Saige Warren delivered a walk-off single to score Cody Balliet as the game-winning run to propel Findlay’s Post 3 American Legion baseball team past Sandusky 3-1 on Wednesday.
Findlay improved to 6-2 overall.
Tyler Lydick (2-0) threw a perfect seventh inning with two strikeouts to get the win.
In the bottom half, Balliet reached on an error and was bunted over, turning the lineup around to Warren out of the leadoff spot.
Matthew Boes also had an RBI single in Findlay’s two-run fourth that put them up 2-1.
Jonathan Duvall singled for the team’s only other hit.
Findlay starter Anthony Wolford went three innings and allowed one run while Cade Whitticar got charged with an unearned run in the sixth inning after three innings of work.
Sandusky 100 001 0 — 2 4 1
Findlay 000 200 1 — 3 3 1
WP — Lydick. LP — McClung. top hitters: (San) Farrar 1B, RBI; Hay 1B, 2B. (Fin) Warren 1B, RBI; Boes 1B, RBI; Duvall 1B.
records: Findlay 6-2.
UF ranks 42nd
The University of Findlay finished 42nd nationally in the Learfield-IMG College Directors’ Cup Standings for the 2018-19 athletic season.
The Oilers racked up 350.75 points which are earned based on each school’s national finish in Division II sanctioned sports.
Findlay didn’t score in the fall, totaled 215.25 points in the winter and added 135.50 points in the spring.
Grand Valley State won the cup for the 13th time in 24 years with 1,004 points.
Tiffin University finished 25th overall at 477 points as the highest Great Midwest Athletic Conference school.
Hurth hired at ONU
ADA — Ohio Northern University has named Zach Hurth as an assistant men’s basketball coach.
Hurth spent last season as an assistant at Trine University (Indiana)
He was a four-year varsity player at Albion College (Mich.) from 2011-15 — serving the last two seasons as team captain.
Hurth first worked as an assistant for the University of Michigan-Dearborn’s men’s program.
The following year he became a graduate assistant at Aquinas College which reached the NAIA national tournament in 2017.
ONU went 7-18 overall last season, 3-15 in the Ohio Athletic Conference in the third season under the guidance of Rich Bensman.