Wilkinson dominates in OF shutout
Prep Baseball Roundup
OLD FORT — Kaleb Wilkinson was shutting down, and shutting out, Gibsonburg Wednesday.
The Old Fort starting pitcher was brilliant through six innings, allowing just two hits and striking out 11 batters.
All he needed was a little help from his offense. The game was scoreless through 5 1/2 innings.
The Old Fort bats responded in the bottom of the sixth.
Shane Ott doubled to lead off the inning, and was there with one out when Coleman Bigelow connected on a line drive single to right that scored Ott.
Bigelow then stole third and came home on a wild pitch. The Stockaders went to the seventh up 2-0.
That was more than enough for Wilkinson, who proceeded to strike out all three batters he faced to end the game.
It gave him 14 in the game, and a victory.
Wilkinson threw 98 pitches, 68 strikes. He only walked one batter.
Old Fort was held to three hits. Ott had two of them.
Rams roll past Buckeye Central
UPPER SANDUSKY — So far, Upper Sandusky has looked like the team to beat in the Northern 10 Athletic Conference.
And that’s because no team has done it yet.
The Rams N10 dominance continued Wednesday, as Diago Cazares, Jason Holly and Cole Sowers had two hits and two RBIs each, Brandon Giesey had a single and two RBIs, and Brenyn Marquart had three hits, scored two runs and drove in two as Upper Sandusky beat Buckeye Central 13-3.
The Rams improved to 12-2, 8-0 in the N10.
Keaton Cunningham started on the mound for the Rams, and went a complete six innings, allowing three runs and six hits.
None of the runs were earned. Cunningham struck out five and walked two.
For Buckeye Central, Casey Geissman had two of his team’s six hits, scoring twice. Kaiden Vaughn had a single and drove in three runs for the Bucks, while Nick Ramey scored.
Matt Summers started on the mound and took the loss for BC (5-11, 1-7). He threw four innings, allowing 10 runs on 11 hits. Six of the runs were earned. Summers didn’t strike out a batter and walked three.
Tornadoes knock back Sandusky
SANDUSKY — Tandon Lemmon and Brayden Tucker each drove in two runs and scored once, and Gabe Reyes and Gunther Kissell each scored twice Wednesday to fuel Columbian’s 9-1 Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division win against Sandusky.
Lemmon went 3 for 5 with a double for the Tornadoes, Tucker and Kissel both singled twice and Reyes added a single. Tucker also scored.
Carson Mellott, Griffing Bunting and Reece Morton each added a single and run for TC, Trevor Blodgett had a single and RBI, and Jaden Myers drove in a run.
Reyes went the distance for the win.
Warriors avenge N10 loss
BUCYRUS — Mohawk wasted little time on revenge.
Two days after Bucyrus beat the Warriors 5-2 for its first Northern 10 Athletic Conference win of the year, Mohawk battled past the Redmen 8-7.
The nail-biting win came courtesy of a two-run rally in the top of the seventh and Tanner Osborn pitching out of a jam in the bottom of the frame.
Blake Harper provided the big hit in the top of the seventh, singling in Osborn and Wyatt Swartz with two outs for the Warriors (8-2, 6-2 N10).
In the bottom of the inning, Osborn hit leadoff man Noah Parker, who went to second Trevor Ley’s sac bunt. Kael Scott then reached on a dropped third strike and stole second.
But Osborn responded by with a pair of strikeouts to end the game.
Osborn fanned five in 1 2/3 innings of relief to earn the win. Starter Nathan Geary struck out seven.
Harper ended 3 for 4 with four RBIs, Trey Combs singled twice, drove in three runs and scored, Osborn added a single and another run, Landen Snyder scored twice and Jessee Leeth singled and scored.
Parker’s single, run and two RBIs led the Redmen (5-10, 1-6). Nick Middleton and Ley both singled and scored, Lucas Kozinski singled in a run and scored, Ben Seibert and Collin Remmel each scored, and losing pitcher Dylan Goff drove in a run.
Sierra singles FHS past Eagles
FOSTORIA — Alex Sierra’s bases-loaded RBI single in the bottom of the seventh pushed Fostoria past Northern Buckeye Central foe Eastwood 3-2 Wednesday.
Eastwood knotted the game at 2 on a bases-loaded walk in the top of the inning.
In the bottom of the seventh, Fostoria’s Dylan Sheets drew a one-out walk and stole second before Karsen Bemis drew another walk.
