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Prep softball: Royals win tri against NB, McComb

NORTH BALTIMORE — Miranda Benschoter tossed a seven-inning no-hitter in Elmwood’s 8-1 victory against North Baltimore and combined with Jasmine Marsh to allow no hits in the Royals’ five-inning 11-1 win against McComb on Saturday.

Benschoter worked 10 innings total, striking out 22 batters and issuing six walks to pick up the victory in both contests.

Olivia Myers singled three times, doubled and drove in a pair of runs, Lindsay George added three singles and an RBI, Rebecca Harvey smacked two triples and drove in two runs and Madison Arnold contributed two singles and two RBIs as the Royals (5-1) rolled past McComb (1-6).

Benschoter hit three singles and drove in two runs, Arnold tripled, singled and had an RBI, Chelsie Schmitz had an RBI double and Kristi Reiser tripled and singled in Elmwood’s win against North Baltimore (2-4).

The Tigers picked up a 13-3 victory against McComb in the third game of the triangular.

Jasmine Bretz singled, doubled and drove in three runs, Rachel Peters added three singles and an RBI and Hanna Brian recorded a single and a triple for North Baltimore.

Brenna Dee hit a single and a double and Bridgette Swartz doubled to lead McComb.

ELMWOOD 11, MCCOMB 1
McComb 010 00 — 1 0 1
Elmwood 207 11 — 11 16 1
WP — Benschoter. LP — Gomez. TOP HITTERS: (Elm) Myers 3-1B, 2B, 2 RBI; George 3-1B, RBI; Arnold 2-1B, 2 RBI; Vargas 2-1B, RBI; Reiser 2B; Benschoter 2-1B, RBI; Harvey 2-3B, 2 RBI.

ELMWOOD 8, NORTH BALTIMORE 1
Elmwood 140 011 1 — 8 11 0
North Baltimore 001 000 0 — 1 0 1
WP — Benschoter. LP — Bean. TOP HITTERS: (Elm) Benschoter 3-1B, 2 RBI; Arnold 1B, 3B, RBI; Schmitz 2B, RBI; Marsh 2B; Reiser 1B, 3B.
RECORDS: Elmwood 5-1.

NORTH BALTIMORE 13, MCCOMB 3
McComb 000 102 — 3 3 3
North Baltimore 007 114 — 13 13 3
WP — Hernandez (2-1). LP — Gomez. TOP HITTERS: (McC) Swartz 2B; Dee 1B, 2B. (NB) Brian 1B, 3B; Peters 3-1B, RBI; Hernandez 2-1B; Bretz 1B, 2B, 3 RBI; Fleck 2-1B.
RECORDS: McComb 1-6; North Baltimore 2-4.

LEIPSIC 5
OTTOVILLE 4

LEIPSIC — Ottoville scored four runs in the first three innings, but Leipsic held the Big Green off the scoreboard the rest of the way and plated a run in the bottom of the ninth to steal a 5-4 Putnam County League win on Saturday.
Haley Gerten (1-0) picked up the victory in the circle and had a pair of singles at the plate to support her own cause. Paige Sickmiller singled three times and Melinda Amador added a double for the Vikings (1-5, 1-0 PCL).
Haley Landwehr and Taylor Boecker each singled twice for Ottoville (0-4, 0-2).

OTTOVILLE 112 000 000 — 4 8 0
LEIPSIC 012 100 001 — 5 12 1
WP — Gerten (1-0). LP — Von Sossan. TOP HITTERS: (Otto) Landwehr 2-1B; Becker 2-1B. (Leip) Gerten 2-1B; Sickmiller 3-1B; Amador 2B.
RECORDS: Ottoville 0-4, 0-2 Putnam County League; Leipsic 1-5, 1-0.

ARLINGTON 11-16
HOPEWELL-LOUDON 1-7

ARLINGTON — Megan Johnson ripped five singles on the day and Hannah Johnson had five hits as well, including a triple, as Arlington’s softball team rolled past Hopewell-Loudon 11-1 and 16-7 in a nonleague doubleheader on Saturday.

The Red Devils (6-0) had 31 total hits. Britnee Johnson picked up her fifth win in as many games on the mound in the first contest, and Megan Johnson got her first win of the season in the second game.

Emma Kirby hit two singles and a triple to lead Hopewell-Loudon (1-6) at the plate.

