In opening week softball action, Newcomerstown High posted a 3-1 record while Ridgewood remained winless after five outings.

Loudonville 16, Ridgewood 0

LOUDONVILLE -- A 10-run third inning spotted host Loudonville to a 16-0 mercy-rule win over visiting Ridgewood on Monday.

S. VanSickle picked up the pitching win for Loudonville, with Taylor Zinkon absorbing the loss for Ridgewood (0-1).

John Glenn 8, Ridgewood 4

WEST LAFAYETTE -- Visiting John Glenn High pocketed its first non-league triumph of the spring by pounding out 18 hits en route to an 8-4 win at Ridgewood.

The offensive support made a winning pitcher of freshman Kate Bass in her first varsity start. She worked all seven innings, striking out four and issuing just one free pass.

Ridgewood (0-2) struck for all four of its runs in their final at-bat. Brianna Grace had a double and an RBI for the Lady Generals.

Offensive catalysts for the Lady Muskies (2-0) were Taylor Potts with a double, two singles and two RBIs; Teresa Kuhn with three singles and Lauren Dolick, with a double, single, two runs and an RBI.

River View 9, Ridgewood 0

River View 11, Ridgewood 1

WARSAW -- Cross-county rival River View kept the Lady Generals winless in the opening week (0-5) with a double header sweep by scores of 9-0 and 11-1 on Saturday.

Abbie Barker picked up both pitching wins for the Lady Black Bears due to an injury to normal starter Taylor Spang. Erika Michael absorbed the loss for Ridgewood in the opener and Sami Thompson took the loss the second game.

It was all River View in the opener as the Lady Generals could muster just a pair of singles from Abbey Youngen.

In the second game, Ridgewood jumped in front 1-0 in the opening inning, but River View (5-0) responded with four runs in their half of the frame and Barker shut the Lady Generals down allowing just two singles, both to Taylor Zinkon.

River View 11, Newcomerstown 2

Taylor Spang struck out the first seven batters she faced and allowed just two hits as the visiting River View Lady Black Bears went long-distance to beat homestanding Newcomerstown, 11-2, on Tuesday.

Spang finished with 15 strikeouts and no walks in picking up the win. River View (2-0) blasted a total of three home runs in the game highlighted by a two-run dinger by Abbie Barker in a nine-run, fifth-inning outburst by the Lady Bears. Barker had three hits, Bree Brown had a pair of solo homers and Tyler Lahna added three singles for the winners.

Newcomerstown 8, Garaway 4

SUGARCREEK-- The Newcomerstown Lady Trojans picked up their first Inter-Valley Conference win on Thursday with an 8-4 doubling-up over host Garaway.

The winners (1-1, 1-0 IVC) pounded out 13 base hits while pitchers Cydney McMillan and Aeriel Green combined to keep the Lady Pirate offense in check on just seven hits. McMillan got the start and win.

Offensive stars for Newcomerstown were Allie Hinton with a single, double, RBI, and two runs scored; Kelsey McCune with a pair of singles and three RBIs; and Meghann Mullane, who poked a single and added a homer.

For Garaway (0-3, 0-1 IVC), Diane Troyer and Lexi Linger each had two singles.

Newcomerstown 13, Coshocton 0

Newcomerstown 22, Coshocton 4

COSHOCTON -- Visiting Newcomerstown High had an easy Saturday, dominating Coshocton with a 13-0, 22-4 sweep.

In the first game, Lady Trojan pitcher Cydney McMillan twirled three perfect innings and fanned five to notch her second win. In a bizarre twist, the first game ended after three innings when the hosts ran low on players and sought a quick end to the rout rather than continue with eight players.

For Newcomerstown, Alicia Moore belted a pair of singles and had two RBI. Also providing the winners with RBI production were McMillan and Katlyn Stringer, who combined for five.

Game two was more of the same, with the Lady Trojans collecting 13 hits off of five Coshocton (0-4) pitchers and needing just five innings to record the triumph.

Aeriel Green picked up her first pitching win of the season by working three innings and yielding no hits, striking out a pair and walking none. She got two innings of relief help from MaKenna Mullane.

The second game hitting leader for the NHS (3-1) was Kelsey McCune, who slugged two singles and had six RBI. Also with two RBI each were Allie Hinton, Stringer, Meghan Mullane and Lexi Montgomery