It was another good week on the baseball diamond for the Indian Valley Braves who posted a 3-0 mark over the last week and half to improve to 8-1 on the season and 5-1 in PAC-7 play.
Meanwhile, Newcomerstown went 1-6 and has a 1-12 record while Ridgewood's mark is now 9-5.
Indian Valley 5, Tusky Valley 1
GNADENHUTTEN -- Indian Valley picked up a 5-1, PAC-7 road win at Tuscarawas Valley on Monday.
After spotting the Trojans first inning score, Indian Valley posted two-spots in the fifth and sixth, then a final insurance tally in the seventh.
Braves' pitcher Shawn Mills tossed a four-hit complete game, evening his spring mark at 1-1 while fanning a season and career-high 14.
Offensive catalysts for IV were Garron and Grady Byers who each slugged their first homers of the season. Kyle Lehigh added a double.
Indian Valley 6, John Glenn 4
NEW CONCORD -- A seventh inning rally by host John Glenn came up short on Tuesday, with the Indian Valley Braves picking up a 6-4 victory in non-league action.
Indian Valley had a 6-2 lead heading to the bottom of the seventh inning before the Muskies rallied to plate a pair of runs before the comeback was ended.
John Glenn starter Matt Tom (0-1) was saddled with the pitching loss, striking out a pair with no walks.
Brandon Fox led Indian Valley (7-1) with three singles while Lehigh aided his cause with an RBI double.
John Glenn (6-4) was paced by Cody Corbett with a triple and single, while Derek Bennett slapped a pair of singles and Cody Day doubled.
Indian Valley 9, Tusky Valley 6
GNADENHUTTEN -- Indian Valley's Nolan Rennicker hurled the Braves to a 9-6 win over visiting Tusky Valley High in prep baseball action on Wednesday.
Rennicker, who tallied three strikeouts and two walks worked six innings to record the win on the mound, improving to 3-0 on the season.
Leading the Braves (8-1, 5-1 PAC-7) on offense were Holden Sellers with a double, two singles, while Brandon Fox added three singles.
Tusky Valley (2-13, 1-5 PAC-7) was paced by Jorden Barker who ripped a pair of doubles, with Garrett Thompson adding three base hits.
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Hiland 9, Newcomerstown 2
NEWCOMERSTOWN -- The host Newcomerstown High Trojans slipped to 0-7 on the season, dropping a 9-2 decision to Hiland High in Inter-Valley Conference baseball action on Friday.
The Hawks posted a big six-run sixth inning to break open the contest for the IVC win.
Jordan Wharff doubled to lead the Trojans (0-3 IVC), while Cody Fries took the pitching loss.
Ryan Troyer, Grant Troyer and B.J. Miller each recorded singles for Hiland.
West Muskingum 8, Newcomerstown 3
Newcomerstown 12, West Muskingum 11
NEWCOMERSTOWN -- Saturday proved to be a big day for the Newcomerstown High baseball team, after dropping an 8-3 decision to visiting West Muskingum in the opening game of a doubleheader, the Trojans rebounded to record win number one of the season by a 12-11 final score in game two.
Jordan Wharff capped a monster day by delivering the game-winning RBI single for the Trojans (1-8) in the bottom of the eighth inning to score pinch-runner Derek Crank, who was running for Nash Kissel who led off the frame with a basehit.
Wharff's heroics made a winner out of Trojan relief hurler Cody Fries (1-2).
Wharff enjoyed a big day at the plate for NHS, cranking a three-run home run, two singles and five RBI, while Boss Gibson, Eric Rose and freshman Cole Hinton chipped in with two singles each. Dustin Hickman added a home run for NHS.
In the game one setback it was Joe Crank who took the loss for the Trojans, working six innings and finishing with two strikeouts and two walks.
Gibson led NHS with a pair of singles, while Hinton finished with a double and single.
Strasburg 18, Newcomerstown 0
NEWCOMERSTOWN -- Visiting Strasburg pounded out 21 base hits in a Monday afternoon, 18-0 rout of Newcomerstown on Monday. The Tigers' Nick Froman, Brian Froman and Landry Hostetler combined for 10 hits and made a winning pitcher of Ernie Polek. Newcomerstown's Cole Hinton absorbed the mound loss. He, Josh Green and Eric Rose each singles while Nash Kissel stroked a pair of singles for the Trojans.
