UPPER SANDUSKY- The runs came early and often for Upper Sandusky. Three first innings runs were just the tip of the iceberg for the Rams in a 10-0 blanking of Riverdale.
Daniel Newell picked up the win, scattering just four hits in the shutout. Josh Lear paced the offense with a pair of doubles and a triple. Sam Plott also had a three-hit afternoon with two singles and a double.
Also for the Rams (7-5, 2-2 North Central Conference), Andre Myers singled and doubled while Alex Kenner and Newell also doubled.
Riverdale drops to 1-6, 0-2.
Columbian topped by powerful Truckers
NORWALK - Ethan Rhodes and Michael Finch each homered, and Norwalk scored eight runs over the first three innings in beating Columbian, 9-1.
The Truckers (15-2, 5-0 Northern Ohio League) got a quality start from Colin Souter, who pitched a complete game four-hitter, allowing one run while striking out seven and walking three.
Bryce Lonsway started for the Tornadoes, going two innings and allowing eight runs on seven hits. He struck out one and walked three.
Nate Hoyda scored Columbian's lone run in the third inning. The Tornadoes dropped to 5-9, 0-4.
On Monday, Columbian fell to Shelby, 5-4, when the Whippets scored a run in the bottom of the seventh.
On Saturday, Tiffin beat Tinora 7-4, getting two RBIs from Vince Anway. Tyler Hossler picked up the win. Also that day, the Tornadoes lost, 7-3 to Defiance.
Galion doubles up Bucks
GALION - Buckeye Central had just three fewer hits than Galion but was beat by the Tigers handily, 12-6, Tuesday in North Central Conference play.
Eric Powell was a man among boys as he pitched the Tigers (10-2) to a win and contributed with the bat, homering, doubling and singling.
Buckeye Central (4-10, 1-3 NCC) collected 11 hits. Eric Hanes had three singles. Bryce Christy and Ryan Wilfer each added a double and a single while Tanner Zaebst doubled.
"We hit the ball well at times. We have to clean up some fundamental mistakes," BC coach Chad Jensen. "We're definitely getting better against a very good Galion team."
Arlington blanks Blue Jackets
NEW RIEGEL - New Riegel managed eight hits off of Arlington pitching, but couldn't get the big hit to bring around any runs.
Arlington held a precarious 1-0 lead before tacking on three insurance runs in the seventh, and walked away with a 4-0 victory.
Blaine Hughes, Brandyn Reinhart and Josh Nye each had two hit days for New Riegel. Andrew Hohman and Aaron Acree added base hits.
Austin Mathias took the loss for New Riegel. He went the distance scattering 10 hits, four runs three of which were earned. He also struck out six.