Bucks thump St. Peter’s
NEW WASHINGTON – Grant Loy twirled a one-hitter and Buckeye Central took advantage of six errors in Saturday’s 16-0 romp of Mansfield St. Peter’s in a Division IV sectional semifinal.
Loy (5-1) struck out seven and helped his own cause with two runs, two singles and an RBI for the Bucks (13-13).
Tanner Zaebst added two runs, a double and RBI, Eric Hanes scored twice and Jordan Herrnstein drove in two runs with two singles and scored once.
The Bucks travel Thursday to New Riegel for a 5 p.m. game in the next round.
Watts, Raiders blank Crestview
ASHLAND – Nick Watts fanned nine and tossed a one-hitter Saturday as Lakota opened the Division III sectional with a 2-0 win against Crestview.
Along with the one hit, Watts (5-3) allowed just five walks for the Raiders (9-10).
Lakota advances to Thursday’s second round for a 5 p.m. game at Wynford.
Watts added two singles and a run, Dakota Gilbert singled twice, Jacob Stewart scored, Jordan Jaso singled and K.J. Berkley knocked in a run.
Lakers rally past OF
LAKESIDE – Old Fort got off to a good start in its Division IV sectional semifinal game at Lakeside against Danbury.
The Stockaders pushed across a run in the top of the first and two more in the fourth to take a 3-0 lead to the bottom of the inning.
But the Lakers rallied for three runs to tie things, then scored single runs in the fifth and sixth to move on, winning 5-3.
Old Fort got a solid start from Jake Wilson, but was hindered by four errors. Seth Vargo had two hits and scored a run for Danbury, while Jake Internicola had two hits and an RBI.
Chase Botson picked up the win for the Lakers, striking out two and walking two.
Wilson struck out two and walked six for the Stockaders, who dropped to 5-16.
Kaleb Lance had two hits and two RBIs for Old Fort, with Brandon Tittle also collecting an RBI.
Harper pitches Mohawk to sectional finals
SYCAMORE – Austin Harper gave up hits Saturday. But he rarely paid for them.
Lucas reached Harper for 10 hits, but Harper limited the Cubs to just two runs over a complete seven innings, allowing Mohawk to advance to the sectional finals with a 4-2 victory.
The Warriors will play at Calvert Wednesday for the sectional title.
Harper struck out nine and walked two, and also helped himself at the plate with a single, a run scored and two RBIs. Grant Gucker and Logan Hartsel also drove in a run.
Mohawk scored three runs in the first inning, then added one in the fourth.
The Cubs came up with single runs in the sixth and seventh.
Mohawk improved to 10-11.