DEFIANCE — Patrick Henry’s Christian Petersen threw a no-hitter against Kalida in the Division IV district semifinals on Wednesday. But a bit of wildness cost the junior ace in a 1-0 loss to the Wildcats.
Though Kalida did not get a hit, the Wildcats were able to scratch out a run in the bottom of the fifth inning. Owen Recker reached first that inning when he was hit by a pitch. Recker was sacrificed to second, then scored he game’s only run on a pair of Petersen wild pitches.
Kalida, the No. 2 seeded team in the district, will now take a 16-6 record into Friday’s 5 p.m. district final. The Wildcats will face top-seeded Lima Central Catholic, which defeated Ottoville 4-0 in Wednesday’s district semifinal opener.
Wednesday’s games were moved from Ottawa’s Memorial Park to Defiance High School because of wet grounds. Friday’s district final is scheduled to be held back at Ottawa Memorial Park.
SOUTH CENTRAL 6
GALION — South Central’s Isaiah Seidel yielded just three hits on Thursday as he pitched the Trojans to a 6-1 win over Mohawk in a Division IV district semifinal baseball game at Heise Park.
With the win, South Central advances to take on Firelands Conference rival Plymouth, a 5-0 winner over Seneca East, in Friday’s 5 p.m. district final.
Seidel struck out 11 in the victory.
The Warriors’ Bryce Kirian doubled in the fourth inning and Tyler Hayman stroked an RBI single a batter later to lead Mohawk (11-13) at the plate. Trey Combs also singled.
Ben Lamoreaux had four singles with an RBI and Grant Seidel added a two-run single for the Trojans.
Mohawk 000 100 0 — 0 3 0
South Central 000 312 x — 6 10 0
WP — I. Seidel. LP — Widmer. top hitters: (Moh) Kirian 2B; Hayman 1B, RBI; Combs 1B. (SC) Lamoreaux 4-1B, RBI; G. Seidel 1B, 2 RBI
records: Mohawk 11-13.
TONTOGANY — Otsego plated five runs in the second inning to assume control Wednesday en route to a 12-2 victory over Fostoria in five innings in a Northern Buckeye Conference baseball game.
Ben Gray and Jeremy Avers each had two RBIs for Otsego (13-5, 8-3 NBC). Winning pitcher Rancin Loftis allowed one earned run and struck out four in four innings.
Dylan Sheets, who took the loss on the mound, had a pair of singles and an RBI for Fostoria (4-23, 1-12 NBC). Trey Groves and Goose Garcia also had hits for the Redmen.
Fostoria is scheduled to wrap up their season today against Elmwood.
Fostoria 001 10 — 2 4 3
Otsego 052 32 — 12 11 1
WP — Loftis. LP — Sheets. TOP HITTERS: (Fos) Sheets 2-1B, RBI. (Ots) Gray 1B, 2-RBI; Avers 1B, 2-RBI; Silva 2B; Snigowski 2B.
RECORDS: Fostoria 4-23, 1-12 Northern Buckeye Conference; Otsego 13-5, 8-3 NBC.
FORT JENNINGS 7
COLUMBUS GROVE 3
FORT JENNINGS — Fort Jennings used a four-run sixth inning to pull away from Columbus Grove and post a 4-3 win Wednesday in a Putnam County League baseball game.
Brandon Wehri smacked three doubles and drove in two runs for Fort Jennings (11-9. 3-4 PCL). Wehri also got the win, allowing no earned runs, three hits and striking out eight in 61/3 innings.
Aaron Sealts also knocked in a pair of runs for the Musketeers.
Nick Woods had 10 strikeouts in five innings for Columbus Grove (8-13, 3-4 PCL).
Columbus Grove 000 003 0 — 3 3 2
Fort Jennings 201 004 x — 7 7 3
WP — Wehri. LP — Woods. TOP HITTERS: (FJ) Wehri 3-2B, 2 RBI; Norbeck 2B, RBI; Sealts 1B, 2 RBI.
RECORDS: Columbus Grove 8-13, 3-4 Putnam County League; Fort Jennings 11-9, 3-4 PCL.