Prep baseball: McComb’s Dysert comes up big

McComb outfielder Clay Grubb (20) tries to dive for the ball to make a catch during Tuesday’s nonconference baseball game against Patrick Henry. Grubb was unable to make the catch but the Panthers improved to 11-3 on the season with a 7-3 win over the Patriots. (Photo by Kent Tarbox).

McComb outfielder Clay Grubb (20) tries to dive for the ball to make a catch during Tuesday’s nonconference baseball game against Patrick Henry. Grubb was unable to make the catch but the Panthers improved to 11-3 on the season with a 7-3 win over the Patriots. (Photo by Kent Tarbox).

MCCOMB — Clay Dysert doubled twice, singled and drove in four runs, while freshman Malachi Abbott struck out six and improved to 5-0 on the mound in McComb’s 7-6 nonconference baseball victory against visiting Patrick Henry on Tuesday.

The Panthers (11-3) grabbed a 4-1 lead after two innings and were able to get enough run support in the middle innings to hold off a late Patrick Henry rally.

Andrew Adams, Taylor Reardon and Clay Grubb each singled twice and recorded an RBI for McComb.

Josh Petersen tallied a pair of doubles and two RBIs, Kollin Spence doubled, singled and drove in a run and Jake Montana finished with a single and two RBIs for the Patriots (12-6).

PATRICK HENRY 100 230 0 — 6 9 1
MCCOMB 310 210 x — 7 12 1
WP — Abbott (5-0). LP — Ziegler. TOP HITTERS: (PH) Spence 1B, 2B, RBI; Petersen 2-2B, 2 RBI; Montana 1B, 2 RBI; Ziegler 2B, RBI. (McC) Dysert 2-2B, 1B, 4 RBI; Adams 2-1B, RBI; Reardon 2-1B, RBI; Grubb 2-1B, RBI.
RECORDS: Patrick Henry 12-6, McComb 11-3.


COLUMBUS GROVE — Columbus Grove’s Logan Diller recorded a double, a single and two RBIs as the Bulldogs beat previously undefeated Liberty-Benton 6-1 in a six-inning nonconference game shortened by lightning.

Ryan Verhoff (2-1) worked three innings, giving up three hits and striking out three to earn the win on the mound.

Josh Verhoff doubled and singled, Marcos Olivo doubled twice and drove in a run and Jake Utendorf added an RBI single for Columbus Grove (9-9).

Parker Lease surrendered four earned runs on four hits, striking out five and issuing seven walks in four innings in a losing effort.

Anthony Webb had a double and a single to lead Liberty-Benton (14-1).

LIBERTY-BENTON 000 001 — 1 5 1
COLUMBUS GROVE 022 020 — 6 8 0
WP — Verhoff (2-1). LP — Lease. TOP HITTERS: (L-B) Webb 1B, 2B. (CG) Verhoff 1B, 2B; Olivo 2-2B, RBI; Diller 1B, 2B, 2 RBI; Utendorf 1B, RBI.
RECORDS: Liberty-Benton 14-1, Columbus Grove 9-9.


CAREY — Nick Watts tossed a one-hitter, striking out 11 and giving up one unearned run in seven innings to lead Lakota past Carey 6-1 in Midland Athletic League action.

Dakota Gilbert singled twice, doubled and drove home a run, Madison Jaso doubled and had an RBI and Jacob Aaron recorded a single and two RBIs for the Raiders (7-7 overall, 3-1 MAL).

Brady Mulholland accounted for Carey’s lone hit with a fourth inning double. Mulholland later scored on an error for the Blue Devils (4-8, 2-2).

LAKOTA 003 012 0 — 6 8 2
CAREY 000 100 0 — 1 1 3
WP — Watts. TOP HITTERS: (Lak) Gilbert 2-1B, 2B, RBI; M. Jaso 2B, RBI; Aaron 1B, 2 RBI; Mason 1B, RBI.
RECORDS: Lakota 7-7 overall, 3-1 Midland Athletic League; Carey 4-8 overall, 2-2 Midland Athletic League.


