NEW RIEGEL 1
NEW RIEGEL — In what may have been a regional final preview, Gibsonburg used a three-run rally in the top of the fourth inning to knock off New Riegel 3-1 on Saturday in a Sandusky Bay Conference River Division matchup between the league leaders.
Ashley Mendoza led Gibsonburg with three base hits, including a two-run single in the fourth. Emily Roberts added an RBI single for the Golden Bears, who collected four of their eight hits during their fourth-inning rally.
Gibsonburg ace Jasmine McNett gave up just four hits in a complete game win that denied New Riegel (23-4, 12-2 SBC-RD) an outright league title and kept the Golden Bears in the hunt for a share of the crown. The Golden Bears are 19-7 overall and 11-2 in the league with one one make-up game left with Fremont St. Joseph (3-17, 1-10 SBC-RD).
New Riegel and Gibsonburg might end up in a regional rematch next week.
New Riegel punched its ticket to the Division IV regional with Friday’s 11-1 win over Carey. The Blue Jackets will face either Antwerp or Ayersville in Wednesday’s regional semifinal.
Gibsonburg also reached the regional, and will take on Convoy Crestview in Wednesday’s 2 p.m. semifinal. Wednesday’s winners will square off May 25 to determine who will represent Northwest Ohio in the Division IV state tournament.
Gibsonburg 000 300 0 — 3 8 1
New Riegel 000 100 0 — 1 4 3
WP — McNett. LP — Bouillon. top hitters: (Gib) Mendoza 3-1B 2 RBI; Roberts 1B, RBI. (NR) Reinhart 1B; Lininger 1B; S. Hohman 1B; Dailey 1B.
records: Gibsonburg 19-7 overall, 11-2 Sandusky Bay Conference River Division; New Riegel 23-4, 12-2 SBC-RD.
SENECA EAST 1
ATTICA — Carey rebounded from Friday night’s district final loss to New Riegel by knocking off Seneca East 6-1 in a Northern 10 Conference softball game on Saturday.
Carey pitcher Bridget Mullholand shut down the Tigers, allowing one run on two hits with nine strikeouts and two walks.
Lexia Clinger doubled with a pair of singles and an RBI, Hannah Lonsway added a two-run double and Hailey Niederkohr singled twice for the Blue Devils. Jillian Allgyre had an RBI single to lead Seneca East (10-11, 6-10).
Carey (20-6 overall, 12-3 N10) will wrap up the season Monday against Bucyrus. The Redmen can clinch a share of the N10 title with Upper Sandusky by beating the Blue Devils.
Carey 000 200 4 — 6 10 1
Seneca East 000 000 1 — 1 2 2
WP — Mullholand. LP — Cook. top hitters: (Car) Clinger 2-1B, 2B, RBI; Lonsway 2B, 2 RBI; Niederkohr 2-1B. (SE) Allgyre 1B, RBI.
records: Carey 20-6 overall, 12-3 Northern 10 Conference; Seneca East 10-11, 6-10.
ARLINGTON — Alison Donaugh pitched six solid innings and her Riverdale teammates gave her plenty of run support as the Falcons wrapped up their season with a 12-1 Blanchard Valley Conference softball win against Arlington.
Donaugh went six innings allowing one unearned run on three hits with two walks and five strikeouts. Amelia Durliat allowed six runs in an inning to take the loss for Arlington (10-11 overall, 5-6 BVC).
Justine Messmer doubled with two singles driving in three runs. Allyson Greer added three singles with two RBIs and Jenna Curtis, Liviya Benjamin, Kayle Biltoft (RBI), Lainie Howell (2 RBI) and Donaugh (RBI) each had a pair of singles for the Falcons (13-7, 8-3).
Durliat, Morgan Wykes and Alyssa Bushong all singled for Arlington.
Riverdale 170 004 — 12 17 2
Arlington 000 100 — 1 3 1
WP — Donaugh. LP — Durliat. top hitters: (Riv) Greer 3-1B, 2 RBI; Messmer 2B, 2-1B, 3 RBI; Curtis 2-1B; Benjamin 2-1B; Biltoft 2-1B, RBI; Howell 2-1B, 2 RBI; Donaugh 2-1B, RBI. (Arl) Durliat 1B; Wykes 1B; Bushong 1B.
records: Arlington 10-11 overall, 5-6 Blanchard Valley Conference; Riverdale 13-7, 8-3.
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TIFFIN — Tiffin Calvert jumped on Danbury for 10 runs in the first inning as the Senecas rolled to a 15-4 Sandusky Bay Conference River Division softball win against the Lakers.
Tiffin Calvert (9-12 overall, 5-8 SBC River) had just seven hits but took advantage of 13 walks and three Danbury errors to win easily.
Bria Coleman (RBI) doubled and singled and Erin Wagner (3 RBI) and Frannie Webb (3 RBIs) both had a pair of singles to lead the Senecas at the plate.
Hannah Polanco and Alayna Mahler doubled and Kaylee Rakosky added a pair of singles for Danbury (0-19, 0-12).
Danbury 012 01 — 4 4 3
Tiffin Calvert (10)32 0x — 15 7 1
WP — Borer. LP — Rakosky. top hitters: (TC) Coleman 2B, 1B, RBI; Wagner 2-1B, 3 RBI; Webb 2-1B, 3 RBI. (Dan) Polanco 2B; Mahler 2B; Rakosky 2-1B.
records: Danbury 0-19 overall, 0-12 Sandusky Bay Conference River Division; Tiffin Calvert 9-12, 5-8.