Prep softball: This is the way to start a season

BLOOMDALE — Elmwood junior Miranda Benschoter was perfect in just about every way Monday.
Bencschoter, last year’s Northern Buckeye Conference pitcher of the year, struck out all 15 batters she faced for a perfect game in Elmwood’s 24-0 season-opening nonleague softball victory over Toledo Waite. She also was 5 for 5 at the plate with four singles, a triple, five runs scored and four RBIs. Rebecca Harvey hit two home runs and drove in seven runs.

Toledo Waite 000 00 — 0 0 3 Elmwood 965 4x — 24 20 0
WP — Benschoter (1-0). LP — Brookins (0-1). top hitters: (Elm) Harvey 2B, 2-HR, 7-RBI; Benschoter 4-1B, 3B, 4-RBI; George 3-1B, 2-RBI; Myers 2B, 2-RBI; Arnold 2-1B, 2-RBI; Schmitz 2-1B, 3B; RBI; Yenour 2-1B, 2-RBI.
records: Elmwood 1-0, Toledo Waite 0-1.
NEW RIEGEL 2
GIBSONBURG 1
NEW RIEGEL — Lauren Ladd singled in Lauren Zoeller in the bottom of the ninth Monday as New Riegel defeated Gibsonburg 2-1 in a season-opening extra-inning nonconference softball game.
Zoeller and Taylor Kirian each had two hits for the Blue Jackets, and Kirian went the distance in picking up the victory. Taylor Arbogast tripled and Brittany Gillig doubled for New Riegel.

Gibsonburg 000 010 000 — 1 6 0 New Riegel 000 100 001 — 2 9 1
WP — Kirian (1-0). LP — Escobedo (0-1). top hitters: (Gib) Teeple 2-1B, RBI. (NR) Kirian 1B, 2B; Arbogast 3B; Zoeller 2-1B; Gillig 2B, Ladd 1B, RBI.
records: New Riegel 1-0, Gibsonburg 0-1.
VAN BUREN 6
FOSTORIA 4
FOSTORIA — Kila Fultz struck out five in the circle and picked up the win, and also drove in a run Monday as Van Buren opened the softball season with a 6-4 nonleague victory at Fostoria.
Erin Neall and Kailey Leal also had RBIs for the Black Knights. Nichole Miller singled and stole three bases. Cyenna Lindsey homered, and Shelby Lamb singled, doubled and drove in two runs for the Redmen.

Van Buren 000 050 1 — 6 5 3 Fostoria 100 002 1 — 4 7 1
WP — Fultz (1-0). LP — Moore (0-1). top hitters: (VB) Miller 1B, 3-SB; Neal 1B, RBI; Leal 1B, RBI; Fultz 1B, RBI. (Fos) Hampton 2B; Lamb 1B, 2B, 2-RBI; Lindsey HR, RBI.
records: Van Buren 1-0, Fostoria 0-1.
TOLEDO ST. URSULA 15
FINDLAY 3
TOLEDO — Toledo St. Ursula scored eight runs in the first inning, tacked on another six in the second and cruised to a 15-3 win over Findlay in the Three Rivers Athletic Conference and season opener for the FHS softball team.
Courtney Ott got the win, limiting Findlay to four hits, striking out six and walking two. Ott also had a double and a single and drove in three runs. Caroline Lewandowski also knocked in three runs for the Arrows with a home run and a double.
Libby Crow got the start for Findlay. Crow gave up just five hits but walked 10.
Mariah Nill led Findlay offensively. The sophomore outfielder blasted a solo home run and added an RBI single to drive in two of the Trojans three runs.

Findlay 101 01 — 3 4 x St. Ursula 860 1x — 15 5 x
WP — Ott (1-0). LP — Crow (0-1). top hitters: (Fin) Nill HR, 1B, 2 RBI. (TSU) Lewandowski HR, 2B, 3 RBI; Ott 2B, 1B, 3 RBI.
Records: Findlay 0-1 overall, 0-1 Three Rivers Athletic Conference; Toledo St. Ursula 1-0, 1-0 TRAC.
ADA 5
HARDIN NORTHERN 2
DOLA — Ada scored a pair of runs early and a pair late in Monday’s softball season opener and defeated Hardin Northern 5-2 in a nonconference game.
Alexis Amburgey got the victory in the circle for the Bulldogs. Lea Rowe had a pair of hits for Hardin Northern, while pitcher Addy Bame doubled and struck out 12.

Ada 200 001 2 — 5 6 0 Hardin Northern 010 001 0 — 2 5 3
WP — Amburgey (1-0). LP — Bame (0-1). top hitters: (HN) Campbell 2B; Rowe 1B, 2B; Bame 2B.
records: Ada 1-0, Hardin Northern 0-1.
bluffton 7
mccomb 0
McCOMB — Bluffton’s Sami Fruchey pitched a two-hit shutout and the Pirates strung together three two-run rallies to beat McComb 7-0 on Monday in the softball season opener for both teams.
Fruchey struck out seven and walked four. Maddie Willis, Olivia Hunt and Taylor Monday had two hits each for Bluffton. Monday also stole three bases and Willis two.

