Prep softball: BVC race tightens up

HARDIN NORTHERN third baseman Kamryn Dye slaps a tag on Arlington’s Britnee Johnson to get an out in Monday’s Blanchard Valley Conference game at Hardin Northern. The Polar Bears defeated Arlington 5-2. (Photo by Kent Tarbox)

HARDIN NORTHERN third baseman Kamryn Dye slaps a tag on Arlington’s Britnee Johnson to get an out in Monday’s Blanchard Valley Conference game at Hardin Northern. The Polar Bears defeated Arlington 5-2. (Photo by Kent Tarbox)

DOLA — Addy Bame hit a two-run home run in the third inning and allowed two earned runs on six hits with three strikeouts and no walks in seven innings as Hardin Northern knocked off Arlington 5-2 in a battle of top Blanchard Valley Conference teams.

With the victory, the Polar Bears (8-5, 6-1 BVC) are now tied with Arlington (13-4, 7-1 BVC) and Arcadia (11-6, 6-1 BVC) for first place in the conference. Hardin Northern and Arcadia face off May 14.

Lea Rowe singled three times and drove in two runs, Michaela Curtis recorded two doubles and Taylir Schiewe had a single and an RBI for the Polar Bears.

Arlington was led by Britnee Johnson, who tripled singled and drove in a run. Dani Heaster added a triple and Allie Sheldon contributed a single and an RBI.

ARLINGTON 100 000 1 — 2 6 3
HARDIN NORTHERN 102 020 x — 5 8 0

WP — Bame. LP — B. Johnson (12-4). TOP HITTERS: (Arl) B. Johnson 1B, 3B, RBI; Heaster 3B; Sheldon 1B, RBI. (HN) Curtis 2-2B; Bame HR, 2 RBI; Rowe 3-1B, 2 RBI; Schiewe 1B, RBI.
RECORDS: Arlington 13-4 overall, 7-1 Blanchard Valley Conference; Hardin Northern 8-5 overall, 6-1 Blanchard Valley Conference.

ARCADIA 12
VANLUE 1

ARCADIA — Courtney Cramer went 4 for 4 at the plate, smacking two singles and two doubles to go with three RBIs as Arcadia pounded Vanlue 12-1 in a five-inning Blanchard Valley Conference contest on Monday.

Ashley Baird (11-5) picked up the win in the circle, allowing one unearned run on two hits with four strikeouts and no walks in five innings. She also aided her own cause with three singles and three RBIs.

Maddie Mock singled, doubled and drove in four runs, Lizzie Coward added a triple and a single and Megan Hill recorded a double, a single and an RBI for Arcadia (11-6, 6-1 BVC).

Kate Clymer and Grace Wagner each notched a single for Vanlue (5-11, 3-5).

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ARCADIA 532 2x — 12 17 1
WP — As. Baird (11-5). LP — Hausserman. TOP HITTERS: (Arc) Cramer 2-1B, 2-2B, 3 RBI; Mock 1B, 2B, 4 RBI; As. Baird 3-1B, 3 RBI; Coward 1B, 3B; Hill 1B, 2B, RBI.
RECORDS: Vanlue 5-11 overall, 3-5 Blanchard Valley Conference; Arcadia 11-6 overall, 6-1 Blanchard Valley Conference.

VAN BUREN 14
PANDORA-GILBOA 3

VAN BUREN — Samantha Hagans had a big day at the plate with a single, double and four RBIs Monday as Van Buren thumped Pandora-Gilboa 14-3 in a Blanchard Valley Conference softball game.

Paige Sudlow had two singes and two RBIs for the Black Knights (10-10, 5-3 BVC). Nichole Mille struck out seven to get the win in the circle, and had two hits and an RBI at the plate.

Anna Abelovska singled and drove in a run for the Rockets (2-9, 2-6 BVC).

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VAN BUREN 270 5x — 14 11 1
WP — Miller. LP — M. Maag. TOP HITTERS: (P-G) M. Maag 2-1B; Abelovska 1B, RBI. (VB) Miller 2-1B, RBI; Fultz 2B, RBI; Sudlow 2-1B, 2-RBI; Flick 2-1B, 3B, RBI; Hagans 1B, 2B, 4-RBI.
RECORDS: Pandora-Gilboa 2-9, 2-6 Blanchard Valley Conference; Van Buren 10-10, 5-2 BVC.

CORY-RAWSON 9
MCCOMB 6

RAWSON — Cory-Rawson had three-run rallies in three different innings and hammered out 10 hits on Monday to defeat McComb 9-6 and pick up its first Blanchard Valley Conference win of the season.

Mikaela Ricksecker doubled, singled and drove in two runs, Bre Wellington had a two-run triple, Katie Henry doubled in a run and Brittney Roth singled and drove in a run. Taylor Marshall had two base hits for the Hornets (3-11, 1-6 BVC).

Alexis Miller’s pair of singles were two of five hits for McComb (3-16, 1-7).

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CORY-RAWSON 033 003 x — 9 10 1
WP — Roth. LP — Buck. TOP HITTERS: (McC) Miller 2-1B. (C-R) Wellington 3B, 2 RBI; Ricksecker 1B, 2B, 2 RBI; Henry 2B, RBI; Roth 1B, RBI; Miller 2-1B; Marshall 2-1B.
RECORDS: McComb 3-16 overall, 1-7 Blanchard Valley Conference; Cory-Rawson 3-11 overall, 1-6 Blanchard Valley Conference.

