UNION CITY – The Arcanum Trojans softball team had a great game against Mississinawa Valley on Wednesday night, defeating the Blackhawks 29-2.
Arcanum didn’t really give Mississinawa many chances to score. The first inning set out close, though, as both teams scored one.
Arcanum came up top of second and scored five more runs. The Trojans had Loganne Stone, Brittany Kinney and Shelby Howard all have RBIs with Kinney having a double RBI. This made the score 6-1.
In the bottom of the second Mississinawa Valley had Bailey Johnson get an RBI to make the the score 6-2. This was the last time Mississinawa would score the whole game.
In the top of the third Arcanum scored five more with RBIs coming from Kinney both times she got to hit in the inning, Howard and a double from Abbie Bruns. This made the score 11-2.
In the top of the fourth, RBIs came from Cassidy Clark, Elle Siculan, Howard, McKenzie Sharritts, Abby Ross and a RBI double from Stone. The score was now 19 -2.
Then top of the fifth Arcanum scored 10 more with RBIs from Stone each time of the two times she batted this inning plus RBI doubles from Clark one for each time she also batted this inning. Ross and Brenna Loxley also drove in runs. This finished the game due to the run rule with final score of 29-2.
“It was nice not playing for a week and coming out and winning this way,” Arcanum assistant coach Kelly Kramer said. “We have not played a game since last Tuesday due to the rain. All the girls stepped up this game, and we had a solid defense and a great pitching game. Mississinawa is a great team. They just need to work on their defense a little better, but they are a very solid team. I am happy for this win but also happy to move on.”
For Arcanum Ross, Stone and Kaitlyn Zell had four hits each. Bruns, Howard, Kinney and Siculan had three hits each. Siculan was the winning pitcher for Arcanum and struck out six.
For Mississinawa Valley Makayla Coning had two hits while Cassie Emrick, Johnson and Paxton Scholl each had one.