Prep Baseball Roundup
Sostaric, Hoyda lift Columbian to first win
On the strength of Aaron Sostaric’s arm and Nate Hoyda’s bat, Columbian picked up its first win of the season, a 2-0 decision over Perkins.
Sostaric shut down the Pirates, throwing a complete-game one-hit shutout, striking out five in the process. Sostaric also singled at the plate and Russ Yeast added a double, but Hoyda did the damage, picking up a base hit and driving in both runs.
Pitching ruled the afternoon until the fourth inning. Jeffrey Crawford drew a leadoff walk for TC. He stole second and third, then came home on Hoyda’s single for the game’s first run.
TC (1-1) tacked on an insurance run in the sixth when Yeast scored on a Hoyda sac fly. Insurance turned out to be unnecessary for Sostaric. After giving up a leadoff walk, he retired the next three to close out the game.
Kirian handcuffs Bucks
NEW WASHINGTON – Michael Kirian fanned 10 as part of one-hitter and Austin Mathias shined at the plate Wednesday as New Riegel thumped Buckeye Central, 10-0.
Kirian allowed just two baserunners, with Tanner Zaebst singling and Jordan Herrnstein drawing a walk.
The Blue Jackets had no trouble reaching base.
Mathias went 4 for 4 with a double, three runs and four RBIs, and Kirian went 2 for 3 with two runs and an RBI.
Aaron Acree added a 3-for-4 day with run and RBI, Aaron Reinhart scored, doubled and singled, and John Zoeller had a single, run and RBI.
Seth Parsons took the loss for the Bucks.
Arcadia, errors trip OF
ARCADIA – Garrett Enders allowed just three hits and Old Fort committed seven errors Wednesday in a 7-0 loss to Arcadia.
Enders struck out eight and walked only one for the Redskins. He also singled.
Sawyer Kieffer added two singles and three runs, Dylan Conine doubled and scored and Tristan Love scored twice.
Brad Heilman (0-1) suffered the loss for the Stockaders (1-2). He fanned nine, but walked six.
Brandon Tittle, Jake Wilson and Marc Harris each singled.
Calvert consistent in win over St. Paul
Consistent hitting rallied Calvert back from a 2-0 deficit to defeat Norwalk St. Paul, 7-2.
St. Paul drew first blood with two runs in the top of the first inning.
The Senecas answered in the second with a run to close the advantage to 2-1.
From there the Senecas never let up, plating four more runs over three innings.
Matt Iannantuono led the Calvert charge with two hits, two runs and one RBI. Jacob Vera, Austin Perry, and Drew Ritzler each added a run with an RBI. Marcus King added a run with two RBIs while Peyton Deats brought one run in.
“We had timely hitting; we hit the ball extremely well tonight, but some of them just didn’t fall. And we had great pitching by Drew Ritzler,” coach Dustin Ritchie said.
Ritzler picked up the win, scattering three hits and one run over four innings with four strikeouts.
Strahm, Zechman fuel Carey
MOUNT BLANCHARD – Satchel Strahm turned in a solid effort on the mound and No. 9 hitter Brandon Zechman scored twice and doubled Wednesday as Carey doubled up Riverdale, 6-3.
The Blue Devils (2-1) never trailed, scoring three runs over the first two innings and adding two more in the fifth.
Zechman then led off the top of the sixth with his double and scored on Matt Holsinger’s double.
The Falcons (0-2) rallied for three unearned runs in the bottom of the sixth, but could get no closer off Strahm (1-1). Strahm went the distance, scattering six hits and walking none. He also singled and scored.
Losing pitcher Paul Frey (0-1) figured in all of Riverdale’s runs, doubling in a pair and scoring.
Tyson Miller singled and scored.
Cramer, SE ground Rockets
ATTICA – Ben Cramer’s pitching helped keep Ridgedale in check and two teammates each scored twice Wednesday as Seneca East cruised to an 8-0 win.
Cramer (1-0) scattered six hits and a walk while striking out five in a complete-game effort. He also singled and scored.
Alex Scheiber helped with two runs and a single, and Ethan Caudill scored twice for the Tigers (3-0).
Nate Snavely added a single, run and RBI and Jack Daniel singled and knocked in a run.
Quintin Bailes and Andy Meddings each singled twice for the Rockets (1-1). Alex Eldred doubled.
Losing pitcher Monroe Britton (0-1) also singled.
P-G pounds Mohawks
FOSTORIA – Pandora-Gilboa pounded out five runs in the top of the second inning to take the lead and rolled from there Wednesday in a 21-2 win over St. Wendelin.
The Rockets scored once in the top of the first inning, but St. Wendelin’s Cyle Smith drove in Brad Buhrow and Luke Volkmer to put the Mohawks (0-2) up 2-1.
It was all Pandora-Gilboa from there.
After the five-run second inning, the Rockets plated one in the third before erupting for nine in the fourth and five in the fifth.
Winning pitcher Jacob Basinger scored three runs and singled three times for Pandora-Gilboa. Reed Hovest added two runs, a triple and single and Alex Osborn had two runs, two singles and a double.
Brian Schneck and Zach George both added two runs and two singles, Dustin Rieman scored three times and singled, and T.J. Koepplinger scored twice and singled.
