SIDNEY — Sidney’s baseball team held on to earn an opening day victory on its home field on Saturday. Tecumseh scored one run in the top of the seventh but the Yellow Jackets prevented any further damage and won 4-3.
The Arrows scored one run in the top of the second but the Yellow Jackets scored two in the bottom half and added two more in the third to take control. Tecumseh added a run in the fourth, then scored with two outs in the seventh before flying out to end the game.
Ryan Caufield picked up the win for Sidney. He struck out seven and allowed one earned run on four hits in five innings.
Mitchell Davis was 1 for 2 with 1 RBI. Ryan Schloss had 2 RBIs and Donovan Johnson hit a double.
Lehman Catholic 5, Fairlawn 4
Lehman Catholic opened the season with a 5-4 win over Fairlawn on its home field on Saturday.
The Jets scored three runs in the top of the sixth to take a 3-2 lead, but the Cavaliers scored three in the bottom of the sixth to take control. The Jets added a run in the top of the seventh after picking up two quick outs but couldn’t score any more.
Alex Keller and David Rossman combined on a four-hitter. Keller, who picked up the win, struck out 14 and walked three and allowed three earned runs on three hits. Rossman had one strikeout and two walks.
Keller was 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs while Nathan Sollmann had a double and 2 RBIs. Hayden Sever was 2 for 3 and Rossman had a double.
Ashton Piper was charged with the loss for the Jets. He struck out seven and allowed three earned runs on eight hits in five innings.
Kyle Peters was 2 for 4 and had a double. Ethan Westerbeck hit a home run.
Bellefontaine 10, Jackson Center 0
The Tigers lost their season opener in six innings on Saturday at Bellefontaine.
Carson Regula was charged with the loss. He allowed one earned run on one hit in two innings.
Aidan Reichert and Ethan Pohlschneider were each 1 for 2.
Tipp City Bethel 10, Botkins 2
The Trojans lost their season opener on Saturday in Tipp City.
Parker Geis was charged with the loss. He had one of the squad’s two hits.
Other scores: Russia 2, Piqua 1.
Milton-Union 8, Sidney 4
The Yellow Jackets lost their season opener on Saturday in West Milton.
Sidney tied it 3-3 in the top of the third, but the Bulldogs scored one run in the bottom of the inning to take the lead again, then ran away with four runs in the fourth.
Lauren Barker picked up the loss in the circle. She gave up six earned runs on six hits in six innings and had three walks and six strikeouts.
Barker was 2 for 4 with 1 RBI while Alli Milanese was 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs and one walk. Barker and Milanese each hit home runs while Heidi Aselage hit a double.
Russia 4, Minster 3
Russia scored a run in the top of the seventh to break a tie and held on to earn a victory on Saturday in Minster.
Kendall Monnin led off the seventh with a single and advanced to second on the throw. Simone Puthoff then hit a double to left field to score Monnin.
Makena Hoying struck out the last two batters in the seventh to clinch the win for the Raiders. She allowed one earned run on six hits and had six strikeouts.
Monnin was 2 for 3 and scored two runs. She had one double, as did Hoying and Puthoff. Reese Goubeaux had 2 RBIs.
Mikaela Hoskins was charged with the loss for the Wildcats. She gave up one earned run on two hits in four innings.
Alexis Bishop hit a double for the Wildcats.
Anna 24, Waynesfield-Goshen 1
The Rockets started the season with a big victory on their home field on Saturday.
Taylor Poeppelman and Brenna Cobb each had four hits. Poeppelman had one walk, one double and 2 RBIs. Cobb had 2 RBIs. Each player scored three runs.
Josie Gehret was 2 for 2 with 3 RBIs, Brooke Pettus was 2 for 3 and Brielle Collier was 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs. Nylah Crosson and Carissa Edwards each hit doubles.
Bree Metzler earned the win. She allowed one earned run on one hit with two walks. She struck out four.
Lehman Catholic 10, Fairlawn 0
The Cavaliers won their season opener in six innings on Saturday in Sidney.
Heidi Toner was 3 for 4 while Annie Stiver and Caroline Wesner were each 2 for 4. Toner had 2 RBIs and scored three runs. She hit one double and two triples. Stiver hit a double.
Stiver earned the win in the circle. She stuck out 17 and allowed two hits and two walks in six innings.
Alexia Graves and Alayna VanHorn each hit doubles for the Jets.
Troy 3, Fort Loramie 2
Fort Loramie lost its season opener in the first game of a three-way doubleheader on Saturday in Troy.
Troy scored two runs in the bottom of the third and led the whole way.
Lauren Bergman was charged with the loss. She allowed one earned run on four hits in four innings.
Katelyn DeLoye hit a triple.
Fort Loramie 12, Miami East 3
The Redskins gradually pulled away to a big win in their second game on Saturday in Troy.
Fort Loramie scored two runs in each the first, third, fourth and fifth innings to set the tone.
Clara Gephart was 4 for 4 with 2 RBIs while Katelyn DeLoye was 3 for 4 with 2 RBIs. Ava Turner was 2 for 5 with 1 RBI.
Gaphart hit two doubles while Turner and Aubrey Baker each hit one. Lorissa Hoying and DeLoye each hit one triple.
Kate Ruhenkamp picked up the win. She gave up four hits in four innings and gave up one unearned run.
“It was an excellent start to the season,” Fort Loramie coach Brad Turner said. “It was a great day for ball and we played two solid programs and we played two pretty solid games against them. We had some nice defensive plays and it felt good just to be out on the field again playing softball.”
Other scores: Covington 4, Houston 1.
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