Raiders, Titans split twin-bill
Monday, April 21, 2014 12:00 AM
By Kevin Wannemacher
Times Bulletin Business Manager
HAVILAND — In a non-league battle between a pair of one-loss teams, Wayne Trace and Ottawa-Glandorf split a doubleheader on Saturday as the Titans took game one and the Raiders won game two in softball action.
The Lady Titans took the opener 3-0 behind a strong pitching effort from Haley Kitchen.
Kitchen scattered seven hits and struck out nine Raiders to lead the blue-and-gold to the victory.
“She threw the ball well,” noted Raider head coach Jack Baumle. “Her drop ball was very effective, and we didn’t do a good job of waiting on it. She pitched against us last year in tournament, too, and she is a very good pitcher.”
Emily Annesser had two singles to lead the Titan offense with Tasha Cass, Michelle Sdao, Stephanie Hempfling and Kate Kaufman all posting a single each.
Ottawa-Glandorf scored one run in the fourth to take the lead and added two more in the fifth to round out the scoring in the contest.
Addison Baumle allowed six hits and a walk in seven innings of work, suffering the loss for Wayne Trace. Baumle fanned ten Titan hitters on the day.
“We were able to get some hits but we didn’t string any together,” noted the Raider mentor.
Emilie Linder paced the Raider offense with three singles and Brenda Feasby added a pair of hits. Carley Wright and Bailey Bergman picked up the other Wayne Trace hits in the contest.
In the second game, the red-white-and-blue scored one run each in the first, third and fourth innings and added two more in the sixth to seal a 5-1 victory over Ottawa-Glandorf.
The Lady Titans picked up their lone run in the fifth inning.
Molly Crosby recorded the win for Wayne Trace, allowing the Titans only six hits and a walk to go along with three strikeouts.
“Both pitchers threw the ball well today and did a good job,” commented Baumle. “Defensively, we did a pretty good job as well.”
Libby Stabler ripped a single and a double to pace the red-white-and-blue offense and Emilie Linder added two singles. Wright (double), Baumle (single), Feasby (single) and Mackenzie Swary (single) also had hits for Wayne Trace.
“Offensively, we swung the bats better in game two,” added the Wayne Trace head coach. “We mixed our lineup up a little bit, and we were able to generate scoring opportunities.”
Stephanie Hempfling suffered the loss for Ottawa-Glandorf, giving up eight hits and fanning four in six innings of work.
Sdao topped the Titans with two singles with Kitchen adding a double. Hempfling, Erin Basinger and Lindsey Prichard also had singles for the blue and gold.
Ottawa-Glandorf is now 6-2 on the season and 1-1 in the Western Buckeye League. Wayne Trace is 10-2 overall and 2-0 in the Green Meadows Conference.