TOLEDO — Toledo St. Francis took the lead with a three-run rally in the third inning and created the cushion it would need with a three-run rally in the fifth in chalking up a 9-5 Three Rivers Athletic Conference baseball win over Findlay on Monday.
St. Francis, looking to claim a fourth straight TRAC baseball championship, improved to 5-4 overall, 5-1 in the league and remained in a tie for first with Toledo Central Catholic (9-1, 4-1 TRAC). Findlay, which handed Central Catholic its lone loss, fell to 8-3, 3-2 in the TRAC.
Findlay took a 3-2 lead in the top of the third inning when Phillip Bibler had a base hit, Pat Dillon walked, and Drew Paris, Andrew Stechschulte and Garit Krupp delivered RBI singles.
Toledo St. Francis’ Sam Holtz, who singled in a first-inning run, put the Knights back in front with a two-run single on the bottom of the third.
Findlay pulled within one on Bibler’s RBI double in the top of the fourth inning, but St. Francis answered with its three-run rally in the fifth.
Bibler (2-1B, 2B) had three of Findlay’s seven total hits. Dillon took the loss, his first in four decisions. He allowed eight runs on eight hits, struck out three and walked five.
Holtz not only starred at the plate, but earned the pitching win as well. The senior right-hander gave up five runs on six hits, struck out seven and walked two in 52/3 innings.
Findlay 003 101 0 — 5 7 3
Toledo St. Francis 203 031 x — 9 9 2
WP — Holtz. LP — Dillon (3-1). top hitters: (Fin) Bibler 2-1B, 2B, RBI; Parish 1B, RBI; Stechschulte 1B, RBI; Krupp 1B, RBI. (TSF) Jacobs 1B, RBI; Johnson 2-1B; Holtz 2-1B, 3 RBI.
records: Findlay 8-3, 3-2 Three Rivers Athletic Conference; Toledo St. Francis 5-4, 5-1 TRAC.
ARCADIA — Noah Miller fired a two-hitter Monday as Hopewell-Loudon defeated Arcadia 7-1 in a Blanchard Valley Conference baseball game.
Miller had two singles, and Luke Jameson and Ashton Bour had RBIs for Hopewell-Loudon (9-3, 5-1 BVC).
Dom Guillen had an RBI for Arcadia (4-5, 1-3 BVC).
Hopewell-Loudon 000 110 5 — 7 5 5
Arcadia 100 000 0 — 1 2 7
WP — Miller. LP — Palmer. TOP HITTERS: Miller 2-1B; Jameson 1B, RBI; Bour 1B, RBI. (Arc) Rader 1B, Scott 1B.
RECORDS: Hopewell-Loudon 9-3, 5-1 Blanchard Valley Conference; Arcadia 4-5, 1-3.
VAN BUREN 1
LEIPSIC — Dylan Schroeder pitched a two-hitter Monday and drove in a pair of runs as Leipsic posted a 12-1 five-inning Blanchard Valley Conference baseball victory over Van Buren.
Schroeder struck out seven and walked two for the Vikings (8-5, 3-2 BVC), while drilling a triple in two plate appearance. Cole Rieman also drove in two runs with two singles and Drew Liffick added a double and a single.
Brady Rader and Caden Lance each singled for Van Buren (6-4, 3-3).
Van Buren 100 00 — 1 2 4 Leipsic 057 0x — 12 8 1
WP — D. Schroeder. LP — Warren. top hitters: (VB) Rader & Lance 1B. (Leip) D. Schroeder 3B, 2 RBI; Rieman 2-1B, 2 RBI; Liffick 2B, 1B; Sickmiller 2B.
records: Van Buren 6-4 overall, 3-3 Blanchard Valley Conference; Leipsic 8-5, 3-2.
RAWSON — Kyle Schultz and Luke Wolford each collected three hits and Schultz pitched a two-hit shutout as Cory-Rawson blanked Vanlue 11-0 in a Blanchard Valley Conference baseball game.
Schultz had three singles with a pair of RBIs at the plate, while recording eight strikeouts with five walks on the mound for the Hornets (3-7, 1-5) who earned their first BVC win. Wolford (RBI) stroke a pair of doubles and a single.
Vanlue (0-8, 0-5) got singles from Jaren Kloepfer and Joey Bonham.
