Defiance drilled seven extra-base hits and used a five-run second inning to knock off Findlay 11-2 in a nonconference baseball game Thursday.
Dom Gentile ripped a triple, single and drove in three runs to lead Defiance (3-1), the defending Division II state champs. Austin Hancock added a pair of doubles and two RBIs, and Shay Smiddy allowed an unearned run on four hits in five innings to pick up the win on the mound for the Bulldogs.
Nolan Rodman hit two singles to lead Findlay (1-3), and Desmond Lino allowed eight runs (seven earned) on seven hits, walked four and struck out two in 31/3 innings pitched.
Defiance 050 311 1 — 11 11 2
Findlay 000 011 0 — 2 5 2
WP — Smiddy. LP — Lino. top hitters: (Def) Gentile 3B, 1B, 3-RBI; Hancock 2-2B, 2-RBI; Green 3B, 2B, RBI. (Fin) Rodman 2-1B.
records: Defiance 3-1, Findlay 1-3.
MCCOMB — Blake Glaser hit a double, two singles and drove in four runs to lead McComb’s baseball team over Vanlue 10-1 in a Blanchard Valley Conference matchup Thursday.
McComb (3-1, 2-0 BVC) scored at least one run in every inning except the second. Taylor Reardon (1-1) picked up the win on the mound and had two singles and a double at the plate.
Sam Wagner had two singles to lead Vanlue (1-2, 0-2 BVC).
McComb 301 112 2 — 10 11 0
Vanlue 001 000 0 — 1 3 3
WP — Reardon (1-1). LP — Coldren. top hitters: (McC) Glaser 2B, 2-1B, 4-RBI; Reardon 2B, 2-1B. (Van) Wagner 2-1B..
records: McComb 3-1, 2-0 BVC; Vanlue 1-2, 0-2 BVC.
FOSTORIA ST. WENDELIN 5
BASCOM — Hopewell-Loudon plated 14 runs in the first two innings and cruised past Fostoria St. Wendelin 20-5 in a five-inning Midland Athletic League contest on Thursday.
Jackson Sebetto tripled and drove in three runs, Kyle Reinbolt added a single and four RBIs, Ryan Steinmetz singled twice and had two RBIs and Jordan Stewart, Ryan Depinet and Tyler Imes each contributed a single and two RBIs for the Chieftains (5-1, 2-0 MAL).
Donovan Scudder singled three times and drove in a run to lead the Mohawks (0-6, 0-2).
Fostoria St. Wendelin 041 00 — 5 4
Hopewell-Loudon 682 4x — 20 12
WP — Gelinas (1-0). LP — Smith. top hitters: (FSW) Scudder 3-1B, RBI. (H-L) Sebetto 3B, 3 RBI; Sendelbach 1B, 2B, RBI; Stewart 1B, 2 RBI; Depinet 1B, 2 RBI; Imes 1B, 2 RBI; Reinbolt 1B, 4 RBI; Steinmetz 2-1B, 2 RBI; Gelinas 1B, RBI; Feathers 1B, RBI; Tyree 1B, RBI.
records: Fostoria St. Wendelin 0-6 overall, 0-2 Midland Athletic League; Hopewell-Loudon 5-1, 2-0.
SPENCERVILLE — Trent Phillips singled twice, doubled and drove in two runs as Bluffton scored six runs over the final four innings to run away with an 8-1 Northwest Conference victory against Spencerville.
Chris McClain picked up the win on the mound for the Pirates (4-3, 1-0 NWC). Austin Bricker had a single, double and two RBIs, Drake Luginbuhl singled twice and drove in a pair of runs and Brett Rumer added two singles.
Jon Shimp, who took the loss on the mound, singled and drove in the only run for the Bearcats (3-3, 0-1).
Bluffton 200 410 1 — 8 13 0
Spencerville 100 000 0 — 1 4 1
WP — McClain (1-1). LP — Shimp. top hitters: (Blu) Phillips 2-1B, 2B, 2 RBI; Bricker 1B, 2B, 2 RBI; Luginbuhl 2-1B, 2 RBI; Rumer 2-1B. (Spen) Shimp 1B, RBI.
records: Bluffton 4-3 overall, 1-0 Northwest Conference; Spencerville 3-3, 0-1 NWC.
