader.
Sara Bell keyed Old Fort in both, going 2 for 2 in each game. She scored twice in the first game, drove in three runs and a doubled, then added a triple and three runs in the second game.
Sydney Clouse added three runs, two RBIs and a single in the opener, Krista Ward doubled and Allison Adelsperger, Jordan Magers and Sammy Miller each scored twice and singled.
Alyssa Pence (4-2) fanned five to get the win.
Magers (2-1) got the win in the second game, helping her cause with three runs and three RBIs off two doubles.
Adelsperger went 3 for 4 with two runs scored, two RBIs and a triple, Mackenzie Ward scored twice and chased in three runs with a triple and single, Peyton Miller scored twice, drove in two runs and doubled, Sydney Clouse doubled and Hali Kimmet added two runs, two RBIs and a single.
Jackets, Zoeller, eclipse foes
NEW RIEGEL - On a day when New Riegel's batters shined, Lauren Zoeller outshone them all.
The senior went 7 for 8, scored six runs, drove in a pair and stole two bases as the 9-0 Blue Jackets beat Margaretta 10-2 and thumped Willard, 14-1.
Zoeller lined four singles, scored three times and knocked in a run to key the win against Margaretta.
Morgan Noftz added a 4-for-5 game with a double, two steals and a run for New Riegel, which finished 15 for 34 as a team in the first game.
Taylor Kirian tripled, singled and drove in two runs, Leah Bouillon chased in three runs with a triple and single and Brittany Gillig knocked in two runs and singled.
Against Willard, Zoeller hit three singles, scored three runs, swiped two bases and drove in a run.
Kara Scherger went 3 for 4 and Gillig and Bouillon each singled twice and drove in two runs. Gillig also scored twice and Noftz singled twice and stole two more bases.
Emily Hohman scored twice and singled to help the Blue Jackets go 16 for 31.
Kirian (9-0) picked up both wins, pitching just four innings in the first game and three in the second.
Tigers gain a split
ATTICA - Wynford pulled away13-8 in the first game to claim its first win, but Seneca East held off the Royals 10-7 in the second Saturday to split a doubleheader.
Wynford plated six in the top of the fifth of the opener to forge a 12-8 lead en route its win, keeping the Tigers scoreless in the final three innings.
Paige Reichert (2-2) took the loss. She also doubled.
Hannah Martin knocked in four runs with three singles, Cameil Ruffing singled twice and scored twice, Kristen Bowerman scored twice and singled and Rachel Bauman singled twice.
The second game was tied 1-1 after the first, but Seneca East (6-3) turned in back-to-back four-run frames right after that while the Royals scored twice in the third.
Two runs in the top of the fifth let Wynford (1-8) get within 9-5, but the Tigers scored once in the bottom of the inning and allowed only two more runs in the seventh to get Bauman (4-1) the win.
C.J. Linke scored twice, doubled and singled for Seneca East, Hannah Martin doubled and singled, Bauman knocked in two runs with two singles, Reichert doubled, Kayleen England scored twice and singled and Makayla Ruffing singled twice.
Fretz paces Calvert to sweep
VANLUE - Calvert saw an 8-3 sixth inning lead against Vanlue vanish as the game headed to extra innings. But in the eighth, Nicole Fretz laced a two-run single to power Calvert to a 10-8 win in Saturday's first game.
The Senecas kept things rolling in Game 2 posting a 9-6 victory to earn the sweep.
In Game 1, Calvert pounded 19 hits. Four came off the bat of Nicole Bickley while Kate Brickner, Taylor Ritzler and Meridith Lucius each had three. Fretz had two hits and two RBIs. Brickner and Bickley also drove in a pair with Bickley also picking up the win in the circle. She pitched a complete game, four-hitter, striking out 10.
Gabby Bennett, Ritzler, Allison Huss and Kristen Bowers also drove in runs.
The offensive onslaught continued in Game 2 for Calvert. Bickley pounded out three more hits. Combined on the day, the senior went 7 for 8 with a pair of doubles and four RBIs.