Ridgewood 13, Newcomerstown 3
NEWCOMERSTOWN -- Ridgewood High's Jacob Bone provided all the offense the Generals would need on Thursday with a first inning, grand slam to propel his team to a 13-3 "mercy rule" drubbing of host Newcomerstown in Inter-Valley Conference play.
Bone later added a single and finished the contest with five RBI to lead a 16-hit Generals' attack which feasted off of three Trojan pitchers.
The run support made a winning pitcher of Zak Keesee, who worked all five innings, allowing just three Trojan hits, fanning a pair and walking none.
For Ridgewood (7-5, 4-1 IVC), C. J. Grove, Trent Ringo and Keesee each added a single and double to the hit parade.
Newcomerstown (1-10, 0-5 IVC) got singles from Dustin Hickman, Caleb Fenton, Boss Gibson and Cody Fries.
Tusky Valley 10, Newcomerstown 2
Tusky Valley 17, Newcomerstown 6
NEWCOMERSTOWN -- Saturday baseball for Newcomerstown High proved to be no picnic as visiting Tusky Valley swept a pair of games from the hosts by scores of 10-2 and 17-6, with the second win coming in "mercy rule" fashion.
Game one saw the guests explode from an early 3-2 lead by posting crooked numbers in the second, fourth and sixth frames. Each team recorded eight hits, but the Trojans committed five errors.
Pitcher Boss Gibson took the mound loss in game one. Teammates Joseph Crank and Eric Rose each contributed a pair of hits.
Game two was never close as Tusky Valley tallied 14 runs in the second and took advantage of nine Trojan errors.
Cole Hinton was the losing pitcher. Trojan Josh Green enjoyed a good offensive game with two singles, a double and an RBI.
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Ridgewood 9, Ballard Memorial 7
Ridgewood 12, Perry County 2
Elmwood 5, Ridgewood 4
Mt. Tabor 9, Ridgewood 7
On a southern trip to Virginia last weekend, Ridgewood was 2-2 with a 9-7 win over Ballard Memorial and a 12-2 win against Perry County. The Generals then dropped a 5-4 decision to Elmwood and suffered a 9-7 loss to Mt. Tabor.
Ryan Lowe got the pitching win against Ballard Memorial with Scott Dawson smacking a double and Chris Davidson added a two-RBI single.
Dawson then picked up the mound win against Perry County with C.J. Grove leading the offense with a home run and double. Dakota Albertson and Trent Lingo each added a pair of singles to drive in five runs.
Zak Keesee suffered the pitching loss against Elmwood with Grove and Jacob Bone each cracking a double and single to lead the offense.
Against Mt. Tabor, Landon Smith absorbed the mound loss with Albertson, Bone and Lingo leading at the plate with a double each.
Hiland 10, Ridgewood 1
BERLIN-- Host Hiland High posted a 10-1 win over Ridgewood in an Inter-Valley Conference game on Tuesday.
The Hiland pitching duo of Grant Troyer and Sheldon Mullet combined to quiet the General bats, limiting the hosts to just a harmless double by Jacob Bone.
Ridgewood 13, East Knox 3
WEST LAFAYETTE -- Ridgewood High rebounded from its IVC loss to Hiland by pounding visiting East Knox 13-3 in "mercy rule" fashion on Wednesday.
C.J. Grove, Jacob Boone and Trent Lingo each provided two singles to the nine-hit General attack. The trio also combined for four of the team's RBI, while Seth Bergeron added a double.
The offense helped make a winning pitcher Ryan Low, who gave up nine hits, fanned four and walked none.
Ridgewood 8, Loudonville 1
Ridgewood 13, Loudonville 2
WEST LAFAYETTE -- Host Ridgewood got out the brooms for a doubleheader sweep of visiting Loudonville on Saturday by scores of 8-1 and 13-2 in a mercy-rule contest to improve to 9-5 on the year.
In the opener, Landon Smith (2-1) picked up the mound win with six strikeouts and two walks. He also helped himself at the plate with a double and single. Jacob Bone added a triple and Zak Keesee cracked a two-run single.
In the nightcap, the Generals erupted for 13 runs in the first three frames then coasted to the 13-2 five-inning win. Chris Davidson (1-0) garnered the pitching win with relief help from Dakota Albertson in the fifth inning. The two combined for four strikeouts and one walk.
Albertson, Bone, Ryan Lowe and Davidson each ripped a double and single to pace a 12-hit offensive attack by the Generals.