By Cort Reynolds

Ada Herald Writer

DELPHOS - The Ada softball team got back on the winning track with a

convincing 10-4 win at Delphos Jefferson Thursday night in the Northwest

Conference regular season finale.



The victory upped the Lady Bulldog record to 4-13 and they finished 2-7 in the NWC, while Jefferson remained winless at 0-15 (0-9 NWC).

The win snapped a 10-game losing skid for Ada, including seven in conference play. They beat LCC in their NWC opener.

Sophomore hurler Alexis Amburgey tossed a complete game five-hitter, allowing just two earned runs while striking out five and walking four.

Ada senior Sam Wildman pounded a triple, singled and drove in two runs to pace the offense. Senior Kendra Paul smacked a triple, doubled and drove in a run.

Junior Ashley Windle contributed a double, single and three runs batted in. Junior Alexis Gonzaga smacked an RBI double. Senior Cosette Brodeur and Kaylee Spangler each knocked in a run, and Quinn High added a single.

Ada jumped in front with two runs in the top of the first and never trailed. DJ halved the deficit with a run in the second, but the Bulldogs extended the lead to 5-1 with two scores in the third and one in the fourth.

A four-run Ada fifth inning put the game out of reach at 9-1. Jefferson plated three runs in the sixth inning but it was too little, too late.

The Bulldogs added a run in their final at bat to provide the final margin of victory.



1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E

Ada 2 0 2 1 4 0 1 10 8 2

DJ 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 4 5 5

WP-Amburgey LP-Branham

2B-Windle (A), Gonzaga (A), Pulford (DJ), Paul (A)

3B-Wildman (A), Paul (A), Sensabaugh (DJ)



Ada faces Waynesfield Saturday at 11 a.m. in McGuffey in first round Div. IV softball sectional action at USV. The victor advances to face Hardin Northern in the sectional finals May 13 at 5 p.m.