Sostaric, Hoyda lift Columbian to first win
On the strength of Aaron Sostaric's arm and Nate Hoyda's bat, Columbian picked up its first win of the season, a 2-0 decision over Perkins.
Sostaric shut down the Pirates, throwing a complete-game one-hit shutout, striking out five in the process. Sostaric also singled at the plate and Russ Yeast added a double, but Hoyda did the damage, picking up a base hit and driving in both runs.
PHOTO BY PAT GAIETTO
Columbian’s Aaron?Sostaric pitches during Wednesday’s game with?Sandusky?Perkins in?Tiffin.
Columbian’s Russ Yeast connects with a pitch during Wednesday’s game against Perkins in Tiffin.
Pitching ruled the afternoon until the fourth inning. Jeffrey Crawford drew a leadoff walk for TC. He stole second and third, then came home on Hoyda's single for the game's first run.
TC (1-1) tacked on an insurance run in the sixth when Yeast scored on a Hoyda sac fly. Insurance turned out to be unnecessary for Sostaric. After giving up a leadoff walk, he retired the next three to close out the game.
Kirian handcuffs Bucks
NEW WASHINGTON - Michael Kirian fanned 10 as part of one-hitter and Austin Mathias shined at the plate Wednesday as New Riegel thumped Buckeye Central, 10-0.
Kirian allowed just two baserunners, with Tanner Zaebst singling and Jordan Herrnstein drawing a walk.
The Blue Jackets had no trouble reaching base.
Mathias went 4 for 4 with a double, three runs and four RBIs, and Kirian went 2 for 3 with two runs and an RBI.
Aaron Acree added a 3-for-4 day with run and RBI, Aaron Reinhart scored, doubled and singled, and John Zoeller had a single, run and RBI.
Seth Parsons took the loss for the Bucks.
Arcadia, errors trip OF
ARCADIA - Garrett Enders allowed just three hits and Old Fort committed seven errors Wednesday in a 7-0 loss to Arcadia.
Enders struck out eight and walked only one for the Redskins. He also singled.
Sawyer Kieffer added two singles and three runs, Dylan Conine doubled and scored and Tristan Love scored twice.
Brad Heilman (0-1) suffered the loss for the Stockaders (1-2). He fanned nine, but walked six.
Brandon Tittle, Jake Wilson and Marc Harris each singled.
Calvert consistent in win over St. Paul
Consistent hitting rallied Calvert back from a 2-0 deficit to defeat Norwalk St. Paul, 7-2.
St. Paul drew first blood with two runs in the top of the first inning.
The Senecas answered in the second with a run to close the advantage to 2-1.
From there the Senecas never let up, plating four more runs over three innings.
Matt Iannantuono led the Calvert charge with two hits, two runs and one RBI. Jacob Vera, Austin Perry, and Drew Ritzler each added a run with an RBI. Marcus King added a run with two RBIs while Peyton Deats brought one run in.
"We had timely hitting; we hit the ball extremely well tonight, but some of them just didn't fall. And we had great pitching by Drew Ritzler," coach Dustin Ritchie said.
Ritzler picked up the win, scattering three hits and one run over four innings with four strikeouts.
Strahm, Zechman fuel Carey
MOUNT BLANCHARD - Satchel Strahm turned in a solid effort on the mound and No. 9 hitter Brandon Zechman scored twice and doubled Wednesday as Carey doubled up Riverdale, 6-3.
The Blue Devils (2-1) never trailed, scoring three runs over the first two innings and adding two more in the fifth.
Zechman then led off the top of the sixth with his double and scored on Matt Holsinger's double.
The Falcons (0-2) rallied for three unearned runs in the bottom of the sixth, but could get no closer off Strahm (1-1). Strahm went the distance, scattering six hits and walking none. He also singled and scored.
Losing pitcher Paul Frey (0-1) figured in all of Riverdale's runs, doubling in a pair and scoring.
Tyson Miller singled and scored.
Cramer, SE ground Rockets
ATTICA - Ben Cramer's pitching helped keep Ridgedale in check and two teammates each scored twice Wednesday as Seneca East cruised to an 8-0 win.
Cramer (1-0) scattered six hits and a walk while striking out five in a complete-game effort. He also singled and scored.
Alex Scheiber helped with two runs and a single, and Ethan Caudill scored twice for the Tigers (3-0).
Nate Snavely added a single, run and RBI and Jack Daniel singled and knocked in a run.
Quintin Bailes and Andy Meddings each singled twice for the Rockets (1-1). Alex Eldred doubled.
Losing pitcher Monroe Britton (0-1) also singled.
P-G pounds Mohawks
FOSTORIA - Pandora-Gilboa pounded out five runs in the top of the second inning to take the lead and rolled from there Wednesday in a 21-2 win over St. Wendelin.
The Rockets scored once in the top of the first inning, but St. Wendelin's Cyle Smith drove in Brad Buhrow and Luke Volkmer to put the Mohawks (0-2) up 2-1.
It was all Pandora-Gilboa from there.
After the five-run second inning, the Rockets plated one in the third before erupting for nine in the fourth and five in the fifth.
Winning pitcher Jacob Basinger scored three runs and singled three times for Pandora-Gilboa. Reed Hovest added two runs, a triple and single and Alex Osborn had two runs, two singles and a double.
Brian Schneck and Zach George both added two runs and two singles, Dustin Rieman scored three times and singled, and T.J. Koepplinger scored twice and singled.
Dalton Murray (0-1) took the loss for the Mohawks.
Buhrow, Brady Rutter, Smith and Justin Myers all singled for St. Wendelin.