MILLER CITY — Trailing 4-3, Liberty-Benton scored six runs in the top of the fifth inning and remained undefeated with a 9-4 win over Miller City in a nonconference baseball game on Thursday.
John Dager picked up the win in relief for the Eagles (12-0), allowing no runs on one hit while striking out two in 31/3 innings. He also singled twice, along with teammates Jared Neiling and Wyatt Young. Caleb Russell started the game and allowed four earned runs on three hits in 32/3 innings.
Jackson Lammers (2-1) allowed nine runs (five earned) on six hits in 42/3 innings pitched for Miller City (8-3), which had three errors.
Liberty-Benton 000 360 0 — 9 8 0
Miller City 100 300 0 — 4 4 3
WP — Dager. LP — Lammers (2-1). top hitters: (L-B) Neiling, Young & Dager 2-1B.
records: Liberty-Benton 12-0, Miller City 8-3.
UPPER SANDUSKY 16
TIFFIN COLUMBIAN 1
UPPER SANDUSKY — Carson Mittermaier homered, singled twice and drove in six runs as Upper Sandusky used an 11-run fourth inning to pull away from Tiffin Columbian and record a 16-1 nonconference victory on Thursday.
Alex Kenner allowed three hits and one unearned run to get the win on the mound.
Kolin Johnson doubled, singled and drove in two runs, Ross Dible and Sam Plott each recorded a single and two RBIs, while Kenner, Andre Myers and Cameron Binau each notched a single and an RBI for the Rams (8-5).
Mason Mullennex had a single and a double for Columbian.
Tiffin Columbian 000 10 — 1 3 0
Upper Sandusky 140 (11)x — 16 13 2
WP — Kenner. LP — Magill. top hitters: (TC) Mullennex 1B, 2B. (US) Dible 1B, 2 RBI; Plott 1B, 2 RBI; Gabriel 2-1B; Mittermaier HR, 2-1B, 6 RBI; Kenner 1B, RBI; Myers 1B, RBI; Binau 1B, RBI; Johnson 1B, 2B, 2 RBI.
records: Upper Sandusky 8-5.
ST. WENDELIN 0
FOSTORIA — Riverdale only had six hits, but the Falcons took advantage of eight Fostoria St. Wendelin errors to knock off the Mohawks 13-0 in six innings in a nonconference game.
Grant Loveridge singled twice to lead Riverdale (5-8). Paul Frey and Tristan Davis singled and drove in a run as well. Trey Miller picked up the win, allowing five hits in five innings while striking out six and walking one.
Brady Rutter hit two singles for Fostoria St. Wendelin (2-10).
Riverdale 002 209 — 13 6 2
Fostoria St. Wendelin 000 000 — 0 5 8
WP — Miller. LP — Murray. top hitters: (Riv) Loveridge 2-1B; Frey & Davis 1B, RBI. (FSW) Rutter 2-1B.
records: Riverdale 5-8, Fostoria St. Wendelin 2-10.
ARLINGTON — Tyler Starr doubled and drove home three runs Thursday to lead Arlington past Mohawk 8-4 in a nonconference baseball game.
Kyle McDowell and Nick Affholder each had three hits for the Red Devils (10-3). Jordan Freed had two hits and an RBI, and improved to 3-1 on the mound.
Jacob Jeffery hit a home run for Mohawk (5-5).
Mohawk 110 110 0 — 4 7 1
Arlington 200 231 x — 8 11 2
WP — Freed (3-1). LP — Jeffery. top hitters: (Moh) Harper 1B, 2B, RBI; Fredritz 2B; Jeffery HR, RBI; Smith 2B. (Arl) Affholder 2-1B, 2B; Freed 2-1B, RBI; McDowell 3-1B, RBI; Rice 2B, RBI; Starr 2B, 3-RBI.
records: Mohawk 5-5, Arlington 10-3.
PANDORA — Pandora-Gilboa scored all nine of its runs after the second inning, including two in the bottom of the sixth, to come away with a 9-7 win over Continental in a Putnam County League game.
Dustin Rieman, T.J. Koepplinger and Alex Osborn each doubled for Pandora-Gilboa (7-6 overall, 2-2 PCL), which also scored five runs in the fourth to tie the game at six. Seth Schmenk added a single and two RBIs for the Rockets.
Terry Dockery III doubled, singled and scored three runs for Continental. Tyler Rue singled and drove in two runs as the Pirates fell to 1-7 and 0-4.
Continental 330 001 0 — 7 6 2
Pandora-Gilboa 001 512 x — 9 6 4
WP — Schneck (2-2). LP — Thomas. top hitters: (Cont) Dockery III 2B, 1B; Rue 1B, 2 RBI; Prowant & P. Thomas 1B, RBI. (P-G) Rieman 2B, 2 RBI; Schmenk 1B, 2 RBI; Koepplinger & Osborn 2B.
records: Continental 1-7 overall, 0-4 Putnam County League; Pandora-Gilboa 7-6, 2-2.
NORTH BALTIMORE 10
HARDIN NORTHERN 2
NORTH BALTIMORE — Andrew Hollinger allowed one earned run on four hits, while striking out five and surrendering three walks to pick up the victory in North Baltimore’s 10-2 nonleague win against Hardin Northern.
Jacob Frost singled twice, doubled and drove in two runs, Zach Stewart added three singles and two RBIs and Brock Boyer recorded a single and two RBIs for the Tigers (3-10).
Storm Drumm hit a pair of singles and tallied an RBI and Brett Roby singled and drove in a run for the Polar Bears (0-10).
