ST. MARYS — The St. Marys softball team finally got back on the field for the first time in nine days after four straight games were rained out. The Roughriders got greeted back to the diamond by a dominant pitching performance and relentless offensive attack from the unbeaten Shawnee Indians.
Shawnee struck for seven early runs and coasted for a 10-0 five-inning win behind the pitching of Kay Shick at K.C. Geiger Park on Thursday.
Shick threw a one-hit shutout in the pitching circle for the Indians. Shick struck out struck out four and didn’t allow a walk or a Roughrider baserunner past first base.
St. Marys’ lone hit came in the bottom of the fourth inning when Katlyn Brown hit a leadoff single through the box.
Shawnee, which moved to 10-0 and coming off a regional berth from a season ago, collected 10 runs on eight hits.
Shawnee's Kiersten Courtney hit a two-run home run.
St. Marys falls to 1-5 on the season and 0-2 in Western Buckeye League play. St. Marys hosts Elida tonight at 5 p.m. and then goes to Bath next Tuesday.
VERSAILLES 12, MINSTER 7
VERSAILLES — The Minster Wildcats had to be looking around for the ivy walls of Wrigley Field. But they were in Versailles with a stiff wind blowing straight out and short fences all around, the end result was a total of 11 home runs.
The Cats lost 12-7 in a game that featured 11 home runs, 8 from Versailles and 3 from the visiting Cats. It was not a good day to be a pitcher and unfortunately for Minster’s Kayla Richard she was it. Richard did her best, but even a routine fly ball turned into a home run.
The eight home runs by Versailles’ is an OHSAA record for most team home runs and Kayla McEldowney’s 3 ties the record for most home runs in a game.
Seventeen of the game's 19 runs were through the long ball.
Michaela Goettemoeller homered twice for Minster. Regan Hahn also homered for the Wildcats.
Minster falls to 5-3 overall, while Versailles improves to 8-5. The Cats host Ft. Loramie tonight in a double header.
New Bremen’s Samantha Luedeke slides into the base against Parkway on Thursday. (Staff Photo/John Zwez)
PARKWAY 6, NEW BREMEN 1
NEW BREMEN — One big inning was all that the Parkway softball team needed to record a 6-1 win over the New Bremen Cardinals on Thursday.
The Panthers plated six runs in the top of the fourth inning — four of them unearned off New Bremen starting pitcher Kristin Sprague.
Parkway’s Sierra Fent earned the win in the pitching circle, striking out 13 and giving up one run on three hits in six innings. Kylie Snyder finished things off with a scoreless inning of relief.
Ashlyn Henderson doubled for Parkway, which improved to 10-2 and 2-0 in the Midwest Athletic Conference.
Caitlyn Everhart went 2-for-3 with a run scored for New Bremen, which slipped to 4-5, 0-2 in the MAC.
New Bremen travels to Allen East tonight.