FORT LORAMIE — Fort Loramie had 13 hits but committed five errors, and that allowed the St. Henry Lady Redskins to escape with an 11-7 victory in non-league girls softball action Saturday at Loramie.
“We struggled defensively in this game and it cost us,” said Loramie coach Brad Turner. “We were able to get out of a couple of jams early but when our pitchers were under stress all game due to errors and lack of making plays, we finally gave way and St. Henry took advantage. The three runs they scored in the fourth were big.
“The offense was there today as we had 13 hits,” he added. “But we also gave up five errors and left another couple of plays out there that weren’t errors in the scorebook but could have been made.”
The home Lady Redskins scored twice in the bottom of the third to take a 5-4 lead, only to lose the lead when St. Henry scored three in the fourth and three more in the fifth.
Loramie got three hits from Alaina Pleiman, who also scored three times. Two of her hits were doubles.
Five other players had two hits each, including Abby Holthaus, Megan Koppin, Cassidy Albers, Morgan Holscher and Grace Ruhenkamp. Both of Holthaus’s hits were doubles, and so was one of Koppin’s.
Holscher and Ruhenkamp both drove in two runs, and Holscher also scored twice.
For St. Henry, Brooke Borgerding had three hits and drove in three runs, and Robyn Lefeld and three hits.
St. Henry`022 331 0—11“4`2
Loramie`032 000 2—7`13`5
WP: Heitkamp; LP: Frilling.
Records: Loramie 2-5, St. Henry 2-5.
Archbold 5, Versailles 2,
Versailles 11, Crestview 1
ROCKFORD — Versailles played in the Parkway Invitational on Saturday and split two games, beating Convoy Crestview 11-1 in five innings, and losing to Archbold 5-2.
The Lady Tigers are now 4-3 after the two verdicts.
Against Archbold, Kami McEldowney had two of the Lady Tigers’ five hits, with one of them being a triple.
Against Crestview, Kate Stammen and Caitlin McEldowney had three hits apiece and Kami McEldowney, Hailey McEldowney and Cori Lawrence all had two hits each.
Kami McEldowney drove in four runs and Haily McEldowney and Stammen two each. Hailey McEldowney upped her season RBI total to 15.
Stammen also scored three times and Hailey McEldowney, Sarah Gigandet and Caitlin McEldowney scored twice each.
Kami McEldowney’s hits were a double and a home run. Hailey McEldowney’s two hits were a triple and a home run, and of Stammen’s three hits, two were home runs.
Versailles`100 001 02
Archbold`000 210 2—5
Sidney 8, Bellefontaine 1
Sidney 9, Bellefontaine 3
Sidney swept a pair of games from Bellefontaine Saturday at home, winning the first game 8-1 and the nightcap 9-3 .
The two wins put the Lady Jackets at 5-3 on the year with Troy coming to town Monday.
Sidney No. 1 pitcher Grace Shell was outstanding in the first game, going the distance and striking out 11.
In the second game, Maddie White got the win, backed up by an offense that pounded out 14 hits.