Arcadia built a 5-3 lead through four innings, then broke loose for five runs in the sixth in rolling up a 13-3 win over Liberty-Benton in Tuesday’s Blanchard Valley Conference softball opener.
Courtney Cramer (2B, 2-1B, RBI), Alisha Baird (2-2B, 1B 2 RBI) and Ashley Baird (2-1B, 2B, 3 RBI) had three hits each and combined for eight stolen bases. Maddie Mock drove in three runs and Abbie Dauterman two. Lizzie Coward added a double and a single as Arcadia pounded out 14 hits, six of them for extra bases.
Ashley Baird also limited L-B to three hits as she raised her record, and Arcadia’s, to 3-0.
Samantha Johnson and Shaye Rodesky had RBI singles for Liberty-Benton (0-2, 0-1 BVC).
Arcadia 120 205 3 — 13 14 1
Liberty-Benton 100 020 0 — 3 3 1
WP — As. Baird (3-0). LP — Pape (0-2). top hitters: (Arc) Cramer 2B, 2-1B, RBI; Al. Baird 2-2B, 1B, 2 RBI; As. Baird 2B, 2-1B, 3 RBI; Mock 1B, 3 RBI; Coward 2B, 1B; Dauterman 2B, RBI. (L-B) Johnson 1B, RBI; Rodesky 1B, RBI
records: Arcadia 3-0 overall, 1-0 Blanchard Valley Conference; Liberty-Benton 0-2, 0-1.
VAN BUREN 11
BASCOM — Van Buren scored all of its run in the final four innings to pull away from Hopewell-Loudon for an 11-4 victory in a nonconference game.
Erin Neall singled twice and drove in three runs, Brylie Rampe added a single and three RBIs and Olivia Sattler recorded a single and an RBI for the Black Knights (3-1).
Shelbi Sauber hit a pair of singles for Hopewell-Loudon (1-3).
Van Buren 000 214 4 — 11 8 3
Hopewell-Loudon 000 040 0 — 4 7 4
WP — Fultz (2-0). LP — Coppus. top hitters: (VB) Neall 2-1B, 3 RBI; Rampe 1B, 3 RBI, Sattler 1B, RBI. (H-L) Sauber 2-1B.
records: Van Buren 3-1; Hopewell-Loudon 1-3.
NEW RIEGEL 6
MILAN EDISON 2
NEW RIEGEL — Taylor Arbogast hit a two-run home run in the first inning and added an RBI double in the fifth as New Riegel dropped Milan Edison 6-2 in nonleague action.
Taylor Kirian allowed one earned run on six hits in seven innings, while adding two singles and an RBI in improving her record and the Blue Jackets’ to 4-0.
Gabby Stoll and KayLee Fox each singled twice for Edison (3-1).
Edison 000 020 0 — 2 6 2
New Riegel 211 020 x — 6 7 2
WP — Kirian (4-0). LP — Schmidt (3-1). top hitters: (Ed) Stoll 2-1B; Fox 2-1B; Imus 1B, RBI. (NR) Kirian 2-1B, RBI; Arbogast HR, 2B, 3 RBI; Scherger 1B, RBI; Zoeller 2-1B.
records: Edison 3-1; New Riegel 4-0.
ADA — Ada plated seven runs in the first inning and never looked back in a 13-2 nonconference thrashing of McComb in five innings on Tuesday.
Ashley Sumner earned the win in the circle and also helped her own cause at the plate with three singles, a double and two RBIs.
Kaylee Spangler singled twice and drove in three runs, Megan Simon added a pair of singles and two RBIs and Alexis Gonzaga tripled, singled and drove in a run for the Bulldogs (4-0).
Bridgette Swartz and Brooke Metzger each finished with a single and an RBI to lead McComb (1-3).
McComb 000 20 — 2 6 5
Ada 715 0x — 13 14 1
WP — Sumner. LP — Gomez. top hitters: (McC) Swartz 1B, RBI; Metzger 1B, Metzger; Puck 2-1B. (A) Sumner 3-1B, 2B, 2 RBI; Simon 2-1B, 2 RBI; Windle 2B, RBI; Spangler 2-1B, 3 RBI; Gonzaga 1B, 3B, RBI; Guagenti 2-1B, RBI; High 1B, RBI.
records: McComb 1-3; Ada 4-0.
