By Robbin Kiser
May 2, 2014
CENTERVILLE — The Piqua softball team was scoreless with Centerville through five innings.
But three errors led to a five-run Centerville sixth and a 5-0 loss.
Jade Piatt pitched a five -hitter for the Lady Indians.
“Jade (Piatt) really threw well,” Piqua coach Rick Claprood said. “Their (Centerville’s) pitcher is a really good pitcher and we only had three hits.
“One bad inning. I don’t think any of the runs were earned.”
Kyla Blankenship, Janise Hummel and Megan Anderson had Piqua’s hits.
Centerville is 19-2, while Piqua is 10-7.
The Lady Indians, 7-1 in the GWOC North, have a big week.
“No doubt,” Piqua coach Rick Claprood said. “I think the pitcher tonight will help us get ready for Greenville. She is very similar.”
Greenville is 8-0 in the North and 18-2 overall.
The two teams will play at Greenville Monday and Piqua Tuesday. The Lady Indians will makeup a GWOC North game with Vandalia-Butler on Wednesday.
Lady Cavs perfect in NWCC
Lehman remained unbeaten in Northwest Central Conference play Thursday with an 18-8 run-rule win over Lima Perry.
The win sets up a big showdown today when the Lady Cavs host Riverside. Both are undefeated in NWCC play.
Lehman is 8-3 overall.
Lehman got 13 runs in the first inning to nail down the win early,
Brooke Jones had four hits with a double, Erica Paulus three hits with a double, Sidney Chapman had three hits and Ava Schmitz two hits.
Lindsay Bundy struck out six in getting the win, allowing seven hits.
Lady Buccs win 8-1
COVINGTON — Covington’s Morgan Arbogast tossed a two-hitter Thursday against Bradford, striking out six and leading the Buccaneers to an 8-1 win over Bradford in Cross County Conference play.
“These were two good teams going at it,” said Covington coach Dean Denlinger. “I felt our girls were upbeat and focused and I think we played pretty well.”
Brooke Gostomsky was 3-for-3 with a home run and four RBIs to lead the Bucc offense, Arianna Richards had a double and two RBIs and Morgan McReynolds was 2-for-3.
“Haley (Patty) did a great job hitting spots today, we just need to shore up the defense behind her,” Bradford coach Shon Schaffer said. “Five unearned runs and poor base running won’t win you ball games against a good team.”
Brooke Brower had a RBI single for Bradford and Haley Patty pitched a seven-hitter, striking out six.
Rutledge delivers win
PLEASANT HILL — Newton (9-12, 6-3 Cross County Conference) finally got the defensive effort it’s been needing, and Megan Rutledge hit a game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the ninth to give the Indians a 3-2 victory over Tri-Village Thursday.
Madison Mollette was 3-for- 5, while Rose Studebaker was 2-for-4 and scored the game-winning run.
Riley Schauer doubled and Laura Burden — who got the win in relief, pitching 5 2-3 innings with five strikeouts — was 3- for-4 with two doubles.
“This was a good defensive game, back and forth both ways,” Newton coach Kirk Kadel said. “Both teams left plenty of runners on base, but we finally got one in the end when it really counted.”
Newton hosts Bethel Tuesday.
Lady Vikings fall
CASSTOWN — Miami East’s Meagan Pettit did what she could to help her own cause at the plate, but Arcanum pounded out 11 hits en route to a 7-1 victory over the Vikings Thursday.
“We gave them three unearned runs in the first, one more in the second and one more in the third,” Miami East coach Brian Kadel said. “We’ve got to find ways to play better defense and do it for all seven (innings).”
Pettit was 3-for-3 with two doubles for the Vikings, but she also took the loss on the mound thanks to a series of unearned runs early.
Loramie edges Cats
FORT LORAMIE — The Fort Loramie softball team edge Houston 11-9 Thursday, leaving a three-way tie in the SCL standings.
Micalah Hensley had two home runs — including a three-run shot for for Houston, Sonya Peltier added a three-run homer and Hannah Trent and Macey Stang both homered
Kaitlyn Riffell added a double.
Lady Raiders fall
ANNA — The Anna Lady Rockets notched a big County win Thursday, coming from 4-0 down to beat the visiting Russia Lady Raiders 8-6 at Anna.
Russia got one in the first and three in the third for a 4-0 lead. But Anna got one in the third, two in the fourth and four in the fifth.
For Russia, Taylor Borchers and Maria Herron had three hits apiece and Kennedy Metz and Hannah Sherman two hits apiece.
Russia outhit Anna 16-10, with all of them singles.