Bluffton 100 022 2 — 7 10 2 Mcomb 000 000 0 — 0 2 1
WP — Fruchey (1-0). LP — Gomez (0-1). top hitters: (Bl) Willis 2-1B; Hunt 2-1B, RBI; Monday 2-1B, RBI.
records: Bluffton 1-0, McComb 0-1.
ARCADIA 17
TOLEDO CHRISTIAN 0
ARCADIA — Arcadia almost batted around twice during a 12-run third inning that powered the Redskins to a 17-0 rout of Toledo Christian in the 2014 softball opener for both teams Monday.
Maddie Mock doubled in two runs and singled in two more during the third-inning barrage. Skylar Conley also had two hits in the inning and Abbie Dauterman had a two-run triple.
Mock (2B, 2-1B, 4 RBI) and Conley (3B, 2-1B, 3 RBI) had three hits each and Dauterman (3B, 1B, 2 RBI) and Molly Glick (2-2B, 2 RBI) both had two to back the two-hit, 10-strikeout pitching of pitching of Ashley Baird.

Toledo Christian 000 00 — 0 2 5 Arcadia 13(12) 1x — 17 15 0
WP — Baird (1-0). LP — Huffman (0-1). top hitters: Mock 2B, 2-1B, 4 RBI; Dauterman 3B, 1B, 2 RBI; Conley 3B, 2-1B, 3 BI; Glick 2-2B, 2 RBI.
records: Toledo Christian 0-1, Arcadia 1-0.
colonel crawford 4
carey 2
CAREY — Colonel Crawford’s Lexie Hoepf limited Carey to two hits on Monday in pitching the Eagles to a 4-2 nonleague softball win over the Blue Devils.
Jada Klingenberger doubled twice and drove in a run in the season opener for both teams. Shayla Stuckman also had two base hits for Colonel Crawford.
Mackenzie Wentling tripled and Sydney Wentling had an RBI double for Carey’s two hits.

Carey 001 010 0 — 2 2 3 Colonel Crawford 002 002 x — 4 5 1
WP — Hoepf (1-0). LP — Rymer (0-1). top hitters: (Car) M. Wentling 3B; S. Wentling 2B, RBI. (CC) Klingenberger 2-2B, RBI; Stuckman 2-1B.
records: Colonel Crawford 1-0, Carey 0-1.
north baltimore 11
ayersville 6
NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore’s Cheyenne Hernandez pitched a three-hitter and drove in two runs with three hits of her own as the Tigers opened their 2014 girls softball season with an 11-6 win over Ayersville.
Hanna Brian also had three hits and Jasmine Bretz had two. North Baltimore trailed 4-3 heading in the bottom of the fourth inning, but turned the tables with a six-run rally.

Ayersville 300 120 0 — 6 3 0 North Baltimore 102 611 x — 11 11 4
WP — Hernandez (1-0). LP — Brown (0-1). top hitters: (Ayers) O’Harra 2-1B. (NB) Brian 3-1B, RBI; Hernandez 3-1B, 2 RBI; Bretz 2-1B, RBI.
records: Ayersville 0-1, North Baltimore 1-0.
PATRICK HENRY 7
MILLER CITY 1
HAMLER — Patrick Henry’s Kristin Bostelman singled twice, drew two walks and scored three times in leading the Patriots to a 7-1 win over Miller City in a nonleague softball season opener on Monday.
Bostelman walked and scored in the first inning, singled and scored in the third, walked and scored in the fifth, and singled in a run in the sixth. Alexandria Crouse (3 RBI) and Natalie Huber also had two hits for the Patriots.
Liz Schimmoeller, who struck out nine as Miller City’s starting pitcher, also plated the Wildcats only run with an RBI double in the fifth inning.

Miller City 000 010 0 — 1 5 2 Patrick Henry 102 022 x — 7 10 2
WP — Kurtz (1-0). LP — Schimmoeller (0-1). top hitters: (MC) Schimmoeller 2B, RBI. (PH) Crouse 2-1B, 3 RBI; Bostelmen 2-1B, RBI.
records: Miller City 0-1, Patrick Henry 1-0.
UPPER SANDUSKY 14
KENTON 1
KENTON — An eight-run second inning put Upper Sandusky well on its way Monday, and the Rams eventually recorded a 14-1 victory over Kenton in the nonleague softball season opener for both schools.
The Rams banged out 14 hits, led by Justeen Searfoss and Kalene Johnson who each had a double and triple. Maranda Stansbery had two singles and a double.

Upper Sandusky 080 015 — 14 14 2 Kenton 000 001 — 1 9 4
WP — Gier (1-0). LP — Burd (0-1). S — Cusac (1). top hitters: (US) Kusac 2-1B; Stansbery 2-1B, 2B; Taylor 2B, 3B; Searfoss 2B, 3B; Knapp 2-1B. (Ken) Clum 2-1B; Ludwig 2-1B; Legge 2-1B.
records: Upper Sandusky 1-0; Kenton 0-1.

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