ATTICA - To say Ethan Caudill was on Friday night would be an understatement.
The Seneca East hurler fired a complete game 1-hitter in a 2-0 victory against Upper Sandusky.
"Outstanding," Seneca East coach Frank Lamoreaux said of Caudill's performance. "He had great control around the plate. He moved the ball around well."
Caudill struck out 12 and walked two to improve to 3-0 on the year. Lamoreaux gave some credit to his signal caller.
"Nate Snavely is doing job catching him," the SE mentor said. "I think the pitchers feel the catcher's ability behind the plate to stop balls gives them a lot of confidence."
Seneca East (7-0) only had four hits itself, but it was all it needed to plate a run in the fourth and another in the sixth.
Braden Nagel drove in Snavely in the fourth for the first run. Snavely was involved in the second run as well, driving home Mason McWilliams on a sacrifice fly in the sixth.
McWilliams and Alex Scheiber each doubled in the game. Ben Cramer had the Tigers only other hit.
Sam Plott had a single for the Rams and Cody Gabriel and Dermot Garza each walked.
Carson Mittermaier took the loss for the Rams. He struck out five and walked no one.
Comets blast past H-L
BASCOM - Hopewell-Loudon led 4-2 after the first inning before Genoa exploded for eight runs in the second on Friday, and went on to beat the Chieftains, 15-7, in non-league action.
Garret Sendelbach was 2 for 3 with two runs and a RBI for Hopewell-Loudon. Ryan Depinet doubled and scored. Austin Tooker drove in two runs. Bryan Scherger, Logan Tyree, Ryan Steinmetz and Braden Park all singled and drove in a run for the Chieftains.
Tyler Imes (1-1) took the loss for the Chieftains (5-2), yielding 10 earned runs on eight hits and four walks. He struck out three over two innings of work. Scherger struck out three in relief.
Columbian stalls Norwalk, 8-2
By the time Norwalk got on the board in the sixth, Columbian was in the driver's seat, 6-0.
There was no need to look in the rear view either as the Tornadoes beat Norwalk, 8-2, in Northern Ohio League action Friday night.
Nate Hoyda picked up the victory for Columbian (3-2, 2-0 NOL), yielding four hits but five walks. He struck out six.
Derek Bell and Tyler Gillig each doubled in the victory, which Gillig driving in a run. Aaron Sostaric plated two with a single. Russ Yeast and Jeffrey Crawford each had two singles, driving in one. Garrett Bean also had two hits.
Marcus McClain drove both Norwalk runs in the sixth inning with a single. Joseph Hinckley doubled for the Truckers.