One rough inning stood between Columbian and victory Thursday. The Tornadoes held a 3-0 lead after four innings against Lexington, but the Minutemen struck for four in the frame to take the lead. That one burst proved to be the difference in a 6-4 Lexington victory. The Minutemen added one more in each the sixth and seventh creating a deficit too great for Columbian to over come.
Columbian (10-9) got two hits and an RBI from Jeffrey Crawford. Christian Magill also drove in a run.
Three Columbian errors also proved costly as five of Lexington's six runs were unearned. Two of the errors came during Lexington's big fifth inning.
PHOTO BY STEVE WILLIAMS
Columbian’s Nate Hoyda makes a play on a bouncing ground ball during Thursday’s game against?Lexington in Tiffin.
Double your pleasure, double your fun
GREENWICH - Of the 20 hits Seneca East pounded out Thursday against, eight were doubles, three of which came off the bat of Mason McWilliams, in a 15-3 rout of South Central.
Alex Scheiber, Ethan Caudill, Braden Nagel, Braeden Tipple and Carson Pipher all added to the double parade.
Scheiber and Caudill each had four-hit days and scored four times. Caudill added a pair of RBIs. McWilliams had three hits and drove in four. Nagel and Tipple each had two hits with Nagel driving in two and Tipple one.
Ben Cramer added two hits and three RBIs as the Tigers picked up their 20th win of the year.
McWilliams picked up the win, his 10th of the year, pitching four innings of relief. Jack Daniel threw the first two innings and Drewe Tipple pitched the seventh, striking out the side. The staff combined for 13 strikeouts on the afternoon.
Jackets sting Cory-Rawson
NEW RIEGEL - Alex Theis drove in half of his teams runs with four RBIs leading New Riegel to victory over Cory-Rawson, 8-1. Aaron Acree led New Riegel in scoring with two runs. Jake Dryfuse had the game's only double, while Aaron Reinhart and Austin Mathias each had one RBI. Dryfuse was also the game's winning pitcher.
Cory Rawson's lone score was made by Ethan Misamore, while Lance Butler handled pitching duties.
Scherger sweet victory
BASCOM - Bryan Scherger blasted a three-run homer in the seventh inning lifting Hopewell-Loudon to victory over Liberty-Benton 9-8. Scherger ended the day with three RBIs while Jordan Stewart, Garret Sendelbach and Jared Gelinas all recorded two RBIs for the Chieftains. Logan Tyree and Braden Park led the team with two runs each. Nick Scaife was the winning pitcher giving up eight runs while striking out four.
Liberty-Benton was led by Anthony Webb and Wyatt Young each picking up two runs. Webb led the team in RBIs with three while Parker Lease and Jared Neiling each had two. Caleb Russell handled pitching duties for Liberty-Benton. Russell gave up six runs while striking out three.
Old Fort takes a tumble
OLD FORT - A three-run seventh inning still wasn't enough for Old Fort as they fell to Arlington 10-7. Jacob Hammon led the Stockaders with two runs. Josh Kaltenbach had two RBIs while Maison Steyer, Jake Wilson, Jordan Bryon and Hammon each had one RBI. Wilson also picked up a double. Brad Heilman handled pitching duties for Old Fort, taking the loss.
Arlington was led by Zachary Durliat and Kyle McDowell with three runs each. Tyler Starr, Durliat and McDowell each had one RBI on the day. Starr and McDowell each doubled.
Gabriel's blast lifts Rams
UPPER SANDUSKY - Three batters into its game Thursday against Marion Harding, Upper Sandusky had all the offense it would need. After a Sam Plott single, Cody Gabriel lifted a home run to right field, setting the Rams off to what would become an 8-1 win.
The Rams (12-8) tallied five in the first inning to seize control.
Alex Kenner doubled and drove in two. Carson Mittermaier also doubled home a run and Tylor Pritchard added an RBI.
Andre Myers and Plott had two-hit days.
Cameron Binau picked up the win on the mound, tossing the first four innings, allowing two hits while striking out a pair. Tommy Martin threw the final three innings, not allowing a run and also striking out two.
Redmen make lasting impression
Alex Souders cracked a grand slam as part of a six-run burst in the top of the seventh and Fostoria held Calvert scoreless in the bottom of the inning Thursday to escape with a 6-5 win.
Calvert snapped a scoreless tie with two runs in the fourth and added three in the fifth, but couldn't hold back the Redmen (13-8).
Fostoria scored twice in the top of the seventh before Souders' homer put the Redmen up.
Kaleb Bemis added a double and single and winning pitcher Robby Crotty (1-1) singled twice.
Reliever Marcus King (3-1) took the loss for the Senecas (13-4).
Austin Prenzlin drove in two runs with a double and single, Drew Ritzler doubled, King singled twice, Austin Perry had two RBIs and a single and Jesse Gase scored twice and singled.
Warriors power past St. Joe
FREMONT - Mohawk trailed 3-1 after the first inning, but the deficit didn't last.
The Warriors tied the game in the top of the second and plated seven more in the third en route to a 16-5 Midland Athletic League win against Fremont St. Joe.
Austin Harper drove in two runs with a triple and a double for Mohawk (9-11, 5-3 MAL), Derrick Sowers had two runs and four RBIs off two doubles and Jacob Jeffrey scored twice, drove in two runs and doubled.
Winning pitcher Austin Shock, Grant Gucker and David Dietrich all scored twice and singled.