ARLINGTON — Arlington got just six hits Tuesday, but the Red Devils made them count in a 9-0 whitewash of Upper Scioto Valley in a nonleague game.

Zachary Durliat struck out nine in improving to 3-0 on the season. Durliat, Tyler Richard and Kyle McDowell all hit doubles for the Red Devils (12-3). Tyler Starr singled, doubled and knocked in a pair of runs.

UPPER SCIOTO VALLEY 000 000 0 — 0 4 1
ARLINGTON 101 120 x — 9 6 2
WP — Durliat (3-0). LP — Rostorfer. TOP HITTERS: (Arl) Solt 1B, RBI; Richards 2B; Durliat 2B; McDowell 2B, STarr 1B, 2B, 2-RBI.
RECORDS: Arlington 12-3.


BLOOMDALE — Woodmore sandwiched one-run rallies in the first and seventh innings around a two-spot in the fourth and rode the pitching of Tristan Roth to a 4-1 Northern Buckeye Conference win over the Royals.

Roth walked nine Elmwood batters in seven innings. But the sophomore right-hander struck out 10, allowed just four hits and benefitted from a young Elmwood lineup (six sophomores, one freshman) that struggled to get a clutch hit and left 14 runners on base.

Elmwood’s Trevor Solether also pitched well, allowing six hits in seven innings, striking out seven and walking one. Sophomores Phillip Buckingham and Brett Jones had two singles each to account for Elmwood’s four hits.

WOODMORE 100 200 1 — 4 6 0
ELMWOOD 000 000 1 — 1 4 0
WP — Roth. LP — Solether (4-2). TOP HITTERS: (Wood) Cowell 2-1B, RBI. (Elm) Buckingham 2-1B; Jones 2-1B, RBI.
RECORDS: Woodmore 4-7 overall, 2-3 Northern Buckeye Conference; Elmwood 6-8, 1-4 NBC.


BASCOM — Hopewell-Loudon scored a run in the bottom of the seventh Tuesday and defeated Clyde 7-6 in a nonconference baseball game.

Tyler Imes went 3 for 3 with a double and three RBIs for the Chieftains (10-7). Braden Park had a pair of hits and two RBIs and Alex Brock picked up the win on the mound.

Tim Hoppe had three RBIs for Clyde (15-3).

CLYDE 120 102 0 — 6 3 3
HOPEWELL-LOUDON 202 020 1 — 7 12 0
WP — Brock (2-2). LP — Jackson. TOP HITTERS: (Cly) Hoppe 1B, 3-RBI. (H-L) imes 2-1B, 2B, 3-RBI; Scherger 2-1B, 2B, RBI; Park 2-1B, 2-RBI.
RECORDS: Clyde 15-3, Hopewell-Loudon 10-7.


MOUNT CORY — Arcadia’s Chad Baker struck out 15 Cory-Rawson hitters and picked up his first varsity win in a complete-game 12-2 Blanchard Valley Conference victory.

The Redskins (2-10, 1-5 BVC) opened up a 10-1 lead after three innings and took advantage of six errors by the Hornets.

Hayden Ramsey singled three times and drove home three runs, Baker doubled, singled and had two RBIs and A.J. Lentz added a pair of singles for Arcadia.

Logan Cawley and Robbie Marshall each recorded a single and an RBI for Cory-Rawson (1-9, 1-3).

ARCADIA 262 100 1 — 12 9 0
CORY-RAWSON 100 100 0 — 2 3 6
WP — Baker (1-3). LP — Cawley (1-4). TOP HITTERS: (Arc) Lentz 2-1B; Ramsey 3-1B, 3 RBI; Baker 1B, 2B, 2 RBI. (C-R) Cawley 1B, RBI; Butler 2B; Marshall 1B, RBI.
RECORDS: Arcadia 2-10 overall, 1-5 Blanchard Valley Conference; Cory-Rawson 1-9 overall, 1-3 Blanchard Valley Conference.


