Prep Baseball Roundup: Warner’s RBI lets TC split
Taylor Warner’s sac fly drove in the winning run in the bottom of the eighth in the nightcap Saturday as Columbian salvaged a season-opening split with Milan Edison.
Warner’s drive knocked in Bryce Lonsway for the 9-8 win after Edison overpowered TC 14-6 in the opener.
Lonsway led off the eighth with a walk, stole second and prepared to move to third on a bunt, but Edison reliever Austin Utter hit Vince Anway.
Michael Rohrbach then fouled out, but Aaron Maki drew a walk to load the bases and set the stage for Warner.
Warner ended 2 for 3 with three RBIs for the Tornadoes. Lonsway singled twice and scored twice, Anway drove in two runs with two singles and Rohrbach scored twice and singled.
Lonsway also got the win with two innings of relief. Rohrbach went the first six innings.
Alex Bixler went 3 for 4 with three RBIs to pace Edison. Utter had three RBIs off two singles, Chris Smith went 4 for 4 with two runs and Tommy Gerbacht lined three singles and scored twice.
In the first game, Columbian plated four runs in the bottom of the fifth to trail 7-6, but the Chargers countered with a six-run burst in the sixth to regain momentum.
Trenton Emody sparked the Chargers with four runs, three RBIs and two homers.
Gerbracht went 3 for 3 with three RBIs and a double, Wroblewski scored twice, drove in two runs and singled, Clay Fox scored twice and singled and Adam Wolf singled twice.
Wroblewski also got the win.
Nate Hoyda suffered the loss for the Tornadoes.
Bubba Miller singled twice and scored twice, Chandler Hoover went 3 for 4 with two RBIs, Maki lined two singles and Rohrbach had a single and two RBIs.
Rams swept away by Bellevue
UPPER SANDUSKY – Bellevue already looked in midseason form in a season-opening doubleheader against Upper Sandusky. The Redmen took the opener 10-1 and the second game 5-0 behind the pitching of Dalton Jarvis and Alex Manner respectively.
In the opener, a five-run second inning broke the game open for the Redmen. Manner starred at the plate with three hits including a double. Nick Raifsnider, Dylan Dewitt and Clay Fries all had two-hit games.
Alec Oney doubled for Upper Sandusky.
Game two stayed scoreless until the fifth inning when Bellevue plated three. The Redmen tacked on two more in the seventh. Manner backed up his pitching performance with a double and triple at the plate.
Cameron Binau and Cody Gabriel each singled for Upper Sandusky.
Calvert, BC split
NEW WASHINGTON – Calvert and Buckeye Central each walked away from their season-opening doubleheader with a big win and a tough loss.
Calvert got a complete game, three-hit shutout from Eric Elchert as the Senecas took the opener 10-0. Brendan Deats, Matt Iannantuono and Jesse Gase each drove in a pair of runs. Elchert and Austin Perry each had RBIs. Gase and Brian Gruss each had a pair of base hits, with Gruss scoring three runs.
The Bucks turned the tables in game two with a 12-4 victory. The game looked as if it might be a repeat after Calvert plated three in the top of the first. However, a nine-run third inning for Buckeye Central turned things around. Austin Lutz picked up the win, and backed his own cause with a double, two RBIs and two runs.
Grant Loy had three hits including a double, and drove in four runs to lead the Buck offense. Adam McGinnis drove in a pair. Jordan Herrnstein, Seth Ollis and Mike Blackford also had RBIs.