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Blackbird Girls Split Week With Two Wins, Two Losses




Blackbirds in the infield: Karina Rohrer-Meck watches Ashley Eicher catch a fly ball for Pettisville. The Birds are 5-7 on the season.- photo     by Scott Schultz

Blackbirds in the infield: Karina Rohrer-Meck watches Ashley Eicher catch a fly ball for Pettisville. The Birds are 5-7 on the season.- photo by Scott Schultz

The Pettisville softball team opened last week with an 11-4 Buckeye Border Conference victory over Edon, Monday, April 21. The Birds went on a road trip to Continental, Tuesday, April 22 and came home with a 12-2 loss.

PHS was on the road again, Thursday, April 24, and came home with a 6-3 BBC loss to North Central.

The Birds closed the week with a 9-7 victory over Tinora, Friday, April 25.

PHS is 5-7, 3-1 BBC.

PHS 11, Edon 4

Tied at 1 after two innings, Edon (2-3, 1-2 BBC) took a 3-2 lead into the fourth inning. The Birds scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth to take a 6-4 lead, then crossed the plate five times in the sixth for the 11-4 victory.

Jordan Riegsecker was the winning pitcher.

Edon had 12 hits while Pettisville had nine. Drew Lantz led PHS at the plate, going 2/3 with a double, triple, and three runs batted in. Continental 12, PHS 2

The Pirates led 3-2 after one inning and 4-2 after three. Continental scored six in the fourth and two in the fifth for the 10- run margin of victory.

Lantz (0-3) was the losing pitcher.

Karina Rohrer-Meck led PHS at the plate, going 2/3 with 1 RBI.

NC 6, PHS 3

North Central led 6-0 entering the top of the seventh. PHS scored three runs in the top of the seventh, but it was not enough.

Riegsecker was the losing pitcher.

Pettisville scattered seven hits in the game. Lantz was 1/3 at the plate, including an RBI triple.

PHS 9, Tinora 7

The Birds led 1-0 after one inning, but the Rams took a 2- 1 lead after two. PHS tied the score at 2 with a run in the bottom of the fourth.

The Birds took a 4-3 lead in the fifth, scoring two runs to Tinora’s one, then took control with five in the sixth for a 9-3 lead.

The Rams scored four in the top of the seventh for the 9-7 final.

Riegsecker (5-4) was the winning pitcher, allowing nine hits.

Pettisville had 13 hits in the contest. Rohrer-Meck was 3/3 at the plate, including 2 RBIs and a stolen base.

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