McCoy delivers pitch

Photo by Andy Wolf

Hilltop’s Thomas McCoy delivers a pitch during the Cadets’ baseball game against Liberty Center on Saturday at Liberty Center Spring Sports Complex.

COLDWATER — Bryan’s baseball team nearly salvaged a split against state-ranked Coldwater, but the Cavaliers used a three-run bottom of the sixth inning in the second game to sweep the Golden Bears in nonleague action Saturday at Coldwater.

The Golden Bears lost the first game 11-1 in six innings and dropped the nightcap 8-6.

Bryan (5-10) took a 6-5 lead in the second game after scoring a pair of runs in the top of the sixth inning, but the Golden Bears couldn’t hold on.

Breven Deckrosh roped two doubles and had an RBI, while Titus Rohrer doubled and drove in two runs for Bryan. Clayton Rupp singled with an RBI.

Rohrer pitched four innings and allowed five runs (three earned) on four hits with four walks and four strikeouts. Mikey Wolff picked up the loss after allowing three earned runs on two hits in two innings.

Luke Sudhoff (single, two RBIs) and Logan Schlarman (double, RBI) led the Cavaliers in the second game. Coldwater, ranked No. 6 in Division III in the latest Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association poll, improved to 11-4.

Wolff tallied a double, single and RBI in the opener for Bryan, which collected seven hits. Quinn Brown took the loss after allowing six runs (two earned) in two innings pitched. He allowed two hits, five walks and struck out two batters.

Coldwater scored four runs in the first, two in the second and three in the third to get the early lead. Zack McKibben tripled among his three hits and had an RBI, while Myles Blasingame doubled, singled and drove in three runs.

The Golden Bears will be back in action at 5 p.m. Monday with a Northwest Ohio Athletic League contest at Evergreen. Both squads are 3-1 in league play and trail Wauseon (4-0) by one game.

Edgerton outlasts Holgate

HOLGATE — Edgerton’s baseball team picked up a win in a wild 13-inning Green Meadows Conference game, then completed the sweep with a nonconference win as the Bulldogs went 2-0 vs. Holgate on Saturday.

Edgerton won the first game 4-3 and the second 8-3.

Both teams scored a run in the 12th inning, then Edgerton (8-9, 1-4 GMC) secured the win with a rally in the top of the 13th. Warren Nichols led off the final frame with a double, advanced to third base on a wild pitch and made it home on a Holgate fielding error.

Gannon Ripke tripled and singled twice, while Nichols and Kale Merillat both had two hits for Edgerton.

In the nightcap, Meyer picked up the win on the mound after allowing three earned runs on nine hits in five innings pitched. Nichols pitched the final two innings and allowed no runs on one hit.

Nichols tallied two hits and two RBIs, while Creed Muehlfeld added two singles and drove in a run.

Holgate dropped to 6-9 overall and 1-5 in conference play.

Montpelier posts win

DEFIANCE — Montpelier’s Tylor Yahraus racked up four hits at the plate and tossed a complete-game performance on the mound as the Locomotives beat North Baltimore 12-2 in six innings at the Pilot Invitational on Saturday at Ayersville High School.

Yahraus doubled and had an RBI, and on the mound, he allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits. He recorded seven strikeouts and a walk.

Collin Crisenbery tallied two hits, while David Bowman doubled and drove in three runs for the Locos (12-3). Ayden Santos chipped in a hit and two RBIs.

Zach Weinandy and Mitch Clark both had a single and RBI to lead North Baltimore.

Archbold pulls away from Edon

ARCHBOLD — Edon jumped on Archbold early with a five-run second inning, but the Bluestreaks scored the game’s final 15 runs in posting a 15-5 six-inning nonleague baseball victory on Saturday.

Carter Kiess singled and drove in a pair of runs, while Caden Nester and Cole Vasquez both added a hit and RBI for the Bombers (2-14).

Five players had multiple hits for Archbold (10-4). D.J. Newman doubled, singled and drove in three runs, while Devon Morris tripled, singled and had an RBI.

Jaybe Burkle doubled, singled, and brought home two runs; Jack Hurst tallied a pair of hits and RBIs and Gavin Bailey also had two singles.

Raiders sweep Eagles

PIONEER — North Central’s baseball team totaled five runs on just seven hits as the Eagles dropped a nonconference doubleheader to Wayne Trace on Saturday at North Central High School.

The Eagles (8-7) scored a run in the bottom of the first inning in the opener, but the Raiders (10-4) responded with a four-run second en route to a 5-1 victory. Wayne Trace took the second game 9-4.

Ethan Beard took the loss on the mound for North Central in the first game. He pitched a complete game and allowed 10 hits and six walks with four strikeouts.

Connor Gendron doubled at the plate for the Eagles.

Kyle Slade fronted Wayne Trace with a pair of singles and RBIs. Cooper Wenzlick also had two hits and drove in a run, while Allen Minck scattered three hits across seven innings and had four strikeouts.

Sam Wheeler and Kaiden Russell both had a single and RBI for North Central in the second game. Brendon Bidlack doubled, singled and drove in a pair of runs for Wayne Trace, while Tucker Antoine had two hits and an RBI.

Tigers top Cadets

LIBERTY CENTER — Liberty Center broke a 2-2 tie with a run in the fifth inning and two in the sixth in picking up a 5-2 nonleague baseball win over Hilltop on Saturday.

Connor Schlosser singled and had an RBI at the plate to lead Hilltop (3-12), but he took the loss on the mound after allowing three runs (one earned) in 2 2/3 innings pitched. Thomas McCoy pitched the first 3 1/3 innings and allowed two runs (both earned) on six hits, with four strikeouts and two walks.

Ethan Tampurages smacked two hits, including a double, and drove in a run for Liberty Center (3-7). Landon Amstutz singled and had an RBI.

Fairview falls to Ottawa Hills

A five-run third inning and a sixth-run fourth proved to be the difference for Ottawa Hills as the Green Bears’ baseball team beat Fairview 13-3 in six innings on Saturday.

Nathaniel Adkins (RBI) and Cade Ripke both had two hits for Fairview (5-8), while Jackson Grine had a hit and two RBIs. Grine took the loss on the mound as he allowed five runs (zero earned) on three hits in three innings pitched.

A.J. George racked up three hits and three RBIs for Ottawa Hills. Jackson Hanrehan and Andrew Helgren both doubled and singled and combined for three RBIs.

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