FREMONT — Nolan Rodman started Friday’s game with Fremont Ross with a leisurely stroll around the bases.
His second time up, he was a bit more aggressive.
Rodman scored Findlay’s first run when Fremont starter Michael Hufford walked the first four batters he faced. Rodman came up a second time in the first inning and smashed a grand slam, highlighting a 12-run barrage that propelled the Trojans to a 15-4 Three Rivers Athletic Conference win.
Ryan Golden added a two-run home run and Wes Breitigam a two-run single in the first inning. Connor Curlis had three hits in the game and Payton Evans had two as Findlay (12-9, 7-2 TRAC) gave sophomore starter Chandler Stillings plenty of offensive support.
Jalen Slick (1B, 3B) had two hits for Ross (8-14, 2-6 TRAC).
Findlay (12)03 00 — 15 13 3
Fremont Ross 110 20 — 4 8 1
WP — Stillings (3-2). LP — Hufford. top hitters: (Fin) Rodman HR, 4 RBI; Golden HR, 2 RBI; Curlis 3-1B, RBI; Evans 2-1B, RBI; Breitigam 1B, 3 RBI. (FR) Slick 3B, 1B; Johnson 2B.
records: Findlay 12-9 overall, 7-2 TRAC; Fremont Ross 8-14, 2-6 TRAC.
FREMONT ROSS 6, FINDLAY JV 5
Fremont Ross 001 030 2 — 6 6 2
Findlay JV 000 004 1 — 5 6 3
WP — White. LP — Weickert. top hitters: (FR) Gross 2-1B; White 2-1B, RBI; Curl 2-1B, 3 RBI. (Fin) Cosiano 1B, 2 RBI; Rinebolt 2B, RBI; Barger 2B; Berry 1B, RBI.
records: Findlay 10-11 overall, 2-6-1 TRAC.
CAREY — Vanlue’s Jacob Coldren pitched a two-hit shutout and Sam Wagner drove in four runs as the Wildcats run-ruled Carey 10-0 in a nonleague baseball game between the backyard rivals.
Wagner got Vanlue on the board with a bases-clearing 3-run double in the third inning. He added a sacrifice fly in the fifth, while Nick Hagerty (2B, 1B), Coldren (2-1B), Jason Summers (3B) and Tyler Wingate drove in runs as well.
Coldren set down every Carey batter but Steve Yontz, who doubled and singled for the Blue Devils only hits.
Vanlue 034 03 — 10 10 0
Carey 000 00 — 0 2 2
WP — Coldren (1-4). LP — Musgrave. top hitters: (Van) Hagerty 2B, 1B, RBI; Wagner 2B, 4 RBI; Coldren 2-1B, RBI; Summers 3B, RBI; Wingate 1B, RBI. (Car) Yontz 2B, 1B.
records: Vanlue 4-13, Carey 4-12.
NAPOLEON — Tanner Schimmoeller belted a home run and drove in three runs and Ottawa-Glandorf exploded for 18 runs on 16 hits to demolish Napoleon 18-1 in five innings in a nonconference game.
Brad Croy (three doubles, three RBIs), Tyler Zender (three singles, three RBIs) and Andrew Wischmeyer (double, two singles) each had three hits for the Titans (16-4), who scored eight runs in the fifth inning.
Ottawa-Glandorf 104 48 — 18 16 1 Napoleon 000 01 — 1 5 3
WP — Maas (3-1). LP — Torrez. top hitters: (O-G) Croy 3-2B, 3 RBI; Zender 3-1B, 3 RBI; Schimmoeller HR, 3 RBI; Wischmeyer 2B, 2-1B. (Nap) Schlade 3B; Torrez 2B.
records: Ottawa-Glandorf 16-4, Napoleon 15-3.
TIFFIN CALVERT 12
FOSTORIA ST. WENDELIN 2
TIFFIN — Tiffin Calvert scored 10 runs in the second inning and crushed Fostoria St. Wendelin 12-2 in a Midland Athletic League game.
Jesse Gase, Bailey Hickman and Peyton Deats each had two singles for Tiffin Calvert (15-4, 5-2 MAL).
Brad Buhrow and Trent Whetsel each singled twice for Fostoria St. Wendelin (2-20, 0-9 MAL).
Fostoria St. Wendelin 001 01 — 2 9 0 Tiffin Calvert 1(10)0 1x — 12 14 0
WP — Ritzler. LP — Whetsel. top hitters: (FSW) Buhrow & T. Whetsel 2-1B. (TC) Gase, Hickman & Deats 2-1B.
records: Fostoria St. Wendelin 2-20, 0-9 MAL. Tiffin Calvert 15-4, 5-2 MAL.
