The Evening Leader

Lady Roughrider­s get road softball victory over Elida

- From staff reports

ELIDA — The St. Marys softball team got back on the field for the first time in 10 days on Tuesday, and earned a 5-1 win over host Elida in Western Buckeye League play.

The Lady Roughrider­s had not played since April 29 due to rain and poor field conditions for the majority of last week.

Karsyn McGlothen got the complete-game victory, holding Elida to one hit and three walks. She recorded 14 strikeouts.

At the plate, McGlothen also led the way with a home run and double to drive in four of the five runs. Makenzie Henning had two hits and Bailey Weigel drove in a run.

In the first inning, Henning bunted her way aboard with one out. She took second on a wild pitch, then scored on a single by Weigel to right field. McGlothen doubled on the first pitch to bring Weigel around.

After a strikeout, Elly Wedding was hit by a pitch and Morgan Hirschfeld walked to load the bases. Azaia Murphy then lined out to short to end the inning.

Elida’s leadoff batter was awarded first on catcher’s interferen­ce. McGlothen then got two strikeouts and a flyout.

Both teams went quickly in the second and third. Elida got what be its only hit to start the bottom of the fourth, followed by a walk. McGlothen then racked up three strikeouts.

With two outs in the top of the fifth, Henning singled to left and stole second. Weigel got a walk. A few pitches later, McGlothen hit a home run over the fence in left field to make it 5-0.

Elida broke up the shutout in the sixth inning. The Lady Bulldogs used two errors and a walk to fill the bases with one out. A passed ball then allowed the runner from third to score. McGlothen prevented further damage with two strikeouts, both looking.

The seventh was scoreless as the Lady Riders wrapped up the win. They improved to 6-2 in the WBL and 12-4 overall.

St. Marys will finish the regular season on Thursday with a game at Shawnee.

Score by innings

St. Marys 200 030 0 -- 5 5 4 Elida 000 001 0 -- 1 1 0

——— BASEBALL Minster 3, Celina 2

MINSTER — Minster and Celina battled for 11 innings on Tuesday before the Wildcats got the non league victory.

Celina scored a run in the second and Minster got one in the fifth. It stayed deadlocked until the top of the 11th, when Celina scored to go up one.

Minster loaded the bases with one out, and a misplayed ground ball allowed the tying and winning runs to cross.

Minster improves to 14-6 on the season, with four games left.

Johnny Nixon and Brandon Lickteig split the pitching duties. Nixon started and went six innings, allowing four hits and four walks. He struck out six. Lickteig then pitched the other five, giving up three hits and issuing one walk.

Nixon had three hits and Zach Fortman had two, with a double for each of them.

RBIs went to Logan Kohne and Nathan Beair.

In the top of the second, Celina got a single and hit batter to start things off. After a popup to Nixon, an error made it bases loaded. A single to the left side of the infield pushed across one run. Nixon got out of the inning with a strikeout and groundout.

Fortman’s double came in the fourth, but he and Nathan Oldiges were erased on a double play.

Minster turned a double play of its own in the top of the fifth with Nixon, Tyler Stueve (short) and and Fortman (first) on the combinatio­n.


In the home half, the first two batters were retired. Kohne kept Minster alive with a single. A passed ball moved him to second, and he came around to tie the game on a single by Beair to left.

Nixon also got a hit before a popup to second ended the inning.

The Wildcats had a chance to take the lead in the sixth but were held off by Celina.

Lickteig came on to start the seventh and retired Celina in order.

Minster’s seventh saw Nixon hit a double with two down and Stueve walk. Celina switched pitchers and got Forman looking at strike three to send matters to extras.

The next three innings saw neither side able to break the deadlock.

Finally, in the 11th, Lickteig hit the second batter. A balk put him on second and a wild pitch moved him to third. A single to left gave Celina the 2-1 edge. A flyout and force play kept it a one-run game.

After a foul popup was caught for the first out, Chase Couse reached on a dropped third strike. Walks to Lickteig and Austin Wellman filled up the bags.

Kohne’s ground ball went to shortstop. The resulting error let in two runs to finish the game.

Minster (4-4 MAC, 14-6) will host Lincolnvie­w on Thursday at 5 p.m. in the final home game of the regular season.

Score by innings

Celina 010 000 000 01 -- 2 7 3 Minster 000 010 000 02 -- 3 9 2

——— Coldwater 10, New Bremen 4

NEW BREMEN — Coldwater defeated New Bremen in Midwest Athletic Conference play on Tuesday.

The Cavaliers built a 6-0 lead before New Bremen broke through with four runs in the bottom of the sixth.

Coldwater answered with four more in the seventh.

New Bremen is now 3-5 in the league and 9-8 overall.

Colton Muether pitched 5 2/3 innings for the Cards, allowing six runs on seven hits. He walked four and struck out two.

Pitching in relief were Ben Wells and Trevor Bergman for 1 1/3 combined. Each allowed two runs. Wells gave up one hit and Bergman three.

Nick Alig, Vince Hulse, and Aaron Thieman each had three hits. Hulse, Thieman and Ben Sailer drove in one run apiece.

After two scoreless innings, Coldwater got a triple and double to score its first run. A wild pitch by Muether let in a second.

The Cavs added a tally in the fifth on a walk and an error.

They loaded the bases in the sixth on two hits and an error. A sac fly to right scored one run, and a single brought in two more.

In the home half, Ben Wells popped up to lead off. Alig singled and Drew McNaughton reached on an error. Alig came in, then Hulse drove in McNaughton with a double to left.

After another error, singles by Thieman and Sailer got the lead down to two, 6-4.

The Cavaliers poured cold water on the rally in the top of the seventh. They led off with a single and walk. After a strikeout, three more hits put their total in double digits.

New Bremen’s three hitters all went down on strikes in the bottom half.

The Cardinals (35, 9-8) will conclude league play with a game against New Knoxville today.

Score by innings

Coldwater 002 013 4 -- 10 11 3 New Bremen 000 004 0 -- 4 7 3

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 ?? Photos by Kim Sweigart ?? Above, Karsyn McGlothen of St. Marys connects for a three-run homer during Tuesday’s game against Elida. Below, Elly Wedding of the Lady Riders swings at a pitch.
Photos by Kim Sweigart Above, Karsyn McGlothen of St. Marys connects for a three-run homer during Tuesday’s game against Elida. Below, Elly Wedding of the Lady Riders swings at a pitch.

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