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.