Prep baseball: Errors costly for Trojans in loss to Toledo St. John’s

TOLEDO — Errors were costly for Findlay High School’s baseball team Monday night as the Trojans dropped a 5-1 Three Rivers Athletic Conference game to Toledo St. John’s.

Desmond Lino (2-4) was the loser on the hill as he allowed five runs, just one earned, on six hits with two walks and two strikeouts. Dakota Feay finished the final two innings for the Trojans (12-10 overall, 7-3 TRAC).

Grant Akin doubled and singled, Connor Curlis singled and Michael Roche drove in a run to lead Findlay at the plate.

Chandler Dippman doubled and singled and Devon Garcia added a pair of singles for the Titans (16-1, 9-0).

The Trojans finished second in the TRAC South Division and will play the third place team in the North Division in the opening-round of the TRAC tournament one week from today.

But first, Findlay will host Bowling Green at 5 p.m. Thursday in a Division I sectional final at Flag City Memorial Field.

FINDLAY 001 000 0 — 1 3 2
TOLEDO ST. JOHN’S 201 200 x — 5 7 2
WP — O’Brien. LP — Lino (2-4). TOP HITTERS: (Fin) Akin 2B, 1B; Curlis 1B; Roche 1B. (TSJ) Dippman 2B, 1B; Garcia 2-1B.
RECORDS: Findlay 12-10 overall, 7-3 Three Rivers Athletic Conference; Toledo St. John’s 16-1, 9-0.


TOLEDO ST. JOHN’S 100 200 2 — 5 7 2
FINDLAY JV 000 001 1 — 2 4 3
WP — Dubielak. LP — Rinebolt. TOP HITTERS: (TSJ) Waddel 2B, RBI; Jones 2-1B, 2 RBI. (Fin) Berry 1B, 3B; Gossard 2-1B.
RECORDS: Findlay JV 10-13, 2-7-1 TRAC.


GLANDORF — Ottawa-Glandorf’s Cardiac Kids did it again on Monday, manufacturing a run in the bottom of the sixth inning and holding on for a 1-0 win over Archbold in nonleague baseball action.

It was the second straight 1-0 win for O-G and its third one-run victory in the past week. The Titans have won 12 of their last 13 games to improve to 18-4. Archbold fell to 17-7.

With Austin Verhoff pitching a two-hit shutout, Ottawa-Glandorf’s Ben Dietering drew a one-out walk in the sixth. Pinch runner Ryan Mass stole second, took third on a wild pitch and scored after being caught in a rundown.

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OTTAWA-GLANDORF 000 001 x — 1 5 1
WP — Verhoff (1-0). LP — Benroth. TOP HITTERS: (O-G) Croy 1B, 2B.
RECORDS: Archbold 17-7, Ottawa-Glandorf 18-4.


LIMA — Lima Bath scored in each of the first four innings to build a 6-3 advantage and plated two more in the sixth to defeat Liberty-Benton 8-3 in a nonleague game Monday.

Colin Gossard notched a pair of doubles and two RBIs, Nate Heffner tallied three singles, while Eric Jordan and Cam Clark each finished with a double, a single and an RBI for Bath (19-8).

Jared Neiling doubled and drove in a run and Wyatt Young added a single and an RBI for the Eagles (19-4).

LIBERTY-BENTON 100 200 0 — 3 7 0
LIMA BATH 111 302 x — 8 15 0
WP — Jordan. LP — Neiling. TOP HITTERS: (L-B) Neiling 2B, RBI; Young 1B, RBI. (LB) Heffner 3-1B; Clark 1B, 2B, RBI; Jordan 1B, 2B, RBI; Gossard 2-2B, 2 RBI; Jenkins 2-1B; Renner 1B, RBI; Best 2B.
RECORDS: Liberty-Benton 19-4; Lima Bath 19-8.


NEW RIEGEL — Tiffn Calvert led 8-0 before New Riegel put its first run on the board as the Senecas rolled to an 11-2 Midland Athletic League win over the Blue Jackets.

Jesse Gase drove in three runs with a single and a double and Jacob Vera and Drew Ritzler had two single seach for Tiffin Calvert (16-4, 6-2 MAL).

Alex Theis had two hits and Jake Dryfuse and Aaron Acree added RBI singles for New Riegel (11-9, 4-3 MAL).

TIFFIN CALVERT 520 101 2 — 11 9 0
NEW RIEGEL 000 110 0 — 2 5 4
WP — Prenzlin (3-0). LP — Theis. TOP HITTERS: (TC) Vera 2-1B; Gase 1B, 2B, 3 RBI; Ritzler 2-1B, RBI. (NR) Theis 1B, 2B; Dryfuse 1B, RBI; Acree 1B, RBI.
RECORDS: Tiffin Calvert 16-4, 6-2 MAL; New Riegel 11-9, 4-3 MAL.


UPPER SANDUSKY — Galion scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning to tie the game at 3-3, but Upper Sandusky got two in the bottom of the inning to steal a 5-3 North Central Conference victory on Monday.

