BELLEVUE - Bryce Lonsway picked up his second save in as many days, as he extinguished a seventh-inning Bellevue rally to close out a 3-2 Columbian win.
The Tornadoes scored single runs in the first and second, and made it 3-0 in the fourth.
The score stayed that way until the seventh. Nate Hoyda, who had been tremendous at the mound allowed the Redmen's only two runs in the seventh.
Hoyda allowed 10 hits and walked five, but struck out eight.
Lonsway walked a batter, but also recorded a strike out in finishing off Bellevue.
Offensively for the Tornadoes (8-11, 2-5 Northern Ohio League) Vince Anway had two hits and two runs, while Mike Rohrbach had a hit and an RBI.
Bellevue fell to 14-4, 4-3.
Old Fort breezes by Lakota
OLD FORT - On an 80-degree day, there was a nice cool breeze around the park in Old Fort. That was due to the many swings-and-misses forced by Stockader hurler A.J. Phillimore. Phillimore struck out 14 Lakota Raiders while allowing just five hits and two earned runs.
But, his strong performance might not have been enough if it wasn't for a one big inning at the plate. Lakota pitcher Austin Payne held Old Fort off the board in five of six innings, but four Stockader runs in the third was enough for a 4-2 Old Fort win.
Phillimore backed his own cause with a double and an RBI, but the big blast came off the bat of Dalton Perry who homered and brought in two runs. Cole Davidson singled, doubled and drove in a run. Maison Steyer added three base hits.
Tiger Jaso doubled and scored twice for Lakota. Dakota Gilbert had two hits and Gavin Sprow drove in a run.
Chieftains march on
FOSTORIA - A parade marched through Fostoria Friday, but fortunately no traffic was blocked. It was a parade of Hopewell-Loudon Chieftains marching across home plate in a 26-1 victory over St. Wendelin.
Tyler Imes, Garret Sendelbach and Ryan Steinmetz all had three hits with Sendelbach and Steinmetz each picking up a pair of RBIs and Imes driving in one while scoring five. Jordan Stewart had two hits, scored three times and drove in four.
Also for H-L, Nick Scaife drove in two and scored four. Braden Park also had two RBIs. Ryan Depinet scored four times and Bryan Scherger crossed the plate twice.
Donovan Scudder and Brad Buhrow each had two hits for St. Wendelin. Buhrow drove in Scudder for the team's lone run.
On the mound, Imes was the recipient of overwhelming run support. He went all five innings striking out eight and allowing five hits.
Fly like an Eagle
FOSTORIA - Fostoria had its offense working Friday against Northern Buckeye Conference front runner Eastwood. But the Redmen couldn't keep the Eagles off the board. Eastwood jumped ahead with four runs in the second inning and flew past the Redmen 11-6.
Fostoria got two hits, including a double from Chris Hampton. Casey Kitchen and Anthony Dean added a pair of base hits each.
Fostoria drops to 2-16, 1-5 while Eastwood remains unbeaten in league play, 6-0 and 17-3 overall.
Upper bucks BC
NEW WASHINGTON - Buckeye Central outhit Upper Sandusky on Friday night but the Rams outscored the Bucks, 5-3, for the North Central Conference victory.
Alec Oney had a pair of singles in the victory while teammates Josh Lear, Alex Kenner and Cody Gabriel all singled as the Rams rallied from a 3-2 deficit in the fourth with three more runs.
Sam Plott picked up the victory for Upper Sandusky (11-6, 5-3 NCC) with Lear nabbing the save.
Austin Lutz took the loss for the Bucks.
Nash Ehresman had two singles to pace the attack. Jordan Herrnstein, Eric Hanes, Grant Loy, Seth Parsons and Ryan Wilfer rounded out the seven hits for Buckeye Central.
Black Knights trip Warriors
VAN BUREN - Mohawk got six hits out of its top three batters, but the rest of the lineup could over deliver three base hits as the Warriors fell on the road to Van Buren 7-3.
Drew Loose, Grant Gucker and Devon Fredritz all had two-hit days with Gucker and Fredritz coming up with RBIs. Lose and Gucker had doubles. Eric Maskey also drove in a run for Mohawk.
Austin Shock took the loss, scattering seven hits in seven innings.