Mother Nature did her best to bring sports down at Richland County High School last week.
There was a lot of rain in baseball and softball, and a limited number of games and track meetings took place on Saturday in snow and sleet.
But it, once again, failed to stop high school athletes from putting up some impressive numbers. Let’s take a look at the best sports performances at Richland High School with this version of Go Figure!
8: The number of goalless rounds that Madison’s Bri Bowles had last week. Bowles started the week with two rounds without goals in a 19-0 win over Mansfield Senior before working the final six rounds in a 5-4 win over Clyde on Saturday. For this year, the Bowles are 3-0 and have only allowed one unearned round in the 12⅓ innings with 10 hits. She took the win over Clyde thanks to Reagan Hayes, who gave the go-ahead for an eighth-place finish on the ground in the RBI. She finished with two hits and two RBIs for 5-0 rams.
40: The number of points Shelby Grover scored from Lucas during Saturday’s Shelby Track invite. Grover had a great day, winning four events scoring 40 points for her team. She won the 100 hurdles in 16.24 seconds, the 400 meters in the 1:01.29 program record, the 300 hurdles in 51.01 and the long jump in 16 feet, 2 inches. The Cubs finished second as a team with 122 points despite having only six girls. Kelia Voss was first to throw the discus with a 102-10 throw and Rebecca Kiss 9-0 to win the pole.
3: The number of wins for the Madison baseball team last week. First, the Rams completed a season sweep of Mansfield Senior with a 2-0, 10-3 victory before Lucas was sent off 13-10 at Barnburner. In a 2-0 win over Mansfield Senior, Seth Ohl doubled down on a 10-hit to give the Rams (3-3) their first win of the season. Against Lucas, Cameron Cohn received three hits and two RBIs for shooting.
11:52.27: The time it took Shelby’s Kayla Gonzales to complete the 3200m at Shelby Invite over the weekend. Gonzalez finished first by over a minute and helped the Whippets win their home game with a score of 203.
6: The number of attacking hits landed by Shelby’s Landon Kennard during their 6-3 win over Huron last week. Kennard took the win on the hill for the Whippets, working four innings and only allowing two runs on two hits with six strikes. He also accomplished it on the board with two strokes and an RBI. Shelby only played one game last week due to the weather and improved to 4-1.
3: Hits and RBIs collected by Chase Studer in Ontario during the Warriors’ 7-1 win over Willard last week. Studer led the Warriors lineup with three hits and three RBIs, while Carter Weaver allowed one unearned run on seven hits with five RBIs. Number three is also the number of runs the Warriors scored (3-2) in their 3-1 win over River Valley where Ryan Chapman threw another masterpiece allowing for one unearned round in two by seven.
5:24.33: The time it took Ellie Maurer of Ontario to complete the 1600 during Shelby Invite over the weekend. Maurer finished first by 34 seconds and was also an announcer for the winning 4×400 team (4:34.94). The Warriors finished fourth with 114 points.
27: The number of combined runs scored in two Firelands Conference wins over Western Reserve by the Plymouth softball team. First, Plymouth beat the West 10-0 behind the duo of Mackenzie Buck and Lily Sparks, who combined to win by five runs. Next, Big Red beat Western 17-1 as Chloe Trine combined three hits and two RBI to speed up the attack of six hitters with two hits or more.
5: The number of home runs the Lucas softball team took in two wins last week. The Cubs defeated Mount Gilad 12-2 behind Tori Saouder, who collected four hits, including a home run, and three RBIs. Abigail Smith also straightened and had two hits and two RBIs. Earlier in the week, Lucas beat Central Christian 15-0 by three runs at home – one each from Saouder, Marisa Cougerte and Isabel Alt. Sauder had three hits and two RBIs while Caugerty had two hits and five RBIs. The Cubs (3-2) achieved a series of consecutive victories from three matches, during which they scored a total of 43 points.