Alex Kenner homered, singled twice and drove in a pair of runs, Sam Plott added two singles and two RBIs and Andre Myers notched a single and an RBI for the Rams (15-8, 10-4 NCC).

Nick Flowers singled and drove in all three runs for Galion (18-6, 10-4).

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UPPER SANDUSKY 200 100 2 — 5 8 1
WP — Binau. LP — Burket. TOP HITTERS: (Gal) Flower 1B, 3 RBI. (US) Dible 3B; Plott 2-1B, 2 RBI; Kenner HR, 2-1B, 2 RBI; Johnson 2B; Myers 1B, RBI.
RECORDS: Galion 18-6 overall, 10-4 North Central Conference; Upper Sandusky 15-8 overall, 10-4 North Central Conference.


MOUNT BLANCHARD — Wynford put six runs on the board in the top of the first inning and the Royals wrapped up an outright North Central Conference baseball championship on Monday with an 11-6 win over Riverdale.

Alex Crall and Mason Davis had three hits each and Gage Roe had a pair of doubles for Wynford. Logan Leitzy improved to 6-0, allowing five hits and four runs as the Royals (14-7, 12-2 NCC) finished league play one game ahead of Galion (18-5, 10-3).

Grant Loveridge had two two-run doubles and Tyler Miller had a pair of singles for Riverdale (5-16, 2-11 NCC).

WYNFORD 611 030 0 — 11 16 3
RIVERDALE 400 000 2 — 6 5 2
WP — Leitzy (6-0). LP — Frey (2-7). TOP HITTERS: (Wyn) Crall 3-1B, 2 RBI; Roe 2-2B,RBI; Davis 3-1B, RBI. (Riv) Loveridge 2-2B, 4 RBI; Miller 2-1B.
RECORDS: Wynford 14-7, 12-2 NCC; Riverdale 5-16, 2-11 NCC.


LIMA — Trevor Hoff went 3 for 3 with a double, two singles and an RBI in Lima Central Catholic’s 4-2 win against Ada in a nonleague matchup on Monday.

Brayden Sautter singled twice and drove in two runs and Seth Evans added a pair of singles, scored both runs and swiped two bases for Ada (4-15).

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LIMA CENTRAL CATHOLIC 020 200 x — 4 9 0
WP — Hairston. LP — Gray. TOP HITTERS: (Ada) Evans 2-1B; Sautter 2-1B, 2 RBI. (LCC) Hoff 2-1B, 2B, RBI.
RECORDS: Ada 4-15.


ATTICA — Ben Cramer threw a one-hitter and recorded a double and a single at the plate for Seneca East in a 19-0 win over Fostoria St. Wendelin in five innings Monday in Midland Athletic League play.

Mason McWilliams added a double and a single for the Tigers, while Jake Nagel hit a pair of singles and Alex Scheiber tripled. Drewe Tipple had a double and both Ethan Caudill and Joe Roth singled.

Trent Whetsel had the lone hit for the Mohawks (2-21 overall, 0-8 MAL) and Zac Dixon took the loss on the mound.

SENECA EAST 293 4X — 19 16 X
WP — Cramer. LP — Dixon. TOP HITTERS: (SW) Whetsel 1B. (SE) Scheiber 3B; Tipple 2B; McWilliams 2B, 1B; Cramer 2B, 1B; Nagel 2-1B.
RECORDS: Fostoria St. Wendelin 2-21 overall, 0-8 Midland Athletic League; Seneca East 22-1, 10-0.


HAMLER — Tinora racked up 10 hits and capitalized on five Patrick Henry errors to down the Patriots 8-4 in a nonconference matchup on Monday.

Reid Rennolet finished with three singles and an RBI, Clay Pittman doubled, singled and drove in two runs and Logan Dickerson added a pair of singles and an RBI for the Rams.

Patrick Henry (17-8) got two doubles, a single and an RBI from Joey Nickels, while Brad Breece and Kollin Spence each notched a pair of singles.

TINORA 100 302 2 — 8 10 1
PATRICK HENRY 100 100 2 — 4 9 5
WP — Martinez. LP — Seemann. TOP HITTERS: (Tin) Kissel 1B, RBI; R. Rennolet 3-1B, RBI; Pittman 1B, 2B, 2 RBI; Dickerson 2-1B, RBI. (PH) Spence 2-1B; Nickels 1B, 2-2B, RBI; Breece 2-1B.
RECORDS: Patrick Henry 17-8.


NORTH BALTIMORE — Andrew Hollinger got a complete-game win as North Baltimore stopped Carey 3-1 in a Midland Athletic League baseball game.

Hollinger allowed one run on eight hits with four strikeouts. Sean Watson had two singles and two RBIs for the Tigers.

Matt Holsinger and Noah McCartney doubled for Carey

CAREY 100 000 0 — 1 8 2
NORTH BALTIMORE 200 010 0 — 3 5 0
WP — Hollinger. LP — Strahm. top hitters: (Car) McCartney 2B; Strahm 2B. (NB) Watson 2-1B, 2 RBI; Stewart 2-1B.
RECORDS: North Baltimore 9-13 overall, 4-3 Midland Athletic League’ Carey 4-13, 3-6.


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