Lucius had two more hits, chasing in three runs. Bennett doubled and had two RBIs, and Bowers had two hits, driving in a pair.
Fretz and Kali Rohrbach also had a pair of hits in the game. Bennett was the winning pitcher, scattering seven hits in the complete-game performance with three strikeouts.
Calvert upped its mark to 3-2.
Schalk pitches TC to split in Fremont
FREMONT - Morgan Schalk rebounded from a tough Game 1, dominating Fremont Ross in Game 2 and pushing Columbian to its first win of the season.
After losing the first game, 11-8, the Tornadoes topped the Little Giants 4-1.
Schalk had plenty to do with it.
She pitched a complete seven innings in Game 2, allowing just three hits and striking out six. Sam Gaietto drove in two of the TC runs, while Autum Kuzma had three hits.
Columbian coach Tom Artino said there was another factor in what became his first win.
"We played some good defense," Artino said. "I've got a young team and they're starting to put it together. Communication's been big. We had a windy day, (the outfielders) made some nice plays."
In Game 1, Ross surged ahead with a six-run fourth inning.
Still, Columbian had its moments. Sierra Shope had two hits and two RBIs. Roni Daughenbaugh had two hits, including a double, and scored twice.
Abby Steward tripled for her first varsity hit.
Columbian threatened in the seventh, loading the bases, but Ross escaped.
The Tornadoes stand at 1-5.
St. Wendelin splits doubleheader
LIMA- St. Wendelin split a doubleheader against Lima Central Catholic, dropping game 1 by a final of 3-1 and picking up a 7-1 win in the second game.
Sammie Digby starred at the plate in the two-game set, going 3 for 7 on the day with two singles, a triple, two RBIs and a run. Mikayla Gilliland also had a standout performance for the Mohawks going 3 for 8 with two runs and two RBIs.
On the mound, Meghan Rieter took the loss in the opener, pitching six innings and allowing three runs and had seven strikeouts.
Allie Rutter's pitching turned things around in the second game. She went the distance, fanning sevent and allowing six hits and a run.
In the first game, Lima Central Catholic struck first with a run in the bottom of the second.
St. Wendelin tied the game 1-1 in the top of the fourth.
From there, the Thunderbirds were fabulous at the plate, scoring two runs in the bottom of the fifth to close out the scoring.
The Thunderbirds carried the momentum from the first game into the first frame of the second game.
After St. Wendelin put a run on the board in the top of the first, Lima Central Catholic quickly answered back with a run of its own.
By the top of the fourth, St. Wendelin turned the momentum, scattering six runs over four innings to seal the victory.
Price is right for Mohawk
SYCAMORE - Mohawk and Elgin locked up in a tight one in Saturday's opener. The teams stood tied at 3 going into the ninth, but the Price was right for Mohawk.
Allison Price singled home the winning run, giving the Warriors a 4-3 victory. That momentum carried into the second game as Mohawk picked up a 6-1 win and the sweep.
Kasey Adelsperger won Game 1 in the circle. She also produced a pair of hits while Clara Adelsperger had a double and two RBIs. Taylor McClain had two hits and drove home a run. MacKenzie Sowers had two doubles.
Julie Adelsperger picked up the win the Game 2. Kasey Adelsperger singled, doubled and drove home two. Chelsea Clinger doubled with two RBIs while Sowers and Price also drove in runs.
Red Devils take two from H-L
ARLINGTON - Arlington rolled past Hopewell-Loudon 11-1 and 16-7 Saturday, dropping the Chieftains to 1-7.
Aaliyah Comstock doubled twice and singled for Arlington in the first game and Sierra Helms went 3 for 3. Dani Heaster scored twice, singled and drove in a run to help Britnee Johnson earn the win.
Kelsey Coppus suffered the loss. Emma Kirby tripled and singled for H-L, who committed four errors.
Courtney Stoltz went 3 for 3 with three runs and two RBIs, and winning pitcher Megan Johnson lined three singles and scored twice.
Shelby Sauber hit a solo homer for the Chieftains. Kassie Welly singled twice and Coppus doubled. Alaina Goshe suffered the loss.