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Prep baseball: L-B breezes past Arcadia

Liberty-Benton scored five runs in the first inning and followed that will 11 in the third frame in a 16-3 five-inning thumping of Arcadia in Blanchard Valley Conference play on Tuesday.
Mason Rose singled twice, doubled and drove in four runs, Caleb Russell added a pair of doubles, a single and three RBIs, Tyler George notched a pair of singles and three RBIs and Parker Lease singled twice and drove in a run for the Eagles (10-0, 4-0 BVC).
Hayden Ramsey and Myles Monday each contributed a single and an RBI for Arcadia (1-7, 0-4).

Arcadia    000    30        —    3    2    4
Liberty-Benton    50(11)    0x        —    16    15    1
WP — Lease. LP — Pessell. top hitters: (Arc) Ramsey 1B, RBI; Monday 1B, RBI. (L-B) Russell 2-2B, 1B, 3 RBI; Harter 1B, RBI; Rose 2-1B, 2B, 4 RBI; George 2-1B, 3 RBI; Lease 2-1B, RBI.
Records: Arcadia 1-7 overall, 0-4 Blanchard Valley Conference; Liberty-Benton 10-0, 4-0.

MILLER CITY    10
PANDORA-GILBOA    8
MILLER CITY — Jared Fuka tripled twice, singled and drove in four runs as Miller City nipped Pandora-Gilboa 10-8 to stay unbeaten in Putnam County League play.
Jeremy Balbaugh singled twice and added a double, Hunter Berner notched a single and a double and Ross Lehman allowed three earned on six hits and struck out 10 in 51/3 innings to improve to 4-1 on the mound for the Wildcats (8-2, 4-0 PCL).
Reed Hovest singled and doubled, Alex Osborn hit a pair of singles, while Shane Wilson and Seth Schmenk each tallied a double for the Rockets (5-6, 1-2).

Pandora-Gilboa    100    043    0    —    8    8    3
Miller City    421    030    x    —    10    11    6
WP — Lehman (4-1). LP — Schneck. top hitters: (P-G) Hovest 1B, 2B; Osborn 2-1B; Wilson 2B; Schmenk 2B. (MC) Fuka 2-3B, 1B, 4 RBI; Balbaugh 2-1B, 2B; Berner 1B, 2B.
Records: Pandora-Gilboa 5-6 overall, 1-2 Putnam County League; Miller City 8-2, 4-0.

WYNFORD    8
UPPER SANDUSKY    6
UPPER SANDUSKY — Wynford gave starting pitcher Logan Leitzy a two-run cushion in the eighth inning and Leitzy made it stand up as the Royals edged Upper Sandusky 8-6 and knocked the Rams out of a first-place tie in the North Central Conference.
Brock Williamson (2-1B), Mason Davis (2B, 1B) and Alex Crall (1B, 2B) had two hits for Wynford (6-4, 4-1 NCC). Leitzy pitched all eight innings, with three of Upper Sandusky’s six runs being earned.
Upper Sandusky tied the game with two-run rallies in the third and fifth innings, but could not match Wynford’s two-run rally in the eighth. Alex Kenner tripled in a run and Sam Plott (2-1B), Carson Mittermaier (2-1B, RBI) and Dermot Garza (2-1B) had two hits each.
Upper Sandusky entered the game tied with Galion atop the NCC standings, but fell to 7-4 overall and 4-1 in the league.

Wynford    112    020       02    —    8    8    2
Upper Sandusky    022    020       00    —    6    9    3
WP — Leitzy. LP — Binau. top hitters: (Wyn) Williamson 2-1B, RBI; Davis 1B, 2B; Roe 1B, 2 RBI; Crall 1B, 2B. (US) Plott 2-1B; Mittermaier 2-1B, RBI; Kenner 3B, RBI; Garza 2-1B.
Records: Wynford 6-4 overall, 4-1 North Central Conference; Upper Sandusky 7-4, 4-1.

FORT JENNINGS    9
COLUMBUS GROVE    4
FORT JENNINGS — Ryan Rau pitched a complete game, allowing one earned run and striking out six, as Fort Jennings defeated Columbus Grove 9-4 in a Putnam County League baseball game.
Mark Metzger singled, doubled and had two RBIs for the Musketeers (3-10, 2-3 PCL). Sam Vetter had a pair of singles and two RBIs.
Joshua Verhoff and Reid Stechschulte had two hits each for Columbus Grove (6-7, 2-2 PCL).

