SOFTBALL: Riders come back but fall to Cavs, Floyd slams two homers in return

The St. Marys Roughriders softball team got off to a rough start giving up nine runs in the first three innings against the Coldwater Cavaliers, but the Riders never died and came back to tie the game at 10-10.

The Riders just couldn’t get over the hump, though.

 The Riders gave up a run in the top of the seventh to give the Cavaliers an 11-10 victory Thursday at K. C. Geiger Park.

“The kids didn’t quit tonight,” Riders head coach Sue Grothause said. “We can hit the ball. I think we are a good hitting team, but we just make too many mistakes. This is our fifth game that we lost by one run and we lost three other games by two runs.”

The Riders (4-10) will entertain Wapakoneta tonight, while Coldwater (9-9) will travel to New Bremen tonight.

Several Riders had big nights in the game. Katlyn Brown reached all five times with two singles, a walk, a fielder’s choice and she reached on an error and she scored three times. Harle Smith was 4 for 5 with two doubles and she scored twice. Paige Dicus was 2 for 3 and drove in four runs. Tannar Rutschilling was 2 for 2 with two walks, a double and a run scored.


VERSAILLES — Minster scored four runs in the top of the fourth and held off Versailles for a 5-4 Midwest Athletic Conference win over the Tigers on Thursday.

Minster standout shortstop and Wright State commit Hanna Floyd returned to the line-up after missing six games with an injury. She went 2-for-4 with two home runs and four runs batted in.

Stephanie Albers added a pinch hit RBI hit.