NORTH ROBINSON — Mason McWilliams allowed one run on just two hits in seven innings pitched as Seneca East jumped out to a 3-0 first-inning lead and knocked off New Riegel 5-1 in a Division IV district final baseball game on Friday.
Ethan Caudill doubled, singled and drove in two runs for Seneca East, which will play the Cuyahoga Heights/Willoughby Cornerstone Christian winner in the regional semifinals on Friday.
Jake Dryfuse and Alex Theis each singled for New Riegel (14-11). Austin Mathias (3-2) picked up the loss, allowing five runs (three earned) on eight hits in six innings pitched.
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WP — McWilliams. LP — Mathias (3-2). top hitters: (NR) Dryfuse & Theis 1B. (SE) Caudill 2B, 1B, 2 RBI; McWilliams 1B, RBI.
records: New Riegel 14-11.
TONTOGANY — Elmwood scored all six of its run in the final three innings and manged to hold off a late Otsego rally for a 6-4 Northern Buckeye Conference victory Friday.
Jarrett Childress hit a pair of singles and drove in two runs, Nick Gillett added a single and two RBIs, while Tayte Lentze and Trevor Solether each notched a double for the Royals (13-13, 6-6 NBC). Nolan Kerr (4-3) picked up the win on the mound.
Jon Thomas singled three times to lead Otsego (9-18, 6-7).
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Otsego 000 200 2 — 4 8 0
WP — Kerr (4-3). LP — Carson. top hitters: (Elm) Childress 2-1B, 2 RBI; Lentz 2B; Solether 2B; Gillett 1B, 2 RBI. (Ots) Thomas 3-1B.
records: Elmwood 13-13 overall, 6-6 Northern Buckeye Conference; Otsego 9-18 overall, 6-7 Northern Buckeye Conference.