Columbus Grove    003    100    0    —    4    7    1
Fort Jennings    300    240    x    —    9    13    5
WP — Rau. LP — Brubaker. top hitters: (CG) Stechschulte 1B, 2B; Verhoff 1B, 3B. (FJ) Wallenhorst 1B, RBI; Van Loo 2-1B, RBI; Metzger 1B, 2B, 2-RBI; Vetter 2-1B, RBI; Hellman 2-1B, RBI.
Records: Columbus Grove 6-7 overall, 2-2 Putnam County League; Fort Jennings 3-10, 2-3.

LEIPSIC    5
OTTOVILLE    4
OTTOVILLE — It took an extra inning to do it, but Leipsic defeated Ottoville 5-4 Tuesday in eight innings in a Putnam County League baseball game.
Gavin Cupp had a double, two singes and an RBI for the Vikings (4-9, 2-2 PCL). Logan Selhorst singled twice and drove in a run.
Brendon Schnipke and Brandon Boecker had two hits each for Ottoville (3-7, 0-4 PCL).

Leipsic    101    100    11    —    5    12    3
Ottoville    000    021    10    —    4    9    2
WP — Schey. LP — Beining. top hitters: (Leip) Selhorst 2-1B, RBI; Cupp 2-1Bm, 2B, RBI; Ellerbrock 2-1B, RBI. (Otto) Schnipke 2-1B; Boecker 2-1B, RBI, Vanoss 2B.
Records: Leipsic 4-9 overall, 2-2 Putnam County League; Ottoville 3-7, 0-4.

CONTINENTAL    10
PAULDING    7
CONTINENTAL — Continental plated four runs in the bottom of the sixth to overcome a 7-6 deficit and earn its first win of the season with a 10-7 victory on Tuesday against Paulding in nonconference action.
Austin Mansfield allowed three earned runs on seven hits in seven innings to pick up the win on the mound, and added three singles, a double and two RBIs at the plate for the Pirates (1-7).
Treston Gonzales tripled and singled to pace Paulding (5-2).

Paulding    230    011    0    —    7    7    1
Continental    410    104    x    —    10    11    3
WP — Mansfield (1-3). LP — Edwards. top hitters: (Pau) Gonzales 1B, 3B. (Con) Mansfield 3-1B, 2B, 2 RBI.
Records: Paulding 5-2; Continental 1-7.

ARLINGTON    6
NEW RIEGEL    1
ARLINGTON — Zachary Durliat gave up no runs on three hits in five innings to earn the win and added a single, a double and an RBI in Arlington’s 6-1 victory against New Riegel in a nonleague matchup.
Tyler Richards hit a solo home run, Jordan Freed singled twice, doubled, scored twice and drove in a run and Tyler Starr had an RBI single for the Red Devils (8-3).
Jake Dryfuse smacked a solo homer, Michael Kirian added a pair of singles and Aaron Reinhart doubled for New Riegel (3-7).

New Riegel    000    001    0    —    1    5    2
Arlington    311    010    x    —    6    8    0
WP — Durliat (2-0). LP — Acree (0-1). top hitters: (NR) Dryfuse HR, RBI; Reinhart 2B; Kirian 2-1B. (Arl) Freed 2-1B, 2B, 2 RBI; Richards HR, RBI; Durliat 1B, 2B, RBI; Starr 1B, RBI.
Records: New Riegel 3-7; Arlington 8-3.

DANBURY    6
ST. WENDELIN    2
LAKESIDE — Danbury used a four-run second inning to build an early lead and held off Fostoria St. Wendelin for a 6-2 nonleague win.
Jared Koenig had a two-RBI single and Chase Botson singled twice for the Lakers.
Trent Whetsel had three singles, Brad Buhrow and Donovan Scudder each added a pair of singles and Cyle Smith doubled to lead the Mohawks (2-9).

St. Wendelin    001    010    0    —    2    9    2
Danbury    040    011    x    —    6    7    1
WP — Botson. LP — Buhrow. top hitters: (FSW) Scudder 2-1B; Smith 2B; Buhrow 2-1B; Whetsel 3-1B. (Dan) Botson 2-1B; Koenig 1B, 2 RBI.
Records: Fostoria St. Wendelin 2-9.

