Liberty-Benton scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to overtake and defeat Leipsic 9-8 for a Blanchard Valley Conference softball victory Thursday.

Taylor Young led the Eagles (7-3, 4-1 BVC) with three hits while Katie Veenstra and Maddi Pape each doubled and singled.

Kacey Dulle homered and drove in three runs for the Vikings (3-4, 2-3) while losing pitcher Summer Steingass tallied three singles.

Leipsic 010 340 0 — 8 10 1

Liberty-Benton 005 001 3 — 9 15 3

WP — Grubinski (2-1). LP — Steingass. top hitters: (Leip) Steingass 3-1B; Dulle HR, 3 RBI; Hazelton 2-1B, 2 RBI. (L-B) Veenstra 1B, 2B; Pape 1B, 2B; Young 3-1B; Murphy 2-1B.

records: Leipsic 3-4 overall, 2-3 Blanchard Valley Conference; Liberty-Benton 7-3, 4-1.


VANLUE — Winning pitcher Amanda Clymer tallied three hits and a game-high four RBIs to help propel Vanlue past Riverdale 16-10 in Blanchard Valley Conference action.

The Wildcats (3-9, 2-4 BVC) scored four times in the bottom of the first inning to take a 4-3 lead before blowing the game wide open with eight more in the second inning.

Justine Messmer and Lindsay Nichols each singled twice and drove in a run for the Falcons (0-9, 0-5).

Riverdale 300 124 0 — 10 9 x

Vanlue 481 102 x — 16 10 x

WP — Clymer (3-9). LP — McCloud. top hitters: (Riv) Messmer 2-1B, RBI; Nichols 2-1B, RBI. (Van) Clymer 3-1B, 4 RBI; Kin 3-1B, RBI; Snook 1B, 2 RBI.

records: Riverdale 0-9 overall, 0-5 Blanchard Valley Conference; Vanlue 3-9, 2-4.


ARCADIA — Lanei Rodriguez got the win in the circle and drilled a two-run home run at the plate Thursday as Arcadia trounced Lima Perry 11-2 in a nonleague softball game.

Ivy Noel singled, doubled and tripled with a pair of RBIs for Arcadia (4-8). Breanna Reinhart doubled with two RBIs, and Isabelle Mundy doubled with an RBI.

Destiny Money had two singles for Lima Perry (2-7).

Lima Perry 100 010 0 — 2 5 6

Arcadia 120 422 x — 11 6 1

WP — Rodriguez (2-3). LP — Wells. TOP HITTERS: (Per) Trent 1B, RBI; Money 2-1B; Muniz 1B, RBI. (Arc) Reinhart 2B, 2-RBI; Noel 1B, 2B, 3B, 2-RBI; Rodriguez HR, 2-RBI; Mundy 2B, RBI.

RECORDS: Lima Perry 2-7; Arcadia 4-8.


FREMONT — Hailey Niederkohr and Bry Curlis combined for seven hits and four RBIs as the 1-2 hitters for Carey in a 12-1 romp of Fremont St. Joseph in nonleague action.

Niederkohr was a perfect 4 for 4 with a pair of doubles and an RBI, while Curlis doubled and drove in three runs for Carey (7-1). Winning pitcher Hannah Lonsway, who singled twice with two RBIs, struck out seven and allowed just four hits.

Kimmie Burns singled and doubled to lead St. Joe (0-8).

Carey 441 03 — 12 16 1

Fremont St. Joseph 100 00 — 1 4 3

WP — Lonsway. LP — Casperson. top hitters: (Car) Niederkohr 2-1B, 2-2B, RBI; Curlis 2-1B, 2B, 3 RBI; Lonsway 2-1B, 2 RBI. (FSJ) Burns 1B, 2B.

records: Carey 7-1, Fremont St. Joseph 0-8.


CASTALIA — Margaretta and Hopewell-Loudon kept the basepaths busy all game long, combining for 39 hits and 15 errors with the Polar Bears prevailing 26-16 in five innings for a nonleague win.

The Chieftains (8-2) rallied from 11-2 down after one inning to take a 13-11 lead midway through the third inning but the Polar Bears scored the next 10 runs and five more in the fifth inning to force run rule.

Nine players, five for Margaretta, finished with both multiple hits and multiple RBIs.

Chelsey Depinet led H-L with four hits, three triples, and three RBIs.

Hopewell-Loudon 229 03 — 16 17 7

Margaretta (11)06 45 — 26 22 8

WP — Moore. LP — Malagon. top hitters: (H-L) Depinet 3-1B, 1B, 3 RBI; Breidenbach 2B, 1B, 2 RBI; Malagon 2B, 3-1B, 2 RBI; Brickner 2B, 2-1B; 3 RBI. (Mar) Yost 4-1B; Kuns 2B, 2-1B, 3 RBI; Weidenheft 2B, 2-1B, 3 RBI; Bush 2B, 2-1B, 2 BI; Schaefer 2B, 1B, 3 RBI.

records: Hopewell-Loudon 8-2.


