RUSSIA — Russia was able to get back on the diamond Saturday, and dropped a 6-3 verdict to visiting Lima Shawnee in non-league baseball action.
The loss left the Raiders with a 17-5 record going into sectional tournament play on Wednesday at home.
Russia plated all three of its runs in the bottom of the first but couldn’t add to it. Shawnee broke through with two in the fourth, then scored four more times in the sixth.
Dion Puthoff led off the bottom of the first with a double, and came around to score on an error off the bat of Dylan Cordonnier.
Drew Sherman then reached on a fielder’s choice, with Cordonnier out at second, and Hunter Cohee and Kevin Drees both followed with singles to plate two more.
After that, however, the Raiders added just four more hits the rest of the way.
Shawnee got a single, a double and a single to score twice in the fourth. Then in the sixth, an error and a walk started the inning off. Another walk and two more singles gave Shawnee the lead.
Drees was 2-for-4 for the Raiders and Jack Dapore also had a double.
HOUSTON — Host Houston upset Riverside in its first game of the Houston Showcase Saturday, 8-7, before falling to Troy 6-2.
The verdicts left the Lady Wildcats even on the year at 11-11.
Against Riverside, which is now 18-8, the Lady Wildcats overcame a 5-1 deficit after three innings by plating two in the fourth and three in the fifth.
Jenna Jarrett had three hits, including a double and a two-run homer. Sarah Monnier singled and doubled and Brooklyn Felver and Addie White both had two singles.
Houston then took on Troy, which won both its games in the tournament.
Houston led 2-1 after an inning and it stayed that way through three. But Troy got three in the fourth and two in the fifth.
Olivia Bowser hit her first career homer run for Houston, and Allisen Foster had two hits.
HOUSTON — The Russia softball team lost its first game Saturday to Troy, 11-7, and then defeated Triad 4-0.
Russia is now 16-6 on the season.
The GWOC Gold and Silver Flight tennis tournaments were postponed by weather.
Piqua had two matches recently.
Piqua defeated West Carrollton 4-1.
In singles, Sean Hatke lost 4-6, 7-5, 10-8; Brad McPherson won 6-0, 6-0; and Isaiah Smith won 6-0, 6-0.
In doubles, Eli Bloom and Greg Reyes won 6-3, 6-1; and Willis Young and Kate Doder won 6-0, 3-6, 10-6.
Piqua was coming off a 5-0 loss to Troy.
In singles, Hatke lost 6-0, 6-0; McPherson lost 6-0, 6-1; and Alex Rossman lost 6-0, 6-0.
In doubles, Bloom and Reyes lost 6-0, 6-0; and Young and Doder lost 6-0, 6-0.
Piqua plays in the Troy D-I sectional tournament Wednesday, with prelim matches Monday.
GERMANTOWN — The Lehman tennis team lost 4-1 to Valley View.
In singles, Griffen West defeated Justin Devilbiss 1-4 retired; Sam Ritze lost to Chase Midkiff 7-6 (8-6), 6-1 ; and Ryan Goettemoeller lost to Ian Barnett 6-1, 3-6, 6-2.
In doubles, Michael Wesner and Danny Lins lost to Ben Holbrook and Ben Levan 6-1, 6-0; and Sean Toner and Elias Bezy lost to Micheal Fischer and Carter Nolte 6-0, 6-0.
Lehman plays in the D-II sectional at Troy Tuesday, with prelim matches on Monday.
The Covington baseball game at Piqua that was rained out Friday has been rescheduled.
The game will be played at 5 p.m. Monday.
COVINGTON — The Covington baseball and softball home games with Franklin Monroe have been rescheduled.
The games will now be played at 11 a.m. Saturday.