Montpelier Tops Antwerp

(May 7th, 2015) – MONTPELIER: The Lady Locomotives claimed yet another victory as they continue through a successful season. Improving to 13-6 overall, the Montpelier girls took down the Lady Archers of Antwerp in a match-up between the North Western Ohio Athletic League and the Green Meadows Conference (GMC).

The Locos had little trouble dispatching of their guests from Paulding County, 13-5.

It was actually the Archers who struck first, scoring a run in the top of the first. In the bottom half of the inning, however, Montpelier would take over the lead, putting up 2 runs to earn the advantage. They never looked back racking up an impressive six runs in the fourth inning to pull away from their guests.

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Antwerp never gave up, though. The girls from the GMC tacked on another 3 runs to their total in the top of the fifth, limiting their deficit to 4 runs. Montpelier would more than double that gap in the sixth, however, adding 5 more runs to their total. Needing 9 runs in the top of the ninth to force the bottom half of the inning to occur, Antwerp only managed 1 run.

Sidney Houk had a great day at the plate, going 2 for 3 with her bat. The senior Locomotive hit for a single and a triple, driving in 2 RBIs along the way. Classmate Christy Duchene capitalized on 2 of her 4 appearances at the plate, earning a single and a double as she brought home 3 RBIs. Wendy Shilt, a third Montpelier senior, had a perfect 3-3 game from the batter’s box, hitting 3 singles and an RBI.

Breanna Stein held down the mound for all seven innings in the win. The senior pitcher allowed 5 runs off of 9 hits. She also struck out 4 Archer batters, walking 3 more.

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