Prep Softball Roundup: New Riegel leaves Vanlue blue
VANLUE – It was a two-for-Tuesday in Vanlue.
Unfortunately for the Wildcats, the only two that mattered for them was the two runs they scored against New Riegel in an 8-2 loss.
The Blue Jackets, however had lots of deuces.
Jake Dryfuse, Blaine Hughes and Aaron Reinhart all drove in two runs a piece with their two-hit games. Dryfuse had a double amongst his hits. Brady Hall and Austin Mathias each had two hits as well with Hall, Josh Nye and Andrew Hohman all getting plated twice.
Hughes pitched a complete game, walking three and striking out three others.
Tigers fall in seventh
MANSFIELD – Mansfield St. Peter’s plated two runs in the bottom of the seventh to upset Seneca East, 6-5, on Tuesday night.
Jordan Bowerman (4-2) took the loss for the Tigers (13-3) despite 12 strikeouts and just five hits.
“We gave up six runs, all earned,” Seneca East coach Frank Lamoreaux said.
Dalton Wise had three singles, Mason McWilliams had a single and a double and Bowerman doubled. McWilliams, Daniel Bartley and Ben Cramer all drove in a run each in the loss.
Hayden Eighinger delivered three of the Spartans’ hits, including a double. The Spartans (7-8) trailed 5-1 going into the bottom of the sixth inning, before starting its comeback.
Ritzler spectacular against OF
Calvert’s Drew Ritzler was dealing and Old Fort was reeling on Tuesday night in Midland Athletic League action.
Ritzler (2-1) struck out six and walked just one in Calvert’s 7-1 beating of the Stockaders.
“(He) kept his pitch count low and had command all game,” Calvert coach Dustin Ritchie said. “He’s been a workhorse all season. He fights his way through the games.”
Dalton Perry drove in Garet Kimmet in the first to give Old Fort its only run of the game. Those two, along with Brad Heilman, AJ Phillimore and Maison Steyer, were responsible for Old Fort’s offense.
Calvert got its sticks together with timely hitting, scoring a run in each of the second and third innings before plating three in the fifth and two more in the sixth.
“We’ve lately, had some good situational hitting,” Ritchie said. “Guys have been getting bunts down, hits and runs and timely hitting. We need to keep it up if we want to be successful.”
Eric Elchert had two double among his three hits. Jesse Gase doubled and singled and Jacob Zimmerman had two singles. Sam Palm, Brian Gruss and Austin Prenzlin all singled for Calvert (5-8, 2-3 MAL).
Phillimore took the loss on the mound for the Stockaders.
Shelby blanks Tornadoes
Columbian could muster just three hits against Shelby as the Whippets blanked the Tornados, 6-0, in Northern Ohio League action.
Chandler Hoover, Aaron Maki and Tyler Schwartz all singled in the loss.
Bryce Lonsway took the loss, giving up four runs on three hits and two walks. He struck out three.
Columbian falls to 6-11 and 0-5 in the NOL.
Chieftains stymie Carey
BASCOM – Hopewell-Loudon held Carey to just three hits Tuesday in an 8-1 victory against the Blue Devils.
Jacob Montz singled and drove in Carey’s lone run in the fifth inning, to cut the lead to 3-1, before the Chieftains (7-11, 3-1 Midland Athletic League) answered with three more in the bottom of the inning, chasing Matt Holsinger from the game.
Jarid Gelinas, Garret Sendelbach and Eli Tooker all had two hits each and Nick Scaife aided his own winning effort on the mound with two RBIs.
Scaife went the distance with four strikeouts and just one walk.
Holsinger took the loss for Carey.
Crestline mercies Bucks
NEW WASHINGTON – Crestline surmounted an early 2-0 deficit with seven second inning runs to start the Bulldogs on its way to a 12-2 run-ruled beating of Buckeye Central on Tuesday.
Jordan Herrnstein tripled, driving in Bryce Christy, and Austin Lutz drove in Herrnstein in the first inning. Christy, Eric Hanes and Ryan Wilfer had the Bucks other hits.
Christy took the loss for Buckeye Central (7-12, 2-5 North Central Conference).