Maumee Splits With Northview, Perrysburg To Close Season

Maumee softball coach Brian Jones poses with seniors (from left) Alissa Schneider, Maddy Poling, Chloe Buck and Shelby Bundy after the final Panthers game of the 2018 season at Perrysburg on May 18. PHOTO COURTESY OF EMILY KURFIS


BY ANDY ROWER | MIRROR SPORTS — Maumee’s softball team closed its 2018 season with an overall record of 9-17 and a Northern Lakes League mark of 4-9 by splitting its final two games with Northview and Perrysburg last week. The Panthers racked up 17 hits at Northview on May 17, as senior Alissa Schneider (two doubles, run, three RBI), junior Nicole Archambeau (two doubles, run, three RBI) and sophomore Mickey Ruiz (three runs, three RBI, stolen base) each went 3-for-4 from the plate. Seniors Shelby Bundy (two runs, two RBI) and Maddy Poling (double, two runs), sophomore Taylor Duby (double, two runs, stolen base) added two more Maumee hits apiece, junior Parris Hurt (double, two runs) and sophomore Alyssa Elliss both singled, junior Brianna Zattau walked and scored a run and senior Chloe Buck also scored a run. In addition to her offensive contributions, Ruiz earned the win from the mound after allowing just five Wildcats hits and two walks while striking six batters out over five innings. Maddie Bartos paced Northview’s batters by going 2-for-2 with a walk and Brooklyn Garn and Sophia Koch both doubled and scored a run. Garn also was saddled with the loss after surrendering eight earned runs in five frames. The following day, the NLL and district champion Perrysburg Yellow Jackets defeated the visiting Panthers, 11-1. Maumee managed just two hits against the Perrysburg pitching duo of Bri Pratt and Mars Deemer, one off the bat of Schneider and the other from Hurt. The Jackets, on the other hand, saw three hits (including two home runs), two runs and four RBI from Brooke Miller and two more each from Deemer (two doubles, run, RBI) and Kylie Griggs (home run, double, sacrifice, two runs, four RBI). Pratt earned the win after striking out seven Panthers out over 3.1 innings and Deemer struck out four more over four frames. Ruiz took the loss after surrendering eight earned runs over 2.1 innings and freshman Haliegh Crouch allowed an unearned run in 1.2 strong frames. Maumee will graduate Bundy, Buck, Poling and Schneider this spring.

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