20-6¾: Conor Henkel jumped from the Shelby distance at Shelby Enfate Stadium over the weekend to win the nearly a foot long jump. She also helped the Whippets win the match as a team with a 100th runner-up (11.74) and anchor the 4×100 winning relay (44.88).
29: Total number of games Crestview scored in two Firelands Conference softball wins over St. Paul last week. First, the Cougars (4-3) beat St. Paul 17-4 before following up with a 12-2 victory. Freshman Chesney Patton left her mark throughout the sweep series. In the 12-2 win, she took three hits, including a home run, and in the 17-4 win, she won the circuit, scoring seven points, and netting two hits.
4: The number of consecutive matches with the Lexington player Gillian Baman. During an 11-9 overtime loss to Ashland, Baman extended her streak to four with an inning in the park at the bottom of the seventh to tie the score 9-9. The home race helped her tie for the seventh longest running streak in state history. The record is 10, set by Annika Briddle of Illyria Catholic last season.
4: The number of hits Luke Schlosser collected from Clear Fork over two games, both of which beat Galion, last week. First, Schlosser helped Colts hit the Tigers 7-5 with three strokes before saving the ball on the hill, allowing no four-strokes in the last two runs. A few days later, Schlosser was at it again, hitting a singles goal in the fifth of a 6-4 win before taking the hill again and collecting a save with a 1⅔ round of action where only one four-stroke was allowed. Kasey Swank also had a run at home in this win for the Colts (5-0 overall, 4-0 in MOAC).
112-7: The distance recorded by Clear Fork’s Bekah Conrad to win the 11-foot discus at the West Holmes Invitational. Conrad also won the shot with the 35-3½ throw to give Clear Fork its only event win in the meet.
1: The number of runs allowed by baseball team Plymouth in two games last week. First, Big Red beat Western Reserve 8-1 behind Cole Wentz’s four- and six-stroke gem. Only one run in four strokes was allowed with 11 strokes. Next, Big Red (5-1) used three shooters to get a five-stroke knockout against Mansfield Christian in a 13-0 win. Josh Beebe, Ashton Jackson and Jansen Potts combined to allow only three hits while hitting four and only allow one walk.
7: The number of Shelby Webets collecting two or more hits in a match that swept Marion Harding’s Webbits series last week. First, Sadie Smith and Maggie Bogner all scored three hits each, and Kendall Parsons, Malary Gundrum, Lexi Thompson, Alyssa Neal and Kennedy Studder both scored two hits each in a 19-8 win before Gundrum and Neal scored two goals in a 12-2 win. Gundrum had home runs in both games of the series and had five RBIs in the 19-8 win. The Whippets (4-2) scored a total of 51 points in their four wins.
8: The number of innings it took for the Mansfield Christian baseball team to take their first win of the year. The fire knocked out a Crestline 12-11 in eight rounds. With a 9-9 tie, Flames scored three runs at the top of the eighth as Isaac Hellman, who had three hits and two RBI’s in the win, made the RBI single before Flames scored again on the foul and again when he tore Adam McLaughlin single RBI song. The Flames (1-3) held out after Crestline’s late run to win the victory.
15th: The number of offensive hits collected by Ashtynn Roberts of Clear Fork during last week’s two Colts softball wins. First, she threw a five-stroke knockout in a 15-0 win over West Holmes, allowing only three strokes to hit seven while also adding three strokes and an RBI on the board. Next, she allowed four runs, three of which she had, in eight strokes and eight strokes in a 16-4 win over Galleon. Andrea Swinehart provided offensive fireworks in that three-hit and four-RBI win while Renee Anders scored at home with the Colts (3-3).
3: The number of games played three games or less for the Ontario softball team, with all three winning. The most recent came in a 9-7 win over River Valley when Jocelyn Fraser and Olivia Krieger scored three hits and two RBIs each. Krieger also broke ground in the Warriors’ (3-0) victory.
Jake Fore is the sports reporter for the Mansfield News-Journal. If you see an interesting stat from a high school sports event, email it to Jake at [email protected] and you can see it in Go Figure next week!