VAN WERT — Brad Croy allowed four runs, three of them earned, in six innings pitched and Drew Schierloh hit a triple and two singles to lead Ottawa-Glandorf past Van Wert 9-4 in a Western Buckeye League baseball game on Thursday.
Ottawa-Glandorf (11-4 overall, 6-1 WBL), Wapakoneta, St. Marys Memorial and Defiance each had just one league loss heading into tonigh’s action.
Austin Williams and Matt Warnecke each doubled and singled for the Titans, which scored five runs in the top of the third inning to take a 6-1 lead.
Justice Tussing and Jacob Braun each hit two singles for Van Wert (7-9, 2-5 WBL).
Ottawa-Glandorf 105 100 2 — 9 9 2
Van Wert 011 101 0 — 4 6 1
WP — Croy (4-0). LP — Henry. top hitters: (O-G) Schierloh 3B, 2-1B; Williams 2B, 1B; Warnecke 2B, 1B. (VW) Tussing & Braun 2-1B.
records: Ottawa-Glandorf 11-4 overall, 6-1 Western Buckeye League Van Wert 7-9, 2-5.
LIMA CENTRAL CATH. 4
BLUFFTON — Jacob Judy’s two-run home run in the top of the seventh inning proved to be the difference as Lima Central Catholic nipped Bluffton 4-2 in nonleague action.
Judy also added a single for the T-Birds (7-12).
Trent Phillips and Chris McClain each contributed a single and an RBI for Bluffton (9-6).
Lima Central Catholic 001 010 2 — 4 7 2
Bluffton 000 020 0 — 2 5 3
WP — Williams. LP — Kuhlman. top hitters: (LCC) Judy HR, 1B, 2 RBI; Stolly 1B, RBI. (Blu) Phillips 1B, RBI; McClain 1B, RBI.
records: Lima Central Catholic 7-12, Bluffton 9-6.
DELPHOS JEFFERSON 12
COLUMBUS GROVE 5
COLUMBUS GROVE — Ross Thompson smacked a three-run home run, added three singles and finished with six RBIs as Delphos Jefferson bounced Columbus Grove 12-5 in Northwest Conference play.
Jace Stockwell singled twice and drove in a run, Josh Teman tallied a double, a single and an RBI and Austin Jettinghoff recorded an RBI double for Jefferson (12-6 overall, 3-2 Northwest Conference).
Josh Verhoff tripled, singled and drove in three runs, Riley Brubaker had a double and a single and Tanner Neu notched a pair of singles for the Bulldogs (9-10, 2-4).
Delphos Jefferson 315 020 1 — 12 12 1
Columbus Grove 100 201 1 — 5 10 2
WP — Rice. LP — Brubaker. top hitters: (DJ) Stockwell 2-1B, RBI; Binkley 1B, RBI; Thompson HR, 3-1B, 6 RBI; Jettinghoff 2B, RBI; Wollenhaupt 1B, RBI; Fitch 1B, RBI; Teman 1B, 2B, RBI. (CG) Brubaker 1B, 2B; Stechschulte 1B, RBI; Verhoff 1B, 3B, 3 RBI; Neu 2-1B.
records: Delphos Jefferson 12-6 overall, 3-2 Northwest Conference; Columbus Grove 9-10, 2-4.
CONVOY CRESTVIEW 18
ADA — Convoy Crestview scored five runs in the first and fifth innings and hammered out 13 hits en route to an 18-3 trouncing of Ada in Northwest Conference play
Damian Helm tripled and singled to lead the Knights (10-3 overall, 4-1 NWC), who took advantage of six Ada errors.
Brayden Sautter hit a home run, tripled and recorded two RBIs for Ada (2-12, 0-5).
Convoy Crestview 513 45 — 18 13 1
Ada 102 00 — 3 7 6
WP — Camp. LP — Gray. top hitters: (Cre) Helm 1B, 3B. (Ada) Sautter HR, 3B, 2 RBI.
records: Convoy Crestview 10-3 overall, 4-1 Northwest Conference; Ada 2-12, 0-5.
MOUNT BLANCHARD — Riverdale’s Grant Loveridge drove in two runs with a single Thursday but Galion’s bats were too much for the Falcons as the Tigers won a 14-3 North Central Conference game.
Paul Frey doubled and had an RBI for Riverdale (4-10 overall, 2-5 NCC).
Josh Keller had three hits and drove in three runs for Galion (14-3, 7-1).
