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St. Paul wins FC slugfest over Plymouth in FC play

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Updated Apr 3, 2018 at 2:07 AM

NORWALK — The St. Paul softball team opened the season with a thrilling 12-10 win over visiting Plymouth on Monday at the VFW Fields in Norwalk.

St. Paul trailed 3-1 after the first inning, then used a seven-run third to open up an 8-3 lead. The Flyers led 11-5 through five innings, then held on as the Big Red scored five times over the final two innings — and had runners at first and second as the final out was recorded.

For St. Paul (1-2, 1-1), Kennedy Stang was 2 for 5 with a triple, an RBI and two runs scored. Morgan Baxter was 2 for 3 with three RBIs and three runs scored, while Kaity Tomshack was 2 for 3 with a triple and an RBI.

Hannah Rudolph doubled and drove in two runs for the Flyers, while Sammy Lippert doubled and scored, Marlaina Sowers had a hit and Olivia Englert drove in two runs and scored twice.

In the circle, Rudolph allowed nine earned runs on 14 hits with five strikeouts and two walks to pick up the win.

For Plymouth (1-3, 0-1), Morgan Chaffins was 3 for 4 with an RBI and three runs scored. Tristen Wiley was 2 for 4 with a double and three RBIs, and Ariel Plank was 2 for iwith a double and two RBIs.

Also for the Big Red, Mallory Miller, Emily Akers and Shilo Plank each had two hits and an RBI.

The two teams are scheduled to play again today in Plymouth.


Monroeville 13, S. Central 3 (6 inn.)

MONROEVILLE — The Eagles’ bats stayed hot as they scored double-digit runs for the third straight game, earning a Firelands Conference victory over the Trojans Monday.

After giving up three runs to South Central (2-1, 0-1) in the opening at bat, Monroeville (3-0, 1-0) came back with six runs of its own in the bottom half.

Alex Carper registered four hits, including a triple for the Eagles, also scoring three runs and driving in another. Morganne Stanley had singled four times and scored twice. Ashlyn Tommas had three hits and three RBIs while Skiler Hershiser had two singles.

In the circle, Carley Helmstetter tallied seven strikeouts and walked three, allowing three runs (one earned) on six hits.

Leadoff hitter Sarah Oney had two hits for South Central. Madison Allen and Desiree Chill each drove in a run. Chill’s lone hit was a double.


Bellevue 13, Sandusky 3 (5 inn.)

BELLEVUE — The Lady Red used a nine-run third inning to blast by visiting Sandusky in Monday’s SBC Lake division opener for both teams.

For Bellevue (3-1, 1-0), Alex Fiske was 3 for 3 with two doubles and two RBIs, while Sophia Pressler hit a grand slam for four RBIs.

Also for the Lady Red, Riley Mohr was 2 for 3 with a double and three RBIs, and Lyndsey Seamon was 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs. Emma Weller also added two hits.

Seamon earned the win, allowing three earned runs on six hits with six strikeouts and two walks.


Margaretta 15, Edison 1 (6 inn.)

MILAN — The Chargers fell to 0-4 (0-1 SBC Bay) with Monday’s loss to visiting Margaretta.

For Edison, Hannah Vitaz had a hit and drove in the lone run in the second inning. Morgan Scott, Alana Fidler, Sam Smith and Kayla Mancuso had the other hits.



Columbian 5, Norwalk 0

TIFFIN — The Norwalk baseball team outhit host Tiffin Columbian in Monday’s Sandusky Bay Conference Lake division opener.

However, the Truckers (1-3, 0-1) allowed a five-run third inning in what proved to be the only runs of the game in the 5-0 setback in Tiffin.

Austin Christman was 2 for 3 with a double at the plate to lead the Truckers, while Garrett Obringer, Nate Edelman and Grant Fulger had the other three hits.

On the mound, Bryson Harvey starts and took the loss. He allowed the five earned runs on three hits with four walks and two strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings of work. Quinn Hipp pitched 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief with two strikeouts and a walk, and Christman threw a scoreless bottom of the sixth.

Braden Brown pitched the complete-game shutout for the Tornadoes, striking out two with one walk along with the five hits on 94 pitches.


N. London 11, W. Reserve 1 (6 inn.)

COLLINS — The Wildcats improved to 2-0 overall (1-0 FC) with Monday’s run-rule win over the host Roughriders.

For New London, Kevin Fridenstine was 3 for 3 with two RBIs, while Parker Ruble and Hunter Rubble also each had a hit and an RBI.

Peyton Wilson pitched all five innings for the ‘Cats, allowing an unearned run on one hit with seven strikeouts and three walks.


Edison 8, Margaretta 0

MILAN — The Chargers shut out the Polar Bears to open SBC Bay division play.

Bryce Roberts went the distance on the mound for Edison (2-2, 1-0), striking out seven and walking two. Margaretta managed just two hits against him.

Austin Kuluris, Cooper McIntyre and Caden Cooper all tallied two hits each for Edison. Kuluris doubled and drove in a run. McIntyre scored twice and registered an RBI as well. Others driving in runs included Jacobee Kessler, Tyler Barron and Richard Crooks. Thomas Oeder had a double for his lone hit.


Bellevue 10, Sandusky 0 (6 inn.)

BELLEVUE — Mitchell Wells gave up only two hits in five innings, striking out seven and walking three for the Redmen who used a five-run first inning to propel them to six-inning run-rule win over the Blue Streaks Monday.

All but two of the 11 players to get an at bat for Bellevue registered a hit. Mike Zeitz had two hits and drove in two runs for the Redmen (3-0, 1-0). Kayden Vogel, Bryce McMurray and Garrett Vickery also had two RBIs apiece.

With the bat, Wells doubled, drove in a run and scored twice. Daniel Burris added a double.



Norwalk 4, Edison 1

NORWALK — The Truckers won their second match in as many tries to begin the season with Monday’s win over visiting Edison.

Standout James Hill got the lone win at first singles for the Chargers, where he topped Norwalk’s Austin Brown, 6-3, 7-6 (4). At second singles, Norwalk’s Andrew Riley topped Bryan Johnston (3-6, 6-4, 6-4) and Jack Mei beat Connor Goodwin at third singles (7-5, 6-2).

At first doubles, Wyatt Brown and Ben Traczek beat Nick Shupe and Carter Kramer (6-1, 6-4), and the match finished with Eric Hull and Jordan Cotterilll beating Lincoln Meredith and Kaleb Yoder (6-1, 6-2).


Bellevue 5, Willard 0

BELLEVUE — The Redmen improved to 1-1 with a win over the Crimson Flashes on Monday.

At first singles, Logan Miller beat Levi Hill in a marathon match, 3-6, 6-4 (14-12). Nate Fox won for the Redmen at second singles over Kolin McKelvey (6-1, 6-1), and Justin Baxter beat Graham Wiers (6-1, 6-1) at third singles.

Bellevue’s first doubles team of Richie Stombaugh and Zach Fischer topped Josh Haynes and Brandon Dye (6-0, 6-0), while Gunnar Lilly and Zach Eskins swept Rojelio Lopez and Eli Jaramillo at second doubles (6-0, 6-0).

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