6-run first inning fuels Columbian

PHOTO BY JONATHON BIRD Columbian pitcher Gabe Reyes checks the Bucyrus runner as Briley Boes holds him at first base Saturday in Tiffin. The Tornadoes won, 8-2.

Columbian was ready to go Saturday against Bucyrus, scoring all eight of its runs in the first two innings en route to an 8-2 non-league win.

Bucyrus out-hit TC 7-5, but the Tornadoes made the most of their hits.

Griffin Bunting and Tandon Lemmon both singled and drove in a pair of runs for the Tornadoes, while Carson Mellott doubled and scored two runs. Aiden Nitecki and Gabe Reyes both singled.

Reyes got the win on the mound, going five innings and not allowing a run on five hits. He struck out five and didn’t issue a walk.

Mellott came in to pitch two frames of relief, allowing two runs on two hits, while striking out three and walking five.

Fast start lifts Genoa

GENOA — The game only featured five total hits, but it was Genoa that made the most of its two with a 4-2 Northern Buckeye Conference victory over Fostoria Saturday.

Devin Mauricio doubled and singled for the Redmen in the loss, while Alex Sierra had the other hit.

Genoa scored two runs in each of the first two innings to build a lead, while Fostoria managed just single runs in the third and fifth frames.

Dylan Sheets took the loss for FHS. He went six innings, giving up four runs (two earned), while fanning one and walking seven.

Hall fans 16 in SE win

ATTICA — Seneca East pitcher Jake Hall was one out away from a no-hitter Saturday against Carey, but Carey’s Alex Mann’s singled in the seventh.

However, Hall struck out 16 and walked just three in a complete-game win as Seneca East took care of Carey 5-1 in Northern 10 Athletic Conference action.

Hall also doubled, singled twice and drove in a run for the Tigers (13-9, 10-5 N10). Rickie Lacy added a pair of singles and an RBI and Carter Lacy ended with a single and an RBI. Chase Foos drove in a pair of runs.

Reece Mullholand drove in a run for the Blue Devils (7-14, 4-11). Ian Yeater suffered the loss on the bump, allowing three runs (one earned) on five hits in three innings of work.