Early runs help H-L hold off Mohawk

SYCAMORE – Bryan Scherger and Garret Sendelbach combined to drive in half of Hopewell-Loudon’s runs and the Chieftains turned back Mohawk down the stretch Wednesday to claim a 14-11 Midland Athletic League slugfest.

Scherger chased in four runs with two singles and added two runs for the Chieftains (4-7, 1-1 MAL), while Sendelbach went 3 for 4 with three RBIs and a run.

That helped H-L power out to a 12-4 lead after the top of the third inning, but the Warriors (2-6, 0-2) battled back and trail 12-10 by the end of the sixth.

The Chieftains extended their lead with two runs in the top of the seventh, then surrendered three in the bottom of the frame before Nick Scaife locked up the save to preserve the win for Tyler Imes (1-2).

Ryan Steinmetz chased in two runs with a double and single for H-L. Jordan Stewart scored three times and singled, Ryan Depinet had two runs, two RBIs and a single, Imes singled twice and Braden Park had two runs and a single.

Andrew Loose went 4 for 5 with two runs and two doubles for the Warriors, and Devon Fredritz had a 3-for-4 day with two runs, two RBIs and a double.

Wes Shaw scored three times and singled twice, Mitch Brown lined two singles and Eric Maskey tallied three RBIs, two runs and a single.

Luke Shock suffered the loss.

Hughes, Jackets handcuff SW

NEW RIEGEL – Blaine Hughes twirled a one-hitter in his first career complete game and got plenty of support Wednesday in a 16-0 Midland Athletic League win over St. Wendelin.

Hughes surrendered a single to Donovan Scudder and allowed just three walks while fanning six in the five-inning affair.

Andrew Hohman scored twice, doubled and singled for the Blue Jackets.

Josh Nye added three RBIs, two runs and a single, Jake Dryfuse went 2 for 3 with two RBIs, and Brandyn Reinhart and Aaron Reinhart each scored twice.

Brad Buhrow took the loss for the Mohawks (0-2, 0-2 MAL).

Bucks can’t solve CC pitching again

NORTH ROBINSON – Over what was essentially a 48-hour period, Buckeye Central and Colonel Crawford played a pair of remarkably similar games.

After falling to the Eagles 3-0 in New Washington on Monday, the Bucks lost by the same score Wednesday, this time in North Robinson.

Buckeye Central struggled to figure out Colonel Crawford starter Austin Adams, who pitched a complete-game two-hitter, striking out 11.

Buckeye Central losing pitcher Austin Lutz did not allow an earned run, but the Eagles scored three times off him; once in the third and twice in the sixth. The Bucks (2-8, 0-2 North Central Conference) were charged with three errors.

Ronnie Treisch had a pair of hits and drove in two runs for Colonel Crawford (4-6, 2-0).

Ryan Wilfer doubled for Buckeye Central.

FHS still winless

PEMBERVILLE – Eastwood blanked winless Fostoria 5-0 Wednesday in Northern Buckeye Conference play.

Robbie Crotty (0-3) took the loss for the Redmen (0-11), who surrendered just four hits and six walks.

Kaleb Bemis, Crotty, Hunter Abell and Anthony Dean each singled for Fostoria.

McCristall powers Warriors

MANSFIELD – Mitch McCristall blasted two homers and two teammates each doubled Wednesday as Ontario shut out North Central Conference foe Upper Sandusky 6-0.

Kyle Pasheilich and Paul Homan both backed him McCristall with a double and single for the Warriors (9-1, 2-0 NCC) to help Tyler Beal (4-0) pick up the win.

Sam Plott (2-2) suffered the loss for the Rams (5-5, 0-2).

Andre Myers doubled for Upper Sandusky and Tristan Reichelderfer singled twice.

Wise, Bowerman lead Tigers

OLD FORT – Dalton Wise had two hits and two runs, and Seneca East improved to 9-1 with a 5-3 victory at Old Fort.

The Tigers (9-1, 2-0 Midland Athletic League) got a solid start from Jordan Bowerman, who worked around five hits and two earned runs, striking out 10 and walking one to pick up the victory.

Bowerman also scored twice for the Tigers.

Dalton Perry had two hits and an RBI for Old Fort (1-6, 0-2), while Brad Heilman had two hits and scored.

Elementary, my dear Watson

NORTH BALTIMORE – Drew Ritzler was good. But Jordan Watson was better.

Calvert’s Ritzler scattered nine hits over six innings allowing three runs, two earned while striking out seven. But he was out-dueled by North Baltimore’s Watson, who tossed a complete-game two-hitter, striking out 11 in the 3-0 Tiger win.

Jacob Zimmerman and Matt Iannantuono had Calvert’s hits.

Dalton Ishmael and Zach Stewart had two-hit days for the Tigers. Stewart drove home two.