Roughriders Fall In WBL Opener

St. Marys' shortstop Kylie Lauth gears up to throw out a Wapakoneta runner on Tuesday.
Sports Editor


The Wapakoneta Redskins softball team has been to Florida and back, dealing with a wide variety of temperatures.


And even though they did not bring the warm 80-degree weather with them, their bats still have that hot weather, scorching 18 runs on 18 hits in five innings and burning St. Marys 18-0 in a run-ruled Western Buckeye League opener. 


The Redskins (6-0, 1-0 WBL) had a pair of killer innings, scoring six innings in the third frame and 10 runs in the fourth.


With a 2-0 lead already, the inning began with a Megan Fisher walk, followed by an infield single by Sierra Sammons and another walk, this one to Blasia Moyler, to load the bases.


Alisha Dirr cleared some of the bases with a two-RBI double to extend the Redskins' lead to 4-0.


Moyler scored on a pass ball during the next at-bat and Socorro Cerda cashed in Dirr with a single. Quickly, the Roughriders (1-2, 0-1) found themselves in another pickle with the bases loaded as Fisher, who started the rally, finished it with a two-run single to give Wapakoneta an 8-0 lead.


The Redskins poured more on the Roughriders in the fourth frame, including RBI singles by Cerda, Riley Culver and Schlenker. Dirr and Culver each picked up an RBI double as well.


In the meantime, the Redskins' pitching continued their domination of the young season, throwing another shut out gem.


Behind the duo of Fisher — three innings, four strikeouts, zero hits and zero runs — and Sammons — two innings, five strikeouts, zero hits and zero runs — combined for a no-hitter. Only two fielding errors denied a perfect game.


Madi Howell was the starting pitcher who took the loss for the Roughriders, going three and one-third innings, allowing five runs on seven hits, while striking out four.