Sheets and Bemis then pulled off a double steal, forcing the Eagles to intentionally walk Trey Groves to load the bases, setting up Sierra’s game-winning hit on a 1-2 count.
Sheets got the complete-game win and ended up 3 for 4.
Sierra added another single and a run and Jesus Garcia also scored.
Justin Pickerel suffered the loss for the Eagles.
Isaac Cheery singled twice and scored, Andrew Arnston singled twice, scored and drove in a run, Pickerel and Caleb Peters each singled, and Lake Boos had an RBI.
Blue Jackets battle back
KANSAS — New Riegel rallied twice Wednesday, plating five runs in the top of the fifth and three more in the eighth to trip up Lakota 9-6 in Sandusky Bay Conference River Division play.
Lakota looked on its way to a win, scoring twice in the second, three times in the third and once more in the fourth for a 6-1 lead.
But the Blue Jackets tied the game in the fifth and broke free in the eighth for the victory.
They had help.
Jacob Theis singled in Cole Noftz to put New Riegel up 7-6. Later in the inning, Logan Schalk scored on an error and Eric Theis scored on a wild pitch.
Schalk ended 4 for 4 with three RBIs and two runs, Noftz scored twice and singled twice, Christopher Acree had two singles and an RBI, and Jacob Theis had two runs, a single and RBI.
Eric Theis finished with two runs, Nick Reinhart singled twice and scored and Hayden Hohman knocked in a run.
Jacob Theis got the win in relief.
Colin Hipsher doubled and scored for the Raiders, Kaleb Mahler drove in two runs, singled and scored and Kayden Wasserman singled twice and knocked in a run.
Josh Matz added a single and RBI, losing pitcher Jake Hoffman singled twice, scored and drove in a run, Carter Reinhart scored twice, Cameron Balderson singled and Austin Nuhfer scored and drove in a run.
Eagles jump on SE miscues
NORTH ROBINSON — Colonel Crawford scored five unearned runs in the bottom of the fifth Wednesday to roll past Seneca East 10-4 in Northern 10 Athletic Conference action.
The Eagles (10-4, 7-3 N10) led just 5-3 before Seneca East committed two of its three errors in the game — in consecutive at-bats — to break it open.
Dylan Cooke doubled twice and scored for Colonel Crawford, Carson Feichtner doubled, singled, scored and drove in a run, and winning pitcher Gavin Feichtner had a double, run and RBI.
Kade Hamilton and Daylen Balliet both added two runs, two RBIs and a single, Caleb Lohr scored twice and singled, Trevin Fairchild chased in three runs and singled, and Brock Ritzhaupt had a single and RBI.
Tyler Turek took the loss, fanning eight in 5 2/3 innings for the Tigers (8-5, 6-3).
Ricky Lacy singled twice and scored twice, Turner Bridgford had two singles and an RBI, Hunter Martin chased in two runs and singled, and Jake Hall and Carter Lacy each scored.
Michael, St. Joe handcuff Calvert
FREMONT — Blake Michael struck out eight in six innings Wednesday and Brody Deck singled twice to key Fremont St. Joe’s 3-1 Sandusky Bay Conference River Division win against Calvert.
Ricky Geyer and Isaac Jimenez each singled and scored for the Crimson Streaks, and Deck also scored. Merrick Hirt added an RBI and Garrett Michael had a single and RBI.
Nolan Wuescher took the loss for the Senecas. He also singled twice, and Jacob Kin singled and scored.
Truckers turn aside Redmen
BELLEVUE — Bellevue closed the gap in the bottom of the fourth, but Norwalk had the answer from there Wednesday in a 7-3 Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division win.
The Truckers jumped out 3-0 in the top of the first inning and added two more runs in the fourth before Bellevue scored all of its runs in the bottom of the frame.
But Norwalk countered with two more runs in the fifth and shut down the Redmen from there.
Nolan Flowers struck out eight in 6 1/3 innings to earn the win. He and reliever Thomas Gfell combined to allow just one hit.
Nate Adelman doubled, singled, scored and drove in a run for the Truckers, Eli Obringer had a double and two RBIs, Garret Obringer scored twice and singled, Sam Battles went 3 for 4, Tony Weisenbarger singled and scored, and Luke Weaver and Leighton Battles both scored.
Jacob Montgomery took the loss, with two of the five runs he allowed over four innings being earned.
Keegan Ray had the lone hit for Bellevue, and he scored.
Dalton Hay and Philip Putnam also each scored, with Brad Miller and Hayden Foos each getting an RBI.