BASCOM - It's been a tough season up to this point for Hopewell-Loudon. But a lot of the frustrations that have built up were taken out Thursday on Vanlue. The Chieftains struck early and often, posting 11 runs in the first inning and cruising to a 19-9 victory.
The win ups H-L's mark to 2-11 on the year.
Emma Kirby was the only one in the Chieftain lineup not to get two hits. That's because she singled in her only official at-bat and drew three walks.
Kelsey Coppus had a pair of doubles and a single for Hopewell-Loudon, driving in two runs. Shelbi Sauber had a pair of triples and drove in three. Michelle Welly also knocked in three runs while Abby Park drove home two. Gabby Gregg and Keely Hoover also picked up RBIs and Makayla Wilson had a pair of doubles. Kassie Welly scored three runs.
Alaina Goshe picked up the win in the circle.
No let up for Warriors against 2-loss Arlington
ARLINGTON - A day removed from a big Midland Athletic League victory over New Riegel, one had to wonder if Mohawk would have something of a hiccup Wednesday against non-conference Arlington, especially since the Red Devils came in 10-2.
Mohawk lined four extra base hits, got solid pitching from Kasey Adelsperger, and run ruled the Red Devils in six innings, 11-0.
Adelsperger also had a big day at the plate, with three hits, three RBIs and two runs. Cambria Kohlenberg scored and drove in two runs.
Taylor McClain doubled and tripled for the Warriors, scoring twice and driving in two runs. Charlotte Moes scored twice.
Adelsperger improved to 5-1 in the circle.
Rams shut out TC
UPPER SANDUSKY - Justeen Searfoss tripled and scored three runs, and Kyla Cusac and Sara Gier combined to throw a shutout as Upper Sandusky run-ruled Columbian, 10-0.
Gier and Cusic added two hits each for the Rams, who banged out 12 hits - 11 singles - overall.
Upper Sandusky jumped all over the Tornadoes early with five runs in the first inning, and finished things off after five innings.
"We played well tonight against a good Tiffin Columbian squad," Upper Sandusky coach David Young said. "Our defense and pitching worked well together tonight with a shutout by the pitchers and (no) errors by the defense."
Roni Daughenbaugh had two hits for Columbian, but coach Tom Artino said TC struggled defensively.
"It's just the middle part of the game the kids have not grasped," he said. " [There were] plays that should have been made. Hopefully it will all fall together. They've got to be tired of getting runs ruled. They're better than that."
Have no fear, Nicole Fretz is here
Calvert saw a three-run lead evaporate Thursday when Buckeye Central tallied three runs in the top of the sixth. But Calvert fought back with four of its own in the bottom of the frame, highlighted by a two-run triple off the bat of Nicole Fretz.
The Bucks got two back, but it wasn't enough in a 9-7 Calvert win.
Fretz had two hits and the two RBIs. Nicole Bickley and Mikayla Dariano each had three-hit days and each drove in a run. Bickley's day also included a double, and the win in the circle.
Taylor Ritzler and Allison Huss also drove in runs for Calvert (6-3).
Buckeye Central got three hits and an RBI from Morgan Wurm, a double and two RBIs from Britney Keiser and RBIs from Sierra Hanes, Hailey Hildebrand and Maddie Fagan.
Second loss in a row for NR
NEW RIEGEL - New Riegel lost its second game in as many days Thursday, falling 4-2 to Oak Harbor.
The Rockets (9-4) took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first and added three in the fourth.
In each inning, Oak Harbor's leadoff batter reached on an error, and all of its runs scored with two outs.
Justine Webb and Emma Vidal each went 2 for 3 with a run and RBI, with Webb doubling.
Emma Bergman went the distance for the win.
Taylor Kirian (11-3) suffered the loss, allowing no earned runs. She also went 2 for 3 with a double and RBI.
Kara Scherger tripled and scored and Lauren Zoeller ended 2 for 3 with an RBI.
Unearned runs doom Mohawks
FOSTORIA - Riverdale pushed across an unearned run in the top of the 10th and allowed just one baserunner in the bottom of the frame Thursday to beat St. Wendelin 8-7.
St. Wendelin led 7-0 after the second inning, but the Falcons plated six in the third and another in the fourth to tie it up.
Meanwhile, Riverdale's defense didn't allow a St. Wendelin (4-7) runner to reach third base after the second inning.
Taylor Farmer got the complete-game win despite allowing seven earned runs.
Julia Naus doubled twice, scored and knocked in a run for the Falcons (8-7) and Farmer knocked in three runs and singled.
Meghan Reiter suffered the loss, allowing only two earned runs while striking out seven. She also scored twice, doubled and singled.
Cortney Babb drove in three runs and singled twice, Edy Mowrey had two RBIs and a single and Krystal Krout scored twice and singled.
Royals rally past Raiders
KANSAS - Elmwood plated four runs in the top of the fifth Thursday to beat Lakota 5-3.
Lakota scored all of its runs in the bottom of the second, but couldn't bring a runner around after that.
Madison Arnold and Chelsie Schmitz each drove in two runs with two singles for Elmwood.
Rebecca Harvey added a triple and single for the Royals and winning pitcher Miranda Benschoter singled twice.
Morgan Gangwer suffered the loss, but went 2 for 3.
Sam Miller belted a three-run homer for the Raiders.
11-run third turns things around for Tigers
ATTICA - It started OK for Old Fort.
The Stockaders, led by Allison Adelsperger's three RBIs, scored four runs in the first and added a run in the second. They led 5-0 over host Seneca East and appeared to have the momentum.
Seneca East came back with a pair of runs in the second.
And then, in the third, the game changed.
The Tigers scored 11 runs in the third inning, scored two more in the fourth and run-ruled Old Fort, 15-5.
Kayleen England led the Seneca East attack. She had two hits, one of which was a double, scored twice and drove in four runs. Rachel Bauman singled twice and scored twice, and also picked up the win in the circle.
Seneca East improved to 9-5, 3-1 in the Midland Athletic League, while Old Fort slipped to 7-6, 2-2.