LIMA — Findlay scored nine runs in the first two innings and rode the strong pitching of senior right-hander Jackson Geyer to a 13-0 win over Lima Senior on Wednesday in the Three Rivers Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
Findlay didn’t tear the cover off the ball in the first inning. But four walks, a hit batsman, a couple of throwing errors and Wes Breitigam’s RBI single staked the Trojans to a quick 5-0 lead.
Grant Akin had two hits, Breitigam and Sam McGhee had RBI singles and Michael Roche drove in two runs as Findlay (1-2, 1-0) earned its first win of the season.
Geyer went four innings, allowing just two hits, no runs and striking out three. Findlay also backed Geyer with errorelss defense.
Lima Senior fell to 1-3 with the loss.
Findlay 541 12 — 13 10 0 Lima Senior 000 00 — 0 3 3
WP — Geyer (1-0). LP — Burkholder. top hitters: (Fin) Akin 2-1B; Roche 2 RBI; Breitigam 1B, RBI; McGhee 1B, RBI.
records: Findlay 1-2 overall, 1-0 Three Rivers Athletic Conference; Lima Senior 1-3, 0-1 TRAC.
FINDLAY JV 17, LIMA SENIOR 0
Lima Senior 000 00 — 0 1 6 Findlay 690 2x — 17 10 1
WP — Barger (1-0). LP — Rodenberger. top hitters: *(Fin) Berry 2B, 2 RBI; Barger 2B, RBI.
records: Findlay 2-1.
ST. WENDELIN 5
CAREY — Satchel Strahm and Jonathan Racheter rapped four hits each and winning pitcher Matt Holsinger helped his own cause with two doubles and three RBI as Carey run-ruled Fostoria St. Wendelin 15-5 on Wednesday in Midland Athletic League baseball action.
The teams were tied 5-5 after three innings, but Carey (3-2, 1-0 MAL) capped its MAL opener with seven runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Strahm (2 RBI) and Racheter (3 RBI) had a double and three singles each, while Brandon Zechman (3B, 2B) and Noah McCartney (2B, 1B) both had two.
Holsinger allowed four hits and struck out seven in five innings work.
Zac Dixon led St. Wendelin with a three-run first-inning double.
St. Wendelin 401 000 — 5 4 4 Carey 401 217 x — 15 17 3
WP — Holsinger. LP — Smith. top hitters: (FSW) Dixon 2B, 3 RBI. (Car) Strahm 2B, 3-1B, 2 RBI; Holsinger 2-2B, 3 RBI; Racheter 4-1B, 3 RBI; Zechman 3B, 2B, 2 RBI; McCartney 2B, 1B.
records: Fostoria St. Wendelin 0-5 overall, 0-1 Midland Athletic League; Carey 3-2, 1-0 MAL.
NEW RIEGEL 0
NEW RIEGEL — Garret Sendelbach pitched seven scoreless innings, allowed just two hits and struck out nine in leading Hopewell-Loudon over New Riegel 3-0 in a Midland Athletic League baseball game Wednesday.
Hopewell-Loudon (4-1, 1-0 MAL) scored a run in the second, fifth and seventh innings on four total hits.
Michael Kirian allowed two earned runs on two hits in five innings for New Riegel (1-4, 0-1 MAL), which had four errors.
Hopewell-Loudon 010 010 1 — 3 4 1 New Riegel 000 000 0 — 0 2 4
WP — Sendelbach. LP — Kirian (1-1). top hitters: (H-L) Sendelbach 1B, RBI.
records: Hopewell-Loudon 4-1, 1-0 MAL; New Riegel 1-4, 0-1 MAL.
UPPER SANDUSKY 7
SHELBY — Upper Sandusky scored four runs in the top of the sixth and survived a four-run rally by Shelby in the bottom of the seventh to knock off the Whippets 7-6 in a nonconference baseball game on Wednesday.
Cameron Binau homered and leadoff hitter Ross Dible banged out a pair of singles driving in four runs to help the Rams improve to 3-2.
Upper Sandusky 003 004 0 — 7 10 0
Shelby 101 000 4 — 6 12 0
WP — Plott. LP — Strine. top hitters: (US) Dible 2-1B, 3 RBI; Binau HR, RBI; Garza 2-1B, RBI. (Shel) Payne 2-1B; Thornsberry 3-1B, 2 RBI; Grisscup 2-1B; Sayre 2-1B.
records: Upper Sandusky 3-2.
