Giesey, Holly spark Rams
UPPER SANDUSKY — Brandon Giesey ripped a three-run double to give Upper Sandusky some breathing room and Jason Holly was nearly untouchable on the mound Friday in a 5-0 Division III district quarterfinal win against Wynford.
The Rams next face Oak Harbor in the semifinals Thursday at 2 p.m. at Shelby.
Ben Sheaffer scored the first run for Upper Sandusky in the second inning when Jaxon Passet reached on an error.
It stayed 1-0 until the sixth.
Diago Cazares walked and went to second on a balk, Parker Frombaugh hit a one-out single and made it to second on a throw elsewhere, and Brenyn Marquart drew an intentional walk to load the bases.
Giesey’s double to left unloaded them, and then he scored when Holly put down a bunt and reached on an error.
Holly was then tagged out in a run down between first and second to end the inning.
He fared much better on the mound, fanning 13, walking two and allowing just one hit.
Frombaugh ended 2 for 3 and Sheaffer added a single for the Rams (20-4).
Josh Crall had the lone single for the Royals (8-17).
Kendal Blair took the loss.
Late rally comes up
short for Redmen
FINDLAY — Fostoria did plenty to rally late, and got plenty of help, but Liberty-Benton held on Friday to claim a 7-6 Division III district quarterfinal win.
The Eagles never trailed, plating two in the bottom of the first, adding a run in the fourth and scoring twice in both the fifth and sixth to forge a 7-1 lead.
Fostoria’s first run came in the fifth.
Things got interesting in the top of the seventh.
The Redmen loaded the bases on a single, walk and error before Dylan Sheets grounded into a fielder’s choice to score Devin Mauricio.
Karsen Bemis then doubled in LaMont Fant and sent Sheets to third to make it 7-3.
Sheets and Bemis then scored when Trey Groves and Alex Sierra reached on back-to-back errors before a pop out resulted in the second out.
Jacob Counts reached on the fourth error of the inning — L-B committed six in the game — and Mauricio singled in Groves to make it a one-run game and load the bases.
However, the Eagles escaped with the win on a ground out to first to get Griffin Snyder the victory.
Cole Busch drove in two runs, doubled and singled for L-B, Michael Erdeljac had a single and two RBIs, and Anthony Wolford scored twice, singled and drove in a run. Elliott Veenstra singled and scored, Spencer Wolford had a run, single and RBI, and Race Gorrell, Luke McDonald and Kaden Ebert each scored.
Sierra took the loss for Fostoria.
Bemis and Mauricio each ended with two hits, a run and RBI.
Fant scored twice, Sheets and Groves both had a run, single and RBI, and Sierra had a single and RBI.
Redmen edge Clyde
CLYDE — Bellevue’s Dalton Hay kept Clyde in check with just three hits in a 4-3 win over rival Clyde in a Division II district quarterfinal Friday.
The Redmen scored a single run in the top of the third and then tacked on three more runs in the fourth. Clyde scored a run in the bottom of the fourth and added two in the sixth, but that’s all it could muster.
Hay helped himself at the plate with a single and two RBIs for the Redmen, who now play Vermilion at Sports Force Parks at 6 p.m. Thursday in a district semifinal.
Phillip Putnam singled and drove in a run. Trey Ruhlman, Garrett Vickery and Chase Eisenhauer all singled.
Ryan Lozier doubled, singled and drove in a pair of runs for the Fliers, while Cam Farrar finished with a single and an RBI.
Hay went 5 1/3 innings, allowing two earned runs on three hits with three strikeouts. Vickery pitched the rest of the way recording a punchout. Grant Reese suffered the loss, giving up four runs on six hits in seven innings. He struck out four and walked four.
Senecas out-slug St. Mary
SANDUSKY — Calvert grabbed the lead for good with a seven-run surge in the fourth, then held off Sandusky St. Mary from there Friday to claim a 12-11 Sandusky Bay Conference River Division win.
The Senecas trailed 5-3 after the third inning, but their big push in the top of the fourth put them up 10-5.
St. Mary closed to within 10-7 in the bottom of the frame, but Calvert answered with two runs in the fifth and withstood a four-run burst by the Panthers in the sixth en route to the win.
Nick Seifert picked up the win and scored twice.
Hunter Yeakle scored twice, drove in two runs, doubled and singled.
Nolan Wuescher went 3 for 5 with two runs and two RBIs, Quinten Ronski added two runs, two RBIs and a single, Josh Gase scored twice and singled, Brayden Thomas had a run and RBI and Leo Longo scored.
Vinny Will suffered the loss.
Everett Samstag paced the Panthers with a two-run homer in the second inning, a triple and two more runs.
James McClung went 3 for 3 with two runs and two RBIs, Kyle Pelz drove in three runs, singled twice and scored and Wil Roth singled twice and scored. Anderson Gennari had two runs and a single, Braden Wilson chased in two runs and singled, Steven Hamilton had a single, run and RBI, Gus Roth scored, and Johnathon McClung and Gregory Pudloski both singled.
Warriors knock back Tigers
ATTICA — Three Mohawk players scored twice and Tyler Hayman went 3 for 4 with a pair of RBI singles Friday to key a 6-2 Northern 10 Athletic Conference win against Seneca East.
Tanner Osborn, Bryce Kirian and Landen Snyder each scored twice for the Warriors (16-6, 10-6 N10).
Kirian added a single, Nathan Geary had a single and RBI and Jesse Leeth drove in a run.
Snyder went the distance for the win.
Jake Hall fanned seven in 4 2/3 innings, but took the loss for the Tigers (14-10, 10-6).
Hall and Tyler Turek each went 3 for 4. Rickie Lacy singled twice and scored, Hunter Martin singled twice and drove in a run, Andrew Kalb singled and scored and Carter Lacy had a single and RBI.
TC, Myers corral Willard
Columbian jumped on top early and Jaden Myers handcuffed Willard’s batters Friday in a 10-1 victory.
The Tornadoes scored two runs in each of the first three innings to forge a 6-1 lead.
Willard’s lone run came in the third inning.
Myers struck out nine, walked two and allowed just three hits.
Two of those three hits were doubles off the bat of Caden Flores, who scored for the Crimson Flashes.
Ian Brown also singled.
Andrew Reed took the loss.
Brayden Tucker and Andrew Levans both had a double and RBI for the Tornadoes, with Tucker also scoring.
Gabe Reyes added a double, Tandon Lemmon and Tyler Keefe both scored twice, and Carson Mellott had two singles, two RBIs and a run. Briley Boes backed them with two runs and two singles, Trevor Blodgett had a single and RBI, Griffin Bunting had a run and RBI and Caleb Hoyda singled and scored.