Hamon drives in four runs, Harding tops Tornadoes
It was a big day for Marion Harding's Roger Hamon.
The Presidents' No. 5 hitter drove in four runs Tuesday, as Marion Harding handed Columbian a season-opening 9-4 loss.
PHOTO BY STEVE WILLIAMS
Columbian’s Kyler Cook flys under the radar of Marion Harding second baseman Tieran Mason as he steals the base during Tuesday’s game in Tiffin.
Columbian shortstop Christian?Magill tracks down a ground ball during Tuesday’s game against?Marion Harding.
Wes Gherman added to the fireworks, driving in a pair of runs and tripling to help Harding hold off a late Tornadoes' rally.
Russ Yeast and Nathaniel Gilmer each drove in a run for the Tornadoes in the loss.
Harding's Ty Endsley picked up the win. He pitched 5 2/3 innings and allowed four runs on just one hit. Only two of the runs were earned. He struck out 11 and walked six. Hamon finished the game with an inning and a third of scoreless relief.
Jack Burkes started on the mound for Columbian, but lasted just two innings, giving up five runs on four hits.
None of the runs were earned.
Jeffrey Crawford threw 1 2/3 scoreless innings for TC.
Oak Harbor holds down the Fort
OAK HARBOR - Oak Harbor sent Old Fort home early Tuesday evening in a dominating 15-2 victory after five innings. The Rockets lived up to their name, blasting off to a 9-1 lead after just two innings. The Stockaders got one back in the third, but the Rockets plated six more in the fourth inning to seal the game.
Brad Heilman and Marc Harris each had singles, while Harris and Brandon Tittle each collected an RBI for the Stockaders. Heilman and Tittle accounted for Old Fort's two runs.
Oak Harbor's Andy Rathburn picked up a double, while Rathburn, Michael Osbourne, Logan Winke, Ben Genzman, Garrett Harvey and David Tooman all recorded singles.
New Riegel gets Rammed
UPPER SANDUSKY - Upper Sandusky picked up four runs in the first inning on its way to a 12-2 home-opener win against New Riegel. Holding a 5-2 lead, the Rams blew the game wide open finding six runs in the fifth inning. Upper Sandusky's Cody Gabriel had two singles and a double, Alex Kenner had one single and a double, Carson Mittermaier had two singles, while Ross Dible, Sam Plott, Cameron Binau and Andre Myers all singled.
Aaron Reinhart had two singles, and Jake Dryfuse picked up two singles and a double while Austin Mathias singled for New Riegel.
Mittermaier picked up the win allowing two runs while striking out four batters over five innings. Mathias took the loss allowing five runs while striking out four batters in four innings.
Caudill, offensive outburst carry SE
ATTICA - In Monday's season opener, Seneca East showed it had pitching.
Tuesday against Crestline, the Tigers showed they were capable of a little offense, too.
Using a steady offensive assault, Seneca East scored two runs in the third, then scored three runs each in the final four innings to devour the Bulldogs, 14-2.
The Tigers, who got a no-hitter from Mason McWilliams in a 1-0 win over Buckeye Central Monday, went off for 16 hits.
Braden Nagel doubled, scored three times and drove in three runs for the Tigers. Joe Roth had a four-hit day, driving in two runs, while Carson Pipher also drove in a pair. Nate Snavely added three hits and two runs scored.
Ethan Caudill doubled, scored three times and drove in a run, but his biggest contribution came on the mound, where he struck out 14 and allowed one run on just four hits.
The Tigers improved to 2-0, while the game was Crestline's season opener.