PEMBERVILLE — Findlay’s American Legion baseball team overcame an 8-2 deficit and tied the game in the bottom of the seventh inning on Sunday, but Millcreek pushed across two runs in the top of the eighth to beat the Post 3 club 11-9 in the final game of the Pemberville Tournament.

Matthew Boes hit his second three-run home run of the tournament — and seventh round-tripper of the season — Levi Gazarek had a two-run double and Jonathan Duvall and Cody Balliet had two hits each in Sunday’s final. Trailing 8-2 after an inning-and-a-half, Findlay tied it in the seventh when Gazarek was hit by a pitch, Travis Milligan sacrificed him over and Anthony Wolford delivered a clutch pinch-hit RBI single.

Millcreek scored twice in the top of the eighth, though, on Sam Crowley’s fourth hit of the game, Findlay’s fourth error and an RBI single by Anthony Manna.

Findlay went 2-2 in the three-day tournament. Alex Sierra pitched a five-inning four-hitter and struck out nine in a 9-1 win over Oak Harbor and Tyler Lydick fired a five-inning two-hitter and struck out 11 of the 19 batters he faced in a 9-0 romp over Sidney.

Gazarek (2-2B, 1B, 3 RBI) had two doubles and Duvall and Angel Garcia had one each in the win over Oak Harbor. Boes’ three run homer and two hits each from Saige Warren (3 RBI), Ryan Stillings (2 RBI) and Caden Lance fueled the win over Sidney.

In Findlay’s other game, Lukas Walsh, a Lake High School graduate, belted a two-run double and a grand slam during an 11-run third inning that powered Pemberville to a 13-1 win. Pemberville had just five total hits, but benefited from 10 walks and four beaned-batters.

GAME ONE

FINDLAY 9, OAK HARBOR 1

Oak Harbor 000 01 — 1 4 0

Findlay 205 02 — 9 8 1

WP — Sierra (4-0). LP — Bernting. top hitters: (OH) Rubies 2-1B. (Fin) Gazarek 2-2B, 1B, 3 RBI; Duvall 2B; Garcia 2B, RBI.

GAME TWO

PEMBERVILLE 13, FINDLAY 1

Findlay 000 01 — 1 5 1

Pemberville 00(11) 2x — 13 5 0

WP — Boelkins. LP — Wilkinson (2-2). top hitters: (Fin) Duvall 2-1B; Gazarek 2-1B. (Pem) Walsh 2B, HR, 6 RBI.

GAME THREE

FINDLAY 9, SIDNEY 0

Findlay 030 42 — 9 9 1

Sidney 000 00 — 0 2 0

WP — Lydick (3-0). LP — Rose. top hitters: (Fin) Warren 2-1B, 3 RBI; Boes HR, 3 RBI; Lance 2-1B; Stillings 2-1B, 2 RBI. (Sid) Kennedy 1B; Seigle 1B.

GAME FOUR

MILLCREEK 11, FINDLAY 9

Millcreek 351 000 02 — 11 11 2

Findlay 231 200 10 — 9 10 4

WP — Hayes. LP — Sierra (5-1). top hitters: (Mil) Crowley 2B, 3-1B, 3 RBI; Hayes 1B, 2B, RBI. (Fin) Gazarek 2B, 2 RBI; Duvall 1B, 2B, RBI; Boes HR, 3 RBI; Balliet 2-1B.

records: Findlay 12-4.

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