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Rockets drop third consecutive game

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After starting the season 7-1, the Oak Harbor softball team has fallen on hard times recently. Though they haven't played poorly, the Rockets have dropped three straight games to fall to 7-4 overall and 0-2 in the Sandusky Bay Conference.

Last week, Oak Harbor lost its first two league games, falling to Edison (7-3) and Huron (5-3), and was downed in non-conference play by Woodmore, 1-0, on Saturday.

In the loss to the Wildcats, Emma Bergman gave up an unearned run in the top of the first, a run the team could not get back as Woodmore ace Maddie Phillips pitched seven innings while allowing no runs on four hits. She struck out five batters and walked none.

Bergman was just as good, allowing one unearned run on six hits while striking out four and walking none. Phillips and Cailey Wilhardt had two hits apiece to lead the Wildcats (8-0), and Wilhardt scored the only run. Maddy Rathbun, Theresa Stokes and Chrislyn Stevenson each finished with a double for the Rockets.

Huron 5, Oak Harbor 3

Despite holding a lead late, Oak Harbor lost as Huron scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to come from behind for the 5-3 victory over the Rockets. 

Bailey Gadd had a home run and Gloria Souter and Maddie Orzech each finished with a double to lead the Tigers. Justine Webb led Oak Harbor with two hits and an RBI, Theresa Stokes drove in a run and Maddy Rathbun and Emma Bergman finished with two hits for the Rockets. 

Edison 7, Oak Harbor 3

With the score tied, Edison scored four runs in the top of the seventh to take control and defeat Oak Harbor, 7-3, in Sandusky Bay Conference action.

Victoria Grimes had a solo home run for the Chargers and Lauran Wolf and Gabby Stoll each finished with two hits and an RBI. Emma Bergman and Brandy Lochotzki each finished with an RBI and Chrislyn Stevenson scored twice.

The Rockets rallied twice before the Chargers pulled away in their final at-bat. Down 2-0 in the second, Oak Harbor scored two runs to tie it up and, trailing 3-2 in the fifth, the Rockets tied the game on an RBI single by Bergman.

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Pitch, Hit & Run competition

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Pitch, Hit & Run is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball. On April 26 at 1 p.m. at Waterworks Park Port Clinton youth baseball and softball will host this free competition. This grassroots program is designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to compete, free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball/softball skills.

Boys and girls are divided into four age divisions: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14 and have the chance to advance through four levels of competition, including Team Championships at Major League ballparks and the National Finals at the 2014 MLB All-Star Game.

The individual pitching, hitting and running champions, along with the all-around champion in each age and gender group at the local competition will be awarded and advance to the sectional level of competition.

All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and have their parent of guardian fill out a registration/waiver form prior to the start of the competition. For questions concerning the competition, please contact Carolynn Snyder, local coordinator, at 419-357-2678.

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Port Clinton softball team loses to Old Fort

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Port Clinton’s softball team fell in non-conference action to Old Fort, 13-3.

The Stockaders led 2-1 after the second inning before breaking the game open with four runs in the third and three more in the fourth.

Jordan Magers, who got the win on the mound, went 2-for-3 at the plate with an RBI and three runs. Teammate Krista Ward also went 2-for-3 with a double, triple and two RBIs.

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