Piqua softball wins opener

Blankenship hurls no-hitter




Staff Reports

MIAMISBURG — The Piqua softball team will play at Kenton Ridge today.

The Indians opened the season with an impressive 4-1 win over Miamisburg Wednesday — the same team who beat Piqua 10-1 last year.

“It was a great way to start the season,” Piqua coach Rick Claprood said. “We went down there last year and got embarrassed. The kids did a great job.”

Kyla Blankenship hurled a no-hitter, striking out 13 in the win.

“At the beginning of the year, we had Kyla (Blankenship), her sister (Moriah Blankenship), Morgan (Ford), Kelsie (Hall) and Megan (Anderson). Kyla has worked really hard and separated herself.”

Megan Anderson swung the big bat, going 3-for-3 with a double, scoring three runs.

Reynna Lavey had two RBI, while Alyssa Jones and Alexis Gordon each had one.

“We hit the ball hard,” Claprood said. “Sometimes it was right at people, but we swung the bats well.”

Today’s game is a 5 p.m. start.

Lady Cavs

top East

CASSTOWN — Amanda Titterington’s two-run triple in the fifth inning broke a 1-1 tie and led Lehman to a 4-1 victory over Miami East Wednesday.

Titterington was 2-for-4 at the plate, while Allie Hall was 2-for-4 with a double.

Maddy McFarland was 2-for-3 with a double, Grace Brandt had a double and one RBI and Grace Monnin tripled.

Madalyn Kirtley pitched a four-hitter, striking out three and walking three.

Emily Thimmes had a RBI single for Miami East.

Katie Runner took the loss, with relief help from Megan Pettit.

Both pitchers struck out five and walked two.


Lehman netters

fall to Wapak

SIDNEY — The Lehman tennis team lost to Wapakoneta 5-0 Wednesday.

“We are playing teams fulls of juniors and seniors,” Lehman coach Tim Ungericht said. “We are young but getting better every match.”

In singles, Griffen West lost 6-4, 6-1; Ryan Goettemoeller lost 6-4, 6-0; and Sean Toner lost 6-0, 6-2.

In doubles, Sam Ritze and Malachi Bezy lost 6-3, 6-1. Lehman forfeited second doubles.


Blankenship hurls no-hitter