Lady Bearcats belt Tigers in softball doubleheader
SPENCERVILLE — Spencerville’s softball crew hammered Waynesfield-Goshen 18-1, 15-2 (both in 5 innings) in doubleheader action Saturday at Spencerville.
In game 1, Tori Johnston (2-2) got the pitching win with a 1-hitter (5 innings, 6 strikeouts, 3 walks).
Losing pitcher was Paige Crawford (5 IPs, 17 hits, 2 Ks, 4 BBs).
Leading hitters for Spencerville were Cait Propst (double) and Mackenzie Ringwald with three hits each; Johnston (double), Haleigh Mull (double), Amanda Crider and Megan Miller (2 hits each); and Alex Shumate, Maddy Hollar and Amber Hallard (1 hit each).
In the second game, Alex Shumate (2-1) got the win on the mound (5 IPs, 3 hits, 5 Ks, 4 walks).
Losing pitcher was Shepard.
Leading hitters for the Lady Bearcats (4-3) were Ringwald (2 triples) and Mull (2 doubles) with three hits apiece; Shumate (triple), Miller (double) and Johnston (double) with two hits apiece; and one hit from Crider, Hollar, Tiffany Work and Elisha Satterfield.
Spencerville visits Columbus Grove today.
Elida splits 2
ELIDA — The Elida baseball crew downed Van Wert 6-4 but fell 8-4 to Napoleon in a 3-way doubleheader Saturday at Ed Sandy Memorial Field.
In game 1, Justin Murphy came on in relief of starter Travis Watkins in the fourth frame and got the win with four innings of 6-hit ball (1 earned run, 2 walks).
Logan Alexander went 2-for-2 and Josh Bull 2-for 3 for the Bulldogs.
They rallied from a 3-0 deficit with a 6-run fourth and then held on for the win over their Western Buckeye League colleague.
Kevin Agler took the loss for the Cougars, who were led at the plate by Brant Henry (3-for-4, 2 runs batted in) and Nathan Stoller (2-for-4).
Tyler Williams threw 2 2/3 innings of relief for the visitors, who left 13 runners on base.
In the nightcap, Austin Morrison took the loss in giving up only six hits and four earned runs (of the 8 he ceded). The Bulldogs committed seven errors behind Morrison and Murphy, who came on in relief in the fifth.
Michael Gilliland went 3-for-4 for the Wildcats (3 runs, 2 RBIs) — including a triple and a double — while Jacob Lerch scored three times.
Napoleon stole nine bases as well.