KALIDA    7
LIMA CENTRAL CATH.    6
KALIDA — Kalida rallied from a 6-4 deficit in the bottom of the seventh inning to post a 7-6 nonconference victory against Lima Central Catholic on Monday.
Brent Hovest and Austin Swift each singled and drove in three runs, Trent Gerding added a single and an RBI and Noah Lambert contributed two singles for the Wildcats (4-7).
Brad Stolly had a pair of singles and two RBIs for the T-Birds.

Central Catholic    011    300    1    —    6    8    1
Kalida    200    020    3    —    7    6    2
WP — Knueve. LP — O’Connor. top hitters: (LCC) C. Stolly 2-1B; Hairston 2B; Br. Stolly 2-1B, 2 RBI; Hoff 1B, RBI; Szertmea 2B. (Kal) Lambert 2-1B; Hovest 1B, 3 RBI; Swift 1B, 3 RBI; Gerding 1B, RBI.
Records: Kalida 4-7.

CRESTLINE    16
RIVERDALE    10
CRESTLINE — Crestline plated seven runs in the first inning and at least one in every inning after that to drop Riverdale 16-10 in North Central Conferece action on Tuesday.
Reese Thomas homered, singled and drove in three runs and Austin Howard singled twice, doubled twice and had 3 RBIs for Crestline (2-7, 1-4 NCC).
Lane Stewart recorded three singles and two RBIs, Paul Frey added three singles and an RBI, while Seth Knoll and Isaiah Hicks each singled twice and drove in a run for the Falcons (2-9, 1-4).

Riverdale    000    900    1    —    10    12    7
Crestline    712    132    x    —    16    14    4
WP — Blaising. LP — Knoll. top hitters: (Riv) Frey 3-1B, RBI; Stewart 3-1B, 2 RBI; Knoll 2-1B, RBI; Hicks 2-1B, RBI. (Cre) Thomas HR, 1B, 3 RBI; Norwood 2-1B, 2-2B, 3 RBI.
Records: Riverdale 2-9, 1-4 North Central Conference; Crestline 2-7, 1-4 North Central Conference.

NORTH BALTIMORE    7
OLD FORT    2
OLD FORT — Sean Watson’s RBI triple tied the game at 1-1 in the seventh inning and North Baltimore erupted for six runs in the eighth to defeat Old Fort 7-2 in a Midland Athletic League contest on Tuesday.
Watson also earned the victory on the mound by allowing two earned runs on four hits in eight innings.
Noah Brian notched an RBI single and Levi Newcomer doubled for the Tigers (2-9, 1-1 MAL).
Brandon Tuttle struck out nine in 72/3 innings for the Stockaders (1-9, 0-2).

North Baltimore    000    000    16    —    7    7    0
Old Fort    001    000    01    —    2    4    1
WP — Watson. LP — Tuttle. top hitters: (NB) Watson 2-1B, 3B, RBI; Brian 1B, RBI; Newcomer 2B.
Records: North Baltimore 2-9, 1-1 Midland Athletic League; Old Fort 1-9, 0-2 Midland Athletic League.

OTTAWA-GLANDORF    2
LIMA SHAWNEE    1
GLANDORF — Austin Williams tied the game with an RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning and Matt Warnecke won with an RBI single in the seventh as Ottawa-Glandorf edged Lima Shawnee 2-1 to remain unbeaten in Western Buckeye League baseball play.
Ben Dietering singled leading off the last of the seventh. Austin Verhoff went in to pinch run and came around on Warnecke’s clutch hit as O-G, 9-3 overall, improved to 4-0 in the league. The Titans are scheduled to host Defiance, the only other team still unbeaten in WBL play, on Friday.
Brad Croy went the distance to get the win, his third in three decisions. Croy limited Shawnee (7-7, 1-3 WBL) to six hits, three of them by Trevor Anderson.

Lima Shawnee    001    000    0    —    1    6    2
Ottawa-Glandorf    000    001    1    —    2    7    0
WP — Croy (3-0). LP — Brachok. top hitters: (LS) Anderson 2-1B, 2B. (O-G) Zender 2-1B; Williams 1B, RBI; Warnecke 1B, RBI.
Records: Lima Shawnee 7-7 overall, 1-3 WBL; Ottawa-Glandorf 9-3, 4-0 WBL.