FIRST GAME
HOPEWELL-LOUDON 000 100 — 1 4 2
ARLINGTON 025 022 — 11 15 1
WP — B. Johnson (5-0). TOP HITTERS: (H-L) Kirby 3B, 1B. (Arl) Helms 3-1B, 2-RBI; Sheldon 2B, 3-RBI; Comstock 2B, 1B, RBI.

SECOND GAME
HOPEWELL-LOUDON 111 013 0 — 7 9 6
ARLINGTON 142 306 x — 16 16 2
WP — M. Johnson (1-0). LP — Coppus. TOP HITTERS: (H-L) Hoover 2-1B; Wilson 3B. (Arl) M. Johnson 3-1B, RBI; Stoltz 2B, 2-1B, 2-RBI; H. Johnson 3B, 2-1B, RBI.
records: Hopewell-Loudon 1-6, Arlington 6-0.

TIFFIN CALVERT 10-9
VANLUE 8-6

VANLUE — Vanlue’s softball team scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie the first game of a doubleheader with Tiffin Calvert at eight, but the Senecas came right back with two in the eighth and held the Wildcats scoreless in the home half to win.

Nicole Bickley and Gabby Bennett picked up wins and combined for seven hits, including two doubles, for Tiffin Calvert (5-1). The Senecas had 28 total hits.

Courtney Keeney ripped a double, two singles and drove in four total runs for Vanlue (3-3).

FIRST GAME
TIFFIN CALVERT 011 123 02 — 10 17 3
VANLUE 012 002 30 — 8 5 3
WP — Bickley (4-1). LP — Kliesch (3-2). TOP HITTERS: (TC) Bickley 2B, 3-1B; Ritzler & Brickner 3-1B. (Van) Bonham 2B, 3B, 2-RBI; Keeney 2B, 2-RBI.

SECOND GAME
TIFFIN CALVERT 000 304 2 — 9 11 0
VANLUE 001 101 3 — 6 8 0
WP — Bennett. LP — Hausserman (0-1). TOP HITTERS: (TC) Bowers 2B, 1B; Huss 2-1B. (Van) Keeney 2-1B, 2-RBI.
RECORDS: Tiffin Calvert 5-1, Vanlue 3-3.

AYERSVILLE TOURNAMENT

AYERSVILLE — Van Buren dropped three games for an eighth-place finish at Ayersville’s Great 8 Tournament on Saturday.

Van Buren (3-4) lost to the host Pilots 8-3 and dropped a 12-1 game to Tinora and a 10-0 decision to Napoleon.

Napoleon scored five runs in the first two innings to grab a 5-0 lead. Julianna Wulf homered, while Allison Lamming and Madison Smith each added three singles for the Wildcats.

Van Buren (3-3) cut Tinora’s lead to 3-1 in the third inning of the second contest, but the Rams closed with nine runs over the final three innings.

Kila Fultz doubled and Brylie Rampe added two singles for the Black Knights.

NAPOLEON 10, VAN BUREN 0
VAN BUREN 000 00 — 0 1 6
NAPOLEON 320 05 — 10 10 0
WP — Pilkington. LP — Fultz. TOP HITTERS: (Nap) Wulf HR; Lamming 3-1B; Smith 3-1B.

TINORA 12, VAN BUREN 1
TINORA 201 234 — 12 15 2
VAN BUREN 001 000 — 1 6 5
LP — Miller. TOP HITTERS: (Tin) Cheek 1B, 2B, 3B; Steingass 4-1B; Mack HR, 1B. (VB) Rampe 2-1B; Fultz 2B.

AYERSVILLE 8, VAN BUREN 3
VAN BUREN 010 020 0 — 3 5 0
AYERSVILLE 003 005 x — 8 7 0
WP — Brown. LP — Fultz. TOP HITTERS: (VB) Neall 3B, RBI; Drake 2-1B. (Ayers) Church 2B, 1B; Carnahan 2-1B; Wisp 2B.
RECORDS: Van Buren 3-3.

MARION HARDING 8-9
FINDLAY 7-6

MARION — Findlay High’s softball team had its best offensive showing of the season on Saturday, total ling 18 hits and 13 runs in two games at Marion Hardin. The Presidents came up with two game-clinching rallies, though, in posting 8-7 and 9-6 wins and sweeping a nonleague doubleheader from the Trojans.