LIBERTY-BENTON 11
LEIPSIC 2

LEIPSIC — Mica Terrian and Katie Devore each had a pair of hits and RBIs Monday as Liberty-Benton defeated Leipsic 11-2 in a Blanchard Valley Conference softball game.

Katie Roberts got the win, and had three hits and an RBI for L-B (7-11, 5-4 BVC).

Maddie Steffan singled, doubled and drove in a run for Leipsic (4-13, 1-4 BVC).

LIBERTY-BENTON 303 201 2 — 11 11 1
LEIPSIC 101 000 0 — 2 5 3
WP — Roberts. LP — Lopez. TOP HITTERS: (L-B) Devore 2-1B, 2-RBI; Terrian 2-1B, 2-RBI; Roberts 3-1B, RBI. (Leip) Steffan 1B, 2B, RBI.
RECORDS: Liberty-Benton 7-11, 5-4 Blanchard Valley Conferernce; Leipsic 4-13, 1-4 BVC.

PATRICK HENRY 14
LIBERTY CENTER 0

LIBERTY CENTER — Natalie Herder tripled, doubled and drove in two runs as Patrick Henry rolled past Liberty Center for a 14-0 Northwest Ohio Athletic Conference victory on Monday.

Alison Imbrock improved to 10-0 in the circle and got plenty of run support early as the Patriots jumped out to a 7-0 lead after two innings.

Rachel Nye tripled and had a pair of RBIs for Patrick Henry (15-3, 5-3 NWOAL).

Liberty Center (2-16, 1-8) had only three hits, while committing five errors in the contest.

PATRICK HENRY 250 43 — 14 11 1
LIBERTY CENTER 000 00 — 0 3 5
WP — Imbrock (10-0). LP — Noll. TOP HITTERS: (PH) Herder 2B, 3B, 2 RBI; Nye 3B, RBI.
RECORDS: Patrick Henry 15-3 overall, 5-3 Northwest Ohio Athletic League; Liberty Center 2-16 overall, 1-8 Northwest Ohio Athletic League.

MILLER CITY 16
CONTINENTAL 15

CONTINENTAL — Morgan Inkrott doubled twice and singled for Miller City as the Wildcats used a seven-run seventh inning to edge Continental 16-15 in a Putnam County League thriller on Monday.

Tiffany Welty recorded a double and a single, while Cassilyn Niese and Jessica Vennekotter each singled twice for Miller City (8-5, 3-0 PCL).

Alex Quigley and McKenna Scott each notched three singles, while Kiana Warnement and Emily Logan had a double and single apiece for Continental (5-7, 1-1).

MILLER CITY 100 242 7 — 16 11 7
CONTINENTAL 223 051 2 — 15 15 7
WP — Schimmoeller. LP — Recker. TOP HITTERS: (MC) Niese 2-1B; Inkrott 1B, 2-2B; Vennekotter 2-1B; Welty 1B, 2B. (Cont) Quigley 3-1B; Scott 3-1B; Logan 1B, 2B; Warnement 1B, 2B; Doster 2-1B.
RECORDS: Miller City 8-5 overall, 3-0 Putnam County League; Continental 5-7 overall, 1-1 Putnam County League.

BLUFFTON 9
LINCOLNVIEW 6

VAN WERT — Mackayla Wilson smacked a two-run homer in the third inning Monday to set Bluffton’s single-season record with four as the Pirates defeated Lincolnview 9-6 in a Northwest Conference softball game.

Maddie Willis added three singles, a double and two RBIs as the Pirates improved to 8-3, 3-2 NWC.

Makala Ashbaugh homered for Lincolnview (8-11, 4-2 NWC).

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LINCOLNVIEW 020 130 0 — 6 7 5
WP — Fruchey (7-3). LP — McClure. TOP HITTERS: (Blu) Willis3-1B, 2B, 2-RBI; Parkins 1B, 2B; Wilson 1B, HR, 4-RBI. (Lin) Ashbaugh HR, 2-rBI; Proctor 2B.
RECORDS: Bluffton 8-3, 3-2 Northwest Conference; Lincolnview 8-11, 4-2 NWC.

CAREY 12
TIFFIN CALVERT 2

TIFFIN — Carey’s Mackenzie Wentling tripled, added three singles and drove in two runs as the Blue Devils thumped Tiffin Calvert 12-2 in Midland Athletic League play on Monday.

Dani Berardinelli-Clark had a double and two RBIs, Haley Hoepf notched two singles and an RBI, while Abby Hall and Raven Moloney each contributed a single and drove in a run for Carey (9-6, 3-3 MAL).

Nicole Fretz recorded a single and an RBI to lead the Senecas (7-5, 1-3).

CAREY 070 41 — 12 12 2
TIFFIN CALVERT 200 00 — 2 5 2
WP — Rymer (8-4). LP — Bickley. TOP HITTERS: (Car) Wentling 3-1B, 3B, 2 RBI; Hall 2B, RBI; Berardinelli-Clark 2B, 2 RBI; Rymer 2-1B; Hoepf 2-1B, RBI; Moloney 1B, RBI. (TC) Fretz 1B, RBI.
RECORDS: Carey 9-6 overall, 3-3 Midland Athletic League; Calvert 7-5 overall, 1-3 Midland Athletic League.

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