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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Prep Softball: New Riegel's Kirian slugs state-record 17th home run
NEW RIEGEL -- New Riegel's Taylor Kirian tied the state single-season record with her 17th home run and pitched a five-inning no-hitter on Tuesday in powering the Blue Jackets to a 16-0 Midland Athletic League romp over Bettsville.

Kirian also doubled and drove in five runs as New Riegel, 20-7 overall, finished third (9-2) in the MAL standings.

Her 17th home run of the season tied the record set by Buckeye Central's Melissa Hoffbauer in 2010.

Morgan Noftz had a double and two singles and drove in three runs.

Lauren Zoeller (2-1B, RBI) and Hailey Theis (2B, 1B, RBI) had two hits as well for the Blue Jackets, who will face McComb today at 5 p.m. in the Division IV district semifinals at Findlay High.

Bettsville 000 00 -- 0 0 4 New Riegel 808 0x -- 16 12 2

WP -- Kirian (18-7). LP -- Harrison. top hitters: (NR) Noftz 2-1B, 2B, 3 RBI; Kirian HR, 2B, 5 RBI; Zoeller 2-1B, RBI; Theis 2B, 1B, RBI; Gillig 1B, 2 RBI.

records: Bettsville 0-17 overall, 0-10 Midland Athletic League; New Riegel 20-7, 9-2.



ARLINGTON -- Six Arlington players had at least two hits and the Red Devils beat Bluffton 10-3 Tuesday in nonconference softball play.

Hannah Johnson and Ashley Russell each drilled a triple and a single and drove in two runs to lead Arlington. Kathryn Jolliff and Dani Heaster each added two-run home runs.

Katie Palte (2B) and Cheyenne Treen (1B, RBI) paced the Pirates (8-15).

Bluffton 002 010 0 -- 3 5 3 Arlington 220 213 x -- 10 14 0

WP -- Helms (15-1). LP -- Fruchey. top hitters: (Blu) Palte 2B; Treen 1B, RBI. (Arl) Thibaut 2-1B; H. Johnson & Russell 3B, 1B, 2 RBI; Jolliff HR, 1B, 2 RBI; Thompson 2-3B, RBI; Heaster HR, 2 RBI; Helms 1B, RBI.

records: Bluffton 8-15, Arlington 20-4.



MOUNT BLANCHARD -- Brittany Wetherill doubled and Taylor Farmer had an RBI-single as Riverdale fell 13-2 to Colonel Crawford in a North Central Conference softball game Tuesday.

Leianna Massie was a home run short of the cycle for the Eagles.

Colonel Crawford 620 32 -- 13 8 2 Riverdale 002 00 -- 2 2 8

WP -- Gaverick. LP -- Farmer. top hitters: (CC) Massie 3B, 2B, 1B. (Riv) Wetherill 2B; Farmer 1B, RBI.

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