Prep Baseball Roundup: Fostoria cruises to Lucadello title

FOSTORIA — Fostoria pounded out 16 hits, including two singles and a double from Lance Smith and the sophomore picked up the victory on the mound as the Redmen defeated North Baltimore 12-7 in the championship game of the Tony Lucadello Memorial Tournament at Lucadello Field on Saturday.
The teams were knotted at 4-4 before Fostoria plated eight runs in the bottom of the fourth to break the game open. North Baltimore ran across one run in the fifth and two more in the seventh, but were unable to overcome the deficit.
Hunter Abell homered, doubled and singled, Robby Crotty added three singles, while Kaleb Bemis and Chris Hampton each notched a pair of singles for the Redmen (10-4).
Sean Watson singled twice to lead the Tigers (4-11).
Fostoria advanced with a 14-3 win over Old Fort in the semifinals. North Baltimore topped St. Wendelin in the other semifinal 10-0.
The Stockaders won the consolation game against the Mohawks 10-5.
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
North Baltimore 012 110 2 — 7 8 1
Fostoria 301 800 x — 12 16 0
WP — L. Smith (1-0). LP — Brian. top hitters: (NB) Watson 2-1B. (Fos) L. Smith 2-1B, 2B; Bemis 2-1B; Hampton 2-1B; Abell HR, 2B, 1B; Crotty 3-1B.
records: North Baltimore 4-11; Fostoria 10-4.
CONSOLATION GAME
Old Fort 10, FOSTORIA St. Wendelin 5
St. Wendelin 010 130 0 — 5 10
Old Fort 040 330 x — 10 7
WP — Wilson. LP — Buhrow. top hitters: (FSW) Scudder 2-1B; Buhrow 2-1B; Rutter 2B; Whetsel 2-1B, RBI; Myers 2B, 2 RBI. (OF) Steyer 2-1B, 3B; Bryon 2B; Kaltenbach 2-1B.
records: Fostoria St. Wendelin 2-13; Old Fort 2-13.
SEMIFINALS
FOSTORIA 14, OLD FORT 3
Old Fort 300 00 — 3 3 1
Fostoria 275 0x — 14 12 1
WP — Yates (1-2). LP — Tittle. top hitters: (Fos) L. Smith 3-1B; Bemis 2-1B; Jackson 1B, 2B.
records: Old Fort 2-13; Fostoria 10-4.

LIBERTY-BENTON 3-5
LIMA CENTRAL CATHOLIC 2-1
Caleb Russell allowed two hits in five scoreless innings and had two hits and three RBIs at the plate in Liberty-Benton’s second game of a doubleheader with Lima Central Catholic, and the Eagles swept the Thunderbirds in nonconference baseball action Saturday.
Jared Neiling picked up the win in the first game, allowing two earned runs on seven hits in seven innings pitched. He also struck out 10 batters as the Eagles overcame a 2-0 deficit after the first inning.
Josh Ostrander doubled, singled and drove in a run for Liberty-Benton (14-0) in the first game.
first game
Lima Central Catholic 200 000 0 — 2 7 0 Liberty-Benton 010 002 x — 3 5 1
WP — Neiling. LP — Hairston. top hitters: (LCC) C. Stolly 2B, 2 RBI. (L-B) Ostrander 2B, 1B, RBI; Young 1B, RBI.
records: Liberty-Benton 13-0.
second game
Lima Central Catholic 000 000 1 — 1 4 4 Liberty-Benton 103 010 x — 5 5 0
WP — Russell. LP — O’Connor. top hitters: (LCC) Wolf 1B, RBI; Williams 3B. (L-B) Russell 3B, 1B, 3 RBI; Mose 1B, RBI.
records: Liberty-Benton 14-0.

CONTINENTAL 3
MONTPELIER 1
AYERSVILLE — Continental’s Austin Mansfield threw a complete-game no hitter, allowing an unearned run while striking out seven and walking five Montpelier batters as the Pirates won 3-1 in the consolation game at the Ayersville Pilot Invitational on Saturday.
Tyler Rue got the lone hit of the day, a single, for Continental, which improved to 2-8.
Hunter McKelvey pitched a complete game as well for Montpelier (3-11). He allowed an unearned run while striking out 10 batters and walking three.
The Pirates dropped their semifinal game to Ayersville. No information from the contest was available.

