ARLINGTON — Arlington built a commanding 11-1 lead over Columbus Grove on Monday, then had to weather a big comeback by the Bulldogs to come away with 17-12 win in an error-filled softball game.
Columbus Grove (18-5) and Arlington (13-9) were both coming off winning seasons, but both struggled in their season openers.
Grove outhit Arlington 13-10, but committed five errors and issued 11 walks. Arlington scored 15 runs over the first four innings, but 11 errors proved costly.
Amber Durliat got the win and helped her cause with a two-run home run.
The Arlington junior also drew three walks and scored four times. Morgan Wykes had an RBI triple, Alyssa Bushong a two-run double and Abbie Sheets two RBI singles. Janay Helms (2-1B) and Lindsay Dodds (1B, RBI) scored three runs each.
Joy Stechschulte had three base hits and Danielle Bame (1B, 2B), Madison Zimmerly and Kenzie King had two each for Grove.
Columbus Grove 100 623 0 — 12 13 5
Arlington 443 411 x — 17 10 11
WP — Durliat (1-0). LP — Watt (0-1). top hitters: (CG) Bame 1B, 2B, RBI; Hardeman 3B, 3 RBI; Stechschulte 3-1B, RBI; Zimmerly 2-1B; King 2-1B. (Arl) Helms 2-1B; Durliat HR, 2 RBI; Sheets 2-1B, 2 RBI; Lee 1B, 2 RBI; Bushong 2B, 2 RBI; Wykes 3B, RBI.
records: Arlington 1-0, Columbus Grove 0-1.
BLUFFTON — Bluffton freshman Lauren Swartzlander scored on an error with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Pirates to a 7-6 nonconference win against McComb.
Katie Prater homered, doubled and singled driving in a pair of runs and winning pitcher Libby Schaadt homered and singled with two RBIs for the Pirates (1-0).
Shaye Hemminger had a home run and two singles with two RBIs and Lauren Dishong added a double, single and two RBIs for McComb (0-1).
Shelby Steinbrook took the loss as she allowed six earned runs on 13 hits in 62/3 innings.
McComb 202 002 0 — 6 9 1
Bluffton 203 010 1 — 7 13 2
WP — Schaadt (1-0). LP — Steinbrook (0-1). top hitters: (Blu) Schaadt HR, 1B, 2 RBI; Prater HR, 2B, 1B, 2 RBI; Swartzlander 2-1B; Busch 2-1B; Rumer 2B. (McC) Hemminger HR, 2-1B, 2 RBI; Dishong 2B, 1B, 2 RBI.
records: McComb 0-1, Bluffton 1-0.
UPPER SANDUSKY 12
UPPER SANDUSKY — Upper Sandusky pitcher Alivia Oney allowed just one run on four hits while striking out 11 in five innings as the Rams rolled to a 12-1 nonconference win against Kenton.
Upper Sandusky’s Alexis Fogle homered and singled, driving in four runs.
Jade Holman smacked a pair of singles and a double with three RBIs and Jenna Clary added three single. Jenna Rodriguez, Jordan Franz (two RBIs), Hannah McKinniss and Reagan Ward each had a pair of singles for the Rams (1-2).
Kenton 100 00 — 1 5 0
Upper Sandusky 314 31 — 12 19 0
WP — Oney. LP — Burd. top hitters: (US) Fogle HR, 1B, 4 RBI; Holman 2-1B, 2B, 3 RBI; McKinniss 2B,1B; Clary 3-1B, RBI; Ward 2-1B, RBI; Franz 2-1B, 2 RBI; Kurtz 3-1B. (Ken) Reisinger 2-1Bl Musser 2B, RBI; Nichols 2B.
records: Upper Sandusky 1-2, Kenton 0-1.
CAREY — Emma Wagner had a pair of singles and drove in three runs to power Carey to a 6-2 nonconference win against Riverdale.
Hailey Niederkohr doubled and singled, Kenzie Row tripled and singled and winning pitcher Hannah Lonsway added two singles and two RBIs for the Blue Devils.
Freshman pitcher Alison Donaugh took the loss for the Falcons, as six different players recorded singles.
Riverdale 002 000 0 — 2 6 3
Carey 200 112 x — 6 8 3
WP — Lonsway (1-0). LP — Donaugh (0-1). top hitters: (Car) Row 3B, 1B; Niederkohr 2B, 1B; Wagner 2-1B, 3 RBI; Lonsway 2-1B, RBI. (Riv) Howell 1B; Donaugh 1B; Messmer 1B; Greer 1B; Schoenberger 1B; Galkiewicz 1B.
records: Carey 1-0, Riverdale 0-1.
