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April 19, 2019

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Ada girls downed by late Panther comeback

By Cort Reynolds
McCOMB - Host McComb    scored five runs in the sixth inning to post a 5-4 comeback win over the Ada softball team Tuesday evening.  

The purple and gold dropped to 2-2 this season with the tough loss.

Ada led 4-0 through five innings. But in the home sixth McComb strung a few hits together, including a home run, and also capitalized on back-to-back Bulldog errors to seize a 5-4 lead.

The Panthers then held Ada scoreless in the seventh inning to preserve the victory.

Bulldog boys out-slugged at McComb

By Cort Reynolds
McCOMB - The host McComb baseball team erupted for six runs in a wild first inning and held on for a 9-6 win over Ada Tuesday evening.

Ada fell to 3-3 with the non-league defeat.

The Bulldogs raced to an early lead by scoring three runs in the top of the first inning. But the Panthers responded by tallying six times in the home half of the first.

The Panthers then tacked on single runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings to extend their lead to 9-3.

Ada rallied to plate three runs and halve the deficit in their last at bat in the top of the seventh, but the lead was too much to overcome.

Hit-fest victory

ONU pounds out 27 hits in win over Quakers

By Tim Glon
ADA — The Ohio Northern softball team scored 20 runs and pounded out 27 hits in a 7-0, 13-6 sweep of Wilmington on Tuesday afternoon at the ONU Softball Field.

The Polar Bears (9-9 overall, 3-1 Ohio Athletic Conference) also got a 4-hit shutout in Game 1 and a 3-inning save in Game 2 from senior Kaitlin Surdej (Lancaster, N.Y./Central). Surdej finished the day with 10 innings of shutout ball with only six hits allowed in the circle.

The Quakers fall to 14-6, 2-4.

Bulldog netters edge St. Marys

By Cort Reynolds
ST. MARYS - Visiting Ada won all three singles matches to post a hard-fought 3-2 victory over St. Marys Monday evening.

The Bulldogs improved to 2-1 after the victory, while SM fell to 2-1 with the loss.
Ada won all three singles matches in straight sets.

Bulldog senior Cade Mullins dropped just one game at first singles to run his record to 3-0.

Junior Isaac Spar rallied to gut out a three-setter to clinch a second singles win, and also improved his record to 3-0.

Ada sophomore Miranda Wills increased her mark to 2-1 by winning 12 of 13 games at third singles.

Huge 1st inning leads Ada blowout over C-R girls

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - The host Ada softball team plated nine first inning runs and cruised to a 13-1 blowout of Cory-Rawson in non-conference play on a rainy but warm Thursday evening.  

The purple and gold improved to 2-1 with the lopsided win.

"Leona Dalton pitched a good game," said Ada head coach Rebecca Dicke. "All of her pitches were working well. We were able to get a lot of young players important playing experience. They have to develop confidence and be aggressive."

Baseball: Bulldogs squad stings Hornets late

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - The host Ada baseball team broke a fifth inning tie on a wild pitch and held on to defeat Cory-Rawson 2-1 in non-league action Thursday evening.

Ada improved to 3-2 with the non-league victory, while the Hornets fell to 1-2 with the loss.

With the score tied at 1-1 in the bottom of the sixth inning, Zac Swaney doubled to right-center field. He advanced to third base on a groundout. After a strikeout, Swaney scampered home on a two-out, two-strike wild pitch to put the Bulldogs in front.