By Drew Terhall
DARKE COUNTY — Here are the notable scores and stats from the softball games from April 13.
Newton 0 (2-4, 2-2) at Ansonia 10 (7-4, 4-1)
The Lady Tigers bounced back from three straight losses and got the run rule win in five innings over Newton. Head coach Floyd Jenkins said the team played a great game in this one as junior Abby Kramer threw five innings of no-hit softball.
“They did real well, Abby pitched real well and we gave her a lot of support tonight,” Jenkins said.
Kramer only walked three batters and had seven strikeouts from the mound. She started the game off striking out the side in the first inning.
The scoring started in the bottom of the second inning as the Lady Tigers put up seven runs. In the fourth inning, junior Kelsey Muhlenkamp had a RBI to put Ansonia up 8-0.
The team walked it of, sort of, in the bottom of the fifth. They scored two runs to get the run rule win. Junior Maddie Buckingham put the ball in play and the runner scored as Newton committed an error.
Ansonia scored the 10 runs on 15 hits with nine of those runs earned. Jenkins said the team worked on their hitting during the off day and it showed.
“We concentrated a little more. We did a lot of batting practice yesterday on our day off and it seemed to work. Now, we just got to keep it going,” Jenkins said.
Buckingham finished the game with four hits. Freshman Kylie Caldwell and sophomore Avalyn Locke each had two RBI. Five other players registered a RBI.
Ansonia will have back to back road games on April 17 and 18. They first go to New Bremen and then go to Mississinawa Valley. Both games are set for a 5 p.m. start.
Around Darke County:
Arcanum (8-2, 5-0) defeated National Trail, 17-7. The Lady Trojans fell behind 1-0 after the first inning. They scored five runs in the third and six runs in the fourth to claim an 11-3 lead and didn’t look back. The team had 18 hits total. Senior Mollie Ericksen had a solo home run in this game. Seniors Paige Burrell and Brooklyn Ullery along with sophomore Kenzie Byrne each had three RBI. Senior Kaitlyn Toy and junior Emilie Fout each had two RBI. Sophomore Morgan Weaver had a RBI as well. Junior Hannah Kendig had three strikeouts in 5.2 innings of work on the mound. The team will travel to Minster and to Bradford on April 17 and April 18, respectively. Minster is a 5:30 p.m. first pitch while Bradford will be a 5 p.m. first pitch.
Bradford (4-5, 4-1) grabbed a dominant 15-1 win at Preble Shawnee. They scored nine runs in the third inning to break open the game. Senior Remi Harlemen had four RBI in the game. Junior Tegan Canan and sophomore Lailah Brewer each had three RBI. Senior Izzy Hamilton had nine strikeouts in the game. The team will host Versailles on April 17 for a 5 p.m. first pitch. They will then host Arcanum on April 18 at that same time.
Franklin Monroe (3-7, 2-2) fell to Tri-County North at home, 5-4. A four-run fourth inning gave Tri-County North all the runs they need as they got the lead there and never gave it up. Junior Jozlynn Wintrow had two RBI in the game. Sophomore Layni Ressler also had a RBI. Senior Madison Henninger had three hits in the game. Sophomore Lila Davis had three strikeouts on the mound in four innings of work. The team will travel to Newton on April 18 for a WOAC matchup at 5 p.m.
Mississinawa Valley (1-8, 0-5) lost 16-6 at home to Twin Valley South. The Lady Blackhawks were only down 4-2 before the fifth inning. Twin Valley South scored five runs in the fifth and six runs in the sixth to break the game open. Mississinawa Valley did put up four runs in the sixth, but couldn’t get more going. Six different players had a RBI. Junior Kenzea Townsend got her RBI off a solo home run. The team will play at Coldwater on April 17 at 5 p.m. and then host Ansonia on April 18 for a 5 p.m. game.
Tri-Village (4-5, 2-2) got a 10-0 road win over Dixie. The team scored seven runs through the first three innings to get off to a fast start. The team will host Milton Union on April 17 for a 5 p.m. game and then host National Trail on April 18 for a 5 p.m. game.
Versailles (6-6, 2-1) drop a home MAC game to Parkway, 19-7. Parkway only scored in three of the innings, but started the game off in the first inning with eight runs. The team had 13 hits in the game. The team will travel to Bradford on April 17 for a 5 p.m. game and then travel to Minster on April 18 for a 5 p.m. game.