ATTICA - Seneca East coach Frank Lamoreaux didn't know when he arrived at Wednesday's game with Calvert who would pitch.
So he left it up to his two choices - Ethan Caudill and Mason McWilliams.
Even they couldn't decide.
Eventually, the decision was made to go with McWilliams.
As usual, the senior didn't disappoint.
McWilliams fanned 13 Senecas and allowed just two hits, shutting out the Senecas 1-0.
But for as well as the Tigers' starter was, Calvert pitcher Jacob Vera almost was as good. He allowed just three hits, but Seneca East scraped across a run in the third when Caudill singled in Alex Scheiber, who had walked and stolen second.
It was all McWilliams (3-0) needed to pick up the victory.
Vera struck out six in the loss.
"It was one of the best pitched games I've seen," said Calvert coach Dustin Ritchie, referring to both starters.
Jesse Gase had both of Calvert's hits in the loss.
Caudill had a pair of hits for the Tigers, who improved to 6-0. Calvert is 2-1. It was the first MAL game for each team.
Redskins thump TC, 8-1
PORT CLINTON- Columbian fell to Port Clinton, 8-1, on Wednesday at Redskin Field.
Tyler Hossler started for TC, but was replaced by Jeffrey Crawford after 1 2/3 innings.
Crawford lasted an inning before giving way to Aaron Sostaric, who allowed six runs over 3 1/3 innings.
Derek Bell recorded the lone run for the Tornadoes in the top of the second.
From there, Port Clinton knotted up the game in the bottom of the second, put up one run in the the third and blasted six more in the fourth inning to seal the victory.
Carey steamrolls St. Wendelin, 15-5
CAREY- Carey steamrolled St. Wendelin after a seven-run sixth inning to put the game out of reach, 15-5.
After falling behind 4-0 at the top of the first, Carey answered back with four runs.
"I told the guys to have a plan at the plate and we executed," Carey coach Joey Roark said.
St. Wendelin grabbed another quick advantage with a run at the top of the third. Again, the Blue Devils rallied to keep the game knotted at 5.
By the fourth inning, Carey blasted two more runs and continued to drive in runs until the game was halted after the sixth.
Matt Holsinger got the win for the Blue Devils, pitching five innings with seven strikeouts and allowing four hits.
"We really opened it up in the fourth and continued to attack while remaining patient," Roark said.
"We answered back and came away with a big win."
Bucks hold off Wynford, 2-1
NEW WASHINGTON - Buckeye Central pulled ahead early with a pair of runs in the bottom of the first inning to hold off Wynford 2-1 Wednesday.
The Bucks led 2-0 after Tanner Zaebst and Austin Lutz scored in the first.
Wynford was unable to rally a comeback but put up one run in the sixth.
Austin Lutz picked up the win for Buckeye Central, pitching a full game with 10 strikeouts.
Sendelbach pitches shutout against New Riegel
NEW RIEGEL- Hopewell-Loudon pitcher Garret Sendelbach's nine strikeouts propelled the Chieftains past New Riegel, 3-0.
Sendelbach pitched all seven innings and gave up only two hits.
Hopewell-Loudon scattered the scoring through out the game with a run at the top of the second, fifth and seventh.
Sendelbach also led in hitting with two hits and an RBI. Jordan Stewart, Bryan Scherger and Aric Creeger each scored. Ryan Depinet and Logan Tyree both added an RBI for the Chieftains.
Austin Mathias and Aaron Reinhart had the only hits for the Blue Jackets.
Michael Kirian took the loss.
St. Joseph drops Old Fort
OLD FORT- Old Fort never came out of the gate as it fell 11-0 to Midland Athletic League foe Fremont St. Joe.
St. Joe struck early with six runs earned in the bottom of the first.
The Crimson Flashes blasted one more in the second before driving in four runs in the bottom of the sixth to have the game halted.
Bennet Wickert picked up the win for St. Joe, fanning 12.
Jake Wilson took the loss for the Stockaders.
Upper Sandusky edges Shelby, 7-6
SHELBY- A home run by Cameron Binau helped Upper Sandusky power past Shelby, 7-6 Wednesday.
Shelby had a 1-0 advantage throughout the first two innings, but Upper Sandusky answered back by putting up three runs on the board at the top of the third.
The Whippets scored another run in the bottom of the third to close the gap, 3-2.
The one-run advantage paid dividends for the Rams after a sixth-inning shootout saw both teams drive in four runs.
Sam Plott picked up the win for the Rams over six innings. He struck out four and allowed 10 hits and five runs.
Dermot Garza led the Rams at the plate with two hits and two runs. Ross Dible added two hits, a run and three RBIs and Kolin Johnson, Andre Myer and Cody Gabriel each scored in the Rams' win.
Mohawk loses, 6-2
SYCAMORE- Mohawk was unable to rally back from 6-0 deficit going into the seventh inning as Sandusky St. Mary put the Warriors away, 6-2.
The Panthers came out to a quick 1-0 advantage at the top of the first.
From there, St. Mary added a stretch of runs with two in the third, one in the fourth and two runs in the fifth.
Mohawk tried to mount a comeback with a pair of runs late in the seventh but Austin Shock flew out with the bases loaded to bring the game to an end.
Derrick Sowers and Devon Fredritz each added a run to the Warriors' efforts.
Shock took the loss for Mohawk, pitching five innings and striking out three. He allowed five hits.