MILLER CITY — Miller City's and Liberty-Benton's softball teams couldn't get enough of each other Thursday evening.
The two teams played 10 innings before the Eagles pulled out a 13-10 non-league win.
The Wildcats forced extra innings scoring twice in the fifth inning and four times in the sixth to tie the game at 8-8. Liberty-Benton regained the lead in the ninth inning with two runs only to see the Wildcats come back with two runs in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game. The Wildcats left the potential winning run stranded at second base.
In the tenth inning, the Eagles again took the lead scoring three times. This time they made those runs stand up retiring the Wildcats without a run.
Maddie Pape picked up the win for Liberty-Benton as she went the distance allowing 10 runs on 14 hits.
Pape blasted a pair of home runs in the game along with a single and double. S. Anders had three singles and a double and M. terrain had a single and double.
Liz Schimmoeller (2-4) took the loss for Miller City (4-5) as she worked two innings allowing five runs on five hits. Kylee Ricker started and worked eight innings allowing eight runs on 11 hits.
Cassie Niese had three singles for the Wildcats, while Ricker had a single and double. Alissa Schnipke, Jessica Vennekotter, Janke van Wezel and Morgan Inkrott all had two singles each for the Wildcats.
Columbus Grove 13
ADA - Columbus Grove broke open a close game with six runs in the fourth inning, and then added five more in the fifth to run-rule Ada 13-3 in a Northwest Conference softball contest Thursday evening.
The loss dropped Ada to 9-4 overall and 0-4 in the NWC. Grove improved to 6-4 overall and 4-1 in the league with the win, placing them second behind only perennial power Crestview.
Grove pitcher Hope Schroeder hit a home run and hurled a five-hitter. Ada pitcher Ashley Sumner suffered her first loss in five decisions this spring. Six errors hurt the Ada cause, and they were out-hit 11-5.
Ada catcher Ashley Windle slammed a two-run home run, her third round-tripper of the week, to help Ada grab an early 3-1 lead. Columbus Grove inched within 3-2 by plating a run in the third, then blew it open with 11 runs in the fourth and fifth frames.
Sumner, Alexis Gonzaga, Mackenzie Wills and Quinn High each singled to provide the other four Ada hits.