KALIDA — Austin Swift allowed one hit, while striking out seven and walking three to pick up the win on the mound, and added a double at the plate as Kalida topped Leipsic 2-0 in a Putnam County League contest.

Trent Gerding doubled and drove in a run for the Wildcats (5-10, 4-1 PCL), who scored a run in each of the first two innings to grab control early.

Alex Ellerbrock and Justin Ellerbrock each had a double for Leipsic (4-11, 2-3).

LEIPSIC 000 000 — 0 3 0
KALIDA 110 00x — 2 3 1
WP — Swift. LP — Haselman. TOP HITTERS: (Lei) J. Ellerbrock 2B; A. Ellerbrock 2B. (Kal) Gerding 2B, RBI; Swift 2B.
RECORDS: Leipsic 4-11 overall, 2-3 Putnam County League; Kalida 5-10, 4-1.


NEW RIEGEL — Michael Kirian singled, doubled and drove in four runs as New Riegel thumped Vanlue 16-1 in a nonconference baseball game.

Aaron Reinhart and Aaton Acree each doubled and drove in a pair of runs as the Blue Jackets improved to 7-7. Jake Dryfuse got the victory on the mound.

Nick Hagerty and Tyler Wingate had hits for Vanlue (2-8).

VANLUE 100 00 — 1 2 4
NEW RIEGEL 546 1x — 16 11 2
WP — Dryfuse (1-4). LP — Wagner. TOP HITTERS: (NR) Reinhart 2B, 2-RBI; Dryfuse 2-1B; Kirian 1B, 2B, 4-RBI; Halcomb 3-1B, RBI; Acree 2B, 2-RBI; Zoeller 1B, RBI.
RECORDS: Vanlue 2-8, New Riegel 7-7.


BUCYRUS — Bucyrus scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and another in the seventh to complete a 6-5 come-from-behind win Tuesday over Upper Sandusky in North Central Conference baseball.

Zane Richardson earned the win in relief of starter Gavin Lewis for Bucyrus (6-7, 4-4 NCC). Cameron Binau took the loss in relief for Upper Sandusky.

The Rams (8-7, 4-4) scored three runs in the top and added a pair in the fifth to take a 5-2 lead into the sixth inning before Bucyrus staged its comeback.

John Eber went 2 for 4 and scored twice for Bucyrus.

Cody Gabriel and Carson Mittermaier both doubled and scored a pair of runs in a losing effort for Upper Sandusky.

UPPER SANDUSKY 300 020 0 — 5 9 4
BUCYRUS 002 003 1 — 6 5 1

WP — Richardson. LP — Binau. TOP HITTERS: (US) Gabriel 3-4, 2B, RBI; Dible 2-3; Mittermaier 2-4, 2B, RBI. (Buc) Eber 2-4; Ford 1-2, 2B, RBI; Hollis 3BB.
RECORDS: Upper Sandusky 8-7 overall, 4-4 North Central Conference; Bucyrus 6-7, 4-4.


KENTON — Matt Warnecke tossed a complete-game shutout, giving up three hits and striking out three as Ottawa-Glandorf plated an unearned run in the fifth inning to scrape past Kenton 1-0 in a Western Buckeye League game on Tuesday.

Warnecke, Brad Croy and Ben Dieter each singled once to lead the Titans (10-4, 5-1 WBL).

Kenton (3-11, 0-6) got a double each from Tristin Reichelderfer and Logan Nichols.

OTTAWA-GLANDORF 000 010 0 — 1 3 0
KENTON 000 000 0 — 0 3 1
WP — Warnecke (3-2). LP — Bahr. TOP HITTERS: (Ken) Nichols 2B; Reichelderfer 2B.
RECORDS: Ottawa-Glandorf 10-4 overall, 5-1 Western Buckeye League; Kenton 3-11 overall, 0-6 Western Buckeye League.


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