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St. Paul opens season with non-league road win

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Mar 24, 2019 at 3:51 PM

PORT CLINTON — The St. Paul softball team opened the season with an easy road win over host Port Clinton on Saturday in a non-league matchup.

The Flyers (1-0) scored 14 runs over the first three innings of the 18-5 win in five innings.

Olivia Englert was 4 for 4 with two RBI, four stolen bases and four runs scored to pace St. Paul. Marlaina Sowers was 3 for 3 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored, while Kennedy Stang doubled twice with two RBI and three runs scored.

Also for St. Paul, Presley Stang was 2 for 3 with a double and scored three runs, while Elyssa Schaffer singled and drove in two runs. In the circle, freshman Amelia Rospert allowed five runs (three earned) on six hits with four strikeouts and four walks to pick up the win. She also singled and drove in a run at the plate.


St. Paul     428 04 — 18 15 2

P. Clinton  201 02 —  5   6  3

WP: Rospert; LP: Sneider

2B: (SP) K. Stang 2, P. Stang, Sowers; (PC) Rose; 3B: (PC) Wharton


Willard 4, Wynford 0

Willard 11, Wynford 6

WILLARD — The Crimson Flashes opened the season with a doubleheader sweep over the Royals in non-league play on Saturday.

In a 4-0 win to start the season, Willard’s Morgan Hamons threw a complete-game shutout. She scattered five hits in her seven innings, striking out seven with no walks.

Meanwhile, Kalli Sowers was 1 for 3 with two RBI, while Cathern Hamons and Kaiten Weiss each singled and drove in a run.

In an 11-6 win, Cathern Hamons was 2 for 4 with a double, triple, two RBI and two runs scored to pace Willard. Sowers added two hits and an RBI, while Morgan Hamons had three hits, including a double, and an RBI. Becca Slone singled and drove in two for the Flashes.

In the circle, Melayna Mahl went the first five innings for the win. She allowed three runs (one earned) on seven hits with three strikeouts and a walk. Morgan Hamons allowed three runs on four hits with two strikeouts in the final two innings.

Game 1

Wynford 000 000 0 — 0 5 3

Willard    000 130 x — 4 5 2

WP: Hamons; LP: Messmer

Game 2

Wynford  100 002 3 — 6  11 3

Willard    330 113 x — 11 14 1

WP: Mahl; LP: Messmer

2B: (WY) Scott, Lusk; (WI) M. Hamons, C. Hamons; 3B: (WI) C. Hamons


Bellevue 5, Upper 0

Bellevue 13, Upper 1

UPPER SANDUSKY — The Lady Red dominated a season-opening doubleheader over the host Rams.

In a 13-1 win, Kailey Kilgore had two hits and two RBI each.

In Game 2, Aubrey Michaels struck out 11 of the 12 batters she faced and threw just 50 pitches in the shortened no-hitter.


Game 1

Bellevue 346 00 — 13 14 0

Upper      000 01 — 1   2  0

WP: Michaels; LP: N/A

2B: (B) Jordan, Olivia, Smith, Zhael; 3B: (B) Olivia

Game 2

Bellevue 013 01 — 5 9 0

Upper     000 00 — 0 0 0

WP: Michaels; LP: N/A

2B: (B) Jordan 2, Foos, Olivia, Smith


Plymouth 13, B. Central 3

Plymouth 12, B. Central 0

NEW WASHINGTON — The Big Red opened the season with a pair of non-league wins at Buckeye Central.

In a 13-3 win in six innings to start the season, Tristen Wiley was 3 for 3 with a double, triple, five RBI and three runs scored. Morgan Chaffins had a double, two RBI and scored twice, while Kaela Plank was 2 for 4 with a triple and three runs scored.

Mallory Miller added a hit and two RBI, and pitched six innings to earn the win. She allowed two earned runs on six hits with three strikeouts and no walks.

Plymouth led the second game, 4-0, entering the seventh and final inning — then exploded for eight runs to turn the game into a complete rout.

Shilo Plank was 3 for 4 with a double, home run and three RBI to pace Plymouth at the plate. Chaffins was 3 for 5 with a double and two runs scored, and Kaela Plank was 2 for 5 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored.

Meanwhile, Ariel Plank threw a complete-game two-hit shutout in the circle for the Big Red. She struck out six and walked one — and added two hits offensively.

Game 1

Plymouth  510 403 — 13 10 1

B. Central 000 210 —  3   6   4

WP: Miller; LP: Cain

2B: (P) Chaffins, Wiley; 3B: (P) K. Plank Wiley

Game 2

Plymouth 100 003 8 — 12 15 0

B. Central 000 000 0 — 0   2  2

WP: Plank; Omiar

2B: (P) Chaffins, K. Plank, S. Plank; HR: (P) S. Plank




Norwalk 7, Lexington 4

Galion 4, Norwalk 3

GALION — The Norwalk baseball team opened the season with a non-league split on Saturday at Galion.

