Elmwood walks away a winner
NEW RIEGEL – New Riegel actually doubled Elmwood’s hit total, but the Royals were able to take advantage of 11 walks to scored a 5-1 victory over the Blue Jackets.
Jacob Wise doubled and scored for the Royals. Jacob Frisdon had an RBI single while Tyler Stone also singled to account for the Royal offense.
New Riegel’s Michael Kirian had a double and a pair of singles while Aaron Reinhart doubled and singled. Floyd Bouillon doubled home Kirian for New Riegel’s only run in the fifth inning.
Jake Dryfuse allowed only three hits, striking out eight, but took the loss. Trevor Solether picked up the win for Elmwood.
Calvert pounds out a win
Calvert and Margaretta sat tied at 4 after three innings in what looked to be an offensive exhibition. But Calvert pitcher Peyton Deats shut down the Polar Bears over the final four innings while the Seneca offense kept it going for a 9-4 victory.
Deats allowed five hits in the complete game performance, striking out seven.
“We had a phenomenal outing from Peyton Deats,” Calvert coach Dustin Ritchie said. “Couldn’t ask for a better performance from him. He threw a complete game. In the seventh inning, he wanted the baseball, so I let him go. He closed things out.”
The offensive production was scattered throughout the lineup. Jacob Vera had a double, pair of singles and an RBI. Austin Prenzlin, Sam Shelt-Palm, Marcus King and Austin Perry all had two-hit days. Matt Iannantuono doubled, drove in two and scored three times. Shelt-Palm and Jesse Gase also had two RBIs. King and Perry also drove in runs.
“Our bats are working extremely well right now,” Ritchie said. “We’re hitting the ball all over the field, taking it opposite field when we’re in that situation.”
Calvert improved to 2-0 on the year.
Black Knights vanquish Chieftains
BASCOM – Van Buren wasted little time getting the jump on Hopewell-Loudon, posting five first-inning runs. The Black Knights didn’t stop there though, adding four runs each in the second and third innings, leading 13-1, en route to a 15-3, five-inning victory.
Tyler Imes had a base hit and two RBIs for the Chieftains. Ryan Steinmetz also drove in a run.
Ross Adolph doubled, tripled and scored three times for Van Buren. Brandon Bell drove in four runs with Isaac Sexton and Jimmy Irving each bringing in three.