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Prep Baseball Roundup: Van Buren finishes perfect run through BVC

VAN BUREN — Cade Whitticar and Jaden Tabler combined on a two-hit shutout and the offense scored 15 runs in four innings as Van Buren throttled North Baltimore 15-0 in Monday’s Blanchard Valley Conference game.

With the win, Van Buren completed a perfect 11-0 run through the BVC this season. North Baltimore fell to 13-9 overall and 7-4 in the BVC.

Whitticar, who singled with two RBIs, pitched four scoreless innings with four strikeouts. Tabler, with a perfect inning of relief, singled with an RBI for the Black Knights (18-5).

Saige Warren chipped in two doubles and an RBI for Van Buren, while Codi Leonard singled twice and drove in a game-high four runs.

Logan Meronk and Tyler Durfey each singled for both of the Tigers’ hits.

North Baltimore 000 00 — 0 2 3

Van Buren 453 3x — 15 11 0

WP — Durfey. LP — Whitticar. top hitters: (NB) Meronk & Durfey 1B. (VB) Leonard 2-1B, 4 RBI; Steveson 2-1B; Warren 2-2B, RBI; Whitticar 1B, 2 RBI; Snodgrass 2 RBI.

records: North Baltimore 13-9, 7-4 Blanchard Valley Conference; Van Buren 18-5, 11-0.



ARCADIA — Matt Johnson spun a two-hit shutout and paced Arlington’s offense in a 6-0 Blanchard Valley Conference win over Arcadia.

Johnson, who struck out nine and did not walk a batter, tallied a pair of hits with two RBIs at the plate for the Red Devils (9-15, 4-7 BVC). Evan O’Rear singled and also knocked in a pair of runs.

Kaleb Enders, with a single and a double, had both hits for the Redskins (8-13, 4-6).

Arlington 202 010 1 — 6 7 0

Arcadia 000 000 0 — 0 2 1

WP — Johnson. LP — Martinez. top hitters: (Arl) Johnson 1B, 2B, 2 RBI; O’Rear .

records: Arlington 9-15 overall, 4-7 Blanchard Valley Conference; Arcadia 8-14, 4-7.



OTTOVILLE — Leipsic doubled up Ottoville in hits and used a five-run sixth inning to bury the Big Green 9-1 in a Putnam County League game.

Cole Rieman, who allowed one run and four hits, led the Vikings’ offense going 2 for 3 with a triple and two RBIs. Dylan Schroeder singled, doubled and knocked in a run for Leipsic (8-14, 2-4 PCL) and Wes Garcia (1B) had two RBIs.

Zane Martin doubled with an RBI to lead Ottoville (10-7, 4-2) and Jack Langhals added a double.

Leipsic 010 215 0 — 9 8 1

Ottoville 000 001 0 — 1 4 1

WP — Rieman. LP — Moorman. top hitters: (Leip) Rieman 1B, 3B, 2 RBI; D. Schroeder 1B, 2B, RBI; Garcia 1B, 2 RBI. (Otto) Martin 2B, RBI; Langhals 2B.

records: Leipsic 8-14 overall, 2-4 Putnam County League; Ottoville 10-7, 4-2.



VAN WERT — Kalida outhit state-ranked Lincolnview, but the Wildcats failed to score in a 5-0 nonleague loss.

Owen Recker led Kalida (15-6) with three singles and Trevor Lambert singled twice. Josh Recker, Kevin Hamburg and Clay Bellmann combined to concede the five runs, but just one run was earned.

Chayton Overholt went 3 for 4 with a solo home run to lead the Lancers — ranked No. 5 in Division IV — and Jaden Youtsey singled and knocked in two runs. Lincolnview improved to 20-4 overall.

Kalida 000 000 0 — 0 7 2

Lincolnview 100 022 x — 5 6 2

WP — J. Recker. LP — Parsons. top hitters: (Kal) O. Recker 3-1B; Lambert 2-1B. (Linc) Ch. Overholt 2-1B, HR, RBI; Youtsey 1B, 2 RBI.

records: Kalida 15-6, Lincolnview 20-4.