ALLEN EAST 20
HARROD — Erik Neeley smacked two doubles and drove in four runs as Allen East thumped Ada 20-3 in a Northwest Conference baseball game.
Alex Nicholson had a pair of singles and an RBI for Ada (1-2, 0-1 NWC). Allen East improved to 5-0 and 1-0.
Ada 000 12 — 3 8 7
Allen East 355 61 — 20 9 2
WP — Goodwin. LP — Downing. top hitters: (Ada) Nicholson 2-1B, RBI. (AE) Neeley 2-2B, 4-RBI.
records: Ada 1-2, 0-1 Northwest Conference; Allen East 5-0, 1-0 NWC.
UPPER SANDUSKY 8
CRESTLINE — Upper Sandusky’s Carson Mittermaier had a big day at the plate, blasting a home run, double, single and driving in three runs as the Rams scored four runs in the sixth inning to come away with an 8-7 win over Crestline in North Central Conference baseball action.
Alex Kenner had three hits, including a triple, and drove in two runs for Upper Sandusky (4-2, 1-0 NCC), which had 15 hits and six errors. Cameron Binau picked up the win, pitching the last three innings and allowing an unearned run on four hits.
Upper Sandusky 011 114 0 — 8 15 6
Crestline 105 010 0 — 7 8 2
WP — Binau. LP — Norwood. top hitters: (US) Mittermaier HR, 2B, 1B, 3-RBI; Kenner 3B, 2-1B, 2-RBI; Johnson 3-1B. (Cre) Norwood, Coffman, & Blaising 1B, RBI.
records: Upper Sandusky 4-2 overall, 1-0 North Central Conference; Crestline 1-2, 0-1.
NEW RIEGEL 13
MOUNT BLANCHARD — Austin Mathias settled down after a rough first inning a pitched a complete game as New Riegel downed Riverdale 13-3 in a nonleague baseball game.
Mathias struck out six, allowed one earned run, and had two singles with two RBIs at the plate. Michael Kirian had four hits and six RBIs for the Blue Jackets (2-4).
Paul Frey and Grant Loveridge each singled and drove in a run for the Falcons (1-4).
New Riegel 017 41 — 13 14 1
Riverdale 300 00 — 3 4 3
WP — Mathias (1-1). LP — Tr. Miller. top hitters: (NR) Mathias 2-1B, 2-RBI; Reinhart 1B, 2B, RBI; Kirian 4-1B, 6-RBI; Theis 2-1B, 2-RBI. (Riv) Frey 1B, RBI. Loveridge 1B, RBI.
records: New Riegel 2-4, Riverdale 1-4.
Jared Neiling stroked a two-out, two-run single to center field to cap a Liberty-Benton comeback as the Eagled defeated Ottawa-Glandorf 5-4 in a nonleague baseball game.
L-B (3-0) trailed 4-0 entering the sixth inning. The Eagles scored three times in the sixth before Neiling’s game-winning hit an inning later.
Matt Warnecke had two hits and Brad Croy two RBIs for O-G (2-2).
Ottawa-Glandorf 100 300 0 — 4 8 0
Liberty-Benton 000 003 2 — 5 8 1
WP — Harter. LP — Warnecke. top hitters: (O-G) Croy 1B, 2-RBI; Kersh 1B, RBI; Schierloh 1B, RBI; Warnecke 2-1B. (L-B) Neiling 2-1B, 2B, 2-RBI; Russell 2B, 2-RBI; Harter 2-1B, RBI.
records: Ottawa-Glandorf 2-2. Liberty-Benton 3-0.
MILLER CITY 10
MILLER CITY — Six of Miller City’s eight hits went for extra bases as the Wildcats rolled past Cory-Rawson 10-0 in a five-inning nonleague contest.
Jackson Lammers (2-0) allowed two hits in five innings, striking out four and issuing one walk to earn the win.
Adam Drummelsmith singled and doubled, while Lammers, Hunter Berner, Ross Lehman, Jeremy Balbaugh and Logan Dukes each added a double for Miller City (3-2).
Garrett Kisseberth and Logan Cawley each singled for the Hornets (0-4).
Cory-Rawson 000 00 — 0 2 2
Miller City 214 3x — 10 8 3
WP — Lammers (2-0). LP — Misamore. top hitters: (MC) Lammers 2B; Berner 2B; Lehman 2B; Drummelsmith 1B, 2B; Balbaugh 2B; Dukes 2B.
records: Cory-Rawson 0-4; Miller City 3-2.
