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Ada goes 1-1 vs. McComb • Boys and girls 2nd in quad meet

By Cort Reynolds
McCOMB - Visiting Ada whipped McComb 9-3 in non-league softball action Tuesday on an unseasonably warm evening.

Ada improved to 2-1 this season with the convincing win, while the Lady Panthers dropped to 1-5 with the defeat.

Senior Leona Dalton pitched a complete game and socked a home run, her third of the season, to lead the Lady Bulldogs to victory. She also drove in three runs.

"We did what we needed to do by putting the ball in play and reducing our errors to one," said Ada head coach Rebecca Dicke. "Dalton threw a wonderful game with 11 strikeouts and no walks."

Dalton slugged a two-run homer in the first inning to put the visitors on top early, and they never trailed. 

The Bulldogs plated two runs in each of the first, third, fifth and sixth innings. They added one run in the seventh before leaving the bases loaded.

McComb scored all three of its runs in the third inning to inch within 4-3. But Ada responded with five unanswered runs to win going away.

Bulldog senior shortstop Brenna George and classmate Kiersten Cortez both batted 3-4 with an RBI. George and Dalton each doubled in the sixth inning, while Cortez knocked out three singles.

Slugging senior catcher Alexis Waugh smacked two triples and a single. Senior outfielder Tori Green collected two hits in four at bats. Freshman Katie Sizemore and junior Lexi White each added one single.

Dalton struck out 11 Panthers and did not walk a batter in seven innings. She allowed six hits and two earned runs to improve to 2-1 this spring.

"Everybody contributed at the plate," summed up Dicke. "We stranded a few more runners than I would have liked to (10), but we reduced our strikeouts to four," she added.

Ada out-hit McComb, 15-6. Olivia Miehls tripled in a run and singled for the Panther girls. Losing pitcher Chloe Amburgey hit two singles for McComb.

    123    456    7    R    H    E    
Ada    202    022    1    9    15    1    
McC    003    000    0    3    6    2
WP-Dalton (2-1)    LP-C. Amburgey (M)        
2B-George (A), Dalton (A)
3B-Waugh 2 (A), Miehls (M)         
HR-Dalton (A)         

Ada entertains Columbus Grove (1-3) Wednesday, April 7 in the Northwest Conference opener at 5:30 p.m. The league lidlifter was moved up a day due to expected rain Thursday.

"I just hope to play a solid game against Columbus Grove," said Dicke. "We want to eliminate the errors and get another solid piching effort from Dalton."

The Bulldog girls then host Arlington (0-1) in a non-league doubleheader Saturday.

Ada baseball felled by McComb
McCOMB - The Ada baseball team lost to McComb 5-1 on a warm Tuesday evening in a non-league contest.

Ada dropped to 1-4 with the defeat, while the Panthers improved to 2-3 with the victory. 

The Bulldogs trailed 2-0 after one inning. Ada cut the deficit to 2-1 with a run in the top of the fifth. 

McComb then put the game out of reach with three runs in the home half of the sixth.

The Panthers out-hit Ada 5-3 in the pitching-oriented contest. 

"Monty Sheldon looked very sharp in his mound debut," said head coach Jason Campbell.

Roman Snyder, Jacob Poling and Spencer Wall collected the Bulldog hits. 

        123    456    7    R        H        E 
Ada    000     010     0       1    3    4        
McC     200     003     x    5    5    0           
WP-Camden     LP-Sheldon     

Ada hosts Columbus Grove (2-1) in the Northwest Conference opener Wednesday, April 7 at 5:30 p.m. The NWC contest was moved up a day due to rain in the forecast Thursday. 

CG stomped Pandora-Gilboa 14-2 Tuesday evening.

Ada 2nd in track quad meet
HARROD - The Ada boys and girls track and field teams each finished second at a four-team meet hosted by Allen East at Goodwin Field Tuesday evening.

Arcadia nipped Ada by a half-point to barely win the girls meet, 73.5 to 73. AE nosed out Temple Christian for third place, 42.5 points to 40.

The Mustangs won the boys meet comfortably with 125.5 points. Ada tallied 59.5 points to narrowly outscore Arcadia (55). Temple Christian finished a distant fourth with six points.

Ada sophomore Antonio Pettit won the 110 and 300 meter hurdle races to pace the purple and gold. The Bulldog boys also captured the 4 x 200 relay event.

