ARLINGTON - With the two teams coming in with only one loss each, Tuesday's clash between New Riegel and Arlington promised to be a big measuring stick to see how each team stacked up against another top-quality team.
New Riegel can consider the test passed.
The Blue Jackets pounded out 12 hits and a 10-5 defeat of the Red Devils.
Of the dozen hits, none was bigger than the home run that came off the bat of Kara Scherger. The junior had three hits on the day, stole three bases, drove in three runs and scored twice.
Morgan Noftz also went 3 for 4 on the day. She scored a pair and drove in two more.
Also for the Blue Jackets, Brittany Gillig had a pair of RBIs while Taylor Arbogast and Taylor Kirian each doubled and produced RBIs.
Kirian picked up the win in the circle, striking out seven in the complete-game performance.
Mohawk leaves no doubt
SYCAMORE - Mohawk already had control of its game Tuesday against Carey when the Warriors came to bat in the fourth leading 5-2. But putting seven more runs on the board is never a bad thing. That's just the Warriors did to put away the Blue Devils, 12-2.
Julie Adelsperger held Carey to just four hits on the day, meanwhile her Warrior teammates pounded out 13 of their own.
Cambria Kohlenberg, Clara Adelsperger, Taylor McClain and Allison Price each had two-hit days for Mohawk. Clara and Julie Adelsperger, as well as Brooke Weinandy each drove in two runs. Price and Kasey Adelsperger also added RBIs. McClain scored twice. Weinandy and Price each doubled in the win.
Carey got an RBI from Hannah Draper.
Truckers rumble past TC
NORWALK - Columbian grabbed a 6-4 lead late in its game with Norwalk, but it didn't last long. After the Tornadoes jumped ahead with three runs in the top of the fifth, the Truckers answered with three in the bottom of the frame. Two more in the sixth put it away for a 9-6 Norwalk victory.
Kendalyn Sarka tripled and drove in two for Columbian (1-8). She also scored twice. Roni Daughenbaugh had a base hit and drove in three runs. Mercedes Omlor scored a pair and Sam Gaietto also scored for Columbian.
Bailey Thomas picked up the win for Norwalk.
Plenty of credit to go around as Mohawks crush Lakers
LAKESIDE - Trying to single out one offensive standout for St. Wendelin after Tuesday's game is a difficult task,
There was Meghan Reiter, who homered, scored four times and drove in four runs. There was Krystal Krout, who had two hits (including a triple) scored four times and drove in four runs.
Edy Mowrey also drove in four runs, hitting two doubles. Allie Rutter also drove in four runs while scoring four times, and Hunter Weidner scored twice and drove in three runs.
Point is, when you win a game 25-3 over Danbury, there's plenty of credit to go around.
The Mohawks (4-5) scored 11 runs in the third inning, then scored 10 over then next two.
Rutter picked up the win for St. Wendelin, striking out seven and walking four.
Buckettes pounded by Galion
NEW WASHINGTON - Galion scored in each of the first four innings, building a big lead over Buckeye Central and coasting to a 15-4 win.
The Buckettes (7-6, 4-3 North Central Conference) hit three doubles in the loss, but that was the extent of the positives.
Hailey Hildebrand scored a run, doubled and had two RBIs for BC, while Sierra Hanes also doubled and scored a run and Nicole Tschanen had two hits and drove in a run.
A pitcher homers for 2nd straight day as SE coasts
SANDUSKY - For the second-consecutive game, Seneca East got a home run from its starting pitcher.
For the second-straight game, it won handily.
Paige Reichert homered in the first inning, and the Tigers scored in each of the first five frames as the Tigers beat Sandusky St. Mary, 11-4.
Reichert picked up the win in the circle to improve to 3-3. Her team improved to 8-5.
Cameil Ruffing also had a big day for the Tigers, with four hits, a run scored and two RBIs. Rachel Bauman had three hits (2 doubles) while driving in a pair of runs.
St. Mary scored three runs in the third to draw within a run of the Tigers, but SE came back with six runs over the next two innings.
Rams get fired up
BUCYRUS - When Upper Sandusky boarded the bus for Wynford Tuesday, it brought something that wasn't there in Monday's loss to Crestline: fire.
The Rams rolled to an 18-5, six inning victory over the Royals.
"We were not as flat to start the game tonight as we were last night," Ram coach David Young said. "They seemed to be a different group on a mission and the fire showed as they scored in almost every inning of the game."
A pair of home runs highlighted the attack as Sara Gier launched her first career home run and Justeen Searfoss hit her second of the season.
Kyla Cusac added a double. Maranda Stansberry and Katie Taylor each scored four runs.
Old Fort puts up big rally in late innings
OLD FORT - Trailing by five runs going to the bottom of the fifth, Old Fort erupted four nine runs over the final two innings and stunned North Baltimore, 11-7.
Down 7-2, Old Fort scored five runs in the fifth to tie the score, then went off for four runs in the sixth to close the scoring.
Allison Adelsperger, who tripled, led the offense with three hits, two runs scored and four RBIs for the Stockaders. Krista Ward scored three times and drove in two runs, while Hali Kimmet added two RBIs.
Sammy Miller and Mackenzie Ward each had doubles for Old Fort, which improved to 7-4 and 2-0 in the Midland Athletic League.