ANTHONY WAYNE 12
BLOOMDALE — Anthony Wayne broke the game open with a four-run seventh inning to defeat Elmwood 12-6 in a nonconference baseball game.
Tyler Stone smacked a grand slam in the third inning as the Royals (4-1) rallied from an early 6-0 deficit.
Anthony Wayne 024 020 4 — 12 10 1
Elmwood 005 000 1 — 6 5 1
WP — Haugh. LP — Kerr. top hitters: (AW) Kamisrek 2-1B. (Elm) Stone HR, 4-RBI.
records: Elmwood 4-1.
KALIDA — A trio of Wildcats drove in two runs as Kalida defeated Pandora-Gilboa 13-3 Thursday in a Putnam County League baseball game.
Randy Zeller, Colton Farrell and Trent Gerding each knocked in a pair for Kalida (1-3, 1-0 PCL). Austin Swift picked up the victory on the mound.
Alex Osborn singled, doubled and had an RBI for P-G (3-1, 1-1 PCL).
Pandora-Gilboa 000 120 — 3 4 1
Kalida 400 045 — 13 16 2
WP — Swift. LP — Schneck. top hitters: (P-G) Osborn 1B, 2B, RBI; Basinger 1B, RBI. (Kal) Hovest 2-1B, 2B, 3B, RBI; Zeller 1B, 2-RBI; Farrell 2-1B, 2-RBI; Maag 1B, 2B; Laudick 2-1B; Knueue 2-1B, RBI; Gerding 1B, 2-RBI.
records: Kalida 1-3, 1-0 Putnam County League; Pandora-Gilboa 3-1, 1-1 PCL.
PATRICK HENRY 12
METAMORA — Patrick Henry turned a 1-1 game into a blowout with an 11-run seventh inning that gave the Patriots a 12-1 Northwest Ohio Athletic League victory against Evergreen on Thursday.
Neil Storch doubled and drove in two runs, Joe Nickels added a single and two RBIs, Logan Ziegler hit a triple and drove in a run, Kollin Spence smacked four singles to go with an RBI and Derek Hoops singled twice, double and had an RBI for Patrick Henry (3-1, 1-0 NWOAL).
Evergreen (0-3, 0-1) got a single and an RBI from Luke Hohman and Jake Willeman contributed a double.
Patrick Henry 100 000 (11) — 12 15 0
Evergreen 000 100 0 — 1 3 4
WP — Petersen. LP — Dowling. top hitters: (PH) Hoops 2-1B, 2B, RBI; Spence 4-1B, RBI; Ziegler 3B, RBI; Nickels 1B, 2 RBI; Seemann 1B, RBI; Kolpien 2B; Breece 2-1B; Storch 2B, 2 RBI. (Eve) Willeman 2B; Hohman 1B, RBI.
records: Patrick Henry 3-1, 1-0 NWOAL; Evergreen 0-3, 0-1 NWOAL.
COLUMBUS GROVE 5
PAULDING — Riley Brubaker and Elisha Jones both doubled and banged out a pair of singles but it wasn’t enough as the Bulldogs dropped a 9-5 Northwest Conference baseball game to Paulding.
Treston Gonzales had a pair of singles and a double for the Panthers (1-2 overall, 1-0 NWC). Corbin Edwards hit a single and double while Quentin Vance chipped in two singles.
Columbus Grove 101 200 1 — 5 10 2
Paulding 240 300 x — 9 10 3
WP — Gonzales. LP — Brubaker. top hitters: (CG) Brubaker 2-1B, 2B; Jones 2-1B. (Paul) Gonzales 2-1B, 2B;l Vance 2-1B; Edwards 2B, 1B; Egnor HR.
records: Paulding 1-2 overall, 1-0 NWC; Columbus Grove 3-2, 0-1.
FORT JENNINGS 3
FORT JENNINGS — Fort Jennings’ Ryan Rau had three singles and an RBI to lead the Musketeers to a 3-1 Putnam County League baseball win over Leipsic.
Alex Vetter added an RBI double for the Musketeers (2-3 overall, 2-1 PCL).
No stats were available for Leipsic (0-3, 0-1).