KALIDA — Sam Nagy struck out six, allowed no earned runs and got the victory Tuesday as Kalida defeated Pandora-Gilboa 2-1 in a Putnam County League softball game.
Nicole Recker had three hits, Laine Laudick two hits and Katelyn Kortokrax drove in the winning run for Kalida (2-2, 1-0 PCL).
Megan Maag had two hits as Pandora-Gilboa fell to 0-3, 0-1 PCL.
Pandora-Gilboa 001 000 0 — 1 3 1
Kalida 100 010 x — 2 9 1
WP — Nagy. LP — Maag. top hitters: (P-G) Maag 2-1B; Alt 1B. (Kal) Recker 3-1B, RBI; Laudick 2-1B.
records: Pandora-Gilboa 0-3, 0-1 Putnam County League; Kalida 2-2, 1-0.
COLUMBUS GROVE 5
COLUMBUS GROVE — Columbus Grove scored all five of its runs in the first two innings and held off Ottoville down the stretch for a 5-3 victory in the Putnam County League opener for both teams.
Hope Schroeder (1-0) allowed three earned runs on five hits in seven innings to earn the victory in the circle, while also adding a single and three RBIs at the plate.
Kyrah Yinger and Micah Stechschulte each contributed a single, a double and an RBI for the Bulldogs (1-0).
The Big Green (0-2) were led by Haley Landwehr’s triple, single and two RBIs.
Ottoville 000 020 1 — 3 5 2
Columbus Grove 320 000 x — 5 8 2
WP — Schroeder (1-0). LP — Von Sossan (0-1). top hitters: (Otto) Landwehr 1B, 3B, 2 RBI; Bergei 1B, RBI. (CG) Yinger 1B, 2B, RBI; Stechschulte 1B, 2B, RBI; Schroeder 1B, 3 RBI.
records: Ottoville 0-2, 0-1 Putnam County League; Columbus Grove 1-0, 1-0 PCL.
PATRICK HENRY 19
NORTH BALTIMORE 6
NORTH BALTIMORE — Alison Imbrock homered twice, drove in three runs and earned the victory in the circle as Patrick Henry banged out 18 hits in a 19-6 win against North Baltimore in a nonconference matchup on Tuesday.
Rachel Nye added a home run, two singles and three RBIs and Kristin Bostelman contributed five singles and drove in two runs for the Patriots (3-0).
Hanna Brian singled four times and drove in a run, Rachel Peters recorded two singles and two RBIs, while Haleigh Fleck and Kelcie Bean added a pair of singles a piece for North Baltimore (1-2).
Patrick Henry 531 130 6 — 19 18 3
North Baltimore 100 300 2 — 6 13 5
WP — Imbrock (2-0). LP — Hernandez (1-2). top hitters: (PH) Bostelman 5-1B, 2 RBI; Imbrock 2-HR, 3 RBI; Nye HR, 2-1B, 3 RBI. (NB) Brian 4-1B, RBI; Peters 2-1B, 2 RBI; Fleck 2-1B; Bean 2-1B.
records: Patrick Henry 3-0; North Baltimore 1-2.
SYLVANIA SOUTHVIEW 0
BLOOMDALE — Miranda Benschoter tossed a one-hitter and Elmwood scored all three of its runs in the third inning for a 3-0 nonleague victory against Sylvania Southview on Tuesday.
Benschoter struck out 11 and walked four in seven innings in the circle, while also adding a single and driving in a run at the plate.
Olivia Myers singled, doubled and drove in a run for the Royals (2-1).
Southview 000 000 0 — 0 1 0
Elmwood 003 000 x — 3 6 0
WP — Benschoter. LP — Kwiatkowski. top hitters: (Elm) Myers 1B, 2B, RBI; Benschoter 1B, RBI.
records: Elmwood 2-1.