Dalton Murray (0-1) took the loss for the Mohawks.
Buhrow, Brady Rutter, Smith and Justin Myers all singled for St. Wendelin.
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Hamon drives in four runs, Harding tops Tornadoes
It was a big day for Marion Harding’s Roger Hamon.
The Presidents’ No. 5 hitter drove in four runs Tuesday, as Marion Harding handed Columbian a season-opening 9-4 loss.
Wes Gherman added to the fireworks, driving in a pair of runs and tripling to help Harding hold off a late Tornadoes’ rally.
Russ Yeast and Nathaniel Gilmer each drove in a run for the Tornadoes in the loss.
Harding’s Ty Endsley picked up the win. He pitched 5 2/3 innings and allowed four runs on just one hit. Only two of the runs were earned. He struck out 11 and walked six. Hamon finished the game with an inning and a third of scoreless relief.
Jack Burkes started on the mound for Columbian, but lasted just two innings, giving up five runs on four hits.
None of the runs were earned.
Jeffrey Crawford threw 1 2/3 scoreless innings for TC.
Oak Harbor holds down the Fort
OAK HARBOR – Oak Harbor sent Old Fort home early Tuesday evening in a dominating 15-2 victory after five innings. The Rockets lived up to their name, blasting off to a 9-1 lead after just two innings. The Stockaders got one back in the third, but the Rockets plated six more in the fourth inning to seal the game.
Brad Heilman and Marc Harris each had singles, while Harris and Brandon Tittle each collected an RBI for the Stockaders. Heilman and Tittle accounted for Old Fort’s two runs.
Oak Harbor’s Andy Rathburn picked up a double, while Rathburn, Michael Osbourne, Logan Winke, Ben Genzman, Garrett Harvey and David Tooman all recorded singles.
New Riegel gets Rammed
UPPER SANDUSKY – Upper Sandusky picked up four runs in the first inning on its way to a 12-2 home-opener win against New Riegel. Holding a 5-2 lead, the Rams blew the game wide open finding six runs in the fifth inning. Upper Sandusky’s Cody Gabriel had two singles and a double, Alex Kenner had one single and a double, Carson Mittermaier had two singles, while Ross Dible, Sam Plott, Cameron Binau and Andre Myers all singled.
Aaron Reinhart had two singles, and Jake Dryfuse picked up two singles and a double while Austin Mathias singled for New Riegel.
Mittermaier picked up the win allowing two runs while striking out four batters over five innings. Mathias took the loss allowing five runs while striking out four batters in four innings.
Caudill, offensive outburst carry SE
ATTICA – In Monday’s season opener, Seneca East showed it had pitching.
Tuesday against Crestline, the Tigers showed they were capable of a little offense, too.
Using a steady offensive assault, Seneca East scored two runs in the third, then scored three runs each in the final four innings to devour the Bulldogs, 14-2.
The Tigers, who got a no-hitter from Mason McWilliams in a 1-0 win over Buckeye Central Monday, went off for 16 hits.
Braden Nagel doubled, scored three times and drove in three runs for the Tigers. Joe Roth had a four-hit day, driving in two runs, while Carson Pipher also drove in a pair. Nate Snavely added three hits and two runs scored.
Ethan Caudill doubled, scored three times and drove in a run, but his biggest contribution came on the mound, where he struck out 14 and allowed one run on just four hits.
The Tigers improved to 2-0, while the game was Crestline’s season opener.
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H-L rallies in seventh
BASCOM – Hopewell-Loudon pushed across the game-winner in the bottom of the seventh Monday for a 4-3 season-opening victory against Norwalk St. Paul.
The Flyers scored all three of their runs in the first inning, but H-L plated two in the fourth and one in the fifth to tie the game.
Tyler Imes picked up the win for the Chieftains.
Jordan Stewart, Ryan Depinet, Austin Tooker and Ryan Steinmetz each singled for H-L.
Holsinger leads the way for Carey
NORTH ROBINSON – Matt Holsinger doubled in a run to get Carey going early and fanned seven in a complete-game effort Monday as the Blue Devils doubled up Colonel Crawford 4-2.
Holsinger’s run-scoring double came in a four-run first inning for the Blue Devils. He also scored.
Satchel Strahm, Brady Mullholand and Dylan Musgrave each added a single and run for Carey, and Jonathon Racheter and Cody Ferguson both had a single and RBI. Marcus O’Flaherty singled.
Holsinger scattered three hits, three walks and one earned run.
The Eagles scored single runs in the second and fourth innings.
Mohawk strikes early, often against Monroeville
SYCAMORE- Derrick Sowers and Austin Harper scored three runs each as Mohawk made an emphatic statement on opening day, defeating Monroeville, 10-0.
The Warriors came out of the gate with five runs in the first inning. Mohawk batted around in the inning, with Harper, Sowers, Austin Shock, Logan Hartsel and Devon Fredritz all crossing the plate. Fredritz, Luke Gillig and Jacob McMillion drove home the runs.
Mohawk scored two more in the fourth and three in the fifth to end the game.
Shock was awarded the win with four innings pitched with five strikeouts and two hits.