The Archbold softball team was a perfect 4-0 last week, raising its record to 19-1, 5-0 in the Northwest Ohio Athletic League.
The Streaks, ranked second last week in Division III by the Ohio High School Softball Coaches Association, defeated Anthony Wayne and Lima Bath in non-league contests while beating Patrick Henry and Bryan in the NWOAL. AHS 2, Anthony Wayne 1
The Streaks won a hotlycontested game with Div. I sixth-ranked Anthony Wayne.
The Generals drew first blood in the third inning, scoring a run without a hit. A walk, sacrifice bunt, ground out, and wild pitch led to the run.
The Streak bats were silenced by Kurfis in the first four innings. With two outs in the bottom of the fifth, Alyssa Schaub drew a walk and promptly stole second base.
Cassidy Wyse hit a liner off the pitcher’s ankle, which bounced to the third baseman.
C. Wyse beat the throw to first base and Schaub, in a heads-up play, scored all the way from second on the throw to first.
Courtney Day drove in C. Wyse with a double for a 2-1 lead.
Sarah Wyse took care of the Generals in the sixth and seventh and the Streaks had a huge win. She struck out nine and walked three as each team mustered only two hits. AHS 4, Patrick Henry 3
The Streaks jumped out to a 4-0 lead after three innings and looked to be in charge, but the Patriots charged back to get within a single run in the seventh.
S. Wyse then struck out a Patriot hitter to end the threat and give the Streaks a huge NWOAL victory in their quest for a sixth straight league title.
Becca Gerig and Megan Gerig were each 2-3 to lead the Streaks at the plate. B. Gerig drove in two runs while M. Gerig drove in one. Each also had a double.
Schaub had two singles.
S. Wyse struck out 12 and walked three to pick up the victory on the mound. AHS 15, Bryan 0
Archbold took complete control, scoring four runs in the first inning and 10 in the second.
Streak bats were booming, collecting 15 hits while the Bears mustered only one. C. Wyse was 3-4 with a home run and three RBIs. Day had three hits and drove in two runs.
B. Gerig had another big game, going 2-3 with a double, home run and five RBIs. M. Gerig and Schaub had two hits each.
S. Wyse and Hanna Allison combined to strike out nine and allowed only two runners. AHS 4, Lima Bath 3
The Streaks won a 4-3 decision over Lima Bath in a game in which the Streaks were in control until the seventh inning.
With two outs in the inning and a runner on first, two infield singles led to a run. With the bases loaded, a single scored a run, but the game ended with Morgan Cody throwing out the potential game-tying run at the plate.
Schaub led the Streaks, going 3-3 with two doubles and three RBIs.
S. Wyse, the winning pitcher, had a no-hitter going into the seventh.
Bath collected three hits in the seventh but Cody’s throw to catcher Ruthie Beck ended the rally. S. Wyse struck out nine.
“This was a strange game in that neither team hit the ball well but got some key hits,” said Joe Frank, AHS head coach.
“Alyssa Schaub came up big in this game by driving in three runs and scoring the fourth. We found a way to manufacture some runs without getting a lot of hits in the game. It was a good win against a very solid Bath team.
“Overall, we had a very good week. We won three games by one-run margins, and that is great for us to experience. Hopefully these games will pay dividends for us down the road.”