Montpelier 000 001 0 — 1 0 3 Continental 101 001 x — 3 1 2
WP — Mansfield (2-2). LP — McKelvey. top hitters: (Cont) Rue 1B.
records: Montpelier 3-11, Continental 2-8.
NEW RIEGEL 2-15
COLUMBUS GROVE 1-1
COLUMBUS GROVE — New Riegel gutted out a 2-1 victory in the opener on the arm of Austin Mathias and used the bats in the nightcap to post a 15-1 win to sweep Columbus Grove in a nonleague doubleheader on Saturday.
Mathias (2-2) gave up no earned runs on four hits, while striking out two and walking two in seven innings. Jake Dryfuse singled twice and Michael Kirian doubled for the Blue Jackets (6-7).
Riley Brubaker doubled and singled, while Reid Stechschulte singled twice for Columbus Grove.
Dryfuse singled four times and drove in a run in the second game, Aaron Acree added two singles and three RBIs and Mathias notched a single and two RBIs.
The Bulldogs (8-9) tallied three hits, including a double each from Josh Verhoff and Mason Smith.

FIRST GAME
New Riegel 010 100 0 — 2 7 3
Columbus Grove 000 010 0 — 1 4 2
WP — Mathias (2-2). LP — Verhoff. top hitters: (NR) Dryfuse 2-1B; Kirian 2B. (CG) Brubaker 1B, 2B; Stechschulte 2-1B.
records: New Riegel 6-7; Columbus Grove 8-9.
SECOND GAME
New Riegel 301 01(10) — 15 14 2
Columbus Grove 001 000 — 1 3 1
WP — Theis (1-0). LP — Neu. top hitters: (NR) Dryfuse 4-1B, RBI; Reinhart 1B, 2B, RBI; Acree 2-1B, 3 RBI; Arbogast 2-1B, RBI; Mathias 1B, 2 RBI. (CG) Verhoff 2B, RBI; Smith 2B.
records: New Riegel 6-7; Columbus Grove 8-9.
PATRICK HENRY 6-4
KALIDA 3-2
HAMLER — Patrick Henry put together three-run innings in the third and fourth frames of the opening contest and used a solid pitching performance by junior Kyler Seemann in the second game to earn 6-3 and 4-2 wins against Kalida in a nonconference doubleheader on Saturday.
Joe Nickels singled and drove in two runs and Seemann singled and added an RBI for the Patriots, who were outhit 7-5 and committed four errors in the opener.
Noah Lambert notched three singles and an RBI and Austin Swift tallied two singles for Kalida (4-11).
In the night cap, Seemann gave up three hits and no earned runs, while striking out six and walking two to improve to 2-1 on the season.
Nickels doubled, singled and recorded an RBI to lead Patrick Henry (12-4).
FIRST GAME
Kalida 101 010 0 — 3 7 4
Patrick Henry 003 300 x — 6 5 4
WP — Spence (4-0). LP — Zeller. top hitters: (Kal) Swift 2-1B; Lambert 3-1B, RBI. (PH) Nickels 1B, 2 RBI; Seemann 1B, RBI.
records: Kalida 4-11; Patrick Henry 12-4.
SECOND GAME
Kalida 000 020 0 — 2 3 1
Patrick Henry 001 102 x — 4 6 3
WP — Seemann (2-1). LP — Lambert. top hitters: (Kal) Gerding 2-1B. (PH) Nickels 1B, 2B, RBI; Petersen 2-1B; Kolpien 2-1B.
records: Kalida 4-11; Patrick Henry 12-4.
TIFFIN COLUMBIAN 3-16
VAN BUREN 0-6
TIFFIN — Tiffin Columbian’s Jack Burkes dominated on the mound in the first game against Van Buren, and the Tornadoes’ bats took over in the second game to sweep a doubleheader in nonleague baseball action on Saturday.
Burkes allowed six hits in seven innings pitched while striking out four batters and walking two. Mason Mullennex doubled and ripped an RBI-single in the second inning to give the Tornadoes a 1-0 lead.
Nate Hoyda hit an inside-the-park home run for Tiffin Columbian in the second game, and added a single. Matthew Kiser, Burkes and Jeffrey Crawford each had two hits in the game as well as the Tornadoes collected 14 hits.
Schuyler Turner picked up the loss, allowing two earned runs on six hits in six innings for Van Buren (9-4). Isaac Sexton had three singles on the day, while Chance Sonnenberg and Ross Adolph each had two hits.
first game
Van Buren 000 000 0 — 0 6 2 Tiffin Columbian 011 010 x — 3 6 1
WP — Burkes. LP — Turner. top hitters: (VB) Sexton 2-1B; Turner 2B. (TC) Mullennex 2B, 1B, RBI; Yeast 2-1B; Crawford 1B, RBI.
records: Van Buren 9-3.
second game
Van Buren 111 03 — 6 4 8 Tiffin Columbian 246 31 — 16 14 2
WP — Gillig. LP — Sexton. top hitters: (VB) Adolph 2B. (TC) Hoyda HR, 1B; Kiser 3B, 1B, Burkes & Crawford 2-1B.
records: Van Buren 9-4.

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