New Riegel snares share of SBC crown
Prep Softball Roundup
Kayleigh Lininger twirled a gem and the offense finally pushed across single runs in the fifth and sixth Wednesday as New Riegel beat Calvert 2-0.
That win, coupled with Lakota’s 7-6 victory against Gibsonburg, gave the Blue Jackets at least a share of the Sandusky Bay Conference River Division title.
The crown is the first for the Blue Jackets claiming back-to-back Sandusky River League titles in 2015 and ’16.
New Riegel is now 12-1 in the conference with one SBC game — Friday at home against Gibsonburg — to go while Gibsonburg has two conference losses.
Lininger (15-3) lost a no-hit bid with two outs in the seventh, allowing a single by Frannie Webb. Calvert’s only other two baserunners were due to errors. Lininger fanned nine.
Meanwhile, the Blue Jackets (20-3) had runners reach third in each of the first three innings, but couldn’t get one home.
After a 1-2-3 fourth, New Riegel finally got one all the way around in the fifth.
Bria Dailey led off by reaching on an error and got all the way to third before scoring on Aubrey Bouillon’s single.
The Blue Jackets threatened to score more, but Bouillon was tagged out trying to score from third and a pop up and ground ball left runners stranded at second and third.
In the sixth, Lininger lined a one-out single and went to second on an error before being replaced by courtesy runner Brieanna Norville. Norville reached third on a ground out and scored on Dailey’s single.
Julia Reinhart doubled and singled and Kristin Coleman and Dailey both singled twice for New Riegel. Kaitlyn Kirian and Jordan Hohman each singled.
Kate Rombach suffered the loss for the Senecas.
Rathburn delivers in the 8th
KANSAS — Mekenzie Rathburn belted the bases-loaded game-winning hit in the bottom of the eighth Wednesday, pushing Lakota past state-ranked Gibsonburg 7-6 in Sandusky Bay Conference River Division play.
The game went back and forth, with Gibsonburg scoring three times in the top of the fourth for a 6-4 lead.
The Raiders knotted the game with single runs in the fifth and sixth.
In the eighth, Leanne Craun and Racquelle Kirian both singled and Jenna Ranzenberger reached on an error to lead the bases for Lakota.
Rathburn then belted a line drive to right to give the Raiders the win.
Though Rathburn was credited with a triple and all three baserunners scored, only Craun’s run officially counted since the game ended when she touched home.
Maddie Bowling tripled, scored and drove in a run for Lakota, Ranzenberger singled twice and drove in a run, Rathburn ended with two hits and Emylee Herr scored twice. Amber Eubank added a single, run and RBI.
Marrissa Claburn went the distance for the win.
Losing pitcher Jasmine McNett doubled twice, singled, drove in two runs and scored twice for the Golden Bears, ranked eighth in Division IV.
Keely Snyder went 3 for 4 with a double, run and two RBIs, Emily Roberts singled twice and scored, Ashley Mendoza scored twice, Coral Kocsis had two singles and an RBI, Camren Krotzer and Jessica Davies both singled, and Marissa Bruns drove in a run.
Chieftains cruise to piece of BVC
BASCOM — Chelsey Depinet doubled twice and scored twice and three teammates each belted two hits Wednesday as Hopewell-Loudon thumped Riverdale to clinch at least a share of the Blanchard Valley Conference title.
Depinet went 3 for 4 with two runs, Kenzie Coleman had three RBIs, a run, double and single, Macey Malagon doubled, singled and scored, and Chloe Malagon drove in two runs, singled twice and scored.
Olivia Zender added two runs, a single and RBI, Zoe Kent singled, scored and knocked in a run, Bryanne Counts chased in two runs, singled and scored, and Hannah Brickner scored.
Macey Malagon also got the win, fanning seven.
Harper, Warriors pummel Tigers
ATTICA — Aubrie Harper hit a solo homer and doubled in two runs as part of a 4-for-5 day Wednesday to key Mohawk’s 17-5 whipping of Seneca East in Northern 10 Athletic Conference play.
Harper ended with three runs and four RBIs for the Warriors (14-9, 7-7 N10).
Madi Chester added two singles, two RBIs and three runs, and winning pitcher MaKenna Hurley went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and a run.
Lauren Moyer and Jordan Tyree both singled twice and scored twice, with Tyree adding an RBI. Paityn Clouse drove in three runs, singled and scored, Tess Weinandy and Victoria Phillips each singled and scored, Marah Gillig scored twice and Jackie Hamilton had a run and RBI.
Hanah Bisignano took the loss for the Tigers (9-10, 5-9).
Jessica Bowerman drove in two runs, singled twice and scored, Jillian Allgyre singled twice, scored and knocked in a run, Lexi Cheek had a single, run and RBI, Katrina Kagy singled and scored, Bailey Hamilton singled and Lauren Bogner scored.
Bellevue knocks back Clyde
CLYDE — Four Bellevue hitters each belted two hits Wednesday in a 6-1 Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division win against Clyde.
Emma Weller paced the winners with two singles and two RBIs. Riley Mohr doubled and singled and Raquelle Seamon and Skylar Reed each singled twice. Reed drove in a run.
Hannah Hill picked up the win.
Kamdyn Taylor went 2 for 3 for the Fliers.
Hunter Schwochow took the loss.
Royals power past FHS
FOSTORIA — Jill Hannah drove in four runs and Madison Hoiles and Makenna Benshcoter combined to score five times Wednesday as Elmwood beat Fostoria 13-3 in Northern Buckeye Conference play.
Hannah, Hoiles, Benschoter and Haley Zimmerman each singled twice for the Royals. Hoiles scored three times and Benschoter had two runs.
Madison Lyons got the win.
Baleigh Robinson tallied two singles and three RBIs for the Redmen (4-12, 1-6 NBC), who committed seven errors.
Meredith Grine added two singles and a run.
Kaybriauna Kleinmark took the loss.