ANNA — Anna was down 2-0 to Botkins after the top of the third, but got things together after that for an 8-2 victory in County baseball action Friday.
The win gave Anna its second straight outright County championship as the Rockets moved to 11-0 in the league and 21-1-1 on the year.
Botkins is now even at 12-12.
Luke Albers singled and tripled for the Rockets, Colin Wuebker singled, doubled, scored twice and stole two bases, Nathan Frilling singled, doubled and scored twice, and Derek Coverstone had two singles.
Drew Boyd went all seven inings for the Rockets and allowed just four hits, with five strikeouts.
Bot.`101 000 0`2`4`2
Anna`005 111 x`8`11`1
Greve (LP), Jutte (3) and Buettner; Boyd and White.
Records: Anna 21-1-1, Botkins 12-12.
Houston 15, JC 2
JACKSON CENTER — Houstonrolled to a 15-2 victory over Jackson Center in the completion of a suspended game Friday, and doing so, clinched at least a share of its 10th County softball championship.
The Lady Wildcats finish 10-2 in County play and are tied in the loss column with Fort Loramie and Russia. Overall, Houston is 18-8 and plays in the sectional finals Tuesday at Bradford against Riverside.
Houston hit two homers, one by Micalah Hensley and another by Macey Stang, a three-run shot. Hensley had two hits and drove in six runs, and Stang also had two hits.
Kayla New had three hits, and Sarah Monnier, Jenna Jarrett and Grace Riffell all had two hits apiece.
Stang was the winning pitcher.
WP: Stang; LP: Rogers.
Records: Houston 18-8, JC 5-13.
Sidney 5, B’creek 0
SIDNEY — Sidney ended its season on a good note, blanking Beavercreek at Sidney on Friday aftrernoon, 5-0.
The Lady Jackets finish 12-13 and Beavercreek 14-15.
For Sidney, Hallie Westerbeck singled and double, Grace Shell had two singles, Hayden Spurgeon doubled and drove in two and Kacey Swiger had a double.
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Sid.`000 230 x`5`11`1
WP: Shell; LP: Chastain
Records: Sidney 12-13, Beavercreek 14-15.
Riverside 14, JC 10
DEGRAFF — After spotting second-seeded Riverside a 4-0 lead in the first, the Jackson Center Lady Tigers battled back to take a 5-4 lead in the fourth inning.
But the Lady Pirates scored 10 more runs over the next three frames, then withstood a five-run rally by the Lady Tigers in the seventh to post a 14-10 victory in Division 4 Sectional semifinal play Thursday.
Riverside goes to 23-1 on the season and takes on Houston Tuesday in the sectional finals.
For Jackson Center, which is 5-12, Katie Sosby, Connor Pipke and Angel Kittle all singled and doubled, with Pipke driving in two runs. Cassie Meyer had two singles, and Olivia Clark walked four times and scored twice. Kittle also scored twice.
Riverside was led by Lauryn Davis with three hits, and Abby Proffitt and Aubrey Stillings with two hits apiece. Shelby Giles added a double.
Riverside had eight stolen bases in the game.
JC`002 300 5`10
Riv`400 334 x`14
WP: L. Davis; LP: C. Meyer.
Records: Riverside 23-1, JC 5-12.
WAYNESFIELD — The Northwest Central Conference track met got underway Thursday night, with finals held in several field events.
Lehman’s Kameron Lee won the high jump by clearing 5-9, and sister Kassie Lee won the shot put at 35-8.5.
Joe Schemmel finished third in the discus at 122-2, and for the Lady Cavs, Olivia Gorman was third in the long jump at 14-0.25.
For Riverside, Caleb Stevens was second in the long jump at 19-4.5.
The finals will begin today at 9:30.
Discus — Drew Lament, Waynesfield, 151-5.
High jump — Kameron Lee, Lehman, 5-9.
Long jump — Gabriel James, Waynesfield, 19-9.25.
Shot put — Andrew Stump, Hardin Northern, 43-8.25.
Discus — Selena McCoy, Hardin Northern, 99-8.
Long jump — Sidney Richardson, Ridgemont, 15-8.
Shot put — Kassie Lee, Lehman, 35-8.5.
Pole vault — Meadow Cromer, Ridgemont, 10-0.
Davis places 2nd
TROY — Sidney senior Kaitlyn Davis placed second in the long jump at the Greater Western Ohio Conference All-Star Meet Friday night.
Davis soared 16 feet, 6.5 inches, hitting that mark on her fourth attempt Friday. She also placed sixth in the 400 meters with her season’s best time of 59.93.
For the Sidney boys, Devan Rogers was fourth in the shot put at 50 feet, 0.5, and teammate Tyler Guyett was fifth with a distance of 49-3.