ATTICA - Jordan Bowerman was sharp on the mound and got plenty of support Wednesday in Seneca East's 10-0 Midland Athletic League win over Lakota.
Meanwhile, Hopewell-Loudon's 5-0 win at North Baltimore muddled up the Midland Athletic League race. Seneca East (17-3, 6-1 MAL) now sits tied with North Baltimore for second place, a half-game behind of the Chieftains. All three teams sit with one loss. Seneca East and Hopewell-Loudon have yet to play this season.
Bowerman did his job, fanning nine, giving up no walks and allowing just three hits in the five-inning affair. He also scored twice.
Nate Phillips added two runs and a triple for the Tigers, Dalton Wise scored twice and chased in three runs with a double and two singles, and Darin Baldosser had a double, run and RBI. Daniel Bartley and Ethan Caudill both singled twice and Ben Cramer chased in two runs.
Nate Ray (1-2) took the loss for the Raiders (6-10, 3-4). He, Ed Racheter and Austin Payne each singled.
Sendelbach outduels Watson, vaults Chieftains into first
NORTH BALTIMORE - Facing one of the Midland Athletic League's best pitchers, Hopewell-Loudon got a victory which vaulted it into the top spot in the standings.
Garret Sendelbach shut out North Baltimore with a six-hitter, and the Chieftains improved to 7-1 in the MAL, a half game ahead of NB and Seneca East, which each have one less win.
Sendelbach (7-1) struck out seven and pitched around seven walks, outdueling Tigers' ace Jordan Watson, who allowed five runs, only one of which was earned.
Tyler Imes had three hits and scored a run, while Bryan Scherger and Ryan Steinmetz each scored and drove in a run.
Watson struck out eight and helped his cause with a double for the Tigers (12-8).
H-L evened its record at 11-11.
Calvert clobbers Mohawk
SYCAMORE - A four-run first inning is nice. A nine run second inning is better. Put them together and it adds up to a substantial margin of victory.
Calvert jumped out to a 13-0 lead over Mohawk, but didn't let up. The hits and runs kept coming in a 21-2 Seneca victory.
Jacob Zimmerman and Sam Palm each drove in four runs for Calvert with Eric Elchert and Drew Ritzler each bringing in three. Austin Prenzlin had two RBIs while Matt Iannatuono, Jacob Vera and Brad Iannatuono each picked up RBIs.
Vera had a 4-for-4 day at the plate scoring four times. Brendan Deats went 3 for 4 with a triple and four runs scored. Matt Iannatuono was also 3 for 4 and scored three times.
Ritzler picked up the win on the mound, pitching all five innings and allowing four hits and two unearned runs while striking out three.
Drew Loose and Grant Gucker drove in Mohawk's runs.
Hanes delivers in the clutch
NEW WASHINGTON - Eric Hanes doubled in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh Wednesday to lift Buckeye Central to a 6-5 North Central Conference win over Riverdale.
The Falcons knotted the game at 5 on Caleb Shultis' three-run homer in the top of the fifth.
Tanner Zaebst (2-1) picked up the win for the Bucks (11-14, 5-6 NCC).
Jordan Herrnstein and Austin Lutz each added a double for Buckeye Central. Hanes' game-winning double drove in Bryce Christy, who added a single and two RBIs.
Losing pitcher Paul Frey doubled and singled for Riverdale and Luke Bowman scored twice and singled twice.
Phillimore k's 14, OF triumphs in 7th
OLD FORT - Old Fort got another terrific outing from A.J. Phillimore, and sneaked across a run in the bottom of the seventh for a 2-1 victory over Carey.
Phillimore struck out 14 batters and allowed just four hits over seven innings. In the bottom of the seventh with the game tied at one, Phillimore was at the plate with the bases loaded and two out when there was a passed ball that allowed Garet Kimmet to score the winning run.
Austin Patton scored the Blue Devils' only run in the first inning, and took the tough-luck loss in relief. He went 3 2/3 innings, allowing three hits, walking two and allowing an unearned run.
Dalton Perry singled in a run for the Stockaders in the fourth.
Old Fort improved to 5-10, 3-5 in the Midland Athletic League,
"The ball is bouncing our way finally," said Old Fort coach Matt Rader. "Things are starting to turn around and the kids are starting to get that winning attitude."
Rams' miscues on defense costly
GALION - Alex Kenner's perfect day at the plate wasn't enough for Upper Sandusky to overcome six errors in a 7-3 loss at Galion.
Kenner had two singles and a double, accounting for all but two of the Rams' hits against Tigers' starter Adam Staats. Staats improved to 4-2, besting Upper Sandusky starter Cody Gabriel, who fell to 1-1.
Galion, which got singles from Josh Keller, David Nay, Connor Campbell, Austin Prosser and Eric Powell, improved to 12-7, 6-4 in the North Central Conference. The Rams dropped to 17-5, 8-2.
Royals ease past FHS
BLOOMDALE - Elmwood took advantage of 14 walks Wednesday to blank Northern Buckeye Conference foe Fostoria 7-0.
Zack Irick got the win for the Royals, who allowed just two hits.
Caleb Reynolds, Mica Robinson and Dylan Hall each singled for Elmwood.
Chris Hampton and losing pitcher Robbie Crotty both singled for the Redmen.