The Blue Streaks bounced back from a rough season opener for a 2-0 victory over Port Clinton Thursday.
The Blue Streaks' senior standout pitcher Ashley Gilbert rebounded from a rough start Monday, a 7-1 loss to Clyde, to strike out 13 on Thursday in seven scoreless innings.
"We hit the ball, but we hit right at them," Sandusky coach Tom Garard said. "We hit didn't very good, but we didn't hit very bad. Ashley kept us in the game, but we pulled through."
Sandusky junior Caroline Estel recorded two hits for the Blue Streaks (1-1), who had trouble with runners in scoring position. Estel singled in the first, relying on Port Clinton errors to bring her around to score. She hit a lead-off triple in the fifth, but the Streaks couldn't bring her home.
"We had our chances, but we didn't capitalize on them," Garard said.
Kylie Neer drove in Courtney Chaney for Sandusky's run in the sixth inning.
For Port Clinton, Ashley Wuersig struck out three and walked one, holding Sandusky to just five hits and two runs (one earned).
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WP: Gilbert (1-1); LP: Wuersig
3B: Estel (S)
Fremont Ross 1, Edison 0
Edison's Susan Knight held the Little Giants to just one unearned run, but the Chargers failed to score in a 1-0 loss to Ross Thursday.
Knight allowed four hits and struck out five with no walks. Edison committed three errors.
For Fremont, McKenzie Gallagher struck out eight in seven innings, yielding five hits.
Karyn Schmidt hit two singles for the Chargers and stole one base.
Norwalk 12, St. Paul 1
At Norwalk, the Truckers broke open a scoreless game against St. Paul with three runs in the bottom of the fourth, then kept their foot on the gas for a 12-1 victory over the Lady Flyers (0-3).
Norwalk (2-1) scored six runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to end the game in a run rule.
Bellevue 9, Wellington 8
At Bellevue, the Lady Red gave up a three-run lead in the top of the seventh, then responded with the game-winning run in the bottom of the inning against Wellington.
Bellevue led 8-5 heading into the Dukes' final at-bat, yielded the lead. Ellen Hoy hit in the game-winning RBI for the Reds in the bottom of the seventh.
Gibsonburg 11, Danbury 4
At Danbury Twp., the Lakers allowed a six-run third inning in an 11-4 loss to Gibsonburg on Thursday.
The Lakers hit three and Gibsonburg (1-2) four doubles.
Angela Lancaster hit a triple and a single to lead the Lakers with an RBI and a run scored, while Rhonda Chapman hit two doubles for two RBIs.
Bellevue 4, Huron 0
Bellevue continued its early season roll with a 4-0 victory over the Tigers Thursday in Huron.
Bellevue's Mike Fry allowed two hits and one walk in a complete-game shutout. He struck out eight. Huron's Brandon Johnson led off the game with a double, but Fry caged the Tigers after that.
"I thought he had an outstanding game," Bellevue coach Andy Dennings said. "He had very good command and a lot of pop on his fastball today. He got stronger as the day went on, and that's really great to see."
The Redmen (3-0) took down Mansfield Madison on Monday, 11-4, followed by a 13-0 win over Margaretta Tuesday.
Bellevue has allowed only two hits in their last two games. Jordan McNeely threw five hitless innings against the Polar Bears Tuesday, followed by Fry's performance Thursday against Huron (1-2).
"We got off to the start we were hoping to," Dennings said. "It was a good win against Mansfield Madison -- It got us going in the right direction."
Ben Schindley recorded two singles for Bellevue, driving in two runs. Alex and Adam Manner each drove in a run for the Redmen.
For the Tigers, Johnson allowed four runs (two earned) in five innings of work.
Bellevue travels to non-conference rival Clyde for a doubleheader at 11 a.m. Saturday. Huron hosts Western Reserve today.
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WP: Mike Fry (1-0); LP: Johnson
2B: Jeff Roth (B), Alex Manner (B), Brandon Johnson (H)
Bucyrus 7, Edison 5
At Tiffin, a costly fifth inning of errors doomed the Chargers in a non-conference game played at Heidelberg University's Peaceful Valley.
The two teams met last season in a district semifinal at the same site.
Leading 4-1 with two outs in the Redmen's half of the fifth, a wild pitch and three straight errors allowed Bucyrus to score four runs and take a 5-4 lead.
"It opened the flood gates for them," Edison coach Sean Hoover said. "We played well up to that point, and we played well after that point. But we couldn't get that last out in the fifth inning and one thing led to another.
"We make one play there, we probably win the game. But we're young and it's early, so we have to learn from that."
Sam Deehr (1-1) was the tough luck loser for Edison, allowing six runs in 4.2 innings of work, only one of which was earned. he struck out four and walked one while allowing four hits.
Gibsonburg 9, Danbury 7
At Danbury Township, a five-run fourth inning led Gibsonburg to the win over the host Lakers in a non-conference game.
John Bunce was 3 for 4 with three RBIs and Caleb Helline was 3 for 4 at the plate with an RBI to lead Danbury. Lucas Kennedy added two hits and a pair of RBIs.
On the mound, Dalton Chapman allowed five runs on two hits with two strikeouts and two walks in four innings of work.
Oak Harbor 6, Genoa 4
At Oak Harbor, the Rockets improved to 2-0 with a two-run bottom of the sixth inning in a win over Genoa.
Mark Konieczny led Oak Harbor with a pair of doubles and two runs scored while Jake Scott also doubled and scored. DJ Everett drove in three runs while Brian Mallernee added two RBIs.
Mallernee hit a two-run single on a 3-2 pitch to score Scott and Josh Warnke for the two runs in the sixth that earned the win.
Vermilion 5, Elyria Catholic 4
At Vermiion, the Sailors held off Elyria Catholic for a non-conference win.
Gabe Skahen was 2 for 3 with two doubles, two RBIs and a run scored while Aaron Perry was 2 for 3 with a double. Vinny Ragnoni added two singles.
On the mound, Derek Mills picked up the win. He went five innings and allowed three earned runs on eight hits. He struck out six and walked two. Cory Fox picked up the two-inning save, striking out two on three hits.
St. Mary CC 4, St. Joseph 0
Good pitching will do it every time.
Behind shutout pitching from Cameron Weiss and Brett St. Clair, the St. Mary Central Catholic baseball team topped Fremont St. Joseph 4-0 in a non-conference game Thursday at Fremont.
With the win, SMCC improved to 2-0 on the young season, which already erases last season's 1-21 disaster.
"Cameron and Brett threw the ball really well," SMCC coach Ben Stover said. "We played solid defense behind good pitching for the second straight game and beat a quality team tonight."
Weiss started and went the first four innings, scattering three hits and striking out two batters. St. Clair came in to pitch the final three innings and struck out four while allowing one hit.
Randy Mocilnikar hit a two-run single in the first inning to get the Panthers on the board while St. Clair hit an RBI fielder's choice to make it 3-0. That was all the pitching duo was going to need, but Cody Cantley added an RBI single in the second inning for good measure.
Cantley led the offense with two singles while St. Clair, Drew Beverick, Caleb Severance and Kyle Glovinsky scored the SMCC runs.
"I think offensively the bats will come around, but we continue to manufacture enough runs to be successful," Stover said.
SMCC looks to improve to 3-0 today when it visits St. Paul at Baines Park in Norwalk.
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SMCC 310 000 0 -- 4 4 2
WP -- Weiss (1-0); LP -- Spader; 2B -- (SJ): Spader