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Two big innings pace New London past St. Paul

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Updated Apr 20, 2018 at 4:59 AM

NORWALK — The New London softball team improved to 4-3 overall and 4-1 in the Firelands Conference with Thursday’s 9-4 win over host St. Paul in Norwalk.Offensively for New London,

Offensively for the Wildcats, Gabby Ledbetter was 2 for 5 with three RBIs, and Emily Dalton doubled twice and scored twice.

Also for New London, Elizabeth Logan had two hits and scored two runs, while Kathy VanGilder also doubled and scored.

In the circle, VanGilder went the distance, allowing three earned runs on four hits. She struck out eight and walked one.

For St. Paul (3-7, 1-5), Katy Tomshack had two singles and an RBI, while Syndee Roth had a single and drove in two runs. Marlaina Sowers doubled, had an RBI and scored twice.

Also for the Flyers, Morgan Baxter and Olivia Englert each singled.

Sowers pitched in the circle, allowing three earned runs on nine hits with five strikeouts and two walks in 5 1/3 innings.

The two teams will play again today at New London.


Bellevue 16, Norwalk 2

BELLEVUE — The Lady Red had no trouble winning Thursday’s Sandusky Bay Conference Lake division game vs. Norwalk, scoring 15 runs over the first three innings in a 16-2 win at Robert Peters Park.

With the win, Bellevue improved to 7-2 overall (5-0 SBC Lake).

In Thursday’s win, Alex Fiske was 3 for 4 with three doubles and five RBIs. Riley Mohr was 2 for 3 with a double, home run and two RBIs, and Sophia Pressler was 2 for 4 with a double and two RBIs.

Marissa McClenathan was 2 for 4 with an RBI, and Skyler Reed was 2 for 3 for the Lady Red. Lyndsey Seamon picked up the win on the mound and added a double.


Monroeville 12, Mapleton 2 (5 inn.)

MONROEVILLE — The Eagles jumped on visiting Mapleton early to remain unbeaten in the FC with the win at Clark Park.

Offensively for Monroeville (12-0, 5-0), Jessica Hayes was 3 for 3 with a double and three RBIs, and Morganne Stanley was 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs. Ashlyn Tommas went 4 for 4 and scored three runs, and Alex Carper and Paige Schafer each went 2 for 4 with an RBI and two runs scored.

Also for the Eagles, Brooke Kime doubled and drove in two runs. In the circle, Carley Helmstetter went four innings. She allowed two earned runs on seven hits with seven strikeouts and two walks.



Norwalk 5, Columbian 0

NORWALK — The Truckers swept their way past visiting Columbian on Thursday in an SBC Lake division matchup.

With the win, Norwalk improved to 8-5 overall (5-2 SBC Lake).

At first singles, Austin Brown posted a 6-1, 6-1 win, while Andrew Riley swept his opponent at second singles (6-0, 6-0). At No. 3 singles, Jack Mei made it a sweep at singles with a 6-0, 6-1 win.

The first doubles team of Wyatt Brown and Ben Traczek won in three sets, 5-7, 6-1, 6-3. At second doubles, Eric Hull and Jordan Cotterill completed the sweep (6-1, 6-1).

Edison 5, Tiffin Calvert 0

MILAN — The Chargers improved to 7-1 overall and 5-0 in the SBC Bay division with Thursday’s sweep over the visiting Senecas.

At first singles, James Hill won (6-0, 6-1), while Bryan Johnston claimed a 6-4, 6-2 win at second singles and Carter Kramer won at No. 3 singles, 6-0, 7-5.

At No. 1 doubles, Connor Goodwin and Nick Lombardi swept (6-0, 6-0) their way to victory, while Lincoln Meredith and Nick Shupe won at second doubles, 6-0, 6-3.

Bellevue 5, Sandusky 0

SANDUSKY — The Redmen improved to 8-2 overall (5-1 SBC Lake) with a sweep over the host Blue Streaks on Thursday.

At first singles, Logan Miller beat Skylar Kane (6-2, 6-2), while Nate Fox swept Bricen Haar at second singles (6-0, 6-0), and Jordan Schaefer beat Isaac Campos at No. 3 singles (6-1, 6-0).

The No. 1 doubles team of Richie Stombaugh and Justin Baxter beat Hunter Hayberger and Tyler Franklin (6-3, 6-4), and the No. 2 tandem of Gunnar Lilly and Zach Fischer defeated Boo Sims and Will Wade (6-0, 6-4).