HURON - Oak Harbor senior Ashley Riley had a big day at the plate.
Riley went 4-for-4 with two home runs, four RBIs, and three runs scored as the Rockets opened Sandusky Bay Conference Bay Division action with a 12-2 win over Huron in five innings.
Not that Riley had done enough at the plate to help Oak Harbor's victory, Riley also earned the win from the pitcher's circle going all five innings while striking out eight batters and giving up just one earned run.
Riley put the Rockets up 1-0 in the opening inning after she drove a 3-2 pitch over the left field fence with one out in the inning.
After a couple of quick innings, Huron grabbed a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the second as Madison Belden drove in Sara Lundy with an RBI double and later came around to score for the Tigers only lead.
Oak Harbor responded with five runs in the top of the fourth as Taylor Lemaster drove in Lauren St. Clair with an RBI single to tie the contest at 2-2.
Olivia Jensen would add Oak Harbor's third run after scoring on a double play line drive by Emily Lenke.
With two outs in the inning Riley launched her second shot of the game making it 5-2.
An RBI triple by Kaytlynn Sandwisch made it 6-2 when Dani Epling crossed home on the hit.
In the top of the fifth the Rockets picked up two quick outs before the bats rallied to add on six more runs.
The Oak Harbor offense had two hits apiece from Lenke, Epling, Sandwisch, St. Clair, and Lemaster as the Rockets finished with 17 hits in the game.
Belden and Lundy accounted for Huron's two hits in the contest.
Sarah Herwat took the loss for the Tigers giving up 12 earned runs.
Oak Harbor is at 6-2 (1-0 SBC Bay) while the Tigers are now 1-1 (0-1 SBC Bay).
|Lauren St. Clair||4||1||2||0||0||0|
2B: Dani Epling
3B: Kaytlynn Sandwisch
HR: Ashley Riley 2
TB: Dani Epling 3, Olivia Jensen, Taylor Lemaster 2, Emily Lenke 2, Seree Petersen, Olivia Rahm, Ashley Riley 10, Kaytlynn Sandwisch 4, Lauren St. Clair 2
RBI: Dani Epling, Taylor Lemaster, Emily Lenke 2, Seree Petersen, Ashley Riley 4, Kaytlynn Sandwisch 3
FC: Dani Epling, Kaytlynn Sandwisch
SB: Kaytlynn Sandwisch
2B: M Belden
TB: M Belden 2, S Lundy
RBI: M Belden
FC: G Sasala