Redmen hold off Bearcats
FOSTORIA — Fostoria got off to a great start with three runs in the bottom of the first inning and scored all seven of its runs in the first five innings for a 7-0 advantage over Spencerville in a Division III district first-round matchup Wednesday.
However, the Bearcats plated three runs in the sixth and made things interesting with a pair of runs in the seventh, but the Redmen won 7-5.
Fostoria travels to state-ranked Liberty-Benton Friday at 5 p.m. in a district quarterfinal.
Winning pitcher Dylan Sheets doubled, singled and drove in a run for the Redmen, and Trey Groves and Devin Mauricio both singled twice and drove in a run. Jesus Garcia singled and drove in a run.
Kale Lee lined three singles for the Bearcats.
Sheets went all seven innings, allowing five runs on eight hits, while fanning six and not allowing a walk. Zach Ringwald took the loss, giving up seven runs on 11 hits. He struck out six and didn’t allow a walk in six frames.
Bulldogs edge TC
CELINA — In a game that featured just five hits, it was Celina that pushed across a run in a 1-0 Division II district opener against Columbian.
The Bulldogs plated the one run in the fourth inning.
TC’s two hits came from Caleb Hoyda and Tyler Keefe.
Gabe Reyes was the losing pitcher, allowing the earned run on three hits in six innings on the mound. Reyes struck out three and walked six.
Blue Jackets blow by Senecas
New Riegel jumped all over Calvert with two runs in each of the first three innings Wednesday en route to an 11-5 Sandusky Bay Conference River Division victory.
The Blue Jackets compiled 17 hits, including eight extra-base hits.
Darek Feindel doubled, singled twice and drove in a pair of runs for New Riegel. Jacob Theis doubled, singled twice and drove in a run, Eric Theis tripled, doubled and drove in a pair of runs, Nick Reinhart recorded a pair of doubles and an RBI, Christopher Acree lined two singles and drove in a run and Logan Schalk doubled and singled. Cole Noftz doubled and drove in a run and Hayden Hohman finished with a single and an RBI.
Nick Seifert led Calvert with a double, single and RBI. Nolan Wuescher added a single and three RBIs, while Jacob Kin singled and drove in a run.
Acree got the win on the hill, giving up four runs (one earned) on four hits in 4 2/3 innings of work. He walked four. Max Paul suffered the defeat, allowing six runs on 10 hits in three frames.
Fliers advance to face BG
GENOA — It was clear Clyde knows Sandusky well. In the teams’ third matchup of the season — this time in a Division II district semifinal at Genoa — Clyde ran away with the contest 16-0.
The Fliers tallied 14 hits, which combined with five Sandusky errors buried the Blue Streaks.
Chase Arndt and winning pitcher Hunter Schwochow each had two hits, including a double for both. Kylie Cantu, Julia Munoz and Grace Knehr each had two hits. Kendall Bailey and Murissa Drown both lined doubles.
Schwochow went five innings with five strikeouts and a single walk, while scattering a pair of hits.
The Fliers face Bowling Green in the district final at noon Saturday.
Chapman shuts down Truckers
Despite a run in the top of the first inning, Columbian’s Abby Chapman was dealing in the pitching circle in a 2-1 Sandusky Bay Conference Lake Division victory.
Chapman went all seven innings, giving up the one run on three hits with seven strikeouts and a pair of walks.
Addi Morlock hammered a home run for the Tornadoes, while Carly Schafer lined a pair of singles and Ava Sarka drove in a run.