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Streak Softball Captures Key NWOAL Victories

Third baseman Cassidy Wyse throws to first for an out in Archbold's game with Fairview, Friday, April 13.– photo by Mario Gomez

Third baseman Cassidy Wyse throws to first for an out in Archbold’s game with Fairview, Friday, April 13.– photo by Mario Gomez

The Archbold softball team picked up a pair of key Northwest Ohio Athletic League victories last week, defeating Evergreen 6-1 and Patrick Henry 12-1.

The Streaks also picked up a 10-0 win over Stryker and a 12-8 victory over Tinora while losing to Elmwood 15-7.

Archbold is 14-5, and sits atop the NWOAL standings at 4-0.

AHS 6, Evergreen 1

Archbold picked up a huge win over the Vikings in a battle of NWOAL unbeatens, Monday, April 16, at Archbold.

The Streaks faced a 1-0 deficit with two outs in the sixth inning when Megan Gerig drove in Hanna Allison, who had earlier singled, to tie the game.

Cassidy Williams gave AHS the lead with a double, which scored Gerig. Ruthie Beck drove home Williams, and following two infield singles, Cassidy Wyse scored three runs with a triple to make the score 6-1.

The Streaks mustered only three hits until the sixth-inning rally, which featured seven hits.

Becca Gerig was 2-3 with three stolen bases, while Wyse was 2-4 with three runs batted in.

The lone Viking run came on a solo homer by Kenya Keller in the third.

Evergreen collected 11 hits compared to 10 for AHS, but Allison’s pitching and the Blue Streak defense kept the Vikes from scoring additional runs. Allison struck out three while walking none.

AHS 10, Stryker 0

AHS broke open a 3-0 game with five runs in the third and went on to defeat the Panthers 10-0 in five, Tuesday, April 17, at Archbold.

Williams led the Streaks, going 2-2 with a single and a triple while driving in one. B. Gerig also collected two hits, including a double.

The Panther offense was limited to two singles by the tandem of Hannah Kern and Winter Fricke. Kern pitched the first four innings while Fricke pitched the fifth and combined on the twohitter while striking out two and walking one.

AHS 12, Tinora 8

The Streaks continued their winning ways as they tripped up the Rams 12- 8, Wednesday, April 18, at Tinora.

Archbold jumped out to an 8-1 lead after four and withstood a five-run rally by the Rams in the seventh.

Kern picked up the win, pitching five innings and giving up three runs on seven hits.

The Streaks played long ball with Williams, Allison, and Morgan Cody all homering.

M. Gerig led AHS with three hits while B. Gerig, Chelsea Goebel, Allison, Cody, and Williams all collected two hits.

AHS 12, PHHS 1

The Streaks won their eighth straight contest with a 12-1 win over the Patriots.

Kern, who entered the game in the second after starting pitcher Allison left with a shoulder injury, gave up only one unearned run and two hits. Kern struck out two while walking two.

Cody led the way at the plate, going 3-4 with two doubles and an RBI. Goebel, Wyse, and Mindy Rupp all collected two hits.

B. Gerig hit her eighth home run of the season to aid the Streak cause.

Elmwood 15, AHS 7

The Elmwood Royals jumped out to a 9-2 lead and went on to defeat the Streaks 15-7 in a non-league matchup, Saturday, April 21, at Archbold.

The Royals were the benefi ciaries of nine walks and three hit batters while collecting 12 hits.

Kern and Fricke pitched for AHS.

Archbold bats were alive and well as the Streaks collected 11 hits, including four homers. Wyse led the way, going 3-4 with two homers and three RBIs. M. Gerig was 3-3 with a double while Rupp and Allison also homered.

“Overall, it was good week of softball,” said Joe Frank, AHS head coach.

“Beating Evergreen in the league was a huge win, especially scoring all six runs with two outs in the sixth inning.

“We hit the ball well all week and played very well defensively. We don’t know the extent of Hanna Allison’s shoulder injury, but she still can swing the bat, and that will benefit us.

“The pitching burden will now fall on our two freshmen pitchers, and I am confident that they will get the job done for us.

“Although Saturday was a tough day, I am confi- dent that they will give us a chance to compete in every game.”

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