PANDORA — Pandora-Gilboa used 3-run rallies in three consecutive innings to overcome a 5-2 deficit and post an 11-6 nonleague win over Ada.
Brian Schneck (2-1B, 3B) and T.J. Koepplinger (2-1B, 2B) drove in two runs each. Jacob Basinger tripled and plated three runs for the Rockets (10-10), who tied the game with a 3-run rally in the third inning and surged ahead with 3-run rallies in the fourth and fifth.
Brayden Sautter (1B, 2B) drove in three runs and Connor English had a pair of RBI singles for Ada (13-11).
Ada 050 001 0 — 6 9 4
Pandora-Gilboa 023 330 x — 11 13 2
WP — Osborn (3-1). LP — Gray. top hitters: (Ada) Sautter 1B, 2B, 3 RBI; English 2-1B, 2 RBI; Everhart 2-1B; Downing 2-1B. (P-G) Schneck 2-1B, 3B, 2 RBI; Koepplinger 2-1B, 2B, 2 RBI; Basinger 3B, 3 RBI; Stall 1B, RBI; George 2-1B; Rieman 1B, RBI.
records: Ada 13-11, Pandora-Gilboa 10-10.
BUCYRUS — Wynford capitalized on seven Riverdale errors and scored in every inning except the fourth to grab an 11-5 victory and clinch at least a share of the North Central Conference title.
Alex Crall recorded a double, a single and two RBIs, Jake Glowaski added a pair of singles and two RBIs and Austin Shutler tripled, singled and drove in a run for the Royals (13-7, 11-2 NCC).
Grant Loveridge and Luke Bowman each tallied two singles and an RBI, while Tristan Davis doubled and drove in a run for the Falcons (4-15, 2-10).
Riverdale 001 010 3 — 5 9 7
Wynford 132 032 x — 11 9 3
WP — Leer. LP — Bowman. top hitters: (Riv) Loveridge 2-1B, RBI; Bowman 2-1B, RBI; Davis 2B, RBI. (Wyn) Shutler 1B, 3B, RBI; Glowaski 2-1B, 2 RBI; Crall 1B, 2B, 2 RBI.
records: Riverdale 4-15 overall, 2-10 North Central Conference; Wynford 13-7 overall, 11-2 North Central Conference.
UPPER SANDUSKY 13
GALION — Alex Kenner finished with a double, two singles and three RBIs as Upper Sandusky outslugged North Central Conference-leading Galion 13-12 on Friday.
Cody Gabriel doubled, singled and drove in two runs, Andre Myers hit a double, a single and drove in a run and Tylor Pritchard notched singled twice and had an RBI for the Rams (14-7, 9-4 NCC).
Eric Powell homered, singled and drove in a pair of runs, Chad Karnes added two singles and two RBIs and Bryton Carpenter finished with a single and four RBIs for the Tigers (18-5, 10-3).
Upper Sandusky 501 214 0 — 13 13 2
Galion 401 007 0 — 12 10 5
WP — Kenner. LP — Karnes. top hitters: (US) Gabriel 1B, 2B, 2 RBI; Mittermaier 1B, RBI; Kenner 2-1B, 2B, 3 RBI; Myers 1B, 2B, RBI; Garza 1B, RBI; Pritchard 2-1B, RBI. (Gal) Powell HR, 1B, 2 RBI; Flower 2-1B; Campbell 1B, RBI; Harris 1B, RBI; Karnes 2-1B, 2 RBI; Carpenter 1B, 4 RBI; Burket 1B, RBI.
records: Upper Sandusky 14-7 overall, 9-4 North Central Conference; Galion 18-5, 10-3.
MILLBURY — The four hits and two runs Fostoria had against Lake on Friday may not look like much.
But those are the kind of numbers this year’s players might one day be telling their kids about.
Fsotoria got those four hits and two runs off of Lake ace Jayce Vancena, a 6-foot-5, 220-pound right-hander who has signed a national letter of intent to play baseball, if he’s not drafted by a major league team first. It is believed to be the most hits and runs Vancena has allowed in any one game this year.
Donovan Vogel had two of those base hits for Fostoria (13-9, 3-6 NBC). Vancena helped his on causwe with a pair of hits for Lake, 19-2 and 9-0 in the league.
Fostoria 000 101 0 — 2 4 2
Lake 103 201 x — 7 7 0
WP — Vancena. LP — Smith (4-1). top hitters: (Fos) Vogel 2-1B. (Lake) Vancena 2-1B; Ackerman 2-1B.
records: Fostoria 13-9 overall, 3-6; Lake 19-2, 9-0.
