Sectional baseball: Elmwood squeezes out a win

SWANTON — Jacob Wise capped a three-run rally in the seventh inning Thursday when he drove in Nick Gillette on a bases-loaded squeeze play in Elmwood’s 5-4 win over Swanton in Division III baseball sectional final.
With the win, Elmwood (9-12) advances to play in the district semifinals May 22 at Defiance against the winner of today’s Lake-Liberty Center game.
With Swanton leading 4-2 after six innings, Elmwood’s Tyler Stone led off the seventh with a double. Jacob Firsdon and Gillette both walked to load the bases.
Tayte Lentz brought Elmwood within a run when he singled to right, scoring Stone. Firsdon tied it when he scored on a bases-loaded walk to Dylan Hall, bringing Hall to the plate. Attempting to sacrifice, Hall instead reached first on a bunt single while driving in what was the game-winning run.

Elmwood 000 110 3 — 5 7 2
Swanton 100 030 0 — 4 7 1
WP — Kerr (3-5). LP — Bloom. top hitters: (Elm) Wise 2-4. (Swa) Dockery 2-4; Bloom 2-4.
records: Elmwood 9-12. Swanton 10-9.
WAPAKONETA — Wapakoneta plated three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to complete a 5-3 comeback win over Fostoria on Tuesday in the sectional final round of the Division II baseball playoffs.
Nate Raeck and Nick Brown singled, and Jarrett Koch doubled, all in the sixth, and all three scored for Wapakoneta (18-10) to advance to a district semifinal game May 22 at Bluffton against the winner of today’s Tiffin Columbian-Celina tilt.
Noah Hammer, Robby Crotty and Trey Yates all singled for Fostoria (15-9).
Fostoria 012 000 0 — 3 3 1
Wapakoneta 101 003 x — 5 10 5
WP — Culver. LP — Yates. top hitters: (Fos) Hammer 1B, RBI; Yates 1B; Crotty 1B. (Wap) Henderson 3B, 2B, 1B, 2RBI; Metz 2-1B; Koch 2B, RBI.
records: Fostoria 15-9. Wapakoneta 18-10.



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