Archbold captured its 25th district softball title in school history with convincing victories in the Division III district tournament at Lima Bath.
The Streaks (24-4) defeated Fort Recovery 12-2 in a district semifinal, Thursday, May 20, then scored four unanswered runs in the first inning on their way to a 7-0 district championship victory over Parkway, Saturday, May 22.
Div. III District Semifinal
AHS 12, Fort Recovery 2
The AHS offense was up to its old tricks as it pounded out 15 hits in the 12-2 victory.
A three-run fourth inning upped the score to 6-0, and the Streaks went on to the easy victory.
Alyssa Schaub had a huge day at the plate, going 4-5 with three doubles and three runs batted in to lead the Streak hit parade.
Jenna Nofziger was 2-3 with a double and a triple. Sarah Wyse, Morgan Ducey, Abbey Graber, and Devin Newman also collected two hits each. Courtney Day homered to aid the Streak attack.
On the mound, Sarah Wyse and Lex Campos combined to strike out 10, walked two, and surrendered only five hits. Wyse pitched the first four innings while Campos finished the game, pitching three.
Fort Recovery ended its season with a 13-15 record.
Div. III District Final
AHS 7, Parkway 0
The Streaks jumped out to a 4-0 lead after one inning and cruised to a 7-0 victory and a district title.
Ducey singled to drive in the first run while Stacy Wyse doubled to drive in two to highlight the first inning.
The Streaks continued to add to the margin with single runs in the second and third innings for a 6-0 score.
The early lead was more than enough thanks to a dominating performance by Sarah Wyse on the mound. She pitched six innings and struck out 11 while walking none and giving up only two hits. Campos came in the seventh inning and set the Panthers (13-9) down in order to finish the game.
Archbold, winners of 15 of its last 16 contests, pounded out 11 hits and was led by Ducey, Sarah Wyse, Morgan Cody, and Graber, who each had two hits.
“We played very well today against a solid Parkway squad,” said Joe Frank, AHS head coach.
“We continue to put pressure on our opposition with great hitting while our defense and pitching was great today. The four runs we scored in the first inning were huge and took the wind out of their sails before they ever settled in.
“I am impressed with the way we are attacking at the plate and swinging with a lot of confidence.
“We are happy with the win, but hopefully not satisfi ed with just getting back to Ashland. We will see a very good squad in the semifinal. Edison will be a formidable opponent.
“I know we will go to Ashland and represent our school and community in a positive way, and that’s all you can ask for as a coach.”
Archbold makes its fourth straight appearance at the regional tourney and plays Edison (24-4) in a semifinal, Wednesday, May 26, 5 p.m., at Brookside Park in Ashland.
Martins Ferry (15-8) plays Elmwood (18-9) in the other semifinal at Ashland, Thursday, May 27, 5 p.m.
Winners play for the regional championship and a trip to the state tournament, Saturday, May 29, 12 p.m.
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