Panthers pounce in seventh
Sandusky St. Mary rallied for three runs in the top of the seventh and held Calvert scoreless in the bottom of the inning Saturday to claim a 4-2 win.
Calvert snapped a tie with a run in the bottom of the sixth before the Panthers stormed back.
Trevor Fitzhum drove in two runs with a double and single for St. Mary, Kasey Orshoski scored twice and doubled and Lucas Will singled twice.
Reliever Tanner Roth earned the win.
Peyton Deats (3-1) suffered the loss, with only one of the three runs he allowed in the seventh being earned. The Senecas committed four errors in the game.
Drew Ritzler doubled and singled and Deats doubled for Calvert.
TC wins one, loses one
FREMONT – Columbian was able to shake off a lopsided loss to Defiance and defeat Tinora Saturday in Fremont.
The Bulldogs pounded Columbian 14-1 before the Tornadoes came back to nip the Rams, 4-3.
In the first game, Bulldogs Austin Hancock and Dom Gentile combined to do a number on the Tornadoes. Between them, they had four hits, drove in six runs and had six runs batted in.
Columbian’s bats weren’t able to do much against Defiance starter Derek Turner, who went five innings and allowed an unearned run on a pair of hits. Garrett Bean and Tyler Gillig had the Tornadoes’ only hits, while Gillig scored the club’s only run.
The Tornadoes committed seven errors in the loss.
In the second game, Columbian scored four first inning runs, and starting pitcher Christian Magill made it stand up.
He went six innings, allowing three runs, none of which were earned, on just two hits. He struck out six and walked one.
Aaron Sostaric threw a hitless ninth to seal the win.
Jeff Crawford had an RBI single and scored a run. Mason Mullennex also singled and had an RBI.
The Tornadoes managed four hits, and only one of them – Nate Hoyda’s double – went for extra bases.
Izzy Martinez pitched a complete six innings for the Rams. He struck out eight and walked four in taking the loss.
Gilbert clutch in Raiders’ first win
TOLEDO – Dakota Gilbert knocked in Jacob Aaron with the game-winner in the bottom of the seventh Saturday as Lakota edged Midland Athletic League foe Old Fort 4-3 at Toledo’s Fifth Third Field.
The Raiders (1-7, 1-1 MAL) seemed to have their first win in hand after scoring single runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings, but Old Fort plated all of its runs in the top of the seventh to tie things up.
Gilbert and Aaron each singled twice for Lakota, with Aaron finishing with two runs. Gilbert had a run and RBI, with his fly to center landing safely to bring in the winning run.
Nick Watts fanned 10 to get the win.
Jake Wilson (1-3) suffered the loss.
Brad Heilman singled twice and scored for the Stockaders (1-9, 0-2) and Maison Steyer lined a three-run single.
Chieftains split with Patriots
HAMLER – Hopewell-Loudon split a pair of close slugfests Saturday, beating Patrick Henry 9-8 in the opener before falling 12-11.
Bryan Scherger and Garret Sendelbach led H-L in the first game. Scherger went 3 for 4 with a pair of doubles, two runs and four RBIs, while Sendelbach ended 4 for 5 with three runs and two RBIs.
Tyler Imes (2-1) went the distance to get the win.
The Chieftains took a 4-3 lead with a three-run burst in the top of the third and kept the Patriots at bay from there.
Hopewell-Loudon looked to have control in the second game with a 3-0 lead through the first three innings.
However, Patrick Henry pounded out five runs in the fourth and added a seven spot in the bottom of the fifth – after H-L scored six in the top of the frame – to go up 12-9.
The Chieftains (7-5) crept closer with single runs in the sixth and seventh, but couldn’t overtake the Patriots.
Austin Tooker (0-1) suffered the loss.
Jordan Stewart went 4 for 4 with two RBIs and a double, Depinet scored three times, singled twice and doubled, and Imes had two runs, two RBIs and a double. Scherger and Braden Park each chased in two runs with two RBIs, and Logan Tyree scored twice and singled twice.
Tough day for New Riegel against Black Knights
VAN BUREN – After being shutout 7-0 in Saturday’s first game at Van Buren, New Riegel bounced back nicely in Game 2 taking a 7-3 lead into the sixth inning. But the Black Knights had one more rally left in them, plating five in the sixth for an 8-7 victory.
John Zoeller, Jake Dryfuse and Michael Kirian each had two-hit games in Game 2 with Kirian driving in two runs and Zoeller one. Austin Reinhart also doubled home two and Alex Theis picked up an RBI.
In the opener, New Riegel’s lone run came in the seventh inning when Aaron Acree hit a sac-fly scoring Jared Coleman.