ATTICA - The accomplishments of Seneca East's Mason McWilliams on the mound have been well documented. But as it turns out, the Ohio University recruit can swing a good bat as well. McWilliams' first inning two-run home run got things going for the Tigers in a 7-0 victory over Buckeye Central Friday.
McWilliams tossed the first three innings to pick up the win, not allowing a hit and striking out seven. Ben Cramer and Ryan Bowerman combined to throw the final four innings of the shutout.
Also for Seneca East (16-1), Division IV's No. 1 team according to Ohio coaches, Nate Snavely went 3 for 4 with a pair of doubles and two runs scored. Mike Hoy also drove in two. Jack Daniel, Alex Scheiber and Ethan Caudill also picked up RBIs.
PHOTO BY PAT GAIETTO
Seneca East’s Nate Snavely rips a double during Friday’s game against Buckeye Central in Attica.
Seneca East’s Ethan Caudill makes the throw to first after tagging third base for a game-ending double play Friday against?Buckeye Central in Attica.
Grant Loy and Seth Parsons had hits for Buckeye Central.
St. Wendelin clawed by Gibsonburg
FOSTORIA - It was not St. Wendelin's day on Friday.
But it definitely was Gibsonburg's as the Golden Bears throttled the Mohawks, 21-0, in four innings.
St. Wendelin couldn't collect a hit against Gibsonburg, who scored two in the first inning, 11 runs in the second and eight in the third.
Matthew Lutzman threw a perfect four innings for the win.
Nick Root took the loss for St. Wendelin.
Columbian stays perfect in the league
Columbian scored two runs Friday night in the first inning and it was all it needed to beat Shelby, 4-1, to remain perfect and in first place of the Northern Ohio League.
The win moved Columbian to 10-5 on the year with a 6-0 mark in the NOL. Shelby dropped to 11-7 overall, 4-4 in the NOL.
Aaron Sostaric scattered four hits and two walks in the complete game victory. He has struck out five.
Nate Hoyda led the attack with two hits, including a double, driving in one. Nathaniel Gilmer plated a pair and Jeffrey Crawford had an RBI. All but one player in the Columbian lineup had a part of the nine-hit day for Columbian.
Dillon Thornsberry took the loss, walking one and striking out three.