Fostoria High School rallied for five runs in the top of the seventh but fell short as state-ranked Liberty-Benton held on for a 7-6 victory in the Division III district baseball quarterfinals Friday.
The Eagles (20-4), ranked No. 5 in the latest state poll, will face today’s Ottawa-Glandorf/Paulding winner in the district semifinals at 4:15 p.m. Thursday at Elida.
Winning pitcher Griffin Snider allowed three runs, two earned in five innings on five hits and two walks with five strikeouts. Cole Busch went 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs to front L-B’s offense.
Karsen Bemis (2B) and Devin Mauricio were each 2 for 4 with an RBI as the Redmen are eliminated at 11-14.
Fostoria 000 010 5 — 6 7 5
Liberty-Benton 200 122 x — 7 6 6
WP — Snider. LP — Sierra. top hitters: (Fos) Bemis 2B, 1B, RBI; Sheets 1B, RBI; Sierra 1B, RBI; Groves 1B, RBI; Mauricio 2-1B, RBI. (L-B) Busch 2B, 1B, 2RBI; Wolford 2-1B, RBI; Veenstra 1B, RBI; Snider 1B, RBI.
records: Fostoria 11-14; Liberty-Benton 20-4.
VAN BUREN 0
COLDWATER — Cole Frilling hurled a two-hit shutout Friday to lead Coldwater to a 2-0 win against Van Buren in a Division III district quarterfinal baseball game.
With the win, Coldwater (21-5) advances to play Fort Recovery, a 6-4 winner in its district quarterfinal against Elmwood, in Thursday’s Division III district semifinals at Elida’s Ed Sandy Field. Van Buren bowed out of the tournament at 13-13.
Frilling fanned six batters and walked two to get the win. Cade Whitticar was the tough-luck loser for Van Buren. He allowed two runs on three hits with seven walks and three strikeouts.
Blake Jones accounted for both Van Buren hits with a pair of singles.
Coldwater’s Jacob Wenning recorded a two-run double in the bottom of the fifth for the game’s only runs.
Van Buren 000 000 0 — 0 2 0
Coldwater 000 020 x — 2 3 0
WP — Frilling. LP — Whitticar. top hitters: (VB) Jones 2-1B. (Cold) Wenning 2B, 2 RBI; Wourms 1B; Blaisingame 1B.
records: Coldwater 21-5, Van Buren 13-13.
LIMA SENIOR 1
LIMA — Tyler Lydick doubled twice driving in four runs as Findlay High School’s baseball team ripped Lima Senior 19-1 in a Three Rivers Athletic Conference baseball game, two days after the Spartans bounced the Trojans from the Division I district tournament.
Ethan Canterbury allowed one unearned run on three hits with four walks and four strikeouts in five innings to get the win.
Ryan Stillings, Phillip Bibler and Andrew Stechschulte singled twice with two RBIs for the Trojans (14-9, 9-4 TRAC).
D’Ontre Cowen, Ethan Jordan and Brayden O’Dell each singled for Lima Senior (9-15, 0-12).
Findlay 60(12) 01 — 19 9 0
Lima Senior 010 00 — 1 4 0
WP — Canterbury. LP — Bowsher. top hitters: (Fin) Stillings 2-1B, 2 RBI; Bibler 2-1B, 2 RBI; Stechschulte 2-1B, 2 RBI; Lydick 2-2B, 4 RBI. (LS) Cowen 1B; Jordan 1B; O’Dell 1B.
records: Lima Senior 9-15 overall, 0-12 Three Rivers Athletic Conference; Findlay 14-9, 9-4.
ARCADIA — Riverdale hung nine runs on Arcadia in the fourth inning to get by the Redskins 11-1 in five innings for a Blanchard Valley Conference baseball win Friday.
Winning pitcher Andrew Kuenzli allowed one run on four hits with five strikeouts to two walks. He also doubled and drove in two runs for the Falcons (8-10, 4-5 BVC).
Eli Palmer doubled and had the lone RBI for the Redskins (8-14, 3-8).
Riverdale 020 90 — 11 7 0
Arcadia 000 01 — 1 4 1
WP — Kuenzli. LP — Metzger. top hitters: (Riv) Frey 2-1B, 2 RBI; Davis 2-1B; Kuenzli 2B, 2 RBI; McElree 1B, RBI. (Arc) Palmer 2B, RBI; Lucas 1B: Seaburn 1B; Smarr 1B.
records: Riverdale 8-10 overall, 4-5 Blanchard Valley Conference; Arcadia 8-14, 3-8.