BUCYRUS — Riverdale picked up its first baseball win of the season with the help of three runs in both the sixth and seventh innings in a 7-2 North Central Conference victory at Bucyrus on Wednesday.
Grant Loveridge allowed two runs (one earned) in seven innings pitched to get the win for Riverdale (1-3, 1-0 NCC). He gave up six hits, struck out five and walked four.
Paul Frey had half of the Falcons’ hits, two singles, and Seth Knoll had a single and three RBIs.
Bucyrus (2-3, 0-1 NCC) walked 14 Riverdale batters.
Riverdale 100 003 3 — 7 4 0 Bucyrus 003 000 0 — 2 6 1
WP — Loveridge. LP — Mutchler. top hitters: (Riv) Frey 2-1B; Knoll 1B, 3-RBI. (Buc) Korner 1B, RBI.
records: Riverdale 1-3, 1-0 NCC; Bucyrus 2-3, 0-1 NCC.
NORTH BALTIMORE 8
NORTH BALTIMORE — Jacob Firsdon drove in three with a double in a seven-run fourth inning Wednesday as unbeaten Elmwood topped North Baltimore 10-8 in a nonleague baseball game.
Dylan Hall hit two singles and drove in a pair of runs for Elmwood, while Jake Wise tallied three singles and a double, Nolan Kerr notched two doubles and a single and Nick Gillett doubled and singled.
Brandon Pennington (1-0) pitched 3-plus relief innings to gain the win, allowing two runs on four hits while striking out four and walking four.
Levi Newcomer homered, doubled and singled for the Tigers.
Elmwood 001 710 1 — 10 16 2 North Baltimore 241 010 0 — 8 9 1
WP — Pennington (1-0). LP — Watson. top hitters: (Elm) Wise 3-1B, 2B; Kerr 2-1B, 1B; Gillett 2B, 1B; Firsdon 2B, 1B, 3 RBI; Hall 2-1B, 2 RBI. (NB) Newcomer HR, 2B, 1B; Stewart 2-1B.
records: Elmwood 4-0, North Baltimore 1-3.
MILLER CITY 8
OTTOVILLE — A five-run first inning gave Ottoville a lead they never relinquished as the Big Green scored a 10-8 nonconference baseball win over Miller City on Wednesday.
Alex Horstman doubled and singled driving in three runs and Kyle Bendele added a double, single and four RBIs to lead the way for Ottoville (1-3).
Jared Fuka had a pair of singles and Jacob Schimmoeller doubled and drove in four runs for Miller City (2-2).
Ottoville 501 031 0 — 10 10 2
Miller City 001 142 0 — 8 5 1
WP — Horstman. LP — Drummelsmith. top hitters: (Otto) Schimmoeller 2-1B; Horstman 2B, 1B, 3 RBI; Bendele 2B, 1B 4 RBI; Vanoss 2B, RBI. (MC) Schimmoeller 2B, 4 RBI; Berner 2B; Fuka 2-1B.
records: Ottoville 1-3, Miller City 2-2.
BOWLING GREEN 11
BOWLING GREEN — Bowling Green scored eight unanswered runs after the third inning to top Fostoria 11-4 in a nonconference baseball game Wednesday at Carter Park.
The Redmen (3-2) led 4-3 after three innings but failed to score in the final four.
Clark Mayberry tallied a pair of singles at the plate as the Bobcats totaled seven hits and drew nine walks.
Hunter Abell doubled and singled, while Alex Souders had two singles as the Redmen finished with seven hits.
Fostoria 022 000 0 — 4 7 5 Bowling Green 210 224 x — 11 7 3
WP– Taylor. LP — Bemis. top hitters: (Fos) Abell 2B, 1B; Souders 2-1B. (BG) Mayberry 2-1B.
records: Fostoria 3-2.
LIMA BATH 3
BLUFFTON — Eric Heffner had a three singles and Luke Nieble added a pair of singles and an RBI to lift Lima Bath to a 3-2 nonconference baseball win over Bluffton on Wednesday.
Chris McClain and Drake Luginbuhl both led the Pirates with a double, single and an RBI. Teammate Austin Bricker added a double.
Lima Bath 000 111 0 — 3 6 1 Bluffton 002 000 0 — 2 6 1
WP — Wels. LP — Kuhlman. top hitters: (LB) Heffner 3-1B; Nieble 2-1B, RBI. (Blu) McClain 2B, 1B, RBI; Luginbuhl 2B, 1B, RBI; Bricker 2B.
records: Lima Bath 5-0, Bluffton 3-3.