Findlay’s Paige Steinke rips this pitch from Perrysburg’s Mars Deemer for an opposite-field triple to right center in Tuesday’s Division I district semifinal in Bowling Green. Perrysburg won the game 4-0. (Photo by Matthias Leguire.)

BOWLING GREEN — Perrysburg’s Mars Deemer pitched a four-hit shutout and the Yellow Jackets got clutch two-out, two-run singles from both ends of the lineup in beating Findlay 4-0 on Tuesday in a Division I district semifinal softball game Bowling Green State University.

Deemer and Findlay’s Renae McDonald were locked in a scoreless pitchers duel through five innings. But Perrysburg loaded the bases on two two-out walks and an error in the bottom of the sixth. No. 8 hitter Reyann Kruger then ripped one two-run single and, after Abby Seely reloaded the bases with a bunt single, another two-run single by leadoff hitter Kylie Griggs made it 4-0.

Deemer struck out nine and did not walk a batter. McDonald allowed just five hits, struck out one and walked five.

Perrysburg (11-5) will face No. 9-ranked Anthony Wayne (15-3) on Thursday in an all-Northern Lakes League district final at BGSU. Findlay fell to 16-6.

Bre Bolen’s two singles accounted for half of Findlay’s four hits. Paige Steinke tripled leading off the top of the sixth inning, but was thrown out at the plate trying to score on a fielders choice grounder.

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WP — Deemer. LP — McDonald. top hitters: (Fin) Steinke 3B; Bolen 2-1B. (Per) Griggs 1B, 2 RBI; Kreger 1B, 2 RBI.

records: Findlay 16-6, Perrysburg 11-5.



LIMA — Fairview ace Logan Smith pitched a two-hitter and the state-ranked Apaches unloaded for eight runs in the fifth inning in run-ruling Van Buren 11-1 on Tuesday in a Division III district semifinal softball game at Lima Bath.

Emily Stall and Agnes Durliat had Van Buren’s lone base hits off of Smith, a senior right-hander who walked five batters, but struck out seven and was backed by errorless defense.

Kamryn Boland (1B) drove in three runs and Kinsey Dietrich (1B) and Kiersten Kline (2B) knocked in two each to help the Apaches, 18-1 and ranked No. 6 among Ohio’s Division III softball teams, earned a spot in Friday’s district final.

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WP — Smith. LP — Strapp. top hitters: (VB) Stall 1B; Durliat 1B. (Fair) Ankney 1B, RBI; Dietrich 1B, 2 RBI; Boland 1B, 3 RBI; Cline 2B, 2 RBI; Rittenhouse-Starbuck 1B, RBI.

records: Van Buren 14-8, Fairview 18-1.



SHELBY — Mohawk jumped out to a 5-0 lead through four innings Tuesday, but Monroeville rallied for four runs in the fifth and five in the sixth for a 9-5 victory in a Division IV district semifinal softball gam at Shelby High School.

Monroeville will play Lucas for a district championship at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Shelby. Mohawk fell to 17-10.

Aubrie Harper hit a home run for Mohawk, and Lauren Moyer had three singles and an RBI. Jordan Tyree, Madi Chester and Victoria Phillips all hit doubles.

Jessica Hayes doubled and drove in two runs for Monroeville. Skiler Hershiser had two singles and two RBIs.

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WP — Helmstetter. LP — Hurley. TOP HITTERS: (Moh) Chester 1B, 2B, RBI; Harper HR, RBI; Phillips 1B, 2B; Moyer 3-1B, RBI; Jordan 2B, RBI. (Mon) Scheid 1B, 2B, RBI; Hayes 1B, 2B, 2-RBI; Hershiser 2-1B, 2-RBI.

RECORDS: Mohawk 17-10.



BASCOM — Hopewell-Loudon ace Macey Malagon limited Lakota to a single hit on Tuesday, but the Chieftains needed a two-out two-run rally in the bottom of the seventh inning to edge the Raiders 2-1 in a Division IV district softball semifinal at Oak Harbor.

Heading into its final at-bat, second-seeded Hopewell-Loudon trailed fifth-seeded Lakota 1-0. The Chieftains had nobody on and were down to their final out, but Chelsey Depinet and Olivia Zender came through with two-out singles and Kenzie Coleman delivered an RBI double.

Depinet (1B, 2B) and Zender (2-1B) had two hits each and both scored a run as H-L (17-6) earned a spot opposite top-seeded Gibsonburg (14-7) in Friday’s district championship game.

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WP — M. Malagon. LP — Claburn. top hitters: (Lak) Rathburn. (H-L) Depinet 1B, 2B; Zender 2-1B; Coleman 2B, RBI.

records: Lakota 9-13, Hopewell-Loudon 17-6.



OAK HARBOR — Gibsonburg plated six runs in the bottom of the first inning en route to defeating Old Fort 11-6 in the Division IV softball semifinals Tuesday.

The Golden Bears (14-7) will meet Hopewell-Loudon (16-5) for the district title 5:30 p.m. Friday at Oak Harbor.

Gibsonburg’s Ashley Mendoza homered, singled and drove in two runs while Mariana Alejandro (2B) had a team-high three RBIs.

Laini Gillett doubled, singled and tallied four RBIs to back the Stockaders (9-10-1).

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WP — McNett. LP — McCoy. top hitters: (OF) Gillett 2B, 1B, 4 RBI; McCoy 2B, 1B, 2 RBI; Guth 3-1B. (Gib) Mendoza HR, 1B, 2 RBI; Alejandro 2B, 3 RBI; Kocsis 2-1B; 2 RBI; Krotzer 2B, 1B, 2 RBI.

records: Old Fort 9-10-1; Gibsonburg 14-7.