ATTICA - Seneca East's strong pitching has carried it to a 7-0 record.
Saturday, the Tigers showed they have a lot of bats in their dugout as well. Seneca East took a pair of five-inning affairs from Wynford, 10-0 and 14-4.
In the opener, Mason McWilliams blasted two home runs, a solo shot and a grand slam, to help his own cause, though he didn't need much of it. McWilliams tossed a one-hit shutout, striking out 12.
PHOTO BY TONY MALUSO
Seneca East’s Ethan Caudill rounds third and heads for home in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader with Wynford in?Attica.
Seneca East’s Mason?McWilliams hits his third home run Saturday during a doubleheader against Wynford in Attica.
Seneca East’s Nate Snavely slides safely into third base. In the background, Braden Nagel gets to second after ripping a double during Saturday’s doubleheader against Wynford in Attica.
Also for the Tigers, Ethan Caudill drove in a pair of runs while Braedon Tipple and Nate Snavely also picked up RBIs. Lantz Bohrer added a double and Mike Hoy scored a pair of runs.
McWilliams added a three-run home run and a pair of doubles in Game 2. Four more RBIs gave him nine on the day.
Caudill and Braden Nagel each doubled twice. Caudill scored three times and drove home three runs, while Nagel chased in two. Ben Cramer and Hoy each added two RBIs with Joe Roth and Jack Daniel also picking up RBIs. Alex Scheiber scored three times and Snavely twice.
On the mound, Cramer picked up the win, pitching four strong innings, striking out five, allowing just two hits and one unearned run.
Senecas roll to victories
Peyton Deats and Austin Prenzlin combined to toss a one-hitter against Northwood after Calvert overpowered Vanlue in the first game, as the Senecas claimed wins of 8-3 and 6-0 Saturday.
Marcus King (1-0) picked up the win against Vanlue, striking out eight and scattering three hits, a walk and a hit batter in six innings. Kaden Wuescher also pitched.
Drew Ritzler doubled and drove in a run for the Senecas, Prenzlin drove in two runs with two singles, Austin Perry scored twice and singled twice and Deats added a run, single and RBI.
All of Vanlue's runs came in the top of the seventh.
Deats (2-0) got the win in the opener, fanning five, walking four and allowing the only hit by the Rangers.
He and Prenzlin bettered Northwood's offense, with Deats singling and scoring and Prenzlin lining a double. Deats also stole two bases.
Sam Shelt-Palm added two singles, a run and RBI, Jacob Vera scored twice and singled twice, Perry chased in two runs with two singles, Jesse Gase scored twice, singled and knocked in a run and Ritzler singled twice.
Mohawks break winless streak
St. Wendelin turned back Ada 7-5 and 11-8 Saturday, giving the Mohawks their first wins since the 2011 season.
Ada plated three in the top of the third inning in the first game for a 3-1 lead, and added two more in the fourth to push the advantage to 5-2, but the Mohawks scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth and added another in the sixth.
Brad Buhrow fanned nine to get the win.
Brady Rutter went 4 for 4 with a double for St. Wendelin, Luke Volkmer hit three singles and scored, Donovan Scudder scored twice, doubled and singled and Devin Frankart scored twice and singled.
Brayden Sautter went 3 for 4 with a triple and scored two runs for the Wildcats.
Steven Gray singled twice, Seth Evans scored twice and singled and Cort Everhart doubled.
The second game was also close for a while, with Ada scoring a run in the top of the fourth to get within 7-6.
But the Mohawks (2-6) scored once in the bottom of the fourth, tacked on three more in the fifth and withstood a two-run burst in the sixth to get Trent Whetsel the win.
Whetsel helped his own cause with a run and two singles.
Scudder scored twice and singled twice, Cyle Smith added three runs and a double, Nick Root went 3 for 3 with a run, and Buhrow doubled and scored.
Ada got two runs, a double and single each from Conner English and Cory Kellum.
Slade Downing and Gray both singled twice and scored, and Caleb Garman singled twice.
Bucks blast St. Peter's
MANSFIELD - Buckeye Central's 18-run, 10-hit attack in the first game was impressive, but it paled in comparison to the nightcap.
After beating Mansfield St. Peter's 18-7 in the opener, the Bucks unloaded in the second game en route to a 35-2 victory.
Jordan Herrnstein and Cole Stacklin each drove in five runs for the Bucks in the lopsided second game. Herrnstein went 3 for 4 with five runs, and Stacklin scored three times, singled twice and doubled.
Eric Hanes added two runs and two RBIs off two doubles, winning pitcher Grant Loy went 3 for 4 with three runs and two RBIs and Mike Blackford went 3 for 3 with a double, three runs and two RBIs.
Buckeye Central, which banged out 20 hits and drew 16 walks, scored nine runs in the top of the third for a 19-2 lead, then plated 16 in the fifth.
St. Peter's took a 5-4 lead in the first inning of the first game and scored one in the sixth to knot the game at 6, but it was all Bucks from there.
Buckeye Central pounded out eight runs in the third inning to help Tanner Zaebst get the win.
Loy led the way in the opener, going 3 for 3 with two runs, a triple, double and four RBIs.
Herrnstein scored twice, drove in two runs and doubled, Hanes scored three times and doubled, Jaret Shook singled twice, Zaebst added a single and three runs and Blackford had two runs, two RBIs and a single.
Huron holds off H-L
BASCOM - Huron jumped on top of Hopewell-Loudon early with two first inning runs. The Tigers never trailed, but never found much breathing room the rest of the afternoon. In the end, Huron held on for the 4-2 win.
Nick Mix drove in a pair of runs for Huron. Keegan Bollenbacher had an RBI and two runs in addition to picking up the win on the mound. Bollenbacher went the first four innings, giving up three hits and one run.
Ryan Depinet had a two-hit game for Hopewell-Loudon with an RBI. Garret Sendelbach chased in the other Chieftain run.
Clear Fork eats up TC
Clear Fork must not take kindly to being challenged.
The Colts were cruising through the afternoon enjoying a 6-0 lead before Columbian started to fight back in the fifth. The Tornadoes plated two to close the gap, but Clear Fork responded with eight in the sixth.
TC got two back in the bottom of the inning, but it wasn't enough to extend the game as the Colts left town with a 14-4 win.
Mason Swank had three hits for Clear Fort and Lee Snyder drove in two runs.
For Columbian, Russ Yeast singled and doubled with an RBI. Garrett Bean chased in two and scored a run. Jeffrey Crawford, Kyler Cook and John Van Camp also scored for Columbian.
Elgin sweeps Warriors
MARION - Elgin was an unkind host to Mohawk Saturday afternoon, as they Comets sent the Warriors back home with a pair of losses.
In Game 1, a 13-2 Elgin victory, only five of the Comets' runs were earned. Mohawk produced just as many hits as Elgin, but could muster only a pair of runs as Grant Gucker singled home Austin Harper and Austin Shock drove in Dominic Smith.
In Game 2, however, Mohawk struggled to get any offense going, dropping a 6-0 decision. Shock, Gucker and Derrick Sowers had the only hits in the game for the Warriors.