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Streaks Win Share Of NWOAL Title

Payton Robinson winds up to pitch against Stryker. She threw a two-hit shutout in Archbold's 11-0 win.– photo by Mario Gomez

Payton Robinson winds up to pitch against Stryker. She threw a two-hit shutout in Archbold’s 11-0 win.– photo by Mario Gomez

Archbold won at least a share of the Northwest Ohio Athletic League title with a 10-3 defeat of Bryan, Monday, May 6.

The Streaks (21-1) ended the league season with a 7- 1 record. A game recap will run next week.

Evergreen is 6-1 after beating Delta Monday night. The Vikings host Swanton on Friday in their league finale.

The Blue Streaks, ranked second in Division III by the Ohio High School Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association, defeated Montpelier and Wauseon in league play and Anthony Wayne and Stryker in non-league play last week.

AHS 11, Montpelier 1

Archbold scored seven runs in the fourth inning and went on to a five-inning 11-1 win over the Locos (3-11, 0-5 NWOAL), Monday, April 29.

The AHS offense showed up in a big way as it piled up 19 hits. Natalie Beck and Hanna Allison each had three while Becca Gerig, Cassidy Wyse, Jesse Fidler, and Desi Newman each had two.

Wyse homered and doubled while driving in three runs.

On the mound, Allison gave up one run on five hits, struck out four and walked one.

AHS 5, Anthony Wayne 0

The Streaks hosted the Generals (6-6) for a nonleague tilt, Tuesday, April 30, and whitewashed them 5-0.

Allison pitched a five-hitter while striking out three and walking one.

Archbold played a good, solid game defensively to aid the cause.

Allison put Archbold ahead in the first inning with a two-run single. Gerig, who doubled, and Wyse, who singled, scored on the Allison hit. Beck and Wyse both doubled and drove in a run in the third to make it 4-0.

Cassidy Williams drove in the final run with a base hit in the fourth.

“This was a good win against a quality opponent,” said Joe Frank, AHS head coach.

“We are gaining more confidence with each game and are playing well as a team. It’s nice to get contributions from different players in any single game, and that makes us even more dangerous.”

AHS 11, Stryker 0

The Streaks scored in all five innings and defeated Stryker 11-0, Wednesday, May 1, in a contest that was suspended because of rain, Tuesday, April 23.

The Streaks collected 10 hits and took advantage of seven Panther (4-8) free passes in the victory.

Jen Gerken was the only Streak with two hits, while eight others collected a hit in the shutout.

Payton Robinson was the winning pitcher, giving up only two singles while striking out five and walking none.

AHS 4, Wauseon 1

Archbold and Wauseon were scoreless after seven innings, Friday, May 3, but the Streaks broke the game open with a big four-run eighth to claim the NWOAL contest.

Allison and Wauseon’s Sam Norman both pitched well, but the Streaks came up with some clutch hits and took advantage of some Indian miscues.

Gerig led off the eighth with a triple and scored when a short fly to left field was dropped.

Allison then drove home Wyse with a single, and Fidler knocked home Allison to make it 3-0.

Gerken scored Fidler with a groundout to complete the Streak scoring.

Wauseon scored a single run in the bottom of the inning to make the final 4-1.

Wyse, Allison, and Newman each had two hits to lead AHS at the plate.

Allison scattered seven hits in picking up the win. The Streaks also played some very good defense in turning a 5-4-3 and a 6-4-3 double play.

“We found a way to get a big win to keep our NWOAL title hopes alive today,” said Frank.

“It wasn’t our best day offensively, but you also have to credit Norman and the Wauseon defense.

“They played almost flawlessly until the eighth inning, when we finally broke through.

“Our pitching and defense saved the day for us, and that is huge.

“We aren’t going to score seven or eight runs every game, so it was good to see us make plays in pressure situations.”

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