PEPPER PIKE — The University of Findlay softball team let game two slip away and settled for a Great Midwest Athletic Conference split against Ursuline on Thursday in Pepper Pike.
The Oilers (25-18, 15-3 GMAC) scored five runs in the first inning en route to winning the first game 6-3. An error allowed two unearned runs to score and gave the Arrows a 3-2 victory in the second game.
Ursuline (13-27-1, 8-13-1) loaded the bases with two outs in the bottom of the second and plated the tying and winning runs via UF’s Allison Brunner’s error at second base.
Hailey Bryan (13-5) allowed two hits and one walk in four innings to get the win in the first game. Kelley Cejer supported her with a pair of RBI singles.
In the second game, Amanda Delmonte brought in Findlay’s only runs on a two-run double in the third inning.
Caragyn Yanek (4-5) took the loss, allowing three runs, one earned, eight hits and one walk with one strikeout.
Findlay 500 010 0 — 6 9 1
Ursuline 000 003 0 — 3 7 0
WP — Bryan (13-5). LP — Rosshirt (5-14). top hitters: (UF) Ma. Arnold 1B, RBI; Cejer 2-1B, 2 RBI; Otto 1B, RBI. (Urs) Rosshirt 3B, 1B, 2 RBI; Snow 2-1B, RBI.
Findlay 002 000 0 — 2 6 1
Ursuline 001 000 2 — 3 8 0
WP — Jones. LP — Yanek (4-5). top hitters: (UF) Delmonte 2B, 2 RBI; Keeton 2-1B. (Urs) Rosshirt 2-1B; Miller 2 RBI.
records: Findlay 25-18 overall, 15-3 Great Midwest Athletic Conference; Ursuline 13-27-1, 8-13-1.
GMAC honors Everett
University of Findlay senior Trey Everett was named Great Midwest Athletic Conference Men’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week on Thursday after a strong performance at the Jesse Owens Classic in Columbus on Saturday.
Everett finished runner-up in the high jump at 2.03 meters and added a fifth in the long jump at 6.73 meters.
Youth winners named
Seven area youths earned first-place finishes as the City of Findlay recreation department hosted a Scotts Major League Baseball Pitch Hit and Run competition Saturday at the Marathon Diamonds.
Boys and girls were divided into four age divisions and could choose to compete in baseball or softball divisions. The champions advanced to the sectional competition May 12 at Toledo’s Scott Park.
Greyson Geiser captured the boys 7-8 division with a score of 533 points, Gracin Romero won the boys 9-10 division at 669 points, Dorin Bickhart was the boys 11-12 champ with 609 points and Jesse Lydick captured the boys 13-14 crown with 891 points.
For the girls, Joslyn Hensley (244) won the 7-8 division, Candice Rios (485) was the 11-12 champion and Destanie Green-Moran won the 13-14 crown with a score of 281.