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Archbold Softball Moves To 9-3

Blue Streak catcher Andi Peterson catches a foul popup in Archbold's game with Montpelier, Thursday, April 14.– photo by Mario Gomez

Blue Streak catcher Andi Peterson catches a foul popup in Archbold’s game with Montpelier, Thursday, April 14.– photo by Mario Gomez

The Archbold softball team moved to 9-3 with a 10-0 win over Liberty Center, an 18-0 win over Stryker, and a 7-6 victory over Elmwood in 11 innings.

Archbold 10, LC 0

The Streaks took charge early with a five-run first inning and went on to a 10-0 victory in six innings at Liberty Center, Monday, April 18.

Gabby Nafziger, Cassi Wyse, Shelby Cline, Andi Peterson, Macy Rupp, and Payton Robinson all had hits in the first inning.

The Streaks added five more runs in the fifth, featuring a three-run home run by Wyse. Wyse went 3-4 with four runs batted in, while A. Peterson was 3-4 and Nafziger was 2-4.

Cline had a double, two singles, and one RBI.

Robinson twirled a two-hit shutout while striking out seven and walking none.

AHS 18, Stryker 0

The Streaks led 13-0 after two and went on to an 18-0 whitewashing of the Panthers, Tuesday, April 19, at Archbold.

Emie Peterson, Robinson, Peyton Dickman, Wyse, and Nafziger each had two hits.

Robinson (5-0) and Neila Kinsman combined on a three-hit shutout. Robinson pitched the first two innings while Kinsman pitched the fi- nal three. The two combined to strike out five Panthers.

AHS 7, Elmwood 6 11 innings

The Streaks and Royals hooked up in an instant classic and the home team survived an epic battle, scoring on a dropped pop-up to win the game, Saturday, April 23, at Archbold.

The Streaks led 3-2 heading into the seventh. With the first two Elmwood batters retired, it looked good for the Streaks.

The Royals, though, had other ideas.

A double, two singles, and one more double led to the Royals plating three runs and taking a 5-3 lead into the bottom of the seventh.

Archbold answered with two runs to tie the game at 5 after seven. Dickman drove in the tying runs with a double and two RBIs.

The Royals scored in the top of the ninth, only to see the Streaks tie the game at 6.

The Streaks also had the bases loaded with one out, but were unable to score the game winner.

In the 11th inning, Cline singled with one out, moving to second on a passed ball and third on a groundout. The Royals then dropped a pop-up to shortstop, allowing Cline to score the winning run.

“This was a tourney-like atmosphere and a good game to be a part of,” said Joe Frank, AHS head coach.

“We looked like we had them in the seventh, but they had four straight hits to go up two.

“I felt we showed a lot of character by coming back to tie the game after losing the lead in the seventh. Hopefully this game will pay some dividends down the road for us.

“We had a good week, and hopefully we can continue to improve in all areas of the game.”

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