NEW RIEGEL — New Riegel’s Jacquelyn Lininger threw a four-hitter with five strikeouts and no walks as the Blue Jackets got by Tiffin Columbian for a 4-1 nonleague win.

Emily Peters doubled, singled and drove in a run out of the cleanup spot for New Riegel (6-6) while Brianna Gillig and Katelyn Kirian each got a hit and drove in a run.

Ava Sarka doubled and drove in the only run for the Tornadoes.

Tiffin Columbian 000 100 0 — 1 4 3

New Riegel 301 000 x — 4 6 1

WP — Lininger. LP — Herdlick. top hitters: (TC) Gibson 2-1B; Sarka 2B, RBI. (NR) Coleman 2B, 1B; Gillig 2B, RBI; Kirian 1B, RBI; Peters 1B, 2B, RBI.

records: New Riegel 6-6.


SPENCERVILLE — Averey Rumer went 3 for 3 with an RBI and two stolen bases but Bluffton dropped a 9-2 decision to Spencerville in a Northwest Conference softball game.

Libby Schaadt struck out eight batters and allowed five earned runs as Bluffton fell to 6-4 overall, 1-3 NWC.

Julie Mulholland smacked a grand slam for Spencerville (4-5, 2-0) and allowed one earned run in getting the win in the circle. She struck out 12 Bluffton batters.

Bluffton 000 020 0 — 2 5 4

Spencerville 203 004 x — 9 8 3

WP — Mulholland. LP — Schaadt (6-4). TOP HITTERS: (Blu) Rumer 3-1B, RBI. (Spe) Mulholland HR, 4-RBI; Henline 1B, 2B.

RECORDS: Bluffton 6-4, 1-3 Northwest Conference; Spencerville 4-5, 2-0 NWC.


HAMLER — Hannah Meyer drove in six runs in leading Patrick Henry past Liberty Center 7-4 in a Northwest Ohio Athletic League game.

Meyer singled thrice and had six RBIs for the Patriots (9-2, 2-1 NWOAL), while Erin Diem (2B, RBI) and Faith Frania each also had three hits.

Samantha Engler led the Tigers (3-5, 2-1) with two singles and a triple.

Liberty Center 200 020 0 — 4 9 2

Patrick Henry 210 220 x — 7 12 2

WP — Jones (9-1). LP — Carter. top hitters: (LC) Engler 2-1B, 3B; Miller 3-1B, RBI. (PH) Meyer 3-1B, 6 RBI; Diem 2-1B, 2B, RBI; Frania 3-1B.

records: Liberty Center 3-5 overall, 2-1 Northwest Ohio Athletic League; Patrick Henry 9-2, 2-1.


SANDUSKY — Old Fort scored in the top of the eighth inning and held on to deal Sandusky St. Mary’s its first league loss, 3-2, in a Sandusky Bay Conference River Division contest.

MarcQue Harris doubled and drove in two runs, Maddi Guth had a single and an RBI and Hanna Bilger recorded a pair of singles for the Stockaders, who upped their record to 6-3 overall and 3-1 in conference play.

Losing pitcher Allison Weilnau singled and drove in a run and Karen Landino doubled for the Panthers (7-2, 2-1 SBC River Division) against winning pitcher Sarah Hossler.

Old Fort 002 000 01 — 3 6 4

Sandusky St. Mary’s 000 110 00 — 2 5 1

WP — Hossler. LP — Weilnau. top hitters: (OF) Harris 2B, 2 RBI; H. Bilger 2-1B; Guth 1B, RBI; (SSM) Weilnau 1B, RBI; Landino 2B.

records: Old Fort 6-3 overall, 3-1 Sandusky Bay Conference River Division; Sandusky St. Mary’s 7-2, 2-1.


KALIDA — Kalida’s Makenna Hoye singled twice and drove in a run as the previously winless Wildcats thumped Pandora-Gilboa 16-0 in five innings for a Putnam County League win.

Hannah Warn singled and added two RBIs for the Wildcats (1-3, 1-2 PCL).

The Rockets fell to 0-5, 0-1 in league play.


CONVOY — Sydney Newland and Teara Coulson each had three hits including a Newland home run, but it was not enough as Ada dropped its first conference game of the year with an 8-2 loss to Convoy Crestview.

The Bulldogs, who fell to 7-3 overall and 3-1 in the Northwest Conference, scored both of their runs in the third inning. In addition to her homer, Newland singled twice and drove in both runs. Coulson singled three times.

Crestview improved to 6-5, 2-2 in the NWC with the win.

Ada 002 000 0 — 2 10 x

Convoy Crestview 300 140 x — 8 11 x

LP — Dalton. top hitters: (Ada) S. Newland 2-1B, HR, 2 RBI; Coulson 3-1B.

records: Ada 7-3, 3-1 Northwest Conference; Convoy Crestview 6-5, 2-2.