ANNA — Anna ran away fast to an 18-2 Shelby County Athletic League softball victory over Fairlawn in five innings on Monday.
Taylor Poeppelman was 2 for 3 for the Rockets (7-2, 3-1 SCAL) while Brooke Pettus was 2 for 2. Brenna Cobb, Carissa Edwards and Morgan Shepherd each hit home runs. Nylah Crosson hit a triple and Pettus hit a double. Cobb finished with 4 RBIs.
Bree Metzler picked up the win in the circle. She pitched a perfect three innings and struck out seven batters. Avery King finished and gave up one hit and two unearned runs.
Alayna VanHorn was charged with the loss for the Jets (0-11, 0-4). She gave up 15 earned runs on 14 hits in four innings and struck out six batters. She had the team’s lone hit.
Russia 20, Jackson Center 0
The Raiders pulled away fast to an SCAL victory on Monday in Jackson Center.
Riley Hammonds was 3 for 4 with 4 RBIs. She hit one double. Kylie Doseck and Kendall Monnin were each 2 for 3 and Miah Monnin was 2 for 4.
Sophie Francis picked up the win in the circle for the Raiders (8-1, 2-1). She pitched a complete game and allowed one hit.
Riley Barhorst was charged with the loss for the Tigers (4-5, 2-3). Gabrielle Woolley had the team’s lone hit.
Riverside 11, Lehman Catholic 1
The Pirates scored six runs in the first inning and added four in the fourth to run away to a run-rule victory in a Northwest Central Conference game on Monday in De Graff.
Alaina Snow, Jenna Woods and Olivia Perk were each 2 for 3 for Riverside (5-6, 3-0 NWCC). Perk hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the fourth and finished with 3 RBIs. Snow, Woods and Kara Kauffman each hit one double.
Snow picked up the win in the circle. She gave up two hits and struck out nine batters in five innings while walking one.
Lehman (4-4, 0-2) committed five errors in the loss.
New Bremen 15, Covington 13
The Cardinals took an early lead and held on for a nonconference win on Monday in Covington.
Ella Pape was 3 for 4 for New Bremen (4-7) while Madi Lozier was 2 for 5 with 3 RBIs and Allison Hays was 2 for 4 with 3 RBIs. Hays hit two home runs while Lozier hit one. Pape hit one double.
Hays picked up the win in the circle. She gave up five earned runs on nine hits in 4 1/3 innings and struck out eight batters while walking seven.
Other scores: Vandalia-Butler 13, Sidney 2; Houston 10, Botkins 0.
Vandalia-Butler 8, Sidney 0
The Yellow Jackets couldn’t keep up with perennial power Butler in a Miami Valley League crossover loss on Monday in Vandalia.
Butler built a 2-0 lead by the end of the third, then pulled away with three runs in each the fifth and sixth.
Gavin Roberts was charged with the loss for Sidney (8-2, 5-2 MVL Valley). He gave up one earned run on one hit and four walks in four innings.
The Yellow Jackets had three hits.
Fairlawn 4, Anna 1
The Jets earned an SCAL victory on Monday in Anna thanks in part to six errors by the Rockets.
Skyler Piper pitched a complete game for the Jets (3-6, 1-3 SCAL). Travis Fogt was charged with the loss for Anna.
Grant Albers was 2 for 3 for the Rockets (1-7, 1-2). Justin Krites hit a double.
Botkins 2, Houston 1
The Trojans earned an SCAL victory on Monday in Houston.
Isaac Cisco pitched a complete game for Botkins (6-3, 1-2). He gave up one earned run on three hits.
Carson Motter collected two singles and drew two walks. He hit the game-winning RBI.
The Wildcats dropped to 5-3 overall and 2-2 in SCAL play with the loss.
Russia 12, Jackson Center 1
The Raiders scored nine runs in the third inning to pull away to a run-rule victory on Monday in Jackson Center.
Grant Saunders was 2 for 2 with 2 RBIs and one walk for Russia (6-3, 2-1) while Xavier Philpot was 2 for 4. Ross Fiessinger was 1 for 1 with one walk and 2 RBIs. Jared Poling had 2 RBIs, as did Saunders.
Philpot picked up the win. He pitched a complete game and gave up two hits. He struck out five batters and walked one.
Carson Regula was charged with the loss for Jackson Center (4-6, 2-3). He gave up two earned runs on eight hits and two walks in 2 1/3 innings.
Riverside 10, Lehman Catholic 5
The Pirates scored six runs in the sixth to rally and beat the Cavaliers in a Northwest Central Conference game on Monday in De Graff.
Warren Shockey pitched a complete game for Riverside (5-4, 3-0 NWCC). He allowed four earned runs on nine hits and three walks and struck out 10 batters.
Zander Crouch was 2 for 2 with two walks and two doubles and had 3 RBIs. Landon Stewart, Kale Long and Deven Frilling were each 2 for 4. Shockey hit one double.
Alex Keller was charged with the loss for Lehman (2-6, 1-1). He gave up eight earned runs on 10 hits and five walks in 5 1/3 innings and struck out six batters.
Jon VanSkiver was 3 for 4 with 3 RBIs for the Cavaliers while Nathan Sollmann was 3 for 4 with a double.
Minster 7, Covington 6 (extra innings)
The Wildcats scored a run in the bottom of the 10th to earn a nonconference win on Monday in Minster. Luke Ripploh hit an RBI single with two outs to score Adam Ketner from third and give the squad the win.
Eli Rindler picked up the win for Minster (4-3). He pitched two innings without allowing a hit. He struck out one batter.
Ketner was 4 for 6 with a double while Schmidt was 3 for 5 with a walk. Justin Nixon was 2 for 6 with 2 RBIs.
Lima Shawnee 9, New Bremen 0
The Cardinals lost a nonconference game on Monday in Lima.
Reece Busse was charged with the loss. He gave up six earned runs on five hits in three innings and struck out four batters while walking four.
Leadoff hitter Mitchell Hays was 2 for 3 for New Bremen (4-3). The squad collected four hits and committed four errors.
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