NEW WASHINGTON - After the first inning, Buckeye Central matched zeros on the scoreboard with the North Central Conference front-running Bucyrus Redmen. The problem, though, was that first inning.
Bucyrus put up four in the top of the first and made it hold up for a 4-0 victory.
With the win, the Redmen keep a firm grasp on the NCC's top spot with a 12-0 league mark (18-3 overall).
PHOTO BY KYLE HUNTER
Buckeye Central center fielder Maggie Fagan makes a catch in the seventh inning of Friday’s game against Bucyrus.
PHOTO BY KYLE HUNTER
Buckeye Central’s Sierra Hanes is tagged out at third base to end Friday’s game against?Bucyrus in New Washington.
Taylor Rossman picked up her 14th win of the year in the circle, striking out 14 and allowing just five hits.
Two of Buckeye Central's hits came from Hailey Hildebrand, who had a triple included in her totals. Sidney Long, Morgan Wurm and Sierra Hanes also had base hits.
Rossman helped her own cause with two hits and two RBIs.
Buckeye Central slips to 10-13, 6-7.
Adelsperger gets big shutout win
MANSFIELD - Julie Adelsperger did it all Friday against Mansfield Christian.
The Warriors' starting pitcher fired a three hit shutout, homered and drove in five runs as Mohawk blanked the Flames, 7-0.
The game was scoreless through four innings, but Mohawk scored five runs in the fifth and added two in the seventh.
Mackenzie Sowers doubled for the Warriors (16-4) and had two hits and a run scored. Kasey Adelsperger had two hits and two runs.
Julie Adelsperger moved 6-4 with the win.
St. Wendelin clips Calvert
St. Wendelin's Edy Mowrey plated teammate Meghan Reiter in the fourth inning, which proved to be the difference maker as the Mohawks defeated Calvert 1-0.
Aside from her one RBI, Mowrey recorded a triple while Reiter had a double. Reiter threw the complete game for St. Wendelin giving up five hits while striking out 12.
Taylor Ritzler, Kate Brickner, Nicole Bickley, Mikayla Dariano and Meridith Lucius each had one hit for the Senecas. Bickley handled pitching duties for Calvert, giving up five hits and one run while striking out seven.
Stockaders team up for win
VANLUE - Old Fort held a party Friday in Vanlue and everyone on the team was invited. Thirteen different Stockaders scored runs, and the team's 12 hits were spread out among 10 players in a 17-0 blanking of the Wildcats.
Sara Bell was the only Stockder to have a multi-hit day. She singled, doubled and tripled, drove in two runs and scored three. Peyton Miller added a triple and Alli Burd doubled.
Also for the Stockaders (11-8), Addi Reineck, Cheyenne Halbeisen and Tonya Heileman each had two RBIs. Michaela Davidson scored three runs.
Alyssa Pence and Jordan Magers combined to pitch a three-hit shutout. Each struck out four.
Raiders knock off Stritch
KANSAS - Bryan Long-Myer had three hits and scored twice, leading Lakota to a 5-2 win over Cardinal Stritch.
Aubry Bickford had two hits,including a triple, two runs scored and two RBIs for the Raiders.
Nikkia Cooper picked up the win by throwing six innings and allowing one run on five hits. She struck out six and walked two.
Rams rally in extras
GALION - After seeing a three-run lead erased when Galion forced extra innings, Upper Sandusky responded by putting four across the plate in the eighth, then shut the door for a 9-5 victory.
The Rams pounded out 17 hits in the win, three each by Maranda Stansberry and Kyla Cusac. Jaya Smalley ripped a pair of doubles while Katie Taylor and Abby Young also had two-hit games.
"We played very well tonight against a very good team," Upper Sandusky coach David Young said. "Our bats were hot all night, pounding out 17 hits and then only committing one error."
Sara Gier started and got the win. She scattered six hits over 7 1/3 innings. Cusac came in to close the door on Galion in the eighth, picking up the save.