The Monroeville junior pitcher threw a seven-inning no-hitter in a 9-0 win over Lakota on Saturday at Clark Park. Helmstetter struck out 18 and walked one batter on 93 pitches (75 strikes).
Just one ball was hit into the air for an out against Helmstetter on Saturday, as she and the Eagles improved to 5-0.
For the season, Helmstetter has allowed one earned run on eight hits with 55 strikeouts and seven walks in 28 innings in her five starts to date.
Offensively for the Eagles, Payton Scheid was 3 for 4 with three RBIs and two runs scored, while Alex Carper was 2 for 2 with an RBI and a run scored, and Jessica Hayes also had two hits and an RBI.
Helmstetter was also 1 for 2 with an RBI, while Skiler Hershiser doubled and scored, and Brooke Kime added a single.
Monroeville is scheduled to host St. Paul on Monday in a Firelands Conference game.
St. Paul 23, Danbury 4 (5 innings)
DANBURY TWP. — St. Paul sophomore Kennedy Stang hit for the cycle in Friday’s non-league rout over the host Lakers.
Stang was 4 for 4, reaching on a single, double, triple and home run while adding three RBIs and two runs scored for the Flyers (2-2).
That was just the beginning of the hit parade for St. Paul, which had 19 hits and 14 RBIs as a team.
Marlaina Sowers was 2 for 3 with two doubles, an RBI and three runs scored, while Hannah Rudolph was 2 for 4 with a double and three RBIs. Sammy Lippert was 2 for 2 with a double and three RBIs, and Caitlyn Corrigan was 2 for 4 with two RBIs and scored two runs.
Also finishing with two hits for St. Paul included Olivia Englert and Morgan Baxter. Sydnee Roth was doubled, had two RBIs and scored twice, while Kaity Tomshack had a hit and scored four times. Elyssa Schaffer singled and scored as well.
In the circle, Rudolph allowed four earned runs on eight hits in five innings. She struck out five and walked one.
St. Paul is at Monroeville today and hosts the Eagles on Tuesday.
Oberlin 10, W. Reserve 5
Oberlin 17, W. Reserve 6
COLLINS — The Roughriders were unable to slow down the bats of the Phoenix Saturday, giving up 27 total runs in a pair of non-league losses.
Hannah Brown and Haley West each had two hits in the second game, while Cassandra Bomar had a double and drove in a team-high two runs. Brown doubled and tripled. West doubled, as did Emma Blankenship. Patience Gooding registered a triple.
In the opener, Western (0-3) only managed three hits, but took advantage of six Oberlin errors to plate five runs. Blankenship, Bomar and Grace Elkin had a hit each. Ellie Blankenship and Bomar tallied the lone RBIs.
W. Reserve 11, Oberlin 1 (5 inn.)
W. Reserve 10, Oberlin 0 (5 inn.)
COLLINS — Payton Studd and Tate Drennen combined for a five-inning no-hitter in the second of Saturday’s games as the Roughriders swept the Phoenix in the non-league doubleheader
Studd pitched the final three innings, needing only 45 pitches to register seven strikeouts, allowing only a single walk.
Drennen, Devin Good and Tyler Priddy all had two hits and two RBIs each for Western (3-3). Good doubled twice, while Drennen singled and doubles. Matt Perkins also added a double and an RBI.
In the opener, the Roughriders tallied eight runs in the first two innings, propelling them to the blowout victory.
Good drove in three run and was 2 for 3. Zach Hankins was 3 for 3 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Studd doubled, finishing 2 for 3 with an RBI. Drennen singled twice, while Blake Hiesser, Perkins, Priddy and Cade Roe all finished with an RBI each.
Lakota 9, Monroeville 4
MONROEVILLE — The Eagles fell to 2-3 overall following Saturday’s non-league loss to the Raiders at Clark Park.
For Monroeville, Carson Hauler had three hits and an RBI, Gage Blackford had two hits, including a double and an RBI, and Mason Hiser had two doubles.
Also for the Eagles, Gavin Eitle singled and drove in two runs, while Austin Hanlon and Rick Ringer each added a hit.
On the mound, Hiser went five innings and allowed one earned run with four strikeouts. Blackford pitched the other two innings and allowed three earned runs with one strikeout.
Monroeville is scheduled to host St. Paul in a Firelands Conference game today.