OLD FORT - Calvert was clinging to a two-run lead late Wednesday against Old Fort, but the Stockaders had already erased two Calvert leads earlier in the game.
In the sixth inning though, Calvert finally got the breathing room it needed, thanks to Nicole Bickley. The senior launched a three-run home run in the sixth inning to give the Senecas a 9-4 lead.
Still, Old Fort answered back with three runs of its own, but that was as close as the Stockaders could get in a 9-7 Calvert victory.
Bickley went 4 for 4 with a double in addition to her home run. She drove in four runs and scored three times. She also was the game's winning pitcher.
Nicole Fretz added a three-hit day for Calvert (5-3, 1-2 Midland Athletic League) and drove in a run. Margaret Bowers had two hits and two RBIs. Taylor Ritzler and Mikayla Dariano also drove in runs. Gabby Bennett scored twice and doubled.
Michaela Davidson led Old Fort's offense with a pair of doubles and a single. Hali Kimmet, Allison Adelsperger and Krista Ward added doubles for the Stockaders (7-5, 2-1). Krista Ward and Mackenzie Ward each drove in two while Peyton Miller also picked up an RBI and scored twice. Sammy Miller also scored twice.
Carey cruises past Chieftains
CAREY - Hopewell-Loudon tied up its game with Carey with a run in the top of the third. The good feelings didn't last long for the Chieftains, though, as Carey responded with five in the bottom of the frame.
Five more in the fourth spelled an early end to the day, in an 11-1 Carey victory.
Ali Rymer had two hits, including a triple, to pace Carey's offense. She and Dani Bardinelli-Clark each drove in three runs. Bardinelli-Clark added a double. Hannah Draper had two hits, scored twice and drove in two.
Makenzie Wentling also tripled, singled and scored three times for Carey (6-5, 2-2 Midland Athletic League).
Rymer also picked up the win in the circle, striking out five in three innings of work.
Shelbi Sauber scored H-L's lone run.
Lakota batters batter SW
KANSAS - Lakota had one less hit, but got a lot more out its hitters.
Nikkia Cooper went 3 for 4 with a triple, double, run and RBI to key the Raiders' 9-0 Midland Athletic League win Wednesday over St. Wendelin.
Morgan Gangwer allowed nine hits and a walk by St. Wendelin, but she and the Raiders never let the Mohawks (4-6, 0-3 MAL) string them together to generate runs.
Gangwer also tripled and scored, and Breanna Ray had a triple, run and RBI.
St. Wendelin's Mikayla Gilliland ended 3 for 4 with a double, Sammie Digby doubled and losing pitcher Meghan Reiter doubled and singled.
BC tames Tigers
GALION - Buckeye Central's Morgan Wurm made the adjustments to her pitching late in the third inning to keep Galion at bay a 3-2 victory.
"(Wurm) knew she needed to start pitching to her sweet spots and throw more to the outside. She really adjusted to the situation," Bucks coach Roger Durnwald said.
Down two after the second frame, Buckeye Central managed to plate a runner in the top of the third to close the gap.
After blasting in another run in the sixth frame, the Bucks knotted the game, 2-2.
With two outs a runner at third, Britney Kieser singled a line drive to left to bring in Nicole Tschanen and secure the victory.
Rams humble Royals
BUCYRUS - Upper Sandusky came out of the gates early with four runs in the first frame that proved insurmountable in the Rams' 10-0 romp over Wynford.
With the lead in firm control, Upper Sandusky continued the onslaught against Wynford, scattering six more runs over the next six innings to close out the scoring.
Kyla Cusac pitched the shutout, allowing six hits and fanning two.
Sara Gier and Kalene Johnson both led the Rams scoring with two runs each.