LEIPSICÂ â€” Jared Neiling allowed four hits, while striking out 10 and not issuing a walk in seven innings to improve to 8-0 on the season as Liberty-Benton dropped Leipsic 6-0 to capture the outright Blanchard Valley Conference championship on Monday.
The Eagles, who improved to 19-1 overall and 9-0 in the BVC, took down the three-time defending BVC champion Vikings to earn their first outright title since 1994.
Caleb Russell singled twice and drove in a pair of runs, Alex Harter added two singles and an RBI, while Anthony Webb and Parker Lease each notched a single and an RBI for Liberty-Benton.
Leipsic (6-14, 3-3 BVC) had just four hits, all singles, and committed three errors in the game.
Liberty-Benton will take on Patrick Henry today at Fifth Third Field in Toledo. The first pitch is slated for 4 p.m.
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WPÂ â€” Neiling (8-0). LPÂ â€” Henry. TOP HITTERS: (L-B) Neiling 2B; Webb 1B, RBI; Lease 1B, RBI; Russell 2-1B, 2 RBI; Harter 2-1B, RBI.
RECORDS: Liberty-Benton 19-1 overall, 9-0 Blanchard Valley Conference; Leipsic 6-14 overall, 3-3 Blanchard Valley Conference.
RAWSONÂ â€” Taylor Reardon pitched a two-hitter and Mitch Schroeder doubled, tripled and scored twice in McComb’s 9-1 Blanchard Valley Conference baseball win over Cory-Rawson on Monday.
McComb built a 7-1 lead through three innings and took advantage of nine Cory-Rawson errors in upping its record to 15-3 overall and 7-1 in the BVC.
Lance Butler took the loss for Cory-Rawson (2-14, 2-4 BVC), but did have one of the Hornets’ two hits, an RBI triple in the first inning.
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WPÂ â€” Reardon. LPÂ â€” Butler (0-2). TOP HITTERS: (McC) Schroeder 2B, 3B. (C-R) Butler 3B, RBI.
RECORDS: McComb 15-3 overall, 7-1 BVC; Cory-Rawson 2-14, 2-4 BVC.
ARCADIA — Tyler Wingate tripled and drove in three runs as part of a six-run fifth inning for Vanlue as the Wildcats dropped Arcadia 6-0 in Blanchard Valley Conference play on Monday.
Sam Wagner, who earned the victory on the mound, singled and drove in a run for Vanlue (3-12, 2-6 BVC).
Arcadia (2-13, 1-7) mustered four singles for its only hits of the game.
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WPÂ â€” Wagner (1-3). LPÂ â€” Baker (1-4). TOP HITTERS: (Van) Wagner 1B, 2B, RBI; Wingate 3B, 3 RBI.
RECORDS: Vanlue 3-12 overall, 2-6 Blanchard Valley Conference; Arcadia 2-13 overall, 1-7 Blanchard Valley Conference.
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VAN BURENÂ â€” Pitcher Jameson Jacobs allowed just one run on six hits as Van Buren rolled to an 11-1 Blanchard Valley Conference baseball win over Pandora-Gilboa.
Jacobs helped his own cause with a double, two singles and three RBIs. Schuler Turner had three singles and an RBI and Isaac Sexton had a pair of singles with a run batted in as well for the Black Knights (12-5, 5-2 BVC).
Alex Osborn and Dustin Rieman both had a pair of hits for Pandora-Gilboa (8-10, 3-5).
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WPÂ â€” Jacobs. LPÂ â€” Rieman. TOP HITTERS: (VB) Jacobs 2-1B, 2B, 3 RBI; Turner 3-1B, RBI; Sexton 2-1B, RBI. (P-G) Rieman 2-1B; Osborn 2-1B.
RECORDS: Pandora-Gilboa 8-10 overall, 3-5 Blanchard Valley Conference; Van Buren 12-5, 5-2.
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DOLAÂ â€” Jordan Freed had four RBIs, and Nick Affholder and Tyler Richard each drove in three runs Monday as Arlington defeated Hardin Northern 16-1 in a Blanchard Valley Conference baseball game.
Affholder struck out six and allowed one hit in four innings for the Red Devils (13-4, 6-2 BVC). Freed had four if Arlington’s 12 stolen bases.
Bret Roby had an RBI single for Hardin Northern (0-14, 0-7 BVC).
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WPÂ â€” Affholder. LPÂ â€” Spearman. TOP HITTERS: (Arl) Affholder 3-1B, 3-RBI; Freed 3-1B, 4-RBI; Richard 1B, 2B, 3-RBI. (HN) Roby 1B, RBI.
RECORDS: Arlington 13-4, 6-2 BVC; Hardin Northern 0-14, 0-7 BVC.