CAREY - Jordan Freed was too much for Carey hitters Thursday.
The Arlington starter limited the Blue Devils to just four hits and struck out 10, pitching a complete game as the Red Devils won, 7-1.
Freed shut out Carey for six innings before the Blue Devils scraped across a run in the bottom of the seventh. Carey was paced on offense by Dylan Musgrave, who had two hits, one a double.
PHOTO BY KYLE HUNTER
Carey’s Jonathan Racheter connects with a pitch during Thursday’s game against Arlington.
PHOTO BY KYLE HUNTER
Carey first baseman Jonathan Racheter readies to catch a pop-fly as an Arlington baserunner lumbers past.
Freed improved to 2-1 with the win. Carey's Satchel Strahm (1-1) took the loss as the Blue Devils dropped to 3-5.
Arlington (6-3) slapped 13 hits in the win.
Caudill shows power and the pitch
ATTICA - Ethan Caudill had this game covered.
The Seneca East pitcher did his job on the mound and at the plate Thursday against Willard, striking out 14 batters and allowing just two hits as the Tigers shut out the Flashes 8-0.
If that wasn't enough, Caudill blasted a homer, had three hits, scored four times and drove in two runs.
The only blemish on Caudill's day was six walks, but it was another dominant effort for the starter, who improved to 4-0.
Ben Cramer doubled and drove in three runs for the Tigers, who won their 11th-consecutive game to remain unbeaten on the season. Braden Nagel had two hits and scored twice.
The Tigers scored single runs in each of the first four innings, then broke the game open with two runs in the fifth and the sixth.
"I'm really pleased with the way some guys have developed their offensive games," Seneca East coach Frank Lamoreaux said. "We lost some good players last year, but guys are working their tails off."
Blaine Hershiser took the loss for Willard.
Bucks vault ahead, hold on
NORTH ROBINSON - Buckeye Central pounded out seven runs in the top of the third for an 8-2 lead, then turned back Colonel Crawford from there Thursday for a 10-9 North Central Conference win.
Austin Lutz went 3 for 4 with a run and double for the Bucks (5-5, 2-2 NCC).
Reliever Seth Parsons got the win despite allowing three earned runs in an inning of work. He also singled and drove in two runs.
Buckeye Central added a run in the fourth to push its lead to 9-3, but allowed six runs over the final three innings.
Eric Hanes scored twice, doubled and singled for Buckeye Central and Mike Blackford doubled. Tanner Zaebst scored twice and singled twice.
TC overpowers Blue Streaks
Derek Ball drove in a pair and Russ Yeast scored twice to fuel Columbian's 6-1 Northern Ohio League win over Sandusky.
The Tornadoes never trailed, but had to score a run in the bottom of the third after Sandusky knotted the score with a run in the top of the inning.
It stayed 2-1 until TC plated three more runs in the fifth to pull away and get Nate Hoyda the win against the Blue Streaks.
Aaron Sostaric went 2 for 3 with a run and RBI, and Bell, Christian Magill, Hoyda and Tyler Gillig each singled.
Big inning keys Redmen
FOSTORIA - Fostoria erupted for seven runs in the bottom of the sixth and held on from there Thursday to upend Arcadia, 11-9.
Arcadia scored three runs in the top of the sixth to snap a 4-all tie, then added two runs in the seventh to keep it close.
Elliot Hossler doubled and singled for FHS (7-3) and Rob Crotty singled twice to help Dugan Smith (4-0) get the win.
Noah Hammer and Alex Jackson each added a double for the Redmen.
The Redskins got a double and single each from Sawyer Kieffer and A.J. Lentz, and Hayden Ramsey singled twice. Dylan Conine suffered the loss.
Rams batter Falcon
MOUNT BLANCHARD - Carson Mittermaier smacked two home runs, Alex Kenner added another and four other teammates had at least one extra-base hit Thursday as Upper Sandusky hammered North Central Conference foe Riverdale, 15-2.
The Rams used a seven-run burst in the top of the second to forge a 9-0 lead and added their next six runs over the next two innings to get Sam Plott the victory.
Mittermaier also had five RBIs and Kenner finished 3 for 4 with two runs and two RBIs.
Ross Dible doubled twice and scored twice, Plot went 3 for 4 with three runs and a double, Cody Gabriel scored twice and chased in four runs with a triple and single and Andre Myers doubled.
Tylor Pritchard chipped in two singles and two runs against the Falcons.
McComb slams H-L
BASCOM - One swing of the bat was the difference Thursday between Hopewell-Loudon and McComb. Taylor Reardon blasted a grand slam to give his Panthers a 4-2 lead in the third inning over the Chieftains.
McComb tacked on one more in the fifth and Malachi Abbott shut down Hopewell-Loudon over the final five innings for a 5-2 victory.
Reardon scored twice and had two hits but his grand slam was by far the biggest.
Hopewell-Loudon (5-4) got RBIs from Ryan Depinet and Braden Park. Depinet, Park and Tyler Imes each had two-hit days. Bryan Scherger added a double.
Garrett Sendelbach (3-1) picked up the loss on the mound, his first of the season. He scattered seven hits in the complete game performance, striking out six.