Freshman Taylor Steineke homered, singled and drove in two runs in Saturday’s opener. The Trojans scored one run in the top of the seventh inning to break a 6-6 tie, but Marion Hading answered with a game-winning two-run rally in the bottom half of the inning.

Findlay (1-5) pounded out another nine hits in the second game, including a single and a double by sophomore Mackenzie Atchison. Matrion Harding scored three times in the bottom of the sixth to go up 9-4, then survived Findlay’s two-run comeback rally in the seventh.

Emily Needles had three hits in Saturday’s opener for Marion Harding. Shania Byrne had three hits in the second game.

Findlay returns home on Tuesday for a Three Rivers Athletic Conference game with Toledo Central Catholic.

FIRST GAME
FINDLAY 010 122 01 — 7 9 2
MARION HARDING 001 130 12 — 8 11 2
WP — Hancock. LP — Bowling (1-4). TOP HITTERS: (Fin) Steinke HR, 1B, 2 RBI. (MH) Needles 2-1B, 2B.

SECOND GAME
FINDLAY 001 030 2 — 6 9 1
MARION HARDING 004 113 x — 9 11 1
WP — Sterritt. LP — Howard (0-1). TOP HITTERS: (Fin) Atchison 1B, 2B, RBI. (MH) Byrne 1B, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI.
RECORDS: Findlay 1-5.

BLUFFTON 13
LIBERTY-BENTON 9

BLUFFTON — Bluffton scored all 13 of its runs in the first three innings and cruised to a 13-9 nonleague softball win over Liberty-Benton.

Maddie Willis had a double, three singles and scored twice as Bluffton upped its unbeaten record to 5-0. Abbie Parkins added a triple, two singles and drove in two runs to back the pitching of Sami Fruchey (4-0).

Leslie York and Samantha Anders had two hits each and both drove in three runs for Liberty-Benton.

LIBERTY-BENTON 011 020 5 — 9 10 3
BLUFFTON 463 000 x — 13 15 4
WP — Fruchey (4-0). LP — Roberts. TOP HITTERS: (L-B) York 2-1B, 3 RBI; Terrian 2B; Anders 2-1B, 3 RBI. (Blu) Willis 3-1B, 2B, 3 RBI; Parkins 2-1B, 3B, 2 RBI; Fruchey 2-1B, RBI; Sweary 1B, 2B, RBI.
RECORDS: Bluffton 5-0.

LIMA CENTRAL CATHOLIC 3-1
ST. WENDELIN 1-7

LIMA — Allie Rutter allowed one earned run on six hits in seven innings and Fostoria St. Wendelin banged out 12 hits to earn a 7-1 victory in the second contest and a split of a nonleague doubleheader against Lima Central Catholic on Saturday.

Mikayla Gilliland and Meghan Reiter each singled twice and drove in a pair of runs a piece, while Sammie Digby tripled, singled and had two RBIs for the Mohawks (2-4).

Despite nine hits in the first game, St. Wendelin could only plate one run in a 3-1 defeat to the Thunderbirds.

Meghan Reiter doubled twice, Edy Mowrey singled, doubled and drove in a run and Cailin Reineck added a double for the Mohawks.

FIRST GAME
ST. WENDELIN 000 100 0 — 1 9 1
LIMA CENTRAL CATHOLIC 010 020 x — 3 6 0
WP — Shepherd. LP — Reiter. TOP HITTERS: (FSW) Reiter 2-2B; Mowrey 1B, 2B, RBI; Reineck 2B. (LCC) Moore 1B, RBI; Wise 2-1B, RBI.

SECOND GAME
ST. WENDELIN 100 203 1 — 7 12 0
LIMA CENTRAL CATHOLIC 100 000 0 — 1 6 0
WP — Rutter. LP — Smith. TOP HITTERS: (FSW) Gilliland 2-1B, 2 RBI; Rutter 2B; Reiter 2-1B, 2 RBI; Digby 1B, 3B, 2 RBI.
RECORDS: St. Wendelin 2-4.

MOHAWK 4-6
MARION ELGIN 3-1

SYCAMORE — Allison Price singled home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth to help Mohawk top Marion Elgin 4-3 in a nonconference game on Saturday.
The Warriors finished off a doubleheader sweep with a 6-1 win in the second game.
Pitchers Kasey and Julie Adelsperger picked up the wins in games 1 and 2, respectively.

