Rams find a way around Seneca East
Prep Baseball Roundup
UPPER SANDUSKY — In a game dominated by pitching Thursday, Upper Sandusky got two hits when it needed them to edge Northern 10 Athletic Conference foe Seneca East 1-0.
Jason Holly went the distance for Upper Sandusky, fanning 17 while scattering two hits and four walks.
Jake Hall’s stats may not have been as flashy for Seneca East, but he kept the Rams in check most of the day by striking out nine while giving up just four walks and three hits.
But two of those three hits came in the bottom of the third, and the Rams (14-2, 10-0 N10) took advantage.
Parker Frombaugh led off the inning with a double, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on Ben Sheaffer’s single.
Each team put runners in scoring position after that — the Tigers had runners at third and second with one out in the fourth — but pitching and defense quashed each rally.
Jordan Wright singled for Upper Sandusky’s other hit, while Ricky Lacy and Carter Lacy each singled for Seneca East (8-7, 6-5).
TC rolls past Ashland
Columbian scored runs in bunches Thursday en route to beating Ashland 12-5.
The Tornadoes snapped a scoreless tie with five runs in the bottom of the second, plated four in the fourth to extend their lead to 9-3 and added three more in the sixth to help Carson Mellott pick up the victory.
Gunther Kissell and Gabe Reyes each doubled for TC, with Kissell adding two runs and a single and Reyes driving in two runs.
Tandon Lemmon added two runs, two singles and an RBI, Mellott helped his own cause with two runs, two RBIs and a single, and Griffin Bunting drove in two runs, singled and scored.
Briley Boes, Caleb Hoyda and Andrew Levans all singled and scored, Jaden Myers singled, Reece Moore scored, Brayden Tucker drove in a run and Tyler Keefe had a single, run and RBI.
Bucks break through in sixth at Ridgedale
MORRAL — Buckeye Central plated four runs in the top of the sixth to take the lead and held off Ridgedale from there Thursday for a 6-5 Northern 10 Athletic Conference win.
Ridgedale scored twice in the bottom of the fifth to push its lead to 5-2 before the Bucks (7-11, 3-7) caught fire.
Buckeye Central loaded the bases with the help of three singles and a fielder’s choice before Brandon Mann’s walk forced in a run.
Brandon Biglin followed with a two-run double and Alex Kanney followed with an RBI fielder’s choice to put the Bucks up by one run.
Kaiden Vaughn reeled off two 1-2-3 innings from there — five ground outs, one line out — to secure the win.
Tommy Phillips added a solo homer and a single for Buckeye Central, Biglin ended 3 for 3 with another double and a run, and Nick Ramey doubled in a run.
Justin Dentinger and Vaughn both singled twice, with Vaughn scoring. Kanney singled, Mann added a single and run, and Matthew Summers and Casey Geissman scored.
Sam Leach and Adam Beard each went 2 for 3 with a double for the Rockets (8-6, 3-6), with Leach adding two runs and Beard getting a run and an RBI.
Clayton Lust, Preston Long and Myles Nutter all singled, Connor Lust scored and Nate Blevins had a run and RBI.
Leach took the loss.
Widmer shines for Warriors
BUCYRUS — Cole Widmer figured big in Mohawk’s win Thursday.
The senior singled in the eventual game-winning run in the third inning, doubled and scored in the fifth and added another double in the seventh as part of a 3-for-4 day, and picked up the win by fanning seven in six innings as the Warriors claimed a 6-2 triumph.
Mohawk (9-2, 6-2 Northern 10 Athletic Conference) scored twice in the second and made it 3-0 in the third when Widmer singled in Trey Combs, who led off the frame by being hit by a pitch.
Wynford (5-11, 4-7) plated both of its runs in the bottom of the third, but the Warriors inched away with two more runs in the fifth.
Widmer belted a two-out double in the fifth and scored on Wyatt Swartz’s double. Jesse Leeth then singled in Swartz.
In the seventh, Tanner Osborn drew a walk, went to third on Widmer’s double and scored on Swartz’s sac fly.
Swartz and Leeth each scored in the second inning on RBI singles by Blake Harper and Landen Snyder.
Snyder, Swartz and Jacob Coldiron each added another single.
The Royals got an RBI single, run and another single from Nate Inbody. Kendall Blair singled twice and scored, Noah Smith singled in a run, and losing pitcher Josh Crall and Zach Harer both singled.
Chieftains break away in sixth
BASCOM — Homers helped Hopewell-Loudon keep it close before timely hits and miscues helped the Chieftains forge ahead Thursday for a 7-4 win against Margaretta.
No. 9 hitter Ethan Watkins smacked a solo homer in the bottom of the third for H-L to tie the game at 1, then scored on Adam Sendelbach’s two-out blast in the fifth to cut Margaretta’s lead to 4-3.
The Chieftains broke free in the sixth.
Travis Milligan led off with a single, went to second on an error and scored on Cody Balliet’s triple.
Bailey Breidenbach singled in Balliet, went to second on a sac bunt and reached third when Ashton Bour got all the way to second on an error in the outfield.
Ethan Oswalt hit into another error to bring in Breidenbach and move Bour to third. Bour then tagged up and scored when Watkins flew out in foul territory in right field.
Balliet, Breidenbach and Watkins each added another single.
Oswalt also earned the win.