PATRICK HENRY 11
HAMLER — Joey Nickels finished with a double, a single and three RBIs as Patrick Henry pounded Antwerp 11-1 in a nonconference meeting on Friday.
Kyler Seemann notched a double and two RBIs, Derek Hoops had a double and a pair of singles, while Derek Kolpien notched a double and an RBI for the Patriots (17-7).
Antwerp 100 00 — 1 3 5
Patrick Henry 160 13 — 11 10 2
WP — Ziegler. LP — Coleman. top hitters: (Ant) Messman 3B; Coppsey 2B. (PH) Hoops 2-1B, 2B; Nickels 1B, 2B, 3 RBI; Ziegler 2-1B; Seemann 2B, 2 RBI; Kolpien 2B, RBI.
records: Patrick Henry 17-7.
MCCOMB — Clay Grubb singled twice and drove in a pair of runs, while Mitch Schroeder added a single and two RBIs in McComb’s 7-1 nonleague victory against Holgate on Friday.
Andrew Adams contributed a single and an RBI and Malachi Abbott improved to 7-0 on the mound for the Panthers (17-3).
Matt Westrick hit a double to lead Holgate (8-11).
Holgate 000 001 0 — 1 7 2
McComb 010 204 x — 7 8 0
WP — Abbott (7-0). top hitters: (Hol) Westrick 2B. (McC) Grubb 2-1B, 2 RBI; Schroeder 2B, 2 RBI; Adams 1B, RBI.
records: Holgate 8-11, McComb 17-3.
MILLER CITY 9
KALIDA — Miller City scored all of its runs in the second and third innings to slip past Kalida 9-8 Friday to finish 7-0 in Putnam County League play this season.
Jeremy Balbaugh doubled, singled twice and drove in three runs, Jackson Lammers tallied a double and two RBIs, Logan Dukes added a single and two RBIs and Jared Fuka recorded a double and two singles for Miller City (14-5, 7-0 PCL).
Jeffrey Knueve had a double, a single and three RBIs, Brent Hovest hit a single and drove in a pair of runs and Blaine Warnimont tripled, singled and had an RBI for Kalida (7-13, 4-3).
Miller City 054 000 0 — 9 11 1
Kalida 004 210 1 — 8 7 3
WP — Dukes. LP — Buss. top hitters: (MC) Lammers 2B, 2 RBI; Dukes 1B, 2 RBI; Fuka 2-1B, 2B; Niese 2-1B; Balbaugh 2-1B, 2B, 3 RBI. (Kal) Warnimont 1B, 3B, RBI; Hovest 1B, 2 RBI; Lambert 1B, RBI; Knueve 1B, 2B, 3 RBI.
records: Miller City 14-5 overall, 8-0 Putnam County League; Kalida 7-13 overall, 4-3 Putnam County League.
NEW RIEGEL 6
CARDINAL STRITCH 0
NEW RIEGEL — Michael Kirian pitched a two-hit complete-game shutout, striking out 15 Cardinal Stritch batters, and blasted a home run at the plate as New Riegel won 6-0 in nonconference baseball action on Friday.
Aaron Reinhart also hit a home run, a single and drove in three runs for New Riegel (11-8). Austin Mathias added two singles as the Blue Jackets jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the first inning.
Cardinal Stritch 000 000 0 — 0 2 0 New Riegel 301 020 x — 6 8 0
WP — Kirian (5-2). LP — Gasser. top hitters: (NR) Reinhart HR, 1B, 3 RBI; Kirian HR, 3 RBI; Mathias 2-1B.
records: New Riegel 11-8.
FORT JENNINGS 9
CONTINENTAL — Fort Jennings answered Continental’s seven-run barrage in the third inning with a game-turning five-run rally in the fifth and held on to post a 9-7 Putnam County League baseball win on Friday.
Connor Wallenhorst had three base hits for Fort Jennings (7-12, 4-3 PCL). Terry Dockery III and Derek Troyer tripled for Continental (3-12, 0-7 PCL).
Fort Jennings 030 150 0 — 9 9 1
Continental 007 000 0 — 7 5 7
WP — Clay. LP — Williams. top hitters: (FJ) Wallenhorst 3-1B; VanLoo 2-1B. (Cont) Dockery 1B, 3B; Williams 2B; Mansfield 2-1B; Troyer 3B.
records: Fort Jennings 7-12 overall, 4-3 PCL; Continental 3-12, 0-7 PCL.