NEW RIEGEL - Upper Sandusky's Cody Gabriel did what any good closer does: slam the door on the opponent.
Gabriel came into the seventh with two on and nobody out and the Rams clinging to a 7-6 lead and managed to hold off New Riegel Tuesday night in non-league action.
With runners on first and second, Aaron Acree picked up a bunt single off Gabriel to load the bases. Andrew Hohman then flew out to right and Alex Kenner and fired home to hold the tying run at third base. Gabriel struck out Blaine Hughes for the second out.
Brady Hall battled with Gabriel, fouling off two pitches with 1-2 count, before rocketing a grounder to first baseman Trey Clark. Clark knocked the ball down and beat Hall to the bag for the game-clinching out.
Sam Plott (1-1) picked up the win on the mound for the Rams (1-1) while Jake Dryfuse (0-1) took the loss for the Blue Jackets (2-2).
Alec Oney led the Rams' attack with three hits, including a double, while Tristan Reichelderfer, Cameron Binau, Plott, Kolin Johnson and Josh Lear all had two hits each. Kenner and Clark each singled.
For the Blue Jackets Austin Mathias had three singles. Dryfuse had a double while Brandyn Reinhart had a pair of hits. Nick Wank had two singles. Acree, Hohman and Hughes each singled.
Lakota pounds Fostoria
KANSAS - Lakota managed just four hits against Fostoria, but that was enough to produce 12 Raider runs in a 12-1 five-inning Lakota victory..
Kody Brewer had a pair of hits for the Raiders (1-1). Dakota Gilbert and Nick Watts each added singles. Watts also picked up the win on the mound, allowing five hits and one run to get the victory, Lakota's first of the season.
Lance Smith had two hits for Fostoria (0-3). Hunter Abell, Kaleb Bemis and Casey Kitchen all singled.
McWilliams' powerful in Tiger win
ATTICA - Mason McWilliams struck out 13 and only allowed two hits in in a complete game shutout against Crestline. Seneca East won, 3-0.
Seneca East's (2-0) Ben Cramer smacked a double, the only extra-base hit of the game. Nate Phillips, Adam Bauman, Dalton Wise and Jordan Bowerman each added hits.
The win marked McWilliams' first victory of the season.
Columbian eeks out final inning victory
MARION - Bryce Lonsway pitched a solid game and had Columbian's offense to back him in a 6-4 victory over Marion Harding.
Columbian scored two runs in the top of the seventh to gain a 6-4 edge and Marion Harding was unable to respond, raising Columbian to 2-0 overall.
Lonsway (2-0) fanned eight, going the distance to stay undefeated.
Mike Rohrbach lined two doubles and Vince Anway ripped a triple to lead the Tornadoes while Lonsway, Bubba Miller, and Jordan Dye each had hits.