Greenville splits double header; softball update


By Drew Terhall

DARKE COUNTY — Here are the softball scores and stats from the weekend of games from April 7 – 9.

April 7: Greenville 2 vs Lakota West 1; Greenville 4 vs Lebanon 22

The Lady Wave played a double header under the lights at Armco Park in Lebanon. Game one was against the defending Division I State champions in Lakota West.

Lakota West struck first in the second inning to go up 1-0. Senior Kylie Hamm tied the game up in the fourth with a RBI single.

The game was tied until the bottom of the seventh with the Lady Wave at the plate. Greenville tried to take the lead earlier in the game with aggressive baserunning. Head coach Jerrod Newland said in a game where base runners would be limited, he was going to send runners to the extra base when he could.

Junior Ella McLear started the inning getting on base. Eventually, senior Skylar Fletcher laid down a bunt to advance the runner. The throw to first was off and Greenville was able to get the runner home for the 2-1 walk-off win.

Sophomore Zoey Burns pitched all seven innings and gave up four hits and struck out nine. Newland said Burns and senior Alaina Baughn were fantastic in the game.

The team was then run ruled against Lebanon in game two. Newland said they ran into a hungry team in Lebanon after they had dropped their first game of their double header.

Lebanon scored three runs in the first inning. They put up five runs in the fourth to go up 8-0. Greenville responded with four runs in the next two innings to be down 8-4 heading into the sixth inning.

Burns had two RBI in the game. Sophomore Kylar Arnett and Fletcher each drove in a run.

Then the Lady Warriors took advantage of some extra outs. Newland said the team had a few errors that Lebanon capitalized on. The game could have been kept closer if the Lady Wave made the out or two.

Lebanon scored 14 runs in the sixth inning to put the game out of reach. Greenville had four pitchers on the mound in this game. Only 11 of the 22 runs by Lebanon were earned.

Newland said overall, it was a great day for the team and the program. It was a fun event to see people from different communities come and support their team and have four softball games going all at the same time. The team also learned a few things from the two games.

“What a great atmosphere down here today. Good win, 2-1, first game and got our butts kicked here today. Program day, we got better. This is why we’ll play in June,” Newland.

The Lady Wave are 5-1 after the two games. Greenville will host Covington on April 12 at 4:45 p.m. They will then host Tippecanoe on April 14 at 5 p.m.

A full game recap can be found on our website,

Around Darke County:

Ansonia (6-2) split a home double header against Union City. They won game one, 8-2, and then lost game two, 8-2. Junior Brenna Schmit had four RBI and senior Kinsey Hartzell had two RBI in the first game. Junior Abby Kramer had 14 strikeouts in the first game. In the second game, the Lady Tigers had five errors and gave up eight hits. Kramer had the team’s lone RBI. Ansonia had three pitchers take the mound in the game. They will host Newton on April 13 and host Houston on April 14 with both games starting at 5 p.m.

Arcanum (6-2) dropped their game against Waynesville on April 8, 7-4. Waynesville scored four runs in the seventh inning to take the win. Seniors Reece Blinn and Kaitlyn Toy, junior Emilie Fout and sophomore Kenzie Byrne each had a RBI. Juniors Belle Harleman and Hannah Kendig each pitched in the game. Combined, they gave up three earned runs. The Lady Trojans had four errors in the game. Arcanum will travel to National Trail on April 13 and then travel to Covington on April 14 with games starting at 5 p.m.

Franklin Monroe (2-5) drop a road game at Anna, 9-5, on April 7. The team scored five runs on four hits. Junior Jocelyn Gray had two RBI in the game. Juniors Joanie Hall and Jozlynn Wintrow along with sophomore Lila Davis each had a RBI. The team will host Tri-County North on April 13 and host Milton-Union on April 14 with games starting at 5 p.m.

Mississinawa Valley (1-4) drop a double header at Houston on April 8. The team dropped game one, 9-5. The team had 10 errors in the game. Senior Gabby Elizondo had a RBI in the game. Freshman Cora Hoggatt pitched six innings and struck out seven batters. The Lady Blackhawks lost game two, 13-3. Senior Jocelyn Hoggat and freshman Trinity Reichard each had a RBI. Freshman Makenna Hoggatt took the mound and only allowed six earned runs. Mississinawa Valley will host Twin Valley South on April 13 at 5 p.m.

Tri-Village (2-4) started the weekend with a no-hitter against Randolph Southern in a 22-0 win. Senior Ashlyn Burk and sophomore Brielle Smith combined for the no-hitter. Freshman Hailey Burk and senior Macy Howell each had four RBI in the game. Junior Kiersten Wilcox and freshman Camryn Osborne each had three RBI in the game. Six other Lady Patriots also drove in a run. The team then lost to Marion Local on April 8, 6-4. Marion Local jumped out to a 5-0 lead after four innings. Freshman Aereonna Baker and senior Alyssa Begoon each had a RBI. The team will travel to Dixie on April 13 and then to Newton on April 14 with games starting at 5 p.m.

Versailles (3-5) started the weekend with a 14-0 win at Dixie. The team scored 14 runs on 13 hits. They held Dixie to three hits in the game. Lydia Hecht had four RBI in the game. Colleen Hiestand had three RBI and Cassie Leach had two RBI. On April 8, they split a double header at Fort Loramie. They won game one, 8-1. The Lady Tigers had nine hits in the game and struck out five batters on the mound. In game two, they lost 9-0. The team was limited to three hits. Versailles did strikeout seven batters in game two. Versailles will host Parkway on April 13 and then travel to Anna on April 14 with games starting at 5 p.m.

Contact Daily Advocate sports editor Drew Terhall at [email protected]

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