Prep Baseball Roundup: Black?Knights blast NR
NEW RIEGEL – Van Buren combined its eight hits with eight walks and two errors Saturday to forge a 12-2 win over New Riegel.
The Black Knights snapped a scoreless tie with two runs in the top of the third, then plated four more in the fourth to cement control.
Blaine Hughes suffered the loss, but only three of the six runs scored off him were earned.
Josh Nye doubled and drove in a run for the Blue Jackets in the loss. Andrew Hohman singled twice and Nick Wank scored both runs.
Warriors split lopsided games
SYCAMORE – Colonel Crawford battered Mohawk 10-4 in the opener, but the Warriors countered with a 9-0 thumping after that to split a doubleheader.
Mohawk looked to win both games, going up 3-0 by the end of the second inning in the first game.
However, the Eagles scored two in the third, four in the fourth and four in the fifth to vault ahead 10-3.
Wes Shaw took the loss.
Andrew Loose went 3 for 4 with a run and RBI for Mohawk, and Mitch Brown doubled and scored.
Mohawk took care of business early in the second game, plating five runs in the bottom of the first.
Grant Gucker went 2 for 3 with two runs and two RBIs for Mohawk (3-7), Austin Shock singled in two runs and winning pitcher John Riedel scored twice and singled.
BC suffers tough loss, then rebounds
NEW WASHINGTON – Buckeye Central bounced back from a tough loss in its first game against Mansfield St. Peter’s to split the doubleheader.
The Bucks lost the first game 9-7, then defeated the Spartans 9-2.
In the first game, BC (3-9) held a 7-6 advantage going to the top of the seventh, only to see St. Peter’s run off three runs in its last at-bat and take the game.
Seth Parsons had two hits and two RBIs for Buckeye Central, while Austin Lutz had two hits and scored two runs, but took the loss on the mound.
In the second game, Buckeye Central got a solid start from Mike Blackford, who picked up his first win of the season. He struck out six and walked a pair over 5 1/3 innings, allowing four hits.
Jordan Herrnstein and Eric Hanes each had three hits for the Bucks, while Ryan Wilfer doubled and drove in two runs. Seth Parsons also doubled, scored and drove in a run.
“We did a good job of rebounding after a tough loss,” Buckeye Central coach Chad Jensen said. “Kids could have packed it in in the second game, but they didn’t.”
Patriots hammer H-L twice
BASCOM – Patrick Henry rolled to a pair of easy wins Saturday, sweeping Hopewell-Loudon 15-5 and 14-1.
Bryan Scherger took the loss for H-L in the first game, and Nick Scaife had the loss in the second.
Garret Sendelbach singled twice for the Chieftains in the opening loss and Jordan Stewart drove in two runs and singled.
In the second game, Logan Tyree singled and scored for H-L (4-10) and Stewart had a single and RBI.