Prep baseball: No-hitter highlights L-B sweep of NB

NORTH BALTIMORE — Liberty-Benton’s Caleb Russell tossed a no-hitter, striking out 11 and surrendering one walk in seven innings of work, as the Eagles dispatched North Baltimore 5-0 to sweep the Tigers in a nonleague doubleheader on Saturday.
Russell, Josh Ostrander, Jeff Gierke, Parker Lease and Jared Neiling each singled and Mason Rose drove in a run to boost Russell’s performance on the mound and Liberty-Benton (8-0) took advantage of five North Baltimore errors.
Neiling singled and drove in a run in the first game and Lease added a pair of singles in the 2-1 win.
Zach Stewart, Garrett Boyer and Chase Nichols each recorded a single and Sean Watson tallied an RBI for the Tigers (1-9).

FIRST GAME
Liberty-Benton 101 000 0 — 2 7 0 North Baltimore 000 010 0 — 1 3 3
WP — Harter. LP — B. Boyer. top hitters: (L-B) Lease 2-1B; Neiling 1B, RBI.
SECOND GAME
Liberty-Benton 001 400 0 — 5 5 0 North Baltimore 000 000 0 — 0 0 5
WP — Russell.
records: Liberty-Benton 8-0; North Baltimore 1-9.
GIBSONBURG 20-10
HARDIN NORTHERN 0-0
GIBSONBURG — Gibsonburg pounded out 27 hits in two games and outscored Hardin Northern 30-0 to sweep a nonleague doubleheader from the Polar Bears on Saturday.
Preston Arriaga totaled five singles and three RBIs, Matt Lutzmann added three singles and three RBIs, Brent Hayward singled, doubled and drove in three runs and Sam Kohler tallied a single, a triple and three RBIs for the Golden Bears.
Kyle Lamb singled twice to pace Hardin Northern (0-7).

first game
Hardin Northern 000 00 — 0 3 3 Gibsonburg 942 5x — 20 17 2
WP — Ernsthausen. LP — Spearman. top hitters: (Gib) Kreglow 2-1B, RBI; Kohler 1B, RBI; Hayward 1B, 2B, 3 RBI; Foos 2-1B, 2 RBI; Argelone 2B, 2 RBI; Lutzmann 2-1B, RBI; Ernsthausen 1B, 2 RBI; Arriaga 2-1B, RBI; Neeb 1B, RBI; Hickman 2-1B, 2 RBI.
SECOND GAME
Hardin Northern 000 00 — 0 2 0 Gibsonburg 220 15 — 10 10 0
WP — Arriaga. LP — Deckling. top hitters: (HN) Lamb 2-1B. (Gib) Arriaga 3-1B, 2 RBI; Lutzmann 1B, 2 RBI; Kohler 3B, 2 RBI.
records: Hardin Northern 0-7.
McCOMB 5-10
KALIDA 4-2
KALIDA — Taylor Reardon homered at the plate and allowed three earned runs on four hits in 62/3 innings, while striking out 13 and issuing five walks to propel McComb to a 5-4 victory in game one of a doubleheader against Kalida on Saturday at Holy Name Field.
In game two, McComb’s Andrew Adams picked up the victory as the Panthers (9-1) won 10-2. Adams singled, doubled and drove in two runs, while Dalton Auchmuty had two singes and three RBIs.
Brent Hovest drove in two runs in the first game and Noah Lambert had two hits in game two for the Wildcats (2-8).

first game
McComb 030 200 0 — 5 11 2 Kalida 001 000 3 — 4 5 2
WP — Reardon (2-1). LP — Laudick. top hitters: (McC) Reardon HR, RBI; Glaser 1B, RBI; Grubb 3-1B; LaRue 2-1B, RBI; Clark 2-1B. (Kal) Hovest 1B, 2 RBI; Jeffrey 1B, 2B; Myers 1B, RBI.
second game
McComb 000 352 0 — 10 11 1 Kalida 000 001 1 — 2 5 6
WP — Adams (1-0). LP — Knueve. top hitters: (McC) M. Schroeder 2-1B, RBI; Adams 1B, 2B, 2-RBI; Auchmuty 2-1B, 3-RBI; C. Schroeder 1B, 2-RBI. (Kal) Lambert 2-1B, RBI; Zeller 1B, RBI.
records: McComb 9-1, Kalida 2-8.
VAN BUREN 7-8
NEW RIEGEL 1-7
VAN BUREN — Van Buren’s Jameson Jacobs struck out 14 New Riegel batters in six scoreless innings to pick up the win in Van Buren’s first game of a doubleheader with New Riegel on Saturday.
Ross Adolph had four total hits at the plate, including a double, and picked up the win in the second game. The Black Knights scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth to take an 8-7 and held on to improve to 8-1.
Aaron Reinhart had two hits, including a double, and two RBIs on the day for New Riegel (3-6). Michael Kirian singled twice and drove in two runs for the Blue Jackets in the second game.

first game
New Riegel 000 000 1 — 1 3 3 Van Buren 030 112 x — 7 7 0
WP — Jacobs. LP — Dryfuse (0-3). top hitters: (VB) Jacobs 2-1B, RBI; Adolph 2B, RBI; Sonnenberg 2-1B.
second game
New Riegel 040 030 0 — 7 10 3 Van Buren 300 005 x — 8 8 0
WP — Adolph. LP — Mathias (1-2). top hitters: (NR) Zoeller & Dryfuse 2B, 1B, RBI; Kirian 2-1B, 2 RBI; Reinhart 1B, 2 RBI. (VB) Adolph 3-1B, RBI; Sexton 2-1B, 2 RBI.
records: New Riegel 3-6, Van Buren 8-1.
ALLEN EAST 6-7
PANDORA-GILBOA 4-5
HARROD — Pandora-Gilboa outhit Allen East 14-11, but the Mustangs were more successful in getting runners across home plate as they swept a nonconference doubleheader from the Rockets with 6-4 and 7-5 wins on Saturday.
Tanner Stippich singled twice and drove in two runs and Braden Goodwin added a single and an RBI as Allen East used a five-run third inning to take the opening game.
Alex Osborn recorded a pair of singles and an RBI, while Seth Schmenk and Reed Hovest notched a single and an RBI each for Pandora-Gilboa (4-5).
Stippich added two more singles and an RBI in the nightcap, while Colton Basham singled and drove in two runs for the Mustangs (7-1).
Jared Tousley had a single and a double and Schmenk finished with a pair of singles and an RBI.

FIRST GAME
Pandora-Gilboa 300 001 0 — 4 5 0 Allen East 005 001 x — 6 5 1
WP — Musselman. LP — Osborn (0-1). top hitters: (P-G) Osborn 2-1B, RBI; Schmenk 1B, RBI; Hovest 1B, RBI. (AE) Stippich 2-1B, 2 RBI; Goodwin 1B, RBI.
SECOND GAME
Pandora-Gilboa 120 002 0 — 5 9 3 Allen East 100 303 x — 7 6 2
WP — Clum. LP — Walther (0-1). top hitters: (P-G) Tousley 1B, 2B; Schmenk 2-1B, RBI; Koepplinger 1B, RBI. (AE) Stippich 2-1B, RBI; Shilling 2-1B; Basham 1B, 2 RBI; Neely 1B, RBI.
records: Pandora-Gilboa 4-5; Allen East 9-1.

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