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Wildcats score early in win over Monroeville

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Updated Apr 19, 2018 at 1:51 AM

NEW LONDON — It was host New London scoring four runs in the bottom of the first inning that proved to be the difference in a 6-2 win over Monroeville on Wednesday in a Firelands Conference game in New London.

For the Wildcats (5-3, 3-1), Peyton Wilson doubled and drove in two runs, while Wyatt Shockley had two hits and an RBI. Both Wilson and Shockley also pitched in the game.

Wilson didn’t allow a hit in three innings, striking out six with one walk. Shockley allowed two unearned runs on three hits in four innings. He struck out five with no walks.

Also for New London, Bailey Ferguson and Dylan Wallace each singled and drove in a run, and Keaton Houghtlen added two hits.

 

Crestview 9, St. Paul 5

OLVIESBURG — Seven errors in the field cost the Flyers in a Wednesday FC setback to the Cougars.

St. Paul (9-2, 4-1) took an early 1-0 lead in the third inning, then gave up a three-spot in the bottom half to fall behind two runs. Crestview then tacked on four more in the fifth for a 7-1 lead, then two more in the sixth before holding off a late four-run rally by the Flyers in the seventh.

“Zak (Reed) pitched a real good game for us early. We just didn’t hit the ball real well for him at the start,” St. Paul coach Jim Carper said. “Tonight was probably the worst defense we’ve played in 10 seasons. Lots of throwing errors and sloppy play.”

Gavin Starcher led the Flyers with three hits at the plate, including a double. Kurt Maxwell added two hits, including a double and recorded four RBIs. Luke Carper added two hits and Lars Livengood singled.

Reed took the loss, going four innings. He gave up four unearned runs on four hits, striking out one and walking two.

 

Columbian 3, Norwalk 2

NORWALK — The Truckers took a second loss in SBC Lake division play vs. the Tornadoes on Wednesday.

Jacob Roth was 3 for 4 with a double and two runs scored for Norwalk (8-4, 3-2), which saw a six-game win streak get snapped. Quinn Hipp was 3 for 3, while Nate Adelman was 1 for 2 with two RBIs and Leighton Battles singled.

Austin Christman started and went six innings for Norwalk, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits with three strikeouts and four walks.

Edison 6, Margaretta 0

CASTALIA — Caden Cooper struck out 18 hitters and had a no-hitter broken up in the seventh inning as the Chargers kept pace with Vermilion atop the SBC Bay division standings with a win over the Polar Bears.

Cooper gave up his first hit in the seventh inning when opposing pitcher Zach Luma registered a single. He walked only one hitter for Edison (6-3, 5-1).

Cody Scott led the Chargers at the plate, going 1 for 3 with a double and two RBIs. Caleb Bissell had a double and an RBI, while Richard Crooks, Cooper McIntyre and Thomas Older each had a hit and an RBI. Jacobee Kessler and Cooper had a hit each.

 

Plymouth 5, W. Reserve 0

PLYMOUTH — Seth Bailey threw a complete-game, three-hit shutout as the Big Red beat visiting Western Reserve in an FC game Wednesday night.

Bailey threw 102 pitches (65 strikes) and struck out 10 batters with just one walk. He allowed three singles to Western Reserve’s Tyler Priddy, Devin Good and Payton Studd.

Offensively for Plymouth (3-8, 2-3), Bailey was 2 for 3 with an RBI, and Walker Elliot hit a triple and had three RBIs. Treven Lane and Anthony Montgomery added singles.

Priddy took the loss for Western (4-8, 0-5), allowing two earned runs on five hits in six innings.

 

Bellevue 5, Sandusky 1

SANDUSKY — Visiting Bellevue maintained its spot atop the SBC Lake division standings with Wednesday’s win over the host Blue Streaks.

For the Redmen (9-1, 6-0), M. Seitz was 2 for 3 with an RBI, and Mitchell Wells and Grant Vickery each had a hit and an RBI.

On the mound, Dalton Hay pitched a complete game. He allowed an unearned run on two hits with eight strikeouts and three walks in seven innings.

 

SOFTBALL

Crestview 7, St. Paul 0

OLIVESBURG — Crestview standout pitcher Kennedy Hickey held visiting St. Paul to just two hits, and struck out 16 of the 21 outs record in Wednesday’s Firelands Conference game.

The Flyers, who fell to 3-6 overall and 1-4 in the FC, got two hits and a stolen base each from Kennedy Stang and Olivia Englert.

St. Paul hosts New London (3-3, 3-1) today.

 

Plymouth 21, W. Reserve 0 (5 inn.)

PLYMOUTH — Ariel Plank threw a five-inning no-hitter as the host Big Red cruised past Western Reserve in a Firelands Conference game.

Plank threw 63 pitches (44 strikes) with six strikeouts and three walks.

For the Big Red (5-7, 3-3), Kelsey Blankenship was 3 for 3 with a double, home run and six RBIs to pace the hitting. Ariel Plank was 2 for 4 with a double and four RBIs, while Morgan Chaffins was 3 for 4 with two doubles and two RBIs.

Also for Plymouth, Emily Akers had two doubles and an RBI, Olivia Fidler had two doubles and three RBIs, and Shilo Plank had two hits that included a double. Maycie Creveling also added two hits.

 

Edison 12, Margaretta 8

CASTALIA — Edison’s Lindsey Fortuna and Grace Houser each drove in three runs as the Chargers slugged their way past host Margaretta in SBC Bay division play on Wednesday.

For Edison (3-6, 3-3), Fortuna was 2 for 5 with a double, and Morgan Scott was 3 for 5 with a triple and three runs scored. Deana Blatnik also had two hits that included a triple, and drove in two runs. Halina Krul also added two hits and an RBI.

 

TENNIS

Norwalk 3, Oberlin 0

NORWALK — The Truckers swept Wednesday’s non-league match that ended early after rain swept into the region.

Those who got final results in for Norwalk (7-5) included Andrew Riley and Jack Mei at second and third singles. Both player swept their opponents (6-0, 6-0). Also winning was the No. 2 doubles team of Eric Hull and Jordan Cotterill (6-0, 6-1).

At No. 1 doubles, Wyatt Brown and Ben Traczek had won their first set (6-5), and Austin Brown was leading at first singles (5-4).

Norwalk hosts Columbian today.

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