Prep softball: Conley robs homer, preserves Arcadia win

ARCADIA — Skylar Conley didn’t drive in the winning run in Arcadia’s 9-8 softball win over Old Fort on Wednesday. But the sophomore left fielder was the difference in the game nonetheless.
With two outs in the top of the seventh inning, Conley reached over the fence to rob Krista Ward of a game-tying home run and preserve Arcadia’s win.
Arcadia scored six runs in the first inning, but needed two runs in the bottom of the fifth to tie it 8-8. Courtney Cramer then singled and scored on Alisha Baird’s double in the sixth, and Conley’s defensive gem clinched it.
Cramer had three hits, Ashley Baird (2B, 1B) and Megan Hill (1B) drove in two runs each and Lizzie Coward had a pair of singles as Arcadia improved to 2-0.
Ward’s seventh-inning blast typified Old Fort’s power surge. Allison Adelsperger, a freshman, doubled in the first inning and belted a three-run home in the second. Michaela Davidson added a solo homer in the fourth for the Stockaders (1-2).

Old Fort 250 100 0 — 8 6 1 Arcadia 600 021 x — 9 10 4
WP — Ash. Baird (2-0). LP — Pence. top hitters: (OF) Adelsperger 2B, HR, 3 RBI; Davidson HR, RBI. (Arc) Coward 2-1B; Cramer 3-1B, RBI; Al. Baird 2B, RBI; Ash. Baird 2B, 1B, 2 RBI;Hill 1B, 2 RBI.
records: Old Fort 1-2, Arcadia 2-0.
Toledo Notre Dame scored seven runs in the fourth inning to break open a close game and post an 11-0 win over Findlay in a Three Rivers Athletic Conference softball matchup on Wednesday.
Amanda Delmonte had a double and a single for Toledo Notre Dame, and Mary Armbruster had a two-run double. Eagles’ ace Cassie Gillespie, a returning first-team all-TRAC pitcher, limited Finlday to just three hits as Notre Dame improved to 2-0 overall and in league play.
Two of Findlay’s three hits went for extra bases, with Libby Crow and Mackenzie Atchison belting doubles for the Trojans (0-2, 0-2 TRAC).

Findlay 000 00 — 0 3 8 Toledo Notre Dame 220 7x — 11 8 0
WP — Gillespie. LP — Bowling (0-1). top hitters: (Fin) Atchison 2B; Crow 2B. (TND) Delmonte 2B, 1B; Armbruster 2B, 2 RBI.
records: Findlay 0-2 overall, 0-2 Three Rivers Athletic Conference; Toledo Notre Dame 2-0, 2-0 TRAC.
MT. BLANCHARD — Aricka Hill lined a clutch two-out, two-run single in the bottom of the sixth inning to break a 2-2 tie and give Riverdale a 4-2 win over Carey in a nonleague softball matchup between the backyard rivals.
Bre Parish, who tripled in a run in the fourth inning to cut Carey’s lead to 2-1, singled in a run in the sixth to tie it 2-2. Hill later lined her two-run single and Taylor Farmer pitched a scoreless seventh as she, and Riverdale, improved their records to 2-0.
Farmer allowed six hits and struck out eight in seven innings, She also had a single and double at the plate.
Ali Rymer had a similar pitching line for Carey: six hits, nine strikeouts and zero walks.
Makenzie Wentling doubled in both Carey runs in the top of the second inning and added a triple. Taylor Fletcher contributed two base hits for the Blue Devils (0-3).

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WP — Farmer (2-0). LP — Rymer. top hitters: (Car) M. Wentling 2B, 3B, 2 RBI; Fletcher 2-1B. (Riv) Parish 3B, 1B, 2 RBI; Farmer 1B, 2B; Hill 1B, 2 RBI.
records: Carey 0-3, Riverdale 2-0.
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ADA — Alexis Amburgey picked up her second win in as many games by pitching five scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out four to lead Ada over Lima Perry 10-0 in a nonconference softball game Wednesday.
Megan Simon and Kaylee Spangler each drove in two runs for Ada (2-0), which collected 11 hits and did not commit an error.
Lima Perry (0-2) had six errors.

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Ada 102 43 — 10 11 0
WP — Amburgey (2-0). LP — Collins. top hitters: (Ada) Simon 2-1B, 2B, 2-RBI; Spangler 2B, 1B, 2-RBI.
records: Lima Perry 0-2, Ada 2-0.
NEW WASHINGTON — Taylor Arbogast drove in four runs, while Morgan Noftz and Kara Scherger each drove in three for New Riegel as the Blue Jackets used a 12-run third inning to crush Buckeye Central 18-2 in five innings in nonleague softball action Wednesday.
Taylor Kirian picked up her third win of the season in the circle for New Riegel (3-0), allowing two earned runs on four hits in three innings. The Blue Jackets had 16 hits and no errors, while Buckeye Central (2-1) tallied five hits and three errors.