FIRST GAME
MARION ELGIN 000 003 000 — 3 5 0
MOHAWK 000 030 001 — 4 11 0
WP — K. Adelsperger. LP — Benson. TOP HITTERS: (Moh) Sowers 2-2B; C. Adelsperger 2B, 2 RBI; Kohlenberg 2-1B; K. Adelsperger 2-1B.

SECOND GAME
MARION ELGIN 000 001 0 — 1 4 0
MOHAWK 000 303 x — 6 8 0
WP — J. Adelsperger. LP — Ransome. TOP HITTERS: (Moh) K. Adelsperger 2B, 1B, 2 RBI; Clinger 2B, RBI.

NEW RIEGEL TRIANGULAR

NEW RIEGEL — Lauren Zoeller and Morgan Noftz combined for 12 singles, a double and eight runs as New Riegel knocked off Margaretta 10-2 and Willard 14-1 in nonconference softball action on Saturday.

Taylor Kirian (9-0) picked up the win in both games, pitching seven total innings and allowing one earned run on two hits. Elyssa Theis pitched both games in relief, allowing two earned runs on five hits in five total innings pitched.

The Blue Jackets (9-0) had 31 hits on the day.

FIRST GAME
NEW RIEGEL 10, MARGARETTA 2
MARGARETTA 000 011 0 — 2 5 4
NEW RIEGEL 060 103 x — 10 15 0
WP — Kirian (8-0). LP — Veliz. TOP HITTERS: (Mar) Michel 1B, RBI. (NR) Noftz 2B, 3-1B; Zoeller 4-1B, RBI; Bouillon 3B, 1B, 3-RBI; Kirian 3B, 1B, 2-RBI.

SECOND GAME
NEW RIEGEL 14, WILLARD 1
NEW RIEGEL 01(10) 30 — 14 16 0
WILLARD 001 00 — 1 4 0
WP — Kirian (9-0). LP — Jones. TOP HITTERS: (NR) Scherger 3-1B, RBI; Zoeller 3-1B, RBI; Bouillon 2-1B, 2-RBI; Gillig 2-1B, 2-RBI. (Wil) Robinson 1B, RBI.
RECORDS: New Riegel 9-0.

OTTAWA-GLANDORF 22-7
ANTWERP 0-1

OTTAWA — Ottawa-Glandorf improved its record to 4-1 by sweeping a nonconference doubleheader with Antwerp by a combined score of 29-1 on Saturday.

The Titans got a single and a double from Michelle Sdao in their 22-0 win in the first contest, with Stephanie Hempfling earning the win in the circle.

Megan Kitchen was the winner in Ottawa-Glandorf’s 7-1 decision in game two. Tasha Cass and Kate Kaufman each had a double for the Titans.

FIRST GAME
ANTWERP 000 0 — 0
OTTAWA-GLANDORF 718 6 — 22
WP — Hempfling. LP — Short. TOP HITTERS: (O-G) Sdao 1B, 2B.

SECOND GAME
ANTWERP 010 000 0 — 1
OTTAWA-GLANDORF 034 000 x — 7
WP — Kitchen. LP — Broaten. TOP HITTERS: (O-G) Cass 2B; Kaufman 2B.
RECORDS: Ottawa-Glandorf 4-1.

PATRICK HENRY 6-10
HOLGATE 2-0

HAMLER — Natalie Herder hit a home run, two doubles and drove in three runs as Patrick Henry swept a doubleheader with Holgate in nonleague softball action Saturday.

Katie Kurtz (2-1) and Alison Imbrock (4-0) picked up wins on the mound for Patrick Henry (6-1). The Patriots held Holgate to seven total hits while hitting seven of their own in each game.

FIRST GAME
HOLGATE 000 020 0 — 2 4 2
Patrick Henry 000 231 x — 6 7 1
WP — Kurtz (2-1). LP — Howe. TOP HITTERS: (PH) Herder HR, 2B, 2-RBI; Miller 1B, 2-RBI.

SECOND GAME
HOLGATE 000 00 — 0 3 5
PATRICK HENRY 303 22 — 10 7 0
WP — Imbrock (4-0). LP — Clady. TOP HITTERS: (PH) Herder 2B, RBI; Nye 2B, RBI.
RECORDS: Patrick Henry 6-1.

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