Carey answers the call
CAREY – No matter what Hopewell-Loudon did, it couldn’t shake itself of the Carey Blue Devils. Every time the Chieftains built a lead, Carey came back with a response. And in the end, H-L fell from the ranks of Midland Athletic League unbeatens as Carey posted a 9-6 victory.
Hopewell-Loudon struck first with two in the first only to see Carey answer in the bottom of the frame. The Chieftains built a 5-2 lead after three, only to have Carey tie it in the fourth. One more time, Hopewell-Loudon took the lead with a run in the fifth, but four sixth-inning Carey runs closed out the scoring and the game.
Satchel Strahm had three hits, including a triple, and drove in two for the winners. Brady Mullholand also had a pair of RBIs and Noah McCarney drove in two with a double. Matt Holsinger and Jonathan Racheter also added RBIs.
For Hopewell-Loudon (7-7, 2-1 MAL), Logan Tyree went 4 for 4 with a pair of doubles and two RBIs. Bryan Scherger had a pair of RBIs while Jordan Stewart also drove in a run. Garret Sendelbach and Braden Park had two-hit games.
Steve Yonts picked up the win in relief. Matt Holsinger went the first five innings for Carey (4-7, 2-1). Tyler Imes was saddled with the loss.
Watts you going to do?
KANSAS – Safe to say, Lakota’s Nick Watts had his A-game going Wednesday when St. Wendelin came to town. The Raider fireballer tossed a two-hitter in a 16-0 victory over the Mohawks.
Watts struck out 11 in the five-inning affair.
The game was scoreless into the third inning, where Lakota erupted for nine runs.
Offensively, Madison Jaso and Dakota Gilbert each had three hits with Gilbert scoring all three times he came to bat. Jordan Jaso and Josh Mason each had two-hit days for the Raiders.
Kirian-led Jackets roll
SYCAMORE – Michael Kirian belted a bases-clearing double in the fifth and struck out nine in five innings Wednesday to key New Riegel’s 6-1 Midland Athletic League win over Mohawk.
Kirian’s blast came as part of a four-run inning that put the Blue Jackets (4-7, 2-1 MAL) up 5-1. He scored New Riegel’s first run in the second to knot the game after getting hit by a pitch.
Aaron Reinhart added a pair of RBI singles, Jake Dryfuse scored twice, tripled and singled and Aaron Acree hit two singles.
Dryfuse pitched the final two innings, scattering a walk, hit and hit batter.
Grant Gucker singled in Derrick Sowers, who reached on an error, in the first inning for the Warriors (5-4, 2-1).
Austin Shock took the loss.
Senecas gang up on Stockaders
OLD FORT – Four Calvert players had multiple hits and scored multiple runs Wednesday in a 14-5 Midland Athletic League romp over Old Fort.
Jesse Gase and Peyton Deats both singled three times and scored twice, Austin Perry had two singles and three runs, and Austin Prenzlin tallied two singles and two runs for the Senecas.
Winning pitcher Jacob Vera chipped in three runs and a single and Drew Ritzler lined two singles as part of Calvert’s 14-hit attack.
The Stockaders (1-11, 0-4 MAL) got two singles, a run and RBI from Brandon Tittle, and a single and two RBIs from Mason Meza.
Brad Heilman (0-3) suffered the loss.
Royals rally past Rams
BUCYRUS – Upper Sandusky held a slim 2-1 lead in the fifth inning of its game Wednesday against Wynford. But the Royals rallied for three runs in the fifth and two more in the sixth for a 6-2 win.
Wynford’s Zach Lear out-dueled Sam Plott on the mound for the win. Each went the distance, each struck out six, each allowed only two earned runs.
Hit totals were relatively equal; Plott allowed seven to Lear’s six. The difference though was the four unearned runs Wynford scored against Plott.
Plott added a 2-for-2 effort at the plate to his day. Carson Mittermaier had an RBI for the Rams.
Miscues, Lake trip Redmen
FOSTORIA – Lake took advantage of seven errors and picked off three baserunners Wednesday to spark a 10-5 win over Fostoria.
Fostoria (8-4) led 4-2 after the third inning, but the Fliers (9-3) tied the game in the top of the fourth and added single runs over the next two innings to take the lead for good.
Kaleb Bemis (1-2) suffered the loss for the Redmen.
Lance Smith doubled and singled for FHS, and Noah Hammer and Donovan Vogel each singled twice.
Different style, same result
GALION – Tuesday, Galion needed 12 innings to finally drop Buckeye Central. Wednesday, all it took was five. Galion scored early and often in a 13-3 victory over the Bucks.
Galion got started quickly with five first-inning runs and the Tigers led 12-0 by the end of the third. Bryton Carpenter did the bulk of the offensive damage with two hits and five RBIs. Galion improved to 12-2, 6-0 North Central Conference.
Buckeye Central (6-7, 2-4) got a double and two RBIs from Seth Parsons. Cole Stacklin also drove in a run.