NEW BREMEN and SYDNEY, Ohio — The Indians shut out a conference opponent on the road.

Then they went another 15 miles to win again.

Fort Recovery High School’s softball team shut out the New Bremen Cardinals 3-0 Saturday morning, then went and beat the Lehman Catholic Cavaliers 11-3 later the same day.

The Indians, who host Ridgemont in the Division IV sectional semifinal tonight, moved to 16-9 (4-2 Midwest Athletic Conference).

Sophie Pearson and Ava Schoen each had a single and an RBI in the win against New Bremen, which was rescheduled from Thursday. Jackie Homan doubled, and Chloey Grisez also singled.

Against Lehman Catholic, Cali Wendel paced the offense with a double, two singles and two RBIs, and Brenna Homan contributed three singles. Allison Knapke, Maddie Guggenbiller, Jackie Homan and Grisez had two hits as well. Kensey Gaerke, Jackie Homan and Pearson all had two RBIs.

Jackie Homan struck out six Cardinals while allowing just five hits. Pearson also struck out six Cavaliers, while walking three and allowing three runs — two earned — on five hits.



Three straight losses


FORT RECOVERY — Fort Recovery’s baseball team lost three games recently, including a pair of conference matchups on Saturday.

The Indians (6-15, 3-6 Midwest Athletic Conference) dropped an 8-4 game Saturday to the Marion Local Flyers before falling to the New Bremen Cardinals 5-2 later that same day in a contest that was resumed after being postponed because of rain Thursday.

Monday, the Indians fell to the Ansonia Tigers for their third consecutive loss.

Fort Recovery scored two runs each in the second and third innings for a 4-0 lead over Marion Local before the Flyers struck for six runs in the top of the fourth and never gave up the advantage.

Ryne Post led the Indians with two hits, and Daniel Patch drove in two runs on one hit. Cobe Wendel, Brock Dues, Landon Post and Alex Dues all singled as well.

Brock Dues finished with two hits and an RBI against the Cardinals, while Landon Post knocked in a run on a single. Patch was responsible for the loss, allowing four earned runs on five hits in five innings. He struck out seven without giving up a walk.

Against Ansonia, the Tigers plated two runs in each of the first two innings and added another in the third for a quick 5-0 lead. Fort Recovery plated a pair of runs in the home half of the third, but weren’t able to score again until the seventh but the rally fell short.

Cobe Wendel and Brock Dues each had a single and an RBI.