MILLER CITY — Noah Otto tossed a one-hit shutout and drove in five runs at the plate as Miller City trounced Pandora-Gilboa 10-0 in Monday’s Putnam County League baseball game.

Otto, who finished a home run shy of the cycle, allowed one hit with one walk and eight strikeouts across 42/3 innings for the Wildcats (13-9 overall, 4-4 PCL). Cole Niese and Tyler Schroeder each added extra-base hits with a double apiece.

Alex Ricker allowed 10 runs, but just six earned in taking the loss for the Rockets (5-14, 2-4).

Pandora-Gilboa 000 00 — 0 2 2

Miller City 204 4x — 10 12 0

WP — Otto. LP — Ricker. top hitters: (P-G) Gerten 1B. (MC) Otto 1B, 2B, 3B, 5 RBI; Long 2-1B, RBI; M. Kuhlman & DeMuth 2-1B.

records: Pandora-Gilboa 5-14 overall, 2-4 Putnam County League; Miller City 13-9, 4-4.



SYCAMORE — Wayne Frey matched Mohawk hit for hit in leading Riverdale past the Warriors 3-1 in a nonleague game.

Frey, who had four hits with a double, paced the Falcons (13-10), while winning pitcher Alec Loveridge singled with an RBI. Seth McElree (1B) also drive in a run and Miles Frey had a pair of singles.

Kedryk Leeth had three of Mohawk’s four hits, including a double while knocking in its lone run of the game. The Warriors dropped to 11-12 overall.

Riverdale 101 010 0 — 3 11 0

Mohawk 001 000 0 — 1 4 1

WP — Al. Loveridge. LP — Snyder. top hitters: (Riv) W. Frey 3-1B, 2B; M. Frey 2-1B; McElree & Al. Loveridge 1B, RBI. (Moh) Leeth 2-1B, 2B, RBI.

records: Riverdale 13-10, Mohawk 11-12.



SENECA EAST — Seneca East overcame four errors to slip past Upper Sandusky 4-1 in Monday’s Northern 10 Conference game.

With the win, the Tigers, who split the season series with Carey a week ago, forced a share of the N10 crown with the Blue Devils as the two state-ranked teams finished 15-1 in the conference. Seneca East, ranked No. 8 in Ohio, improved to 20-3 overall.

Bo Smith, who has allowed just one earned run all season, went all seven innings and allowed four hits and one unearned run for the win. Kainon Ruffing singled twice, while Tyler Turek and Hunter Martin each singled with an RBI.

Keaton Cunningham accounted for half of the Rams’ (15-9, 11-5) hits with a pair of singles and an RBI.

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Seneca East 103 000 x — 4 5 4

WP — Smith. LP — Byrne. top hitters: (US) Cunningham 2-1B, RBI. (SE) Ruffing 2-1B; Smith 2B; Turek & Martin 1B, RBI.

records: Upper Sandusky 15-9 overall, 11-5 Northern 10 Conference; Seneca East 20-3, 15-1.



NEW RIEGEL — New Riegel scored in five of seven innings on Monday including a walkoff run in the bottm of the seventh to claim a 7-6 Sandusky Bay Conference River Division win over Fremont St. Joseph.

Alec Zoeller and winning pitcher Allan Acree combined for nine walks, but allowed just seven hits and struck out 16 batters for the Blue Jackets (12-7, 7-3 SBC River). Aaron Hohman paced the offense going 3 for 4 with two doubles and an RBI. Cole Noftz (1B, 3B, 2 RBI), Nick Reinhart (1B, 2B, RBI) and Dylan Smith (1B, 2B, RBI) each added a pair of hits.

Logan Black and Dylan Filliater both had two singles and Black added three walks for the Crimson Streaks (10-15, 4-6).

Fremont St. Joseph 000 123 0 — 6 7 2

New Riegel 120 012 1 — 7 12 4

WP — Acree. LP — Geyer. top hitters: (FSJ) Black & Filliater 2-1B. (NR) Hohman 1B, 2-2B, RBI; Noftz 1B, 3B, 2 RBI; Reinhart & Smith 1B, 2B, RBI.

Records: Fremont St. Joseph 10-15, 4-6 Sandusky Bay Conference River Division; New Riegel 12-7, 7-3.


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