CELINA — Lincolnview joined Crestview and Fort Recovery in a 4-team
softball quad at Celina’s Westview Park on Saturday, with the Lancers
splitting their two games, blasting the Indians 24-2 before falling to
The Lady Indians (3-6) actually took an early lead
against the Lady Lancers as Hannah Knapke singled to center field. Two
of the next three Fort Recovery batters, Lydia Wenning and Bailey Tebbe,
picked up base hits with Tebbe getting an RBI.
The top of the
fourth is when the wheels fell off for the Lady Indians as Lincolnview
sent 20 batters to the plate. Every Lady Lancer reached base via a walk
or a base hit in the inning. Lincolnview got two extra-base hits as
Carly Wendel tripled to start the fourth, and, two batters later, Alena
Looser homered to left field to put the Lady Lancers up 3-0.
When the inning was all said and done Lincolnview had a 16-1 advantage.
again batted around in the top of the fifth as the Lady Lancers scored
eight more runs. Patience was the name of the game this time around as
four of the eight runs that scored came off of walks. Wendel, Lakin
Brant, Trinity Brown and Allison Berryman all reached by way of a free
Lincolnview switched to the main field to take on the Lady Bulldogs of Celina in game two.
Lady Bulldogs bats came out red hot as Celina put up four runs in each
of the first two innings. The last of the Celina second-inning runs were
scored on a Mack Shaffer two-run home run to put the Lady Bulldogs up
Lincolnview, however, didn’t go away quietly, as the Lady
Lancers threw up a five spot in the top of the third. With one out,
Kayla Schroeder hit a double to right field before scoring on an
RBI-groundout from Wendel.
With two outs, Brant and Looser reached
base via a single and a walk before Macala Ashbaugh smacked a hit to
plate a run. The next two batters, Morgan Miller and McKenzie Davis,
both brought in runs with hits, 8-5 Celina.
Celina (4-6) got a run back in the bottom of the fourth as Maddy Luebke homered.
the Lady Lancers (2-4) chance for a comeback dwindling Lincolnview had
another big inning, this time the top of the sixth. As hits from Lana
Carey and Makenzie Kraft got the offense rolling, five of the final six
Lincolnview batters picked up RBIs as a Davis single allowed
pinch-runner Haley Overholt to score the go-ahead run in the top of the
sixth, 10-9 Lincolnview.
After Ashbaugh got the first two outs of
the bottom of the sixth, Celina’s Luebke and Emily Keith crushed what
end up being the game-tying solo homer and the game-winning two-run
bomb, both to center field. Ashbaugh, who was running on fumes, was
lifted for Amy Beair, who recorded the final out.
“It was a long
day for us with the heat and not having played that many games because
of weather,” Lancer coach Kylie Owens said. “Macala started for both
games and she was working hard in the circle; I know the heat gets to
them, and she was throwing a lot of pitches.”
The Lady Lancers,
who expended so much energy mounting the comeback in the top of the
sixth, promptly went one-two-three in the top of the seventh to give
Celina the hard-fought 12-10 victory.
“I was very impressed with
the way we fought back and bounced back after being down eight runs,”
Owens said. “We were able to retake the lead, but Celina was able to
come out and do their thing. We made some errors in the field, but I was
happy with the way we hit today.”
Wendel 5-3-3, Lakin Brant 3-3-2, Alena Looser 5-2-2, Macala Ashbaugh
2-0-0 Amy Beair 2-2-1, Morgan Miller 4-3-3, McKenzie Davis 4-1-3, Kayla
Schroeder 1-0-0 Lana Carey 4-3-3 Trintiy Brown 3-3-1, Allison Berryman
3-3-2 Total 36-24-20
FORT RECOVERY 2
Rachel Thien 3-1-1,
Emily Hart 3-0-2, Devin Post 1-0-0-0, Olivia Homan 2-0-0 Hannah Knapke
2-1-1, Taylor Thien 2-0-0, Lydia Wenning 2-0-1, Bailey Tebbe 2-0-1,
Taylor Grisez 2-0-0, Aleigha Jenkins 2-0-0, , Total 21-2-6
Lincolnview 000 (16)8 - 24 20
Fort Recovery 010 01 - 2 6
Wendel 4-1-2 Lakin Brant 4-2-3, Alena Looser 3-1-0, Macala Ashbaugh
4-2-2, Morgan Miller 4-1-2, McKenzie Davis 4-0-3, Lana Carey 4-1-1,
Mackenzie Kraft 3-1-2, Kayla Schroeder 3-1-1, Total 33-10-16
Steinbrunner 4-2-2, Maddi Kuehne 4-1-2, Maddy Luebke 4-3-3, Mack
Shaffer 4-3-3, Emily Keith 4-2-3, Kirsten Dickerson 4-0-0, Maria Donovan
3-0-0, Carly McNeilan 1-1-0, Bailey Laux 3-0-0, Total 31-12-13
Lincolnview 005 005 0 - 10 16
Celina 440 103 x - 12 13