Kirian shuts down Blue Devils, Blue Jackets get first MAL win
NEW RIEGEL – Michael Kirian kept Carey off the board until the sixth, enough time for his New Riegel Blue Jackets to build a lead and hold on for a 7-3 Midland Athletic League win.
John Zoeller and Aaron Reinhart each drove in two runs for New Riegel (3-4, 1-1). Reinhart also had a pair of base hits. Fred Clark and Kirian also had RBIs.
For Carey (3-4, 1-1), Dylan Musgrave and Cody Ferguson each drove in runs with Matt Holsinger scoring two.
Redmen take NBC opener
FOSTORIA – Fostoria plated four fifth-inning runs to break open a tie game and take its Northern Buckeye Conference opener against Woodmore, 6-4.
Hunter Abell doubled and singled in the win and Kaleb Bemis had a pair of base hits in addition to picking up its win on the mound. Chris Hampton singled and picked up the save.
Fostoria improves to 6-3, 1-0.
Tigers remain perfect
NORTH BALTIMORE – Last season was a good one for Seneca East, taking home a district title. But the Midland Athletic League crown went to a different pack of Tigers, the ones from North Baltimore.
This year’s North Baltimore team might not be doing as well as a season ago, but it’s always nice to take one from the defending champions, which Seneca East did Wednesday, 7-1.
With the win, Seneca East moves to 10-0, 2-0 in the MAL.
Mason McWilliams gave up his first run of the season, but didn’t allow much of anything else. The future Ohio Bobcat struck out nine allowing two hits. At the plate, he added a single and double to help his cause.
Ethan Caudill and Alex Scheiber also singled and doubled for Seneca East, with Caudill driving home three and Scheiber one. Ben Cramer and Nate Snavely added RBIs and Mike Hoy scored three times.
Warriors wallop Mohawks
FOSTORIA – Mohawk built a 4-1 lead before erupting for 10 runs in the fifth inning Wednesday en route to beating Midland Athletic League foe St. Wendelin 14-3.
No. 9 hitter Jacob Jeffery led the onslaught with two runs and two RBIs off a double and single, while Derrick Sowers went 3 for 4 with two runs and three RBIs for the Warriors (5-3, 2-0 MAL).
Austin Harper singled twice and scored twice, Dominic Smith chased in two runs with two singles, Logan Hartsel scored three times and singled and Devon Fredritz scored twice and singled.
Austin Shock (3-1) stuck out six to get the win.
Dalton Murray suffered the loss for the Mohawks (2-8, 0-3).
Cyle Smith singled in two runs for St. Wendelin.