HOUSTON — Thanks in large part to tireless efforts by adult volunteers to get the fields ready, the annual Houston Softball Showcase’s second day was salvaged on Saturday, after rain washed out Friday’s schedule.
The host Houston Lady Wildcats split two games, as did Sidney and Russia. Fort Loramie lost both their contests on Saturday.
• Sidney took on Fort Loramie in its first game and the Lady Jackets were able to run-rule the Lady Redskins 13-3 thanks to six runs in the first and five more in the third.
Sidney’s offense produced 17 hits, led by Morgan Carey, who was 4-for-4 with a three-run double and three runs scored.
Grace Shell and Maddie White were both 2-for-4, with White driving in two runs, and Hayden Spurgeon belted a home run.
• In Sidney’s second outing, against 17-1 Parkway, which came into the game ranked fourth in the state in Division 4, the Lady Jackets pushed the Lady Panthers to the limit before falling 7-5.
The score was tied at 1-1 after three innings, but Parkway struck for six runs in the top of the fourth.
Sidney never recovered, but didn’t go down without a fight. The Lady Jackets scored three times in the bottom of the seventh and had runners at second and third with one out in the bottom of the seventh. But a strikeout and a ground out followed.
Parkway outhit the Lady Jackets 12-6.
WP: Shell; LP: Frilling
Records: Loramie 8-14
Parkway`001 600 0—7`12`0
Sidney`100 103 x—5`6`0
WP: Hawk; LP: Shell
Records: Sidney 12-13, Parkway 17-1.
Houston 8, Riverside 7,
Troy 6, Houston 2
HOUSTON — Host Houston upset Riverside in its first game Saturday, 8-7, before falling to Troy 6-2.
The verdicts left the Lady Wildcats even on the year at 11-11.
Against Riverside, which is now 18-8, the Lady Wildcats overcame a 5-1 deficit after three innings by plating two in the fourth and three in the fifth.
Jenna Jarrett had three hits, including a double and a two-run homer. Sarah Monnier singled and doubled and Brooklyn Felver and Addie White both had two singles.
Aubrie Stillings had three hits to lead Riverside and Leah Kelsey added two hits.
Riverside also lost to Middletown Madison by a 3-0 score.
• Houston then took on Troy, which won both its games in the tournament.
Houston led 2-1 after an inning and it stayed that way through three. But Troy got three in the fourth and two in the fifth.
Olivia Bowser hit her first career homer run for Houston, and Allisen Foster had two hits.
Riverside`221 002 0—7`10`3
Houston`010 231 1—8`12`4
WP: E. Foster; LP: Giles
Records: Riverside 18-8.
Troy`100 320 0—6`11`1
Houston`200 000 0—2`7`2
WP: Keenan; LP: Felver
Records: Houston 11-11, Troy 14-10.
The Russia Lady Raiders lost their first game Saturday to Troy, 11-7, and then defeated Triad 4-0.
Fort Loramie, in addition to the Sidney game, lost to Parkway 18-6.
Russia is now 16-6 on the season and Fort Loramie 8-14.
L. Shawnee 6, Russia 3
RUSSIA — Russia was able to get back on the diamond Saturday, and dropped a 6-3 verdict to visiting Lima Shawnee in non-league baseball action.
The loss left the Raiders with a 17-5 record going into sectional tournament play on Wednesday at home.
Russia plated all three of its runs in the bottom of the first but couldn’t add to it. Shawnee broke through with two in the fourth, then scored four more times in the sixth.
Dion Puthoff led off the bottom of the first with a double, and came around to score on an error off the bat of Dylan Cordonnier.
Drew Sherman then reached on a fielder’s choice, with Cordonnier out at second, and Hunter Cohee and Kevin Drees both followed with singles to plate two more.
After that, however, the Raiders added just four more hits the rest of the way.
Shawnee got a single, a double and a single to score twice in the fourth. Then in the sixth, an error and a walk started the inning off. Another walk and two more singles gave Shawnee the lead.
Drees was 2-for-4 for the Raiders and Jack Dapore also had a double.
Shawnee`000 104 0—6`8`1
Russia`300 000 0—3`7`3
Gaden, Heuk (4) (WP) and Cowan; Dapore, Cohee (5) (LP), Kearns (7) and Drees.
Records: Russia 17-5, Shawnee 9-14.
WL-Salem 8, Loramie 3
FORT LORAMIE — For Loramie led 2-1 after three innings, but West Liberty-Salem scored four in the fourth and the Redskins couldn’t come back in losing an 8-3 verdict in non-league baseball Saturday at Loramie.
The loss left the Redskins at 15-10 on the year going into sectional tournament play Wednesday at home against either Jackson Center or Riverside.
Daniel Berning had three of Loramie’s seven hits in four trips to the plate. One of his hits was a double and he also drove in two of the three runs.
WL-Salem`100 412 0—8`10`2
Loramie`101 000 1—3`7`1
Louder, Hyland (3) (WP), Allen (6) and Callicoat; Billing (LP), Kemper (4), Berning (6) and Berning, Albers (6).
Records: Loramie 15-10, WL-Salem 13-9.