Hardin Northern 100 000 1 — 2 4 4
North Baltimore 003 250 0 — 10 10 2
WP — Hollinger. LP — Spearman. top hitters: (HN) S. Drumm 2-1B, RBI; Roby 1B, RBI. (NB) B. Boyer 1B, 2 RBI; Stewart 3-1B, 2 RBI; Frost 2-1B, 2B, 2 RBI; Watson 2B.
records: Hardin Northern 0-10; North Baltimore 3-10.
BASCOM — Nick Scaife pitched a one-hit shutout and Hopewell-Loudon’s bats churned out 13 hits as the Chieftains defeated Vanlue 11-0 in a nonleague game.
Scaife struck out four and walked one as Hopewell-Loudon improved to 8-7. Jordan Stewart drove in four runs with a pair of singles, Ryan Depinet had two singles and a triple, and Garret Sendelbach had three singles and three RBIs.
Troy Ritter had the lone hit for Vanlue (2-7).
Vanlue 000 00 — 0 1 2
Hopewell-Loudon 153 2x — 11 13 2
WP — Scaife (1-0). LP — Coldren. top hitters: (H-L) Steward 2-1B, 4-RBI; Depinet 2-1B, 3B, 2-RBI; Sendelbach 3-1B, 3-RBI; Tyree 2-1B, RBI.
records: Vanlue 2-7, Hopewell-Loudon 8-7.
CONVOY CRESTVIEW 1
BLUFFTON — Chris McClain gave up three hits, struck out six and did not issue a walk in seven innings to earn the win on the mound and lead Bluffton past Convoy Crestview 2-1 in Northwest Conference action.
McClain (3-1) also doubled and drove in a run at the plate, while Drake Luginbuhl recorded a pair of singles and an RBI for the Pirates (8-5 overall, 4-0 NWC).
Cam Etzler tallied a double and an RBI for Crestview (8-3, 3-1).
Convoy Crestview 000 001 0 — 1 3 1
Bluffton 200 000 x — 2 5 0
WP — McClain (3-1). LP — Camp. top hitters: (Cre) Etzler 2B, RBI. (Blu) McClain 2B, RBI; Luginbuhl 2-1B, RBI.
records: Crestview 8-3 overall, 3-1 Northwest Conference; Bluffton 8-5, 4-0.
COLUMBUS GROVE 15
ADA — Columbus Grove scored seven runs in the top of the fifth inning and run-ruled Ada 15-1 in five innings in a Northwest Conference baseball game on Thursday.
Elisha Jones earned the win for Columbus Grove, which improves to 7-7 overall and 2-3 in the NWC. Seth Evans picked up the loss for Ada (2-10, 0-4 NWC).
Columbus Grove 213 27 — 15 11 1
Ada 100 00 — 1 2 1
WP — Jones. LP — Evans (1-4).
records: Columbus Grove 7-7 overall, 2-3 Northwest Conference. Ada 2-10, 0-4.
MOUNT CORY — Casey Monroe tossed a five-inning no-hitter, striking out six and allowing one walk as Lakota blasted Cory-Rawson 21-0 in a nonleague contest on Thursday.
The Raiders led 3-0 after two innings before exploding for eight, six and four runs in the next three innings, respectively.
K.J. Berkley tripled, doubled twice and drove in three runs, Madison Jaso doubled, singled and had three RBIs and Jacob Aaron hit a pair of singles to go with three RBIs for the Raiders (3-6).
Lakota 128 64 — 21 19
Cory-Rawson 000 00 — 0 0
WP — Monroe. top hitters: (Lak) Gilbert 3-1B, RBI; J. Jaso 1B, RBI; M. Jaso 1B, 2B, 3 RBI; Aaron 2-1B, 3 RBI; Raymond 2B, 2 RBI; Watts 1B, 2 RBI; Berkley 2-2B, 3B, 3 RBI; Monroe 1B, 2 RBI; Mason 2-1B, 2 RBI; Below 1B, RBI; Stewart 2-1B, RBI.
records: Lakota 3-6, Cory-Rawson 1-8.
PATRICK HENRY 11
DELTA — Patrick Henry fought back from an early 2-0 deficit and scored at least one run in four straight innings to bounce Delta 11-9 in Northwest Ohio Athletic League play on Thursday.
Logan Ziegler earned the victory on the mound and got plenty of help from Brad Breece, who tripled, singled and drove in three runs for the Patriots (10-3, 5-0 NWOAL). Kollin Spence added a single, two RBIs and three stolen bases.
Delta fell to 5-7 and 1-3.
Patrick Henry 014 220 2 — 11 9 5
Delta 200 401 0 — 7 8 1
WP — Ziegler. LP — Bronson. SV — Spence. top hitters: (PH) Breece 1B, 3B, 3 RBI; Spence 1B, 2 RBI. (Del) Beverly 2 1B, 2B, 3 RBI.
records: Patrick Henry 10-3, 5-0 Northwest Ohio Athletic League; Delta 5-7, 1-3 Northwest Ohio Athletic League.
Lucadello Tourney set
FOSTORIA — North Baltimore and Old Fort’s baseball teams will provide the opposition on Saturday as Fostoria and St. Wendelin host the Tony Lucadello Tournament.
The semifinal games will take place at 10 a.m. as Fostoria (9-3) hosts Old Fort (1-10) at Grant Jackson Field while St. Wendelin (2-11) and North Baltimore (3-10) square off across town at Foundation Park’s Lucadello Field.
The winners will meet at 12:30 p.m. at Lucadello Field while the semifinal losers will play in the consolation game at Jackson Field at the same time.