Vanlue 000 00 — 0 2 0 Cory-Rawson 221 6x — 11 10 1
WP — Schultz. LP — Jar. Kloepfer. top hitters: (Van) Jar. Kloepfer & Bonham 1B. (C-R) Schultz 3-1B, 2 RBI; Wolford 2-2B, 1B, RBI.
records: Vanlue 0-8 overarll, 0-5 Blanchard Valley Conference; Cory-Rawson 3-7, 1-5.
UPPER SANDUSKY 12
BUCKEYE CENTRAL 2
NEW WASHINTON — Upper Sandusky jumped ahead with three runs in the first inning Monday and defeated Buckeye Central 12-2 in a Northern 10 Conference baseball game.
Keaton Cunningham had a home run and drove in two runs for league-leader Upper (11-2, 7-0 N10). Brenyn Marquart had two singles and a pair of RBIs. Ben Sheaffer and Brandon Giesey each hit doubles.
Brady Biglin singled and doubled for Buckeye Central (5-10, 1-6).
Upper Sandusky 300 414 — 12 9 0
Buckeye Central 010 010 — 2 5 3
WP — Marquart. LP — Biglin. TOP HITTERS: (US) Cazarez 2-1B, RBI; Sheaffer 2B, RBI; Marquart 2-1B, 2-RBI; Cunningham HR, 2-RBI; Giesey 2B. (BC) Biglin 1B, 2B.
RECORDS: Upper Sandusky 11-2, 7-0 Northern 10 Conference; Buckeye Central 5-10, 1-6.
MILLBURY — Lake’s Austin Fouty pitched a no-hitter Monday to lead the Flyers past Fostoria 3-0 in a Northern Buckeye League baseball game.
Fouty struck out 10 and walked one. Dawson Delventhal cracked a three-run home run in the sixth inning. Lake improved to 12-0, 4-0 NBC.
Fostoria’s Alex Sierra struck out eight with two walks in 52/3 innings. The Redmen fell to 6-4, 2-1 NBC.
Fostoria 000 000 0 — 0 0 5
Lake 000 003 x — 3 4 2
WP — Fouty. LP — Sierra. TOP HITTERS: (Lake) Delventhal HR, 3-RBI.
RECORDS: Fostoria 6-4, 2-1 Northern Buckeye Conference; Lake 12-0, 4-0.
COLUMBUS GROVE 6
SPENCERVILLE — Columbus Grove’s Nick Woods allowed just three hits over 52/3 innings and struck out nine in pitching the Bulldogs to a 6-3 Northwest Conference baseball win over Spencerville.
Owen Macke had two hits and Dane Schroeder had a double for Grove (7-3, 2-2 NWC).
WP — Woods. LP — Myers. top hitters: (CG) Schroeder 2B.
records: Columbus Grove 7-3, 2-2 NWC; Spencerville 1-13, 0-3 NWC.
SIDNEY LEHMAN 18
HARDIN NORTHERN 0
DOLA — Drew Barhorst and RJ Bertini were 7 of 8 at the plate with five runs batted in Monday as Sidney Lehman steamrolled Hardin Northern 18-0 in a six-inning Northwest Central Conference baseball game.
Barhorst had four singles and two RBIs, while Bertini doubled, singled twice and plated three runs. Mitchell Sollman had a home run for the Cavaliers and the top five hitters for Lehman (6-3, 3-2 NWCC) accounted for 11 RBIs.
Hardin Northern (5-9, 2-2) got two singles from Daylin Pees.
Sidney Lehman 117 540 — 18 17 1 Hardin Northern 000 000 — 0 4 1
WP — Potts. LP — Wetherill. top hitters: (SL) Barhorst 4-1B, 2 RBI; Kennedy &Keller 1B, 2 RBI; Bertini 2B, 2-1B, 3 RBI; Magoteaux 2B, 2 RBI; Sollman HR. (HN) Pees 2-1B; Good & Parsons 1B.
records: Sidney Lehman 6-3 overall, 3-2 Northwest Central Conference; Hardin Northern 5-9, 2-2.
FREMONT ST. JOSEPH 7
NEW RIEGEL 6
FREMONT — A four-run rally in the top of the sixth inning pulled New Riegel into a 6-6 tie with Fremont St. Joseph, but the Crimson Streaks scored a run in the bottom of the inning for a 7-6 victory in a Sandusky Bay Conference River Division baseball game.