ARCADIA — Ridgemont’s Nikki Freshcorn slammed a home run, double and single to drive in three runs as the Gophers topped Arcadia 11-1 in nonconference action.
Brooke Nelson drove in three runs with a double and single, as Ridgemont improved its record to 3-0.
Losing pitcher Lanei Rodriguez smacked a pair of doubles driving in a run and Breana Reinhart and Isabelle Mundy both added a pair of singles for the Redskins (0-1).
Ridgemont 212 24 — 11 13 0
Arcadia 000 01 — 1 8 0
WP — Knapp. LP — La. Rodriguez (0-1). top hitters: (Arc) La. Rodriguez 2-2B, RBI; Reinhart 2-1B; Mundy 2-1B. (Ridge) Freshcorn HR, 2B, 1B, 3 RBI; Nelson 2B, 1B, 3 RBI; Knapp 2B, 1B, RBI; Smith 2-1B, RBI; Cromer 2-1B.
records: Ridgemont 3-0, Arcadia 0-1.
NORTH BALTIMORE 6
AYERSVILLE — Jordan Baker doubled and added a pair of singles to help North Baltimore slip past Ayersville 6-5 in an 8 inning nonconference contest.
Alison Kepling, Maddy Westgate and Hailey Lennard each added a pair of singles for the Tigers (1-0).
Kelly Limbaugh had two singles and Chloe Bowen and Hailey Johnson each added a single and two RBIs for Ayersville.
North Baltimore 104 000 01 — 6 6 2
Ayersville 200 010 20 — 5 7 3
WP — Hopple. LP — Bour. top hitters: (NB) Baker 2-1B, 2B; Kepling 2-1B, RBI; Westgate 2-1B, 2 RBI; Lennard 2-1B. (Ayers) Limbaugh 2-1B; Bowen 1B, 2 RBI; Johnson 1B, 2 RBI.
records: North Baltimore 1-0.
HARDIN NORTHERN 6
ADA — A seven-run fourth inning allowed Ada to take control en route to a 10-6 victory in a nonconference softball game.
Leona Dalton got the win for Ada (1-0), and doubled and drove in two runs at the plate. Lexi Waugh and Tori Green each had two RBIs.
Maddie Grappy had three hits, including a double, and three RBIs for Hardin Northern (0-1).
Hardin Northern 300 020 1 — 6 13 2
Ada 000 721 x — 10 14 0
WP — Dalton (1-0). LP — Spearman (0-1). TOP HITTERS: (HN) Curtis 2-1B, RBI; McCoy 2-1B, RBI; Grappy 2-1B, 2B, 3-RBI; Flowers 2-1B, RBI. (Ada) Ennis 3-1B; Dalton 2B, 2-RBI; Waugh 2-1B, 2-RBI; Green 1B, 2-RBI.
RECORDS: Hardin Northern 0-1; Ada 1-0.
UPPER SCIOTO VALLEY 16
RAWSON — Taylor Born had four hits, including a double and an RBI, but Cory-Rawson dropped its season opener 16-6 in a nonconference game.
Jasmine Sterling had two singles, and Sami Roth added a single and an RBI for Cory-Rawson (0-1).
Upper Scioto Valley is 2-0.
Upper Scioto Valley 230 614 — 16 9 3
Cory-Rawson 000 213 — 6 6 4
WP — Ross. LP — Roth (0-1). TOP HITTERS: (USV) Shepherd 3-1B, HR; Evans 1B, 3B. (C-R) Born 3-1B, 2B, RBI; Roth 1B, RBI; Sterling 2-1B.
RECORDS: Upper Scioto Valley 2-0; Cory-Rawson 0-1.
ARCHBOLD — Archbold’s Chloe Schramm limited Liberty-Benton to four hits and delivered at the plate as well in leading the Blue Streaks to a 13-1 win over the Eagles in Monday’s nonleague softball season opener for both teams.
Schramm drove in four runs with a double and a home run. Alexa Wilson and Faith Wyse had a double and a single each as the No. 5, No. 6 and No. 7 hitters in Archbold’s lineup accounted for six of the team’s 10 hits and seven of its 11 RBI.
Kiya Benschoter, L-B’s freshman leadoff hitter, and junior shortstop Taylor Young had two hits each.
Liberty-Benton 100 00 — 1 4 3
Archbold 414 4x — 13 10 2
WP — Schramm (1-0). LP — Benschoter (0-1). top hitters: (L-B) Benschoter 2-1B; Young 2-1B. (Arch) Wilson 1B, 2B, RBI; Wyse 1B, 2B, 2 RBI; Schramm 2B, HR, 4 RBI; Sauder 1B, RBI; McCoy 1B, RBI; Mayer 1B, RBI.
records: Liberty-Benton 0-1, Archbold 1-0.