Galion 231 503 — 14 17 0
Riverdale 001 020 — 3 4 2
WP — Burket. LP — Frey. top hitters: (Gal) Carpenter 2-2B, 2-RBI; Keller 3-1B, 3-RBI; Karnes 3-1B, 2-RBI; Powell 2B, 2-RBI. (Riv) Frey 2B, RBI; Loveridge 1B, 2-RBI.
records: Galion 14-3 overall, 7-1 North Central Conference; Riverdale 4-10, 2-5.
UPPER SANDUSKY 3
BUCKEYE CENTRAL 2
NEW WASHINGTON — Upper Sandusky overcame a 2-0 deficit after three innings and scored a run in the top of the seventh to escape with a 3-2 win over Buckeye Central in a North Central Conference game.
Alex Kenner allowed an unearned run on three hits in five innings pitched to get the win for the Rams (10-7, 6-4 NCC). Sam Plott doubled, singled and drove in a run, and Cody Gabriel doubled and had an RBI as well for Upper Sandusky.
Upper Sandusky 000 110 1 — 3 5 1
Buckeye Central 101 000 0 — 2 4 1
WP — Kenner. LP — Loy. top hitters: (US) Plott 2B, 1B, RBI; Gabriel 2B, RBI; Myers 1B, RBI. (BC) Hanes 2B, RBI; Herrnstein 2-1B.
records: Upper Sandusky 10-7, 6-4 NCC. Buckeye Central 7-11, 3-6 NCC.
FREMONT ROSS 6
FOSTORIA — Fostoria rallied from a three-run deficit Thursday to claim a 7-6 victory over Fremont Ross in nonleague play at Grant Jackson Field.
The Little Giants went ahead 6-3 with a five-run third inning, but the Redmen came back with two runs in both the fourth and fifth innings and raised their record to 11-5.
Kaleb Bemis hit three singles for FHS, while Lance Smith added a pair of singles and Chris Hampton singled.
Trey Yates earned the win on the mound for FHS, while Andy Mapus took the loss for Fremont Ross.
Michael Hufford had a pair of singles for the Little Giants while Nick Michael tallied a double and a single and Jalen Slick recorded a single.
Fremont Ross 105 000 0 — 6 8 4
Fostoria 030 220 X — 7 6 4
WP — Yates (2-2). LP — Mapus. top hitters: (FR) Hufford 2-1B; Michael 2B, 1B. (F) L. Smith 2-1B; Ka. Bemis 3-1B.
record: Fostoria 11-5, Fremont Ross 6-9.
PATRICK HENRY 3
HAMLER — Kollin Spence allowed one unearned run on eight hits, while striking out six and walking one batter and Patrick Henry scored all of its runs in the fifth inning to drop Bryan 3-1 in a Northwest Ohio Athletic League contest on Thursday.
Spence added an RBI single and Jake Montana recorded a pair of singles for the Patriots, who improved to 13-6 overall and 6-1 in NWOAL play.
Austin Martin singled twice and drove in a run and Nate Rau hit three singles to pace Bryan (11-5, 5-2).
Bryan 000 001 0 — 1 8 2
Patrick Henry 000 030 x — 3 6 1
WP — Spence. LP — Martin. top hitters: (Bry) Rau 3-1B; Martin 2-1B, RBI. (PH) Spence 1B, RBI; Montana 2-1B.
records: Bryan 11-5 overall, 5-2 Northwest Ohio Athletic League; Patrick Henry 13-6 overall, 6-1 Northwest Ohio Athletic League.
CONTINENTAL — Luke Schimmoeller struck out 13 Continental batters and allowed an earned run on seven hits to lead Ottoville past the Pirates 5-1 in Putnam County League baseball action.
Brandon Boecker ripped a double and two singles to lead the Big Green (5-7, 1-3 PCL).
Continental’s Terry Dockery III and Tyler Rue each singled twiceas the Pirates fell to 2-9, 0-5 PCL.
Ottoville 011 003 0 — 5 5 0 Continental 000 000 1 — 1 7 3
WP — Schimmoeller. LP — Mansfield (2-4). top hitters: (Otto) Boecker 2B, 2-1B; Horstman & Miller 1B. (Cont) Dockery III & Rue 2-1B; P. Thomas 2B.
records: Ottoville 5-7, 1-3 PCL. Continental 2-9, 0-5 PCL.