BC takes big lead, then holds on

CRESTLINE – Buckeye Central scored five runs in the second inning, added four in the fourth, and then held on for a 10-8 win over Crestline.

Tanner Zaebst led the Bucks (10-13) on offense with two hits, two runs scored and an RBI. Austin Lutz singled and had two RBIs, while Grant Loy scored two runs and had two hits.

Loy picked up the win on the mound, going 4 2/3 innings while striking out 10 and allowing six runs, three earned. Seth Parsons finished the game with 2 1/3 innings, allowing two runs, none earned.

Austin Norwood took the loss for the Bulldogs.

NR’s offense erupts

FOSTORIA – One can’t help but wonder if getting no-hit Monday really annoyed New Riegel.

The Blue Jackets certainly played like it.

New Riegel erupted for 24 hits and won big in a slugfest with St. Wendelin, 26-11. The biggest culprit in this offensive onslaught was Michael Kirian, who doubled, tripled and drove in six runs. Jake Dryfuse also had a big game, with five hits – including two doubles – and four RBIs. Fred Clark, Aaron Reinhart and Alex Theis picked up two RBIs each.

Austin Mathias picked up the win on the mound.

The Blue Jackets improved to 9-8, 3-3 in the MAL.

St. Wendelin was paced by Brad Buhrow, who had a double and a triple and three RBIs. Brody Whetsel added three hits and two RBIs, while Devin Frankart scored and drove in two runs.

Columbian shut out by Sandusky’s Herriott

SANDUSKY – Columbian got a magnificent start from Aaron Sostaric on Tuesday in Sandusky.

Trouble was, Sandusky’s Joey Herriott was just a tad better.

The Blue Streaks pushed across the game’s only run – an unearned run – in the fifth inning, and that was enough to nip the Tornadoes, 1-0.

TC got singles from Christian Magill and Jack Burkes.

Sostaric took a tough-luck loss, allowing just four hits and striking out nine over a complete six innings.

It was Columbian’s second one-run Northern Ohio League loss in as many days. It sits at 10-8, 6-2 in the NOL.

Mohawk exterminates Gophers

RIDGEWAY – Not since Bill Murray in the movie Caddyshack has someone made things so rough on a group of Gophers.

Mohawk’s Jacob Jeffrey went a full five innings, striking out seven and only allowing a pair of base hits in a 12-0 blanking of Ridgemont on Tuesday.

Jeffrey helped supply the offensive punch with a two-run single in an 8-run third inning in which Mohawk seized control.

Derrick Sowers, Austin Harper, Devon Fredritz, Grant Gucker and David Dietrich added RBIs for the Warriors (7-11). Sowers, Harper, Gucker and Austin Shock had two-hit days.

No. 1 Tigers flex their muscle

CAREY – A lot of people think very highly of the Seneca East baseball team. The latest coaches poll, as well as statewide baseball services, have the Tigers sitting atop the Division IV rankings.

Seneca East’s play on the field is certainly backing up the accolades.

The Tigers built up an 8-0 lead after two innings over Carey, and cruised to a 10-1 win.

Nate Snavely drove in three runs on the day with Ethan Caudill and Mason McWilliams each tallying two hits and two RBIs. McWilliams had a double included in his totals.

Ben Cramer also doubled and drove home a run. He also was the winning pitcher, throwing six innings, scattering seven hits and striking out five.

Carson Pipher added an RBI for Seneca East (18-1, 7-0).

For Carey (4-11, 2-5) Steve Yonts drove in Matt Holsinger for the team’s only run.

Hole too deep for Redmen

FOSTORIA – When Rossford took the field in the bottom of the third inning, the team found itself already holding a 10-1 lead. Fostoria though spent the rest of the afternoon battling back, but the hole was too deep, and the Bulldogs clawed out a 13-9 win.

Chris Hampton had a three-hit day for the Redmen including a double. Rob Crotty tripled and singled and Kaleb Bemis had a pair of base hits as Fostoria fell to 12-7, 3-4 Northern Buckeye Conference.

Four players had multi-hit games to power the Rossford attack.