TC splits doubleheader with Chargers

PHOTO BY STEVE WILLIAMS Columbian's Cody Craig fields a line shot down the third base line Saturday against Edison in Tiffin.

Riley Sendelbach dominated on the mound for Columbian in Game 1 of a doubleheader with Edison Saturday. He struck out six and gave up just four hits in a complete-game shutout as the Tornadoes blanked the Chargers 2-0. The Chargers got revenge in Game 2 to earn a split, 4-1.

In Game 1, Matt Boes doubled and singled and drove in a run for the Tornadoes, while Braden Brown hit a pair of singles.

Tony Szablewski doubled and singled and drove in a run for the Tornadoes in Game 2, but it was the only run they got.

Donavan Magill took the loss on the hill, allowing three runs on five hits in four innings.

Chieftains score 31

runs in sweep of Old Fort

OLD FORT — Hopewell-Loudon had the bats going Saturday against Old Fort in a doubleheader as the Chieftains outscored the Stockaders 31-9 in a sweep.

H-L won the first game 21-4 and the second 10-5.

In Game 1, the Chieftains scored three runs in each of the first two innings and then tacked on a run in the third and a pair of runs in the sixth to gain a 9-4 advantage.

In the top of the seventh, the Chieftains blew the game wide open with a 12-run inning.

Meanwhile, the Chieftains’ pitching allowed just one Old Fort hit, which came from Jacob Webb with a triple.

Zach Kreais, Jaret Nelson, Bailey Breidenbach and Gage Burns all drove in three runs, while Ethan Oswalt, who got the win on the mound, drove in four runs on two doubles for H-L.

Kreais doubled twice and singled and scored four runs, Nelson singled twice, Breidenbach doubled and Burns laced three singles. Cody Balliet tripled and Brandon Wilt singled and drove in a run and scored three times.

Oswalt went 5 1/3 innings on the hill, allowing three runs (one earned) on a hit. He fanned five and walked two. Webb gave up six runs on three hits as he walked six and struck out a pair in two frames.

In Game 2, Old Fort led 1-0 after the opening inning, but then gave up all 10 runs to H-L in the final four innings of the contest. The Stockaders tallied five errors.

Travis Milligan collected three hits, including a double for the Chieftains, while Nelson hit a pair of singles and drove in a pair of runs and Balliet and Kreais both singled twice and drove in a run. Noah Miller scored a run and drove in two runs.

For Old Fort, Webb recorded four singles and an RBI. Zach Kohlenberg doubled and drove in a run, while David Kupka singled and drove in a run and Ryan Miller had an RBI.

Warriors manage a split with Flyers

NORWALK — Mohawk scored 19 runs Saturday in a doubleheader with Norwalk St. Paul, but managed to just get a split. The Flyers won the first game 13-8, while the Warriors won Game 2 11-7.

In Game 1, Mohawk held a 7-1 advantage through three innings, but a 10-run fourth sent the Flyers to a win.

Mohawk hit a pair of home runs in the first game as Trey Combs hit a dinger and two singles to drive in three runs for the Warriors, while Kedryk Leeth blasted a homer and drove in three runs. Cole Widmer had a pair of singles.

Parker Brown took the loss on the mound, giving up 11 runs (two earned) on three hits in 3 1/3 innings.

The Warriors got even with the Flyers in Game 2 as they scored all 11 runs in the first five innings, including four in the first frame.

Marshall Stull was the starter of the game for the Warriors as he picked up the win on the hill and hit a home run at the plate. He finished with two hits and two RBIs. Cole Widmer also jacked a home run and hit a single, while driving in a pair of runs for the Warriors. Combs doubled and drove in a pair of runs and Jesse Leeth finished with a double, a single and an RBI. Brown singled and drove in a run.

Stull went five innings, allowing five runs on six hits, while striking out three and walking three.

Errors costly for Seneca East

GALION — Seneca East led Galion after three innings in both games of a doubleheader Saturday, but it didn’t win either.

Galion trailed 6-3 after four innings of Game 1 before a 13-run fifth frame ended the game early with a 16-6 run-rule. In Game 2, Galion trailed Seneca East 5-3 after three innings, but then scored 11 runs in the final four innings, including a six-run fourth to get a 14-7 victory.

Seneca East had trouble in the field, committing 14 errors Saturday.

Bo Smith doubled and drove in a run for Seneca East in Game 1, while Tyler Turek and Rickie Lacy both singled and drove in a run.

Jacob Hall started on the mound and went four innings for Seneca East. He gave up six runs on four hits, while striking out seven and walking three. Hunter Martin took the loss in relief as he allowed eight runs (one earned) on three hits in 2/3 of an inning.

Kainon Ruffing and Lacy both had three hits and an RBI for Seneca East in Game 2 and Lacy hit a double. Andrew Daniel tripled and drove in a pair of runs and Smith singled and drove in a run.

Turek went three innings on the mound, giving up six runs on two hits as he struck out five and walked seven in just three innings of work. Lacy suffered the defeat, allowing eight runs (five earned) on seven hits with four walks in 2 1/3 innings.