Prep Baseball Roundup: Hoover gets No. 100; Smith gets No. 1
Loose leads Warriors to first MAL win
SYCAMORE – Mohawk turned in a pair of four-run innings and Andrew Loose handcuffed St. Wendelin’s batters in Monday’s 9-3 Midland Athletic League win. It was Eric Hoover’s 100th win as Mohawk baseball coach.
The Warriors (4-7, 1-2 MAL) snapped a scoreless tie with four runs in the bottom of the second. Their other four-run inning came in the sixth, extending the lead to 9-2.
Loose struck out 14 and scattered five hits and three walks. He also scored twice and singled twice.
Mitch Brown added a double and two runs, Devon Fredritz drove in two runs and singled and John Riedel singled twice.
Donovan Scudder suffered the loss. He also singled twice. Zach Miller singled and scored for the Mohawks.
Redmen deny win No. 500
FOSTORIA – Elmwood’s Kyle Reiser entered seeking win No. 500, and Fostoria’s Dustin Smith came in 499 behind him.
Smith inched closer Monday.
Fostoria pounded out four runs in the first inning and got a solid pitching performance from Anthony Dean en route to a 6-2 Northern Buckeye Conference triumph over the Royals.
Dean (1-3) fanned eight and only allowed five hits and one walk, surrendering two runs in the third inning.
The Redmen answered that hiccup with a run in the third and another in the sixth to improve to 1-11 overall and 1-1 in the NBC.
Kaleb Bemis doubled and singled for Fostoria, and Chris Hampton, Robbie Crotty, Dean, Lance Smith and Ricky Medina all singled.
Zach Irick took the loss for the Royals (6-4, 1-1). Dylan Hall singled twice.
Blue Jackets surge away
CAREY – New Riegel stormed off after the third inning and Brandyn Reinhart fanned eight Monday in a 12-2 Midland Athletic League win over Carey.
Jake Dryfuse lined a two-run double to help New Riegel (3-0 MAL) go up 3-0 in the top of the third, but the Blue Devils countered with Alex Naeyaert’s two-run double to close the gap in the bottom of the frame.
However, the Blue Jackets answered that with a four-run burst in the fourth and a five-run surge in the fifth to pull away.
Reinhart, who scattered six walks and five hits over four innings to get the win, helped his own cause with a double and three RBIs.
Josh Nye added three runs and a single, Blaine Hughes singled twice and drove in four, Aaron Acree scored twice and singled, Brady Hall scored twice and singled and Andrew Hohman scored three times.
Dylan Musgrave (2-3) suffered the loss.
Corbin Blair doubled for Carey.
Stewart comes through for H-L
BASCOM – Jordan Stewart ripped a three-run, two-out double in the bottom of the seventh Monday to lift Hopewell-Loudon to a 3-2 Midland Athletic League win over Lakota.
Stewart’s blast drove in Garret Sendelbach, Nick Scaife and Braden Park.
Sendelbach (3-1) also went the distance, fanning eight and allowing just one walk and five hits to get the win. He also singled twice for the Chieftains (5-10, 2-1 MAL).
Nick Watts took the loss for the Raiders (2-1 MAL).
Gavin Sprow knocked in two with two singles and Kody Brewer singled twice.
Bucks take out Crestline in eight
CRESTLINE – Crestline knotted the game at 3 in the bottom of the seventh, but Buckeye Central bounced back in the eighth for a 5-3 North Central Conference win Monday.
Buckeye Central erased a 2-0 lead with a three-run surge in the sixth inning to set the stage for the late-inning runs.
Austin Lutz (3-3) struck out nine, didn’t walk anyone and scattered eight hits for the win. He also singled twice.
Adam McGinnis went 2 for 3 with two runs for the Bucks (4-9, 1-2 NCC).
Losing pitcher Bryan Barnett went 3 for 4. Zach Taylor, Ryan Armstrong and Jeremiah Dowell each doubled.
Rams triumph in slugfest
UPPER SANDUSKY – Five Upper Sandusky players had at least two hits Monday in an 11-7 North Central Conference win over Lucas.
The game went back and forth early, with Lucas overcoming a 4-1 lead with three runs in the top of the second.
The Rams (6-5, 1-2 NCC) countered with two runs in the bottom of the second, then scored three in the third to push their lead to 9-5. Both teams scored twice in the fourth.
Alec Oney and Andre Myers both doubled and singled for Upper Sandusky, Ross Dible lined three singles and Sam Plott and Daniel Newell both singled twice.
Tristan Reichelderfer and Cameron Binau each doubled and Kolin Johnson added a single to help Cody Gabriel (1-0) get the win.
Sam Davis and Levi Harris both hit three singles for the Cubs (2-8, 1-2). Jay Baldridge singled twice and Aaron Bays doubled. Jake Gerich (0-1) took the loss.
Brett Michael poisons Calvert’s win hopes
FREMONT – It wasn’t quite nothing but a good time. He gave up all three runs, allowed four hits and a walk and even hit a batter. But Calvert just couldn’t quite solve the Brett Michael dilemma.
Michael had a rough fourth inning when he allowed Calvert to score all of its runs and tie the game, but Fremont St. Joe came through Monday to claim a 5-3 Midland Athletic League win.
Zack Yeckley, who started for St. Joe, scored three times, stole two bases and singled. Matt Macielewics had a single and two RBIs, Jake Yeckley turned in a run, single and three steals, Lucas Michael had a run, single and RBI and Brett Michael helped his own cause with a single and RBI.
Eric Elchert (1-3) took the loss for the Senecas. He also doubled, singled and scored.
Sam Palm backed him with two RBIs off a double and single.
NB gets around McWilliams
ATTICA – North Baltimore nullified a great pitching performance by Mason McWilliams with a 4-1
Midland Athletic League win Monday over Seneca East.
McWilliams (3-1) struck out 11 and allowed just two hits.
Both teams scored in the first inning, but North Baltimore added two runs in the third and another in the fifth.
Jordan Bowerman doubled, singled and scored for Seneca East (11-2). Ethan Caudill doubled and singled, McWilliams tripled and Gus Baldosser had a single and RBI.