LEIPSIC — North Baltimore took the lead with a three-run third inning and pulled away in the final three fames in chalking up an 11-5 Blanchard Valley Conference softball win over Leipsic on Wednesday.
Katelyn Weinandy got a complete-game win and was one of five North Baltimore players with three hits. Makenna Ray had two doubles and a triple, Chloe Hopple (2 RBI) two doubles and a single and Paige Hyatt (2 RBI) two singles and a triple. Mia McCartney and Weinandy had three singles each, and Simone Thompson delivered a three-run home run in helping the Tigers (9-2 overall, 4-1 BVC) remain among the league leaders.
Kierra Meyer (1B, 3B), Heather Lammers (1B, 2B), Courtney Amrine (2-1B) and Jala Hazelton (2-1B) had two hits each and Stevie Brooks belted a two-run homer for Leipsic (5-5, 3-4).
North Baltimore 303 022 1 — 11 20 1
Leipsic 320 000 0 — 5 11 0
WP — Weinandy (9-2). LP — Steingass. top hitters: (NB) Ray 2-2B, 3B, RBI; McCartney 3-1B; Weinandy 3-1B, RBI; Thompson HR, 3 RBI; Hyatt 2-1B, 3B, 2 RBI; Hopple 1B, 2-2B, 2 RBI; Baker 2-1B. (Leip) Lammers 1B, 2B; Brooks HR, 2 RBI; Steingass 1B, 2 RBI; Meyer 1B, 3B; Amrine 2-1B; Hazelton 2-1B.
records: North Baltimore 9-2 overall, 4-1 Blanchard Valley Conference; Leipsic 5-5, 3-4.
MCCOMB — Hopewell-Loudon’s first five hitters combined to go 13 for 20 with 12 runs batted in as the Chieftains outslugged McComb 15-5 in six innings of Blanchard Valley Conference softball action.
Chelsey Depinet led H-L with four hits and co-led with three RBIs. Winning pitcher Macey Malagon also had three RBIs with a double and a home run as the Chieftains improved to 11-2 overall, 6-0 in the BVC.
Shelby Simons singled twice and drove in a pair of runs for the Panthers (6-4, 5-2).
Hopewell-Loudon 401 253 — 15 18 2
McComb 230 000 — 5 6 2
WP — Malagon. LP — Steinbrok. top hitters: (H-L) Coppus 3B, 2-1B, 2 RBI; Depinet 4-1B, 3 RBI; Malagon 2B, HR, 3 RBI; Breidenbach & Brickner 2-1B, 2 RBI. (McC) Steinbrook 1B, 2 RBI; Simons 2-1B, 2 RBI; Davidson RBI.
records: Hopewell-Loudon 11-2 overall, 6-0 Blanchard Valley Conference; McComb 6-4, 5-2.
ARCADIA — Breana Reinhart’s grand slam highlighted an eight-run third inning in Arcadia’s 18-1 Blanchard Valley Conference win over Vanlue.
Reinhart also had an RBI single and drove in five runs. Lyndee Ward knocked in four runs with a single and a triple and Ivy Noel (2-1B) and Lanei Rodriguez (2-1B, 2 RBI) had two hits each as Arcadia, 8-8 overall, improved to 3-4 in BVC play.
Karly Renz allowed just three hits in earning the win.
Amanda Clymer had two of those hits, including a fifth-inning solo home run for Vanlue (3-11, 2-6).
Vanlue 000 01 — 1 3 4
Arcadia 268 2x — 18 12 4
WP — Renz (4-4). LP — Clymer. top hitters: (Van) Clymer 1B, HR, RBI. (Arc) Reinhart 1B, HR, 5 RBI; Noel 2-1B; Ward 1B, 3B, 4 RBI; Rodriguez 2-1B, 2 RBI; Cramer 2B; Renz 1B, RBI; D. Burnett 1B, 2 RBI.
records: Vanlue 3-11 overall, 2-6 Blanchard Valley Conference; Arcadia 8-8, 3-4.
PANDORA — Arlington’s Amber Durliat fell a double short of hitting for the cycle in leading the Red Devils to a 16-0 victory over Pandora-Gilboa in a five-inning Blanchard Valley Conference softball contest.
Durliat singled in a run in the first inning and belted a two-run home run in the second. She also tripled and scored in the third.
Moriah Helms (2 RBI) and Emily Berry both added a pair of hits and Abbie Sheets had an RBI triple for Arlington (8-4 overall, 4-2 BVC.) The Red Devils also benefited from 11 walks.
Kaileigh Morris and Mikayla Bockrath had a single apiece for Pandora-Gilboa (0-11, 0-6 BVC).
Arlington 258 10 — 16 12 1
Pandora-Gilboa 000 00 — 0 2 3
WP — Lafferty. LP — McCoy. top hitters: (Arl) Lafferty 1B, RBI; Berry 2-1B; M. Helms 2-1B, 2 RBI; Durliat 1B, 3B, HR, 3 RBI; Sheets 3B, RBI. (P-G) Morris & Bockrath 1B.
records: Arlington 8-4 overall, 4-2 Blanchard Valley Conference; Pandora-Gilboa 0-11, 0-6.
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VAN BUREN — Winning pitcher Sarah Dishong singled, doubled and drove in a run as Van Buren topped Riverdale 13-2 in five innings for a Blanchard Valley Conference win.
Amanda Strapp (3 RBI) and Amelia Durliat (2 RBI) each singled twice for the Black Knights (8-5 overall, 5-2 BVC). Justine Messmer homered and singled for the Falcons (0-12, 0-8).
Riverdale 110 00 — 2 4 5
Van Buren (10)21 0x — 13 11 1
WP — Dishong. LP — Walter. top hitters: (Riv) Messmer HR, 1B, RBI. (VB) Dishong 1B, 2B, RBI; Durliat 2-1B, 2 RBI; Strapp 2-1B, 3 RBI.
records: Riverdale 0-12 overall, 0-8 Blanchard Valley Conference; Van Buren 8-5, 5-2.
Liberty-Benton scored at least twice in each of the first four innings, including a seven-run outburst in the fourth inning, to whip Cory-Rawson 16-0 in a five-inning Blanchard Valley Conference game.
Katie Veenstra, who pitched four innings with eight strikeouts to earn the win, tallied a home run, double and single to drive in a game-high five runs for the Eagles (9-4, 6-2 BVC). Emma Grubinski singled twice, doubled and drove in two runs and Taylor Young’s single and double plated four runs.
The Hornets, who got singles from Riley Garmatter and Kaytlin Hough, fell to 3-7 overall, 3-4 in the conference.
Cory-Rawson 000 00 — 0 2 5
Liberty-Benton 234 7x — 16 14 0
WP — Veenstra. LP — Traucht. top hitters: (C-R) Garmatter & Hough 1B. (L-B) Veenstra 1B, 2B, HR, 5 RBI; Grubinski 2-1B, 2B, 2 RBI; Young 1B, 2B, 4 RBI; Murphy 2-1B; Ostrander 1B, RBI.
records: Cory-Rawson 3-7 overall, 3-4 Blanchard Valley Conference; Liberty-Benton 9-4, 6-2.