Lady Bulldog sophomore Courtney Sumner took first in the long jump. Freshman Olivia Burkhart sprinted to first in the 100 meter dash.

Ada's Josie Phillips captured first in the girls 3200 meter run. Junior Lauren Mullins also won the girls pole vault.

Top Ada finishers:
BOYS 300m Hurdles
1st      Petitt, Antonio    51.41
2nd      Williams, Isaac    54.51
3rd      Brown, Jackson    1:04.51

BOYS 110m Hurdles
1st      Petitt, Antonio    19.01
3rd      Williams, Isaac    22.6

GIRLS Long Jump
1st      Sumner, Courtney        14'6.5"
3rd      Hissong, Brenna        13'8.5"
5th      Green, Olivia        13'4.75"
6th      Burkhart, Olivia        12'7"

GIRLS 100m Dash
1st      Burkhart, Olivia    14.22
5th      Cooper-Bolden, Kayleianna 14.74

GIRLS 3200m Run
1st     Phillips, Josie    15:17.23

GIRLS Pole Vault
1st      Mullins, Lauren    6'6"

BOYS 4x200m Relay
1st     Ada A    Ada    1:42.64
Grose, Julian; Green, Wyatt; Swaney, Seth; Brown, Jackson

BOYS Pole Vault
2nd      Swaney, Seth        7'
3rd      Petitt, Antonio    6'6"

GIRLS 100m Hurdles
2nd      Green, Olivia    19.09

GIRLS 400m Dash
2nd    Hissong, Brenna    1:05.07
4th    Marshall, Ella        1:16.34

GIRLS 4x200m Relay
2nd      Ada A    1:58.92
Hissong, Brenna; Sumner, Courtney; Green, Olivia; Burkhart, Olivia

GIRLS 4x400m Relay
2nd     Ada A    4:49.89
Burkhart, Olivia; Sumner, Courtney; Marshall, Ella; 
Hissong, Brenna

BOYS 4x400m Relay
2nd      Ada A    4:06.09
Caldwell, Chase; Williams, Isaac; Selover, Mason; 
Ferguson, Riley

BOYS 800m Run
2nd      Ferguson, Riley    2:31.45

BOYS 400m Dash
3rd      Caldwell, Chase    59.87
5th      Swaney, Seth        1:02.41

GIRLS 200m Dash
3rd      Sumner, Courtney    29.32

GIRLS 300m Hurdles
3rd      Park, Madison    1:21.48

GIRLS Shot Put
3rd      Akyeampong, Kesewa    28'3"
5th      Akyeampong, Awo        24'2"
8th      Long, Tessa            22'6.5"

BOYS 4x100m Relay
3rd         Ada A    51.26
Santos, Rheimound; Giddens, Keegan; Arnett, Owen; Green, Wyatt

GIRLS 1600m Run
4th      Hazelton, Jilli    8:05.57

BOYS 3200m Run
4th      Hunsicker, Brayden 15:13.76

BOYS 200m Dash
4th      Grose, Julian    25.56
5th      Swaney, Seth        26.09

GIRLS 800m Run
4th      Mullins, Lauren    3:08.54
5th      Wall, Luci        3:16.58

GIRLS 4x100m Relay
4th      Ada A    1:01.73
Park, Madison; Marshall, Ella; Akyeampong, Awo; Cooper-Bolden,K.

BOYS 1600m Run
5th     Selover, Mason    6:05.50

GIRLS Discus 
5th      Akyeampong, Kesewa 76'10"
9th      Long, Tessa        61'04"

BOYS 100m Dash
5th      Grose, Julian    12.61
6th      Green, Wyatt        13.03
7th      Caldwell, Chase    13.07
8th      Giddens, Keegan    13.09
9th      Santos, Rheimound    13.2

BOYS Shot Put
6th      Nelson, Carter    36'

BOYS Long Jump
8th      Grose, Julian    14'5"

BOYS Discus 
10th      Nelson, Carter    79'4"
11th      Morgan, James    77'7"

Girls team scores:
1    Arcadia 73.5
2    Ada 73
3    Allen East    42.5
4    Temple Christian 40

Boys team scores:
1    Allen East    125.5
2    Ada 59.5
3    Arcadia 55
4    Temple Christian 6

Ada competes in the annual Bearcat Relays Friday, April 9 in Spencerville at 4:15 p.m.