Archbold won three straight Northwest Ohio Athletic League games last week to set up a showdown with Bryan (15-6) that was scheduled for Monday, May 9.
Both went into the contest with 7-0 league records as the Streaks (14-5) were looking to keep their string of 10 straight NWOAL titles alive.
Archbold defeated Patrick Henry 10-2, Evergreen 13-3, and Delta 14-0, but Sylvania Southview won 9-0 in a nonleague affair.
AHS 10, Patrick Henry 2
The Streaks jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning and were never challenged by the Patriots (12-7, 3-4 NWOAL).
Archbold bats were booming as they connected for 12 hits, including a two-run home run by Shelby Cline.
Cassi Wyse led the way at the plate with three hits, including a double and two runs batted in.
Madison Kohler hit two doubles and drove in two runs while Gabby Nafziger and Andi Peterson each had two hits.
Payton Robinson scattered seven hits and gave up only two unearned runs on the hill. She struck out six and walked none.
Southview 9, AHS 0
The Streaks were shut out by the Cougars as they could muster only two hits by Nafziger and Kohler.
Southview collected 13 hits as Robinson and Neila Kinsman split time on the mound.
AHS 13, Evergreen 3
A quick start by Archbold led to a 3-0 lead after one as Wyse and Cline each drove in a run.
The score remained 3-0 until a big four-run fourth inning for AHS. All four runs scored with two outs.
Robinson had a two-run single to highlight the inning.
The Streaks answered Evergreen’s (9-9, 5-2 NWOAL) three-run fifth with five of their own. Nafziger drove in two runs with a single and Peyton Dickman drove in two more with a double.
Nafziger was 3-4 with two RBIs while Dickman had two doubles and Macey Rupp had two singles. Robinson drove in three runs with two singles, as well.
Robinson scattered seven hits while striking out eight and walking none.
AHS 14, Delta 0
Robinson (11-2) shut out the Panthers (3-12, 1-6 NWOAL) on two hits while Streak bats were booming with 18 hits.
Archbold had nine hits in the sixth while scoring six runs. Kohler led the way at the plate, going 2-3 with a double off the top of the fence and a three-run homer while driving in five.
Cline and Brooke Hines each had three hits, while McKenna Towns, Robinson, and Rupp each had two hits.
Robinson struck out five while walking none.
“We had a pretty good week of softball, overall,” said Joe Frank, AHS head coach.
“We did not play well at all against Southview, but bounced back with solid wins over Evergreen and Delta. We had some defensive issues, but I feel we will be fine as we move forward.
“We have an NWOAL championship game at Bryan, and then we start the tourney trail with a home game Friday, so this week is a big one for us.”
Archbold goes for its 11th straight Division III sectional title when it hosts the Swanton-Ottawa Hills sectional semifinal winner, Friday, May 13, 5 pm.