The Truckers beat Lexington, 7-4, then got edged out late by the host Tigers in a 4-3 loss.

In the win over Lexington, Norwalk trailed 4-0 in the sixth inning — then exploded for six runs in the frame.

Nolan Flowers was 2 for 3 with a double and two RBI for the Truckers (1-1), who also got a hit and two RBI from Justin Sommers. Garrett Obringer also drove in a run, while Leighton Battles, Nate Adelman and Eli Obringer each added singles.

Luke Weaver pitched the final three innings of relief to earn the win. He didn’t allow a run or walk while scattering four hits with four strikeouts. Flowers started and went the first four innings, allowing one earned run on five hits with three strikeouts and a walk.

The second game played out similar to the first, but with the Truckers on the wrong end of it. Norwalk led 3-1 entering the seventh, only to see the Tigers score three times for the win.

Sam Battles was 4 for 4 with a double and a run, while Leighton Battles added two hits for Norwalk. Tony Weisenberger and Garrett Obringer each singled and drove in a run, while Adelman, Flowers and Eli Obringer added one hit each.

Thomas Gfell started and went six innings for the Truckers, allowing three earned runs on six hits with four strikeouts and no walks. Weaver allowed one unearned run on one hit with two strikeouts.

Norwalk is back in action Tuesday at Crestview.

Game 1

Norwalk    000 006 1 — 7 6 3

Lexington 202 000 0 — 4 9 6

WP: Weaver; LP: Basham

2B: (N) Flowers

Game 2

Galion    000 010 3 — 4  7  0

Norwalk 300 000 0 — 3 11 1

WP: Keinath; LP: Weaver

2B: (N) S. Battles; (G) Utz


Port Clinton 6, St. Paul 5

PORT CLINTON — The Flyers dropped their season opener in extra innings on the road Saturday against the host Redskins.

The game was back-and-forth throughout the eight innings. St. Paul (0-1) took a 3-2 lead in the fourth, but the Redskins tied it in the bottom of the fifth. The Flyers then scored twice in the top of the sixth to go up 5-3, only for the ‘Skins to tie it with two runs in the bottom of the seventh — then get the winning run in the eighth.

For St. Paul, Gavin Starcher was 2 for 3 with a triple and two RBI, while Grant Houck was 2 for 3 and scored twice. Lars Livengood singled and had two RBI, while Jake Griffin and Eli Fisher each added a hit and a run.

On the mound, Tyler Perkins started and went the first five innings. He allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits with two strikeouts and three walks.

Starcher pitched the sixth and seventh innings, allowing two earned runs on three hits with four strikeouts. Scott Adelman pitched the eighth, allowing one run on one hit with two strikeouts and a walk.

St. Paul    101 102 00 — 5 7 3

P. Clinton 110 010 21 — 6 7 1

WP: Webb; LP: Adelman

2B: (PC) Webb; 3B: (SP) Starcher


Huron 3, W. Reserve 0

W. Reserve 7, Huron 6

COLLINS — Western Reserve came away with a split from Saturday’s non-league doubleheader to begin the season.

In a 3-0 loss in Game 1, the Roughriders were held to just a pair of singles by Eli Webb and Carson Roe. Payton Studd went six innings, allowing three runs (one earned) on four hits with eight strikeouts and five walks.

The ‘Riders responded with a 7-6 walk-off win in eight innings to earn the split. Western batters drew four straight walks to force in the winning run.

Kaden Boswell was 2 for 4 with two RBI, while Roe had a single and two RBI.

Roe went 5 1/3 innings, allowing five runs (three earned) on five hits with six strikeouts and eight walks. Jude Muenz pitched the final 2 2/3 innings in relief to get the win. He allowed an unearned run on one hit with five strikeouts and two walks.

Game 1

Huron          020 010 0 — 3 4 3

W. Reserve 000 000 0 — 0 2 5

WP: Hand; LP: Studd

2B: (H) Obermeyer, Witter

Game 2

Huron          200 201 10 — 6 6 1

W. Reserve 000 303 01 — 7 5 1

WP: Muenz; LP: Parker


U. Sandusky 6, Bellevue 1

UPPER SANDUSKY — The Rams scored six runs, all in the bottom of the fourth inning, to top the visiting Redmen on Saturday.

Keegan Ray had the lone hit and RBI for Bellevue, while Dalton Hay allowed six unearned runs despite not allowing a hit, but walked six batters.

Bellevue 000 100 0 — 1 1 2

Upper      000 600 x — 6 2 1

WP: Markquart; LP: Hay

2B: (US) Cunningham


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