Sectional Baseball Roundup: Warriors break free, move on to sectional finals
NEW RIEGEL – Mohawk broke open a close game with four runs in the bottom of the fourth, helping turn a one-run lead into a 10-2 Division IV sectional semifinal win over Arcadia.
The Warriors move on to face McComb in Tuesday’s final.
Arcadia plated a run in the top of the third to trail 3-2, but Mohawk’s Grant Gucker, Devon Fredritz, Mitch Brown and Eric Maskey all scored to put the Warriors up 7-2.
Fredritz ended with a double and three RBIs, John Riedel had two RBIs and a single, and Derrick Sowers and Austin Shock each scored twice and singled.
Andrew Loose got the win.
Casey Mock took the loss for the winless Redskins (0-18). He also went 3 for 4 and scored.
Dylan Conine singled and scored.
Falcons jump out early
NEW RIEGEL – Riverdale’s first four batters scored in the first inning Saturday as the Falcons blanked St. Wendelin 10-0 in a Division IV sectional semifinal.
Josh Bushong finished 2 for 3 with two runs for the Falcons, Luke Bowman went 2 for 3 with a double, run and two RBIs and Grant Loveridge doubled and scored.
Dillon Farrow struck out 13 and allowed just two hits to earn the win.
Donovan Scudder took the loss for the Mohawks.
Brad Buhrow and Brady Rutter each singled for St. Wendelin.
Woodmore KO’s Redmen with 1-2 punch
GENOA – Evan Ulinski and Jake Matwiejczyk combined to go 7 for 9 Saturday, powering Woodmore to a 15-7 Division III sectional semifinal win over Fostoria.
Ulinski had a 4-for-4 day with a run and two RBIs for the Wildcats (9-11), and Matwiejczyk went 3 for 5 with two runs, a double and an RBI.
Danny Munoz added two runs and three RBIs off two singles for Woodmore to help Tristan Roth earn the win.
Anthony Dean suffered the loss for the Redmen (2-20).
Kaleb Bemis singled twice for FHS, Chris Hampton and Alex Souders both doubled and Robbie Crotty and Dean each singled.
Crestline boots Bucks
SHELBY – Zach Taylor went 3 for 4 and Brian Barnett and Ryan Armstrong both had an extra-base hit and scored Saturday to fuel Crestline’s 6-1 Division IV sectional semifinal win over Buckeye Central.
Taylor added two runs and a single for the Bulldogs, Barnett tallied a triple, run and RBI and Armstrong scored twice and doubled.
Jeremiah Dowell finished 2 for 3 with an RBI to help Barnett also gain the pitching win.
Grant Loy’s double, single and RBI paced the Bucks (11-5).
Losing pitcher Austin Lutz (5-5) singled and scored.