METAMORA — The Bryan softball team bounced back on Monday from its first loss of the season over the weekend and claimed sole possession of first place in the Northwest Ohio Athletic League.
The Golden Bears used a four-run top of the sixth inning and Addie Arnold’s arm in the circle to earn a 4-3 NWOAL win over Evergreen at Evergreen High School.
Arnold pitched a complete game for Bryan (15-1, 5-0 NWOAL). The junior righty fired 14 strikeouts and allowed seven hits and three runs.
Alexandra Vreeland singled, doubled, drove in a run and stole a base for the Golden Bears, while Bre Long doubled, had two RBIs and a stolen base. Scout Smith contributed a single and RBI to round out Bryan’s offense.
The Golden Bears committed one error, while the Vikings (8-5, 4-1) committed none.
Skylee Raker tripled and singled to lead Evergreen’s offense. Jocelyn Schuster doubled and singled, while Macy Chamberlain added a single.
Bryan will look to add another win against nonleague foe Lima Senior at 5 p.m today at Recreation Park.
Baseball gets by Evergeen
METAMORA — Bryan’s baseball team used a three-run fourth inning to help propel itself to a 4-2 NWOAL victory over Evergreen on Monday at Evergreen High School.
Mikey Wolff singled twice, walked twice, drove in a run and scored himself to front the Golden Bears (6-10, 4-1 NWOAL). Titus Rohrer had the only other hit and RBI for Bryan, while Taysen Deckrosh drew two walks and scored once.
Nolan Kidston got the win on the mound. He pitched 5 1/3 innings and struck out four. He also allowed five hits, two runs (one earned) and two walks.
Breven Deckrosh earned the save. The righty tossed the last 1 2/3 innings and only allowed one hit and a walk. He also fanned two batters.
Zach Laver singled twice and drove in a run for the Vikings (7-6, 3-2). Brock Hudik drew two walks, singled and scored twice.
R.J. Shunck (single) got the loss on the mound. He threw 4 2/3 innings and allowed six of Evergreen’s eight walks, three hits and four runs (two earned). Nick Smithmyer pitched a scoreless 2 1/3 innings and allowed two walks and got a strikeout.
The Golden Bears will next face off against NWOAL foe Patrick Henry (9-7, 3-2) at 5 p.m. Thursday at Sumpter Field in Bryan.
Boys tennis gets doubleheader sweep
Bryan’s boys tennis team took care of business Monday, as the Golden Bears got a doubleheader sweep with 5-0 wins over Ayersville and Rossford at Bryan High School.
Bryan improved to 14-2 this season with the wins.
In the first match against the Pilots, the Golden Bears’ Aiden Andrews beat Alex Dean 6-0, 6-1 in No. 1 singles. Craig Jackson won 6-0, 6-0 against Justin Kieffer in No. 2 singles for Bryan, while Sam Kennedy got the 6-1, 6-0 win over Lucas Dennie in No. 3 singles.
Andrews, Jackson and Kennedy all got their first wins in singles (1-0 each).
The Golden Bears’ Micah McCashen and Caleb McCashen cruised by Ben Weisgerber and Brendan Scheirer 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 doubles. Johnathan Dorsten and Beckett Stark won 6-0, 6-0 against Daniel Hinojosa and Ashtyn Scheirer in No. 2 doubles to complete the first-match sweep.
The McCashens and Dorsten and Stark both improved to 1-0 this season as pairs.
In the second match, against Rossford, Bryan’s Jay Fortner stepped into No. 1 singles and beat Ethan Wiseman 6-0, 6-0. Fortner improved to 15-0 individually.
Caleb McCashen moved over to No. 2 singles and won 6-2, 6-0 against Ethan Bihn, while Micah McCashen shifted to No. 3 singles and swept Kyle Winkle 6-0, 6-0. Micah McCashen improved to 4-2 individually, while Caleb McCashen got to 4-5.
The Golden Bears’ Carter Brown and Nathan Hess got the 6-0, 6-0 win over Nick Walker and Gavia Boggs in No. 1 doubles and improved to 4-0 this season as a pair.
Jackson and Andrews teamed up in No. 2 doubles and won 6-1, 6-0 against John Rust and Abby Sanders. The duo improved to 3-1 this season.
Bryan, which is ranked No. 7 in the Division II Northwest District in the latest Ohio Tennis Coaches Association poll, will look to continue its success against No. 1 Ottawa Hills at 5 p.m today at Bryan High School.