ST. MARYS — Parkway put its full arsenal on display that has the Panthers hoping to be in the thick of the Midwest Athletic Conference title chase again in 2013.
Parkway got four hits and four runs batted in from Kylie Snyder while pitcher Sierra Fent tossed four no-hit innings with eight strikeouts in an 11-0 win over St. Marys at K.C. Geiger Park on Tuesday.
Snyder singled four times in five innings for Parkway. Rachel King doubled and Taylor Walls had a triple. Zoey Pond was 2-for-2 with two runs scored. Kayla Walls scored three runs.
Parkway collected five hits in its five-run third inning that broke things open and gave the Panthers a 9-0 lead.
Roughrider pinch hitter Abby Smith broke up the no-hitter in the bottom of the fifth inning with a single.
St. Marys head coach Sue Grothause saw some bright spots in the field and in the pitcher’s circle in her team’s opening game.
“I saw some positive things,” St. Marys head coach Sue Grothause said. “We’ve only been out on the diamond twice. Katlyn Brown was a leader out there. Catcher Paige Dicus made some plays. Colleen Magee made some plays throwing the ball in left field. There were some positive things.”
St. Marys (0-1) will host New Bremen on Thursday night at 5 p.m. at K.C. Geiger Park.
Paige Dicus makes contact against Parkway on Tuesday night. (Staff Photo/Brian Smith)
CELINA 14, MINSTER 0
CELINA — Celina’s Kylee Bader only allowed three Wildcats to reach base, while the Celina offense accounted for three homeruns to defeat the Wildcats 14-0 in five innings.
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“We were in a hole when we got off the bus today,” Minster head coach Scott Robinson said. “Celina is a good ball team. I have to give them credit they came out ready to play. I enjoyed watching them hit the ball. They had a couple of nice innings.”
Alexis Zacharias, Leah Rose and Shelby Barga homered for the Bulldogs.
The Wildcats (0-1) travel to Waynesfield-Goshen on Thursday, while Celina (1-0) will travel to Parkway on Thursday.
MINSTER 20, RUSSIA 3: The two-time defending Division IV state champion Minster Wildcats got off to a strong start with a 20-3 win over Russia in five innings on Tuesday night. Andrew Knapke went 3-for-4 with two doubles, Adam Niemeyer was 3-for-4 with two doubles and Devon Poeppelman went 2-for-3 with two doubles to lead the way for the Wildcats. Niemeyer earned the win on the mound, throwing three one-hit, shutout innings with five strikeouts. Minster’s Ethan Wolf and Clay Brown doubled while J.R. Nixon had three singles. Russia fell to 1-1. Minster is 1-0.
SHAWNEE 6, NEW BREMEN 2: Zach Bailey tossed five shutout innings and struck out six to lead Shawnee to a 6-2 win over New Bremen on Tuesday night. Trevor Kitzmiller got the start for the Cardinals and struck out seven in four innings of work. He gave up four earned runs on five hits and walked four. Ty Overman pitched the final three innings without giving up a hit or a run. Alec Huecker doubled for New Bremen.
WAPAKONETA 11, GREENVILLE 1: Josh Apple hit a home run and was one of three Redskins with two or more hits in Wapakoneta’s 11-1 romp over Greenville. Chace Culver struck out four in the win on the mound.
CELINA 9, MARION LOCAL 7: Cody Vogel and Aric Fickert each hit home runs for Celina, as the Bulldogs won a high-scoring contest, 9-7, on Tuesday night. Celina’s Kaleb Kuhn went 3-for-3.