Chieftains clipped by Eagles
BASCOM- Hopewell-Loudon’s Tyler Imes collected two RBIs, but it was not enough as the Chieftains came up short against Colonel Crawford, losing, 5-4.
Imes finished the day going 2-for-3 with two runs scored.
The Chieftains’ Jackson Sebetto and Ryan Depinet each had one run while Ryan Steinmetz and Bryan Scherger both drove in a run.
Garret Sendelbach took the loss for Hopewell-Loudon and went five innings, allowing three earned runs and fanning three.
The game remained scoreless until the fourth inning when Colonel Crawford brought in three runs.
Hopewell-Loudon answered back in the bottom frame with three runs of its own.
From there, the Eagles drove in two more runs in the top of the fifth and allowed the Chieftains to plate one more run in the bottom of sixth to close the scoring.
Runs come easier than hits for Tigers
FREMONT – Seneca East found itself in an unfamiliar situation Monday – trailing early.
It didn’t last.
Seneca East tied the game at 1 in the top of the third, then plated five in the fourth to take control en route to beating Fremont St Joe 8-1.
The Crimson Streaks scored their lone run in the first when Bennett Weickert knocked in Jake Yeckley.
Weickert ended 3 for 3 with a triple and double, but the rest of St. Joe’s lineup struggled.
Nick Williams (6-0) surrendered just four hits and Seneca East’s offense manufactured runs as the Tigers improved to 12-0 overall and 3-0 in the Midland Athletic League.
Alex Scheiber’s triple, single and run paced the Tigers, who had just three hits. Mike Hoy also singled.
Ethan Caudill and Mason McWilliams each scored and drove in a run, Carson Pipher added two runs and an RBI, Ben Cramer knocked in a run, and Cory Coppes. Ryan Bowerman and Joe Roth each scored.
Losing pitcher Lucas Michael added a single for St. Joe.
Senecas overpower Toledo Christian
Calvert pulled away with a four-run fourth and three players each drove in two runs Monday in a 9-2 win over Toledo Christian.
Toledo Christian scored once in the top of the third to get within 3-2, but Calvert’s push in the fourth and two more runs in the fifth secured the win for Marcus King (2-0).
“The box score doesn’t show it, but even though he (King) gave up eight hits, he pitched a phenomenal game, keeping batters at bay,” Calvert coach Dustin Ritchie said.
King and Sam Shelt-Palm each drove in two runs, doubled and scored, with Austin Perry adding two RBIs and a double for the Senecas (7-2).
Jacob Zimmerman added two runs.
“We took care of the runners on base, hitting well in key situations,” Ritchie said. “We definitely capitalized on scoring opportunities.”
Calvert was aided by seven Toledo Christian (8-4) errors.
Rams roll early
UPPER SANDUSKY – Upper Sandusky struck for seven runs in the first inning and Cody Gabriel homered and ended with four RBIs Monday in a 13-0 thumping of North Central Conference foe Crestline.
Gabriel also singled and scored another run for the Rams, and winning pitcher Carson Mittermaier singled and scored while fanning 11 and allowing just two hits and a walk in the five-inning game.
Sam Plott scored three runs and singled twice, Alex Kenner chipped in three runs and a single and Dermot Garza had a run, RBI and single.
Redmen start quickly
FOSTORIA – Fostoria jumped on top early Monday to beat Eastwood 5-3 in Northern Buckeye Conference play.
The Redmen (8-3, 2-0 NBC) grabbed a 4-0 lead in the first and added a run in the bottom of the fourth after the Eagles (1-10, 0-1) managed to get within a run in the top of the fourth.
Robby Crotty (2-0) picked up the win.
Noah Hammer singled twice for FHS, and Kaleb Bemis, Chris Hampton and Alex Souders each singled.
Bucks bounce back big
CAREY – Buckeye Central scored 10 runs over a two-inning span Monday to help turn a 1-0 deficit to Carey into a 14-4 win.
Carey (3-6) took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first, but Buckeye Central plated the next 10 runs to take control.
Austin Lutz went 3 for 4 with two runs, two doubles and five RBIs to help Grant Loy get the win.
Eric Hanes added two doubles and two RBIs, Tanner Zaebst scored three times, doubled and singled, Jordan Herrnstein scored twice and chased in two runs with three singles, Jaret Shook had three runs and a double and Cole Stacklin scored twice and doubled.
Satchel Strahm (1-3) took the loss for the Blue Devils.
Matt Holsinger went 3 for 3 with two runs.