BASCOM - Six sixth-inning runs allowed Hopewell-Loudon to rally past Upper Sandusky for a 12-7 win in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday.
The Rams tried to reverse fortunes, when they rallied to take a lead in the sixth inning of Game 2. But the Chieftains still had life left, posting two in the seventh off an RBI hit from Logan Tyree for an 11-10 win and the sweep.
The Chieftains pounded out 25 hits on the day. Ryan Depinet and Tyler Imes each doubled and singled in the opener with Depinet scoring three and Imes driving in a pair. Garret Sendelbach, Bryan Scherger, Braden Park and Tyree also had two RBIs. Jordan Stewart and Jackson Sebetto also drove in runs and Sendelbach picked up the win in relief.
PHOTO BY TONY MALUSO
Hopewell-Loudon’s Bryan Scherger (center) is lifted up by teammate Tyler Imes and congratulated by the rest of his teammates after hitting a home run to start a Chieftain comeback in the second game of a double header against Upper Sandusky,?Saturday in Bascom.
Upper Sandusky’s Sam Plott (right) tries to turn a double play after forcing out Hopewell-Loudon’s Jackson Sebetto Saturday in Bascom.
Sam Plott and Andre Myers had two RBIs for Upper Sandusky with Carson Mittermaier, Kolin Johnson and Dermot Garza also driving in runs.
In the second game, Sendelbach again picked up the win in relief, and added three hits, two runs and an RBI. Depinet, Imes, Scherger and Sebetto all had two-hit games with Scherger delivering the biggest hit, a third-inning home run to get his team back in the game after it fell behind 7-3.
Imes and Tyree also had two RBIs. Stewart, Depinet, Sendelbach, Sebetto and Ryan Steinmetz all drove in runs with Alex Brock scoring three times.
Mittermaier kept swinging a hot bat for the Rams, homering, doubling and driving home four. Alex Kenner and Myers had two RBIs with Sam Plott and Garza also driving in runs.
Tiger pitching clips Eagles' wings
ATTICA - Colonel Crawford went to Seneca East Saturday looking for revenge for a loss in last year's district championship game. What the Eagles found was two dominant pitchers who no team on the young season has been able to figure out.
Ethan Caudill and Mason McWilliams each won their second games as the Tigers claimed 9-0 and 15-1 wins over Colonel Crawford, moving to 5-0.
Caudill pitched the opener, striking out 13 in six innings of work. McWilliams showed he's got more than just an arm, blasting a home run and driving in two. Caudill helped his own cause, tripling and driving in three. Carson Pipher had two hits and two RBIs while Nate Snavely doubled and drove in a run.
McWilliams threw three hitless innings in Game 2, with every out coming via strikeout. A nine-run second inning fueled the offense. Ben Cramer drove in three runs, while Pipher, Alex Scheiber and Braden Nagel each brought home two. McWilliams, Snavely, Michael Hoy and Braedon Tipple added RBIs.
Warriors take sting out of Hornets
SYCAMORE - Mohawk stayed unbeaten on the young season Saturday, taking a pair of convincing wins from Cory-Rawson 12-0 and 9-3.
In the opener, Jacob Jeffrey tossed a four-hit shutout, striking out nine for the Warriors. Jeffrey's effort on the mound was backed by an opportunistic offense. Mohawk scored its 12 runs off only five hits. In fact, Mohawk got hit more than it hit the ball. Cory-Rawson pitching offered up eight walks, and hit seven batters. Austin Shock had two RBIs with Austin Harper, Grant Gucker, Devon Fredritz, Derrick Sowers, Luke Gillig, Jacob McMillion and Jeffrey all had RBIs.
In Game 2, Cory-Rawson tied up the game at 3 in the top for the fourth, only to see Mohawk respond with three of its own in the bottom of the frame, and three more in the sixth to seal the win.
Gucker had a double, single and two RBIs. Austin Harper also drove in a pair with Fredritz and Dominic Smith each doubling and picking up RBIs.
Shock scored three times in addition to being the game's winning pitcher. He scattered seven hits over seven innings and struck out nine to help his team move to 3-0.
Old Fort held scoreless in twin bill
GIBSONBURG - Old Fort managed just three hits in Saturday's doubleheader at Gibsonburg, and was run-ruled in both games, 14-0 and 10-0.
In the first game, Sam Kohler singled and scored three runs for the Golden Bears, while Andrew Cantrell had two hits (a double) and scored twice.
Old Fort's lone hits came from Brad Heilman and Kaleb Lance.
In the second game, Gibsonburg used a six-run second inning to grab a big lead and never looked back. Jordan Kreglow, Matt Lutzman and Derek Angelone each scored two runs each for Gibsonburg.
Heilman had the Stockaders' only hit, as they fell to 1-4.
Bucks split with Big Red
PLYMOUTH - Buckeye Central dropped a heartbreaker in the opener Saturday against Plymouth, then fell behind early in Game 2. The Bucks, though, rallied back to claim an 8-4 win, their first of the season, to salvage the split.
In Game 1, BC jumped out to a 4-0 lead only to see Plymouth answer with a seven spot in its half of the second. The Bucks evened things up in the sixth, but the Big Red walked off with the win in the seventh. Eric Hanes and Jordan Herrnstein each had two hits and two RBIs for the Bucks.
In the second game, Plymouth jumped out 2-0 after two, but BC got those runs right back in the third, then kept going with three each in the fourth and fifth.
Hanes again drove two runs and Herrnstein doubled twice with an RBI. But the Bucks also got RBIs from Tanner Zaebst, Austin Lutz, Seth Parsons and Seth Ollis.
Zaebst picked up the win, scattering nine hits and four runs, three earned, in the complete-game performance.
Panthers pound St. Wendelin
FOSTORIA - St. Wendelin dropped a pair of five-inning games Saturday to Sandusky St. Mary. The opener was a perfect one for the visitors. Panther pitching tossed a perfect game to beat the Mohawk 16-0.
In Game 2, St. Wendelin managed to plate a pair of first inning runs, but it wasn't nearly enough in a 16-2 decision.
Luke Volkmer singled and scored for St. Wendelin. Donovan Scudder doubled and Justin Myers singled. Brad Buhrow scored the other run for the Mohawks.