Arcanum gets win at Versailles, Bradford walks off against Coldwater; high school softball roundup


By Drew Terhall

DARKE COUNTY — Here are the scores and stats from the high school softball games from April 26 – 28.

Arcanum (13-7, 8-1) vs Versailles (12-6, 0-3)

VERSAILLES — The Lady Trojans picked up a 12-4 non-conference win over Versailles on April 26. Arcanum head coach Mike Morris said he was nervous about this game as he didn’t want to show too much with the tournament fast approaching.

But, his team came out rolling and never let up.

“We’re starting to roll, eight in a row now. In the eight games we won, we’ve given up seven runs now. That’s it. We’re putting up a lot of runs,” Morris said.

Versailles head coach Tatyana Cotrell said she knew the Arcanum bats would be a problem, but she wanted to see her team fight back a little more.

“They’re a great hitting team, I know that. But, my girls have to be able to come back and fire back at them,” Cotrell said.

Arcanum put up three runs in the first inning as junior Kenzie Byrne drove in a run and freshman Jordyn Garbig drove in two on a two-run single.

Versailles senior Cassie Leach drove in a run in the bottom of the first. Arcanum made sure to extend their two-run lead quickly.

With bases loaded, Byrne hit a grand slam for her ninth home run of the season. Junior Marli Morris drove in a run in the third inning to give Arcanum an 8-1 lead. Versailles got one more run on the board with a solo home run by senior Lauryn Cordonnier.

The Lady Trojans kept the bats hot in the fourth. Senior Emilie Fout had a two-run double and freshman Cam Garbig had a RBI double to go up 11-2. In the sixth inning, Fout hit a solo home run to give Arcanum a double-digit lead.

Morris said the lineup is set to get players on base for their power hitters to do some damage.

Versailles drove in two runs in the bottom of the sixth. Seniors Carley Timmerman and Colleen Hiestand each drove in a run.

Cam Garbig took the mound for Arcanum and pitched the whole game. Morris said she showed off her talent and pitched well.

The Arcanum defense and Garbig didn’t let Versailles gain momentum at the plate. They got out of a few jams to keep their big lead.

Garbig finished with four strikeouts. Sophomore Brooke Bergman pitched four innings for Versailles and had a strikeout.

Both teams will look to close out the regular and prepare for the upcoming tournament. Versailles is a five seed while Arcanum is a four seed.

Cotrell said she wants to see the team finish the season out strong and see where their best takes them through the tournament.

“We need to come out ready to win. Hopefully going into this next week with all MAC games, we come out ready to fire,” Cotrell said.

Morris said while he hopes someone can knock off Tri-Village to give them a chance at the WOAC title, he is focused on getting ready for a tournament run.

“We want to keep improving. We want to keep the hot bats going. Defensively, we’re playing really well. Pitching, we’ve been throwing really well. We’ve maybe three walks in eight games. We’re throwing strikes, we’re playing defense and hopefully the hitting keeps going and we keep getting better,” Morris said.

Arcanum will be at Newton on May 2 and then at Marion Local on April 3 for 5 p.m. games. The Lady Trojans will end the season with a double header at Covington. They will play Fairborn at noon and play Xenia at 4 p.m.

Versailles will be at St. Henry on May 2 for a 4:45 p.m. first pitch and then be at Parkway on May 4 for a 5 p.m. first pitch.

A full game recap can be found on our website,

Around the county:

Ansonia (14-5, 6-1)

Ansonia won 10-6 over National Trail on April 26. Freshman Addison Geyer had four hits and a home run. Sophomore Ava Thatcher had a four RBI day. Senior Abby Kramer had seven strikeouts and gave up two hits in four innings pitched. Geyer pitched three innings and had two strikeouts. Ansonia will host St. Henry on May 1 at 5 p.m. They will then be at Tri-County North on May 2 and host Tri-Village on May 3 with both games at 5 p.m.

Bradford (6-12, 3-5)

The Lady Railroaders won 4-3 over the second place team in the MAC in Coldwater at home on April 26. Freshman Chloe Hocker drove in all four runs for Bradford, including the game-winning RBI double in the bottom of the seventh inning. Sophomore Casey Bolen pitched 6.2 innings and allowed three hits and had five strikeouts. Bradford will be at Covington on May 1 and then host Twin Valley South on May 2 with both games at 5 p.m. They will then be at Kettering Fairmont on May 4 for an 11 a.m. first pitch.

Franklin Monroe (6-17, 4-5)

The Lady Jets lost 5-4 at Houston on April 26. Senior Jocelyn Gray had two RBI with junior Lila Davis and sophomore Alivia Addis each driving in a run. Senior Keihl Johnson had seven strikeouts in 6.2 innings pitched. The Lady Jets will host National Trail on May 1 at 5 p.m.

Greenville (19-4, 13-1)

The Lady Wave won 8-7 over Troy on April 26. Junior Morgan Thompson had two hits and four RBI with a home run in the game. Junior Zoey Burns had five strikeouts in 3.2 innings pitched. Greenville will host Sidney on May 1 at 5 p.m. They will then have back to back MVL games, starting with Butler on May 2 at 5 p.m. for what could be the MVL title. They will then be at Sidney on May 3 at 5 p.m.

Tri-Village (15-1, 8-0)

The lady Patriots won three games over the weekend. They won 13-0 at Twin Valley South. Freshman Emma Greer had four RBI. Sophomore Camryn Osborne had three RBI. Sophomore Elizabeth Poling allowed one hit with five strikeouts in three innings of work. At the Dylan Williams Tournament, the Lady Patriots won 11-4 over Shenandoah. Senior Kiersten Wilcox, sophomore Hailey Burk and freshman Kaley Brandon each had two RBI. Poling had nine strikeouts in 6.2 innings of work. They then won 12-0 over Union City. Greer, Osborne and senior Macy Howell each had two RBI. Poling had two strikeouts in four inning and allowed one hit. Greer pitched two innings and had three strikeouts with zero hits allowed. Tri-Village will be at Preble Shawnee on May 2 and at Ansonia on May 3 with each game starting at 5 p.m.

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

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