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 Celina 12-10.

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.

Lincolnview 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 pass.

Lincolnview switched to the main field to take on the Lady Bulldogs of Celina in game two.

The 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 8-0.

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.

With 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.”


Game One


Carly 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


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


Game Two


Carly 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


Brooke 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