TIFFIN CALVERT 12
SANDUSKY ST. MARY’S 11
SANDUSKY — Tiffin Calvert built a 12-7 lead through 41/2 innings and hung on for a 12-11 Sandusky Bay Conference River Division win against Sandusky St. Mary’s Friday at Dorn Park.
Nolan Wuescher led the Senecas (7-12 overall, 4-7 SBC River) with three singles and two RBIs. Hunter Yeakle doubled and singled with two RBIs and Quinten Ronski had a single and two RBIs.
Everett Samtag (2 RBIs) homered and tripled, James McClung (2 RBIs) stroked three singles and Will Roth and Kyle Pelz (3 RBIs) both had two singles for Sandusky St. Mary’s (10-15, 5-8).
Tiffin Calvert 102 720 0 — 12 8 1
Sandusky St. Mary’s 221 204 0 — 11 14 5
WP — Seifert. LP — Will. top hitters: (TC) Wuescher 3-1B, 2 RBI; Yeakle 2B, 1B, 2 RBI; Ronski 1B, 2 RBI. (SSM) Samstag HR, 3B, 2 RBI; McClung 3-1B, 2 RBI; roth 2-1B; Pelz 2-1B, 3 RBI.
records: Tiffin Calvert 7-12 overall, 4-7 Sandusky Bay Conference; Sandusky St. Mary’s 10-15, 5-8.
UPPER SANDUSKY 5
UPPER SANDUSKY — Upper Sandusky’s Jason Holly was nearly untouchable as he fired a one-hitter with 13 strikeouts and the Rams got by Wynford 5-0 in a Division III district quartefinal baseball game Friday.
Upper Sandusky (18-7), the No. 1 seed, will meet Oak Harbor in the district semifinals 2 p.m. Thursday at Shelby High School.
Brandon Giesey doubled and tallied three RBIs for the Rams who put the game away with four runs in the sixth. Parker Frombaugh also had a two-hit game.
Josh Crall singled for the only hit for Wynford (6-17).
Wynford 000 000 0 — 0 1 3
Upper Sandusky 010 004 x — 5 4 0
WP — Holly. LP — Blair. top hitters: (Wyn) Crall 1B. (US) Frombaugh 2-1B; Giesey 2B, 3 RBI; Sheaffer 1B.
records: Wynford 6-17; Upper Sandusky 18-7.
FORT RECOVERY 6
FORT RECOVERY — Fort Recovery scored five times in the sixth inning and Elmwood couldn’t recover before falling 6-4 in the Division III district baseball quarterfinals on Friday.
Losing pitcher Tyler St. Clair tallied two RBIs while Carter Taft had a hit and an RBI for the Royals (13-7).
Ryne Post doubled, singled twice and drove in two runs in the leadoff spot for Fort Recovery.
Elmwood 100 021 0 — 4 3 0
Fort Recovery 100 005 x — 6 11 4
WP — Ry. Post. LP — St. Clair. top hitters: (Elm) Duvall 2B; St. Clair 2 RBI; Taft 1B, RBI. (FR) Ry. Post 2B, 2-1B, 2 RBI; Ri. Post 1B, RBI; Grisez 2B, 1B, 2 RBI.
records: Elmwood 13-7.
SENECA EAST 2
ATTICA — Mohawk got outhit 12-5 by Seneca East but still produced a 6-2 Northern 10 Conference baseball win Friday.
Zach Hayman tallied three singles and two RBIs while Nathan Geary also singled and drove in a run for the Warriors (16-6, 10-6 N10).
Jake Hall and Tyler Turek each had three hits for the Tigers (14-10, 10-6).
Mohawk 000 210 3 — 6 5 1
Seneca East 010 000 1 — 2 12 3
WP — Snyder. LP — Hall. top hitters: (Moh) Hayman 3-1B, 2 RBI; Leeth RBI; Geary 1B, RBI. (SE) R. Lacy 2-1B; Hall 3-1B; Turek 3-1B; Martin 2-1B, RBI.
records: Mohawk 16-6 overall, 10-6 Northern 10 Conference; Sencea East 14-10, 10-6.