Malvern 7, NHS 5
MALVERN -- Both teams hammered out 12 hits but it was Hornets that had more runs as they came away with a 7-5 IVC win over the Trojans on Friday.
The game went back and forth over the first four innings until Malvern scored three in the bottom of the fifth to go up 7-4. Newcomerstown could add only one more run in the top of the seventh.
Billy Mardis and Tyler Craigo ruled the plate for the Trojans as they both crushed two doubles and a single. Nate Watson connected on three base hits while Doug Dorsey came through with a double and single.
Sean Kettering led the Hornets with his 11th home run of the year to go with a double.
Watson suffered the mound loss while Nick Mohr earned the win for Malvern (6-10, 4-7 IVC).
NCT 102 010 1 - 5 12 2
Malvern 120 130 x - 7 12 1
Manchester 8, IV 2
AKRON -- The Braves could only manage two hits as they fell to the Panthers in PAC action on Friday, 8-2.
Mitch Keim was the winning pitcher as he struck out 12. It took until the sixth inning for Indian Valley to finally get a hit.
Keim also cracked a solo home run at the plate as did teammate Cody Herman.
Brady Byers too the loss for the Braves (14-7, 8-4 PAC). Kyle Lehigh came through with a double.
IV 000 002 0 - 2 2 4
Manchester 020 042 x - 8 8 0
Central Catholic 4, RHS 2
NEW PHILADELPHIA -- Brandon Sweet held the Generals to three base hits as the Saints earned a 4-2 win over the Generals in league play on Friday.
Central Catholic (12-4, 9-3 IVC) held a 2-0 lead until the sixth inning when Ridgewood scored two in the top of the sixth to tie. But the Saints responded quickly with two more runs in the bottom half the inning and held the Generals scoreless in the seventh for the win.
C.J. Grove was tagged with the loss for Ridgewood despite only giving up five hits. He struck out 11 in his 5 1/3 innings on the mound. Sweet struck out four and walked three for TCC.
Cody Tuttle and Sweet had two base hits apiece for the Saints with Sweet getting the winning RBI.
Brian McElhaney, Ryan Lowe, and Landon Smith landed base this for the Generals (16-7, 9-4 IVC).
RDG 000 002 0 - 2 3 1
Central Catholic 002 002 x - 4 5 1
Ridgewood 7, NHS 5
The Generals came through with three runs in the top of the seventh inning and then held on for a 7-5 IVC win over the Trojans on Thursday.
Newcomerstown led 5-4 when Ridgewood (15-6, 9-3 IVC) came up for its last-at-bats.
A walk to start the inning was followed by a Thomas Ellis single. An intentional walk loaded the bases. Brian McElhaney and Skylor Dennis then both walked to score two followed by an RBI base hit by C.J. Grove.
Smith turned out to be the winning pitcher as he came in on relief of starter Ryan Lowe, giving up three hits but no runs over the final two innings. Neither allowed a walk. Smith struck out two while Lowe had four Ks.
CVCA 8, IV 6
CUYAHOGA FALLS -- The Royals rallied for an 8-6 PAC win over Indian Valley on Thursday.
Indian Valley shot out an early 5-0 lead but CVCA scored three runs in the fourth inning and four more in the sixth while limiting the Braves to only one additional run.
Kyle Lehigh was tagged with the loss for Indian Valley (14-6, 8-3 PAC) as the Royals hammered out 14 hits. Logan Cozart led the team at the plate with a home run and single. Holden Fellers added two base hits.
Indian Valley 320 100 0 - 6 7 2
CVCA 001 304 x - 8 14 1
NHS 4, Strasburg 3
STRASBURG -- It took five weeks and nine innings but the Trojans broke into the win column Wednesday with a 4-3 Inter-Valley Conference win over the host Tigers.
Boss Gibson went the entire distance in picking up the complete game win on the mound.
Newcomerstown eclipsed a 1-0 Strasburg lead in the third inning when Doug Dorsey crushed a three-run homer to put the Trojans up 3-1. The Tigers scored a pair of runs in the seventh to knot the score at three and send the game into extra innings
The eighth was scoreless but Newcomerstown came through in the ninth as Caleb Fenton's fielder's choice allowed Tyler Craigo to score the winning run.
Gibson kept the Tigers (6-11, 2-8 IVC) off the scoreboard in the ninth to finish up his complete game.
He recorded eight strikeouts and issued two walks.
Joe Battista suffered the loss in relief of starter Elijah Palek as the duo combined for six strikeouts and seven walks.
In addition to his power blast, Dorsey had two base hits as did Paul Matthews and Craigo.
NCT 003 000 001 - 4 8 4
Strasburg 010 002 000 - 3 7 1
IV 11, Manchester 1
GNADENHUTTEN -- The Braves had a field day with the Panthers as they ran away with an 11-1 mercy rule win that ended after five innings.
Indian Valley (14-5, 8-2 PAC) scored six runs in the bottom of the second for all they would need.
Five more runs over the next three innings got the game to end early.
Brady Byers led the bats with a double and single while Chase Burcher connected on two base hits. Jonathan Howard got the win on the mound.
Manchester 000 10 - 1 4 5
IV 061 13 - 11 8 2
Ridgewood 8, CV 5
WEST LAFAYETTE -- The Generals broke open a tight game in the bottom of the sixth and came away with an 8-5 win over the Rockets on Monday.
Leading 4-3, Ridgewood scored four runs in their half of the sixth inning to go up 8-3.
Conotton Valley did manage two runs in the top of the seventh but stalled out.
Leading the way at the plate for the Orange and Black was Skylor Dennis who had a triple, double, and four RBI. Zak Keesee came through with a double and single, Brian McElhaney ripped three singles, and Thomas Ellis smacked a triple.
Trent Lingo (6-1) struck out five while earning the mound win for the Generals (14-6, 8-3 IVC). Brandon Galigher took the loss.
CV 110 010 2 - 5 9 0
RDG 200 204 x - 8 11 4