New Riegel 20(12) 13 — 18 16 0
Buckeye Central 002 00 — 2 5 3
WP — Kirian (3-0). LP — Morgan Wurm (2-1). top hitters: (NR) Arbogast 2B, 3B, 4-RBI; Noftz 2B, 1B, 3-RBI; Theis 2B, 2-1B, RBI; Scherger 2-1B, 3-RBI.
records: New Riegel 3-0, Buckeye Central 2-1.
GIBSONBURG — Gibsonburg’s Alyssa Escobedo drove in three runs with three base hits and earned the win inside the circle as well in the Golden Bears’ 5-2 nonleague softball win over Fostoria St. Wendelin on Wednesday.
Elana Mancha also had three hits for Gibsonburg.
Freshman Shiley Schmeltz set the table for her teammates. Gibsonburg’s leadoff hitter had a double and a triple, drove in one run and scored two for the Bears (1-1).
St. Wendelin banged out 10 hits, all of them singles. Mikayla Gilliland, Krystal Krout, Allie Ruter and Sammie Digby had two each for the Mohawks (0-2).

St. Wendelin 000 011 0 — 2 10 0 Gibsonburg 200 030 x — 5 9 0
WP — Escobedo. LP — Reiter. top hitters: (FSW) Gilliland 2-1B; Krout 2-1B, RBI; Rutter 2-1B, RBI; Digby 2-1B. (Gib) Schmeltz 2B, 3B, RBI; Mancha 3-1B; RBI; Escobedo 3-1B, 3 RBI.
records: Fostoria St. Wendelin 0-2, Gibsonburg 1-1.
VAN BUREN — Van Buren broke a 4-4 tie with four unearned runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and held on to beat Miller City 9-6 on Wednesday in a nonleague softball matchup.
Nichole Miller and Erin Neall had two hits each and Olivia Sattler and Robyn Flick both had two-run singles as Van Buren improved to 2-1. Miller also notched the win in the circle, striking out eight in evening her record to 1-1.
Miller City outhit Van Buren 13-10. But the Wildcats committed four of their five errors during Van Buren’s rally in the bottom of the fifth inning.
Alissa Schnipke ripped three doubles and a single and drove in two runs with a 4-for-4 effort for Miller City. Janke Vanwezel and Tiffany Welty added two hits each.

Miller City 012 010 2 — 6 13 5 Van Buren 202 041 x — 9 10 1
WP — Miller (1-1). LP — Ricker (0-1). top hitters: (MC) Schnipke 3-2B, 1B, 2 RBI; Vanwezel 2-1B, RBI; Welty 2-1B, 2 RBI; Meyer 2B; Vennekotter 1B, RBI. (VB) Miller 2-1B; Neall 2-1B; Fultz 1B, RBI; Sattler 1B, 2 RBI; Flick 1B, 2 RBI.
records: Miller City 0-2, Van Buren 2-1.
DOLA — Hardin Northern scored 12 runs in the first inning and added 10 in the fourth as the Polar Bears crushed Delphos Jefferson 23-0 Wednesday in a nonleague softball contest.
Lea Rowe ripped three singles and a triple, drove in three runs and scored three times for Hardin Northern (1-1) and Holly Wilson had two singles and two RBIs.
Addy Bame picked up the win, allowing two hits and striking out seven in five scoreless innings.

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Hardin Northern (12)10 (10)X — 23 12 1
WP — Bame (1-1). LP — Teaman (0-1). top hitters: (HN) Rowe 3B, 3-1B, 3-RBI; Wilson 2-1B, 2-RBI; Schlatter 2B, RBI.
records: Delphos Jefferson 0-2, Hardin Northern 1-1.
MCGUFFEY — Maddie Willis and Lauren Parkins each had three hits, Olivia Sneary drove in three runs and Bluffton dominated Upper Scioto Valley 19-1 in a nonconference softball game Wednesday.
Bluffton (3-0) jumped out to an 8-1 lead after two innings and added six and five runs in the fourth and fifth innings, respectively.
Upper Scioto Valley (0-3) had seven errors and managed just four hits.

Bluffton 620 65 — 19 15 0
Upper Scioto Valley 100 00 — 1 4 7
WP — Monday (1-0). LP — Hites. top hitters: (Blu) L. Parkins 3-1B, 2-RBI; Willis 3-1B, RBI; Sneary 2-1B, 3-RBI. (USV) Lowery 1B, RBI.
records: Bluffton 3-0, Upper Scioto Valley 0-3.


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