BASCOM - In order to beat Seneca East, you might just have to pitch like it.
And that's exactly what Hopewell-Loudon's Garret Sendelbach did Tuesday, throwing a one-hitter as the Chieftains became the first league team to knock off the Midland Athletic League champions this season, 5-2.
Sendelbach struck out eight and walked six, allowing only a Wes Pipher single.
Ben Cramer took the loss for SE, going five innings and striking out three.
Sendelbach and Bryan Scherger each drove in a pair of runs for H-L, while Tyler Imes ripped four hits.
Seneca East (22-2, 9-1 MAL) is scheduled to play in the district semifinals against Crestline today in North Robinson. The Chieftains moved to 17-9, 8-2.
Sendelbach improved to 7-4.
St. Marys scores early and often, roughes up Columbian
St. Marys put up five runs in the first inning, and cruised from there Tuesday, defeating the host Columbian Tornadoes, 9-2.
Nathan Wilker had three hits and two RBIs for the Roughriders, while Austin Quellhorst also drove in a pair of runs.
The TC offense had trouble solving St. Marys starter Brandon Coffey, who allowed just two runs, one earned over a complete game seven innings. Coffey scattered seven hits, striking out six and walking two.
The Tornadoes got two hits for John Van Camp. Christian Magill took the loss for TC, which fell to 13-12.
Elmwood piles up the runs against FHS
PEMBERVILLE - Elmwood lined 15 hits, had 10 runs by the third inning, and bashed Fostoria, 13-6.
Dylan Hall had three hits for the Royals, as did Brett Jones.
Fostoria got two singles each from Chris Hampton and Trey Yates.
The Redmen slipped to 14-11, 3-7.