Sat., March 25th, 2017
Liberty Center 11, North Central 9
Liberty Center 10, North Central 0
The Eagles opened their season dropping two games at Liberty Center 11-9 and 10-0.
In game one Liberty Center scored four runs in the first inning to take the early lead but North Central responded with eight runs of their own to take an 8-4 lead. The Tigers tied it up 8-8 with four runs in the third inning. Liberty Center went ahead for good with two more runs in the fourth on their way to a 11-9 season opening win. Josh Bailey pitched all six innings for the Eagles, giving up eleven runs, nine of them earned, ten hits with four strikeouts and five walks. North Central was led at the plate by Jack Bailey with a double and two RBI’s. Ryan France also drove in two runs.
The second game was dominated by Liberty Center as they scored in every inning to take a 10-0 win in four innings. The Eagles struggled in the field committing eight errors which resulted in all 10 Liberty Center runs to be unearned. Colton Schmunk went the distance on the mound for North Central giving up only four hits with one strikeout and one walk. North Central was held to just two hits, one each for Ryan France and Josh Bailey.
Mon., March 27th, 2017
Delta 32, Woodward 0 (5 innings)
Gabe Freeman threw a no-hitter while striking out 13 batters as Delta cruised to the mercy rule win. Along with Freeman’s performance the Panthers were helped by Robby Arrendondo, Travis Barnes, and Logan Echler who each had three RBI’s on the night.
Hicksville 7, Pettisville 4
Pettisville would score four runs in the first inning but that would be their offense for the night as Hicksville came from behind for the win. Nate Hartzler was the pitcher of record for the Blackbirds going four innings giving up five runs, six hits with two strikeouts and two walks. Dillon King paced the Blackbirds by going 2-3 at the plate with a run scored. The Aces got a big night from Jake Greer, he was 2-4 with a home run and four RBI’s.
Rossford 7, Wauseon 0
The Indians, with several players sitting out due to the tournament run of boy’s basketball, dropped the season opener at home. Rossford scored their seven runs in the first three innings and held the Indians to just three hits to go home with the win. The Tribe’s offense was held in check by the Bulldogs pitching as they recorded eight strikeouts to only two walks.
Ayersville 13, Hilltop 1 (6 innings)
These two schools just met a couple weeks ago on the basketball floor in the District Semifinals. March 27th, they met on the baseball diamond and it was Ayersville coming away with the win.
Ayersville had a 9-1 lead after four innings and that was more than enough to pick up this non-league win. Ryan Booker drove in the only Cadet run of the night. The Cadets as a team were held to four hits by Ayersville pitching.
Hilltop 7, Pettisville 1
Hilltop overcame an early 1-0 deficit by scoring seven runs in the last three innings to secure a home win. The Cadets benefited from an outstanding pitching performance by Kohl Collins as he went seven innings giving up just two hits to go with the one run. Offensively Hilltop was led by Quinn Smith and Brayden Gorsuch with two RBI’s each. Pettisville’s lone RBI of the game came on a single by Logan Rufenacht.
North Central 3, Montpelier 2
Trailing 2-1 going to the bottom of the last inning, the Eagles pushed across two runs to pick up this BBC win. The pitchers controlled the game with David Pinc going all seven innings for North Central allowing just two hits and striking out seven Locomotive batters. For Montpelier, Dakota Brenner pitched 4 2/3 innings allowing just one hit to go with his nine strikeouts. Garrett Stump had two RBI’s for the Eagles while Brenner and Colin Rockey each had singles for the Locos.
Fri., March 31st, 2017
North Baltimore 3, Delta 1
Delta 5, North Baltimore 4
In the opener of the non-league doubleheader, the Panthers took a 1-0 lead after six innings only to see it disappear with three North Baltimore runs to end the game. Gabe Freeman was two for three at the plate and added two stolen bases. Travis Dunning took the loss. In the second game, Dunning got the win as all North Baltimore’s runs came in the first three innings. Freeman again led the offense with two hits including a double and three stolen bases. Cole Mattin was two for two with an RBI and Justin Anderson added a double with one RBI.
Hicksville 10, North Central 0
Hicksville 20, North Central 1
The Eagles were only able to connect for one hit as the Aces powered their way with 11 hits in the non-conference win. North Central used three pitchers during the contest, Josh Bailey went 1.1 innings and gave up three runs on two hits. Bailey was relieved by Colton Schmunk who gave up six runs on eight hits with one strike out. Ryan France finished the game giving up one hit and allowing one run. Layne Cogswell deliver North Central’s only hit with a single. The Aces’ domination continued in the second game. The Eagles defense struggles committing eight errors. Dalton Joice pitched 2.1 innings allowing eight runs on four hits. David Pinc opened the game on the mound and was pulled in the first inning after giving up nine runs on two hits. He faced 10 batters. Steven Williams went the final 1.1 innings giving up three runs on three hits. The Eagles bats were improved as Colton Schmunk had a RBI single, Pinc had two hits including a double and a single, Williams finished with two singles and Josh Bailey added a single.
Sat., April 1st, 2017
Central Catholic 10, Wauseon 0
After leading 1-0 after two innings, Toledo Central Catholic exploded for seven third inning runs to down the Indians. Wauseon finished with six hits including two by E. Parker. Wauseon left seven men on base. M. Barajas, J. Chapa and Z. Stipp pitched for the Indians during the game. Barajas went 2.1 innings giving up eight runs on five hits.
Edgerton started the season with three straight wins. The Bulldogs won both ends of a double header with Pandora Golboa with scores of 8-2 and 2-0. The winning pitchers for Edgerton were Logan Sack and Drew Hug respectively. In their third outing, the Bulldogs defeated Liberty Center of the NWOAL 4-3. Hug ended the contest with a walk-off single. Cameron Schaper got the win.