Cole Noftz doubled and drove in two runs for New Riegel (5-5, 3-3 SBC River). Carson Whipple hit a double and had an RBI.
Fremont St. Joseph improved to 10-6, 5-1.
New Riegel 000 024 0 — 5 7 1
Fremont St. Joseph 102 031 x — 7 5 0
WP — Michael. LP — Reinhart. TOP HITTERS: (NR) Noftz 2B, 2-RBI; Reinhart 2-1B; Gillig 1B, RBI; Whipple 2B, RBI. (FSJ) Geyer 3B, 2-RBI; Michael 2B.
RECORDS: New Riegel 5-5, 3-3 Sandusky Bay Conference River Division; Fremont St. Joseph 10-6, 5-1.
SYCAMORE — Bucyrus scored five times off Mohawk starter Landen Snyder in the fourth inning on its way to a Monday’s 5-2 Northern 10 Conference baseball win against the Warriors.
Trey Combs and Jacob Coldiron recorded RBI singles for the Warriors (7-2 overall, 4-2 N10).
Trevor Ley got the win and Ben Seibert had a pair of singles to lead Bucyrus (4-9, 1-5).
Bucyrus 000 500 0 — 5 7 0
Mohawk 000 002 0 — 2 6 1
WP — Ley. LP — Snyder. top hitters: (Moh) Combs 1B, RBI; Coldiron 1B, RBI. (Buc) Seibert 2-1B; Kozinski 1B, RBI.
records: Mohawk 7-2 overall, 4-2 Northern 10 Conference; Bucyrus 4-9, 1-5.
SANDUSKY ST. MARY 10
OLD FORT 9
OLD FORT — Kennedy Gennari went 6 for 6 at the plate Monday as Sandusky St. Mary pushed across two runs in the top of the eighth inning to post a 10-9 Sandusky Bay Conference River Division softball victory over Old Fort.
Gennari had a double and five singles while driving in two runs for St. Mary (9-4, 4-2 SBC).
St. Mary built an 8-4 lead through three innings before Old Fort used a solo run in the fourth and three in the fifth to tie it 8-8.
Myles Miller doubled, singled and drove in a run and Shane Ott double and singled twice. David Kupka (1B) had a team-leading three RBI for Old Fort (4-6, 3-3).
Sandusky St. Mary 305 000 02 — 10 12 3 Old Fort 112 130 00 — 9 14 5
WP — Roth. LP — Webb. top hitters: (SSM) Gennari 2B, 5-1B, 2 RBI; McClung 3 RBI; Samstag 1B, RBI. (OF) Ott 2B, 2-1B; Miller 3B, 2B, 1B, RBI; Bigelow 2-1B, 2 RBI; Kupka 1B, 3 RBI; Woodall 2-1B.
records: Sandusky St. Mary 9-4 overall, 4-2 Sandusky Bay Conference River Division; Old Fort 4-6, 3-3.
PATRICK HENRY 6
LIBERTY CENTER 5
LIBERTY CENTER — Patrick Henry built a 6-0 lead, then held on to upend Liberty Center 6-5 on Monday in a Northwest Ohio Athletic League battle.
Clay Schwiebert’s two-run single in the third inning and Christian Petersen’s two-run double in the fourth spotted PH its 6-0 lead. Petersen also pitched the first six innings, limiting Liberty Center to three hits and four runs with nine strike outs.
In the seventh, Liberty Center had the tying run at third and the winning run at second after Jarrett Krugh’s second double of the game. But Axel Shanks, who replaced Petersen, got a come-backer to the mound to end it.
The loss knocked Liberty Center (7-4, 2-1 NWOAL) out of a first-place tie in the league standings. The win was Patrick Henry’s first in three league games and third (3-7) overall.
Patrick Henry 004 200 0 — 6 4 5
Liberty Center 000 103 1 — 5 5 6
WP — Petersen. LP — Hinton. top hitters: (PH) Petersen 2B, 3 RBI;Schwiebert 1B, 2 RBI. (LC) J. Krugh 2-2B, 1B, RBI; C. Krugh 1B, RBI.
records: Patrick Henry 3-7 overall, 1-2 NWOAL: Liberty Center 7-4, 2-1 NWOAL.