The Piqua baseball team opened GWOC North play by sweeping Trotwood-Madison Monday and Tuesday.
Piqua won at Trotwood 15-0 Monday.
Derek Hite pitched a one-hitter, striking out 10 and walking one.
Hite was 3-for-4 at the plate, with two doubles and two RBIs.
Derrick Gullett was 2-for-2 with two RBIs.
Travis Smith, Zach Luttrell and Rupert Delacruz all had one RBI each.
On Tuesday, Piqua hosted the Rams at Hardman Field and won 11-1.
Piqua made the most of six singles, also taking advantage of eight walks.
Gullett, and Zach Giguere had two RBIs each, while Alex Nees, Dakota Iddings, Bradly Marsh and Rupert Delacruz each had one.
Jarrett Toopes scored three runs.
Dylan Martin went the distance on the mound, pitching a two-hitter.
He struck out 12 and walked three.
Piqua is 3-4 on the season and plays at Springboro Thursday.
Russia in SCL
FORT LORAMIE — Fort Loramie got a one-hit pitching gem from Jared Middendorf in beating Russia 3-0 in an early-season battle between two teams expected to challenge for the SCL title.
The win put the Redskins at 3-2 overall and left the Raiders at 2-2.
Middendorf allowed just the one hit while striking out eight Raider hitters.
Russia’s Bryant McCarty blanked the Redskins over the first four innings, but Loramie got a run in the fifth and two more in the sixth.
14-4 in SCL
HOUSTON — Houston broke a 3-3 tie with two in the third, then scored nine times over the next two frames to beat Fairlawn in SCL play Tuesday, 14-4.
The win puts the Wildcats at 1-0 in the league and 3-2 overall. Fairlawn is 0-3, all in SCL play.
Noah Shoemaker led the Wildcats, going 3 for 4 with a double, three runs scored and two stolen bases. Howie Ludwig had two hits and scored twice. Isaiah Beaver had two hits, scored three times, drove in three and stole two bases, Dylan Hensley had a run, scored four times and stole two bases, and Kaleib Freistuhler had a hit and three RBIs.
The Piqua opened GWOC North play at 2-0 with wins over Trotwood-Madison Monday and Tuesday.
On Monday, Piqua won 19-2 with Morgan Ford and Mariah Blankenship combining on a no-hitter.
Ford struck out three in two innings and Blankenship struck out eight in three innings.
Megan Anderson was 4-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored, while Kyla Blankenship 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored.
Mariah Blankenship was 2-for-3 with a double and two run scored, while Kendra Forness was 3-for-3 with three runs scored.
Ford was 2-for-4 with three runs scored and Rayna Brownlee was 2-for-3 with two runs scored.
On Tuesday, Piqua won 18-0.
Anderson was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored, while Alexis Gordon was 2-for-3 with a triple and two runs scored.
Alyssa Jones was 3-for-3 with a double and three runs scored and Faith King had a triple in her only at bat.
Kyla Blankenship was 2-for-3 with two doubles and a run scored and Holly Beougher had a single and scored a run.
Brownlee was 3-for-3 with three runs scored, while Ford was 2-for-2 and scored a run.
Kelsie Hall had a double.
Kyla Blankenship and Anderson combined on a one-hitter. Blankenship struck out three in two innings and Anderson had five strikeouts and a walk in three innings.
Piqua, 3-1, will play at Springboro Thursday.
FORT LORAMIE — The Russia Lady Raiders handed Fort Loramie its first loss of the season in a cold and windy battle Monday in SCL softball action, 12-6 in six innings.
Russia, 1-0 in the league and 3-1 overall after the win, led 7-2 after five innings, then scored five in the sixth. When Loramie didn’t score in the bottom of the inning, it was a run-rule.
Lexi Monnin had a big day at the plate for Russia, with three hits, including two doubles. She also scored four runs. Maddie Borchers and Jenna Cordonnier also doubled for Russia.
HOUSTON — Houston scored 12 times in the first and nine times in the second on the way to a 26-0 dismantling of Fairlawn in County softball action Monday.
Houston goes to 2-0 in the league and 2-2 overall. Fairlawn is 0-3, all in league play.
Micalah Hensley led the 16-hit attack for Houston with three hits, including a grand slam. She also had six runs batted in and scored four times.
Jenna Jarrett also had three hits, including two doubles, and she drove in seven runs.
Sarah Monnier singled and doubled, Kaytlyn Riffel, Grace Riffell and Rebekah New all had two hits each and Emily
Foster scored three times.
Kayla New pitched a one-hitter for the Lady Wildcats.
ANNA — Lehman bounced back from its first loss of the season to rout county rival Anna 11-3 in non-league action Monday.
The Lady Cavs, 3-1 after the win, got two hits each from Brogan McIver, Grace Monnin, Sidney Chapman, Maddy McFarland and Grace Brandt.
On Saturday, Lehman suffered its first loss, 17-12 to Lima Perry in Northwest Central Conference play.
The Lady Cavs lost despite spraying 15 hits around the diamond.
Grace Monnin singled, doubled and homered for Lehman, and Brogan McIver had three hits.
Grace Brandt singled and homered, Carly Edwards and Allie Hall both singled and doubled, and Sidney Chapman and Lauren Larger both doubled.
MARIA STEIN — The Bradford softball team picked up a 14-5 win over Marion Local Saturday.
It was Bradford that scored first in the bottom of the first with fielder’s choices by Bailey Wysong and Haley Rosengarten producing the runs.
Bradford added five runs in the second with hits by Ciara Yohey, Chelsea Gill, Olivia Hart, Amanda Brewer, Wysong, and Rosengarten.
“We hit well with runners in scoring position, and executed great directional bunts,” Bradford coach Shon Schaffer said.
Also getting a hit in the game was Tori Smith. Bradford out hit Marion Local 11-7.
Smith went the distance on the mound, striking out seven and giving up only one earned run.
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