River View 9,
Indian Valley 1
ZANESVILLE Michael Adams struck out 11 as River View topped Indian Valley, 9-1, in the Division II Sectional tournament at Zanesville on Tuesday.
The Black Bears (20-7) got three runs in the first and four in the second with all seven being unearned. Adams helped himself at the plat with three hits for River View.
Shawn Mills suffered the mound loss for Indian Valley.
Dusty Byers had Indian Valleys only two hits, collecting a pair of singles. The Braves (13-11) only run came in the top of the sixth on a bases-loaded walk.
WEST LAFAYETTE -- Coshocton rode a strong pitching effort by Dyson Bowman to a 4-2 victory over Ridgewood in the Division III Sectional on the Generals field Monday.
Ridgewooods C.J. Grove belted a two-run home run in the first inning, but that was all the scoring the Generals would muster against Bowman. The Redskin hurler finished with nine strikeouts.
Coshocton, limited to three hits in the first four innings by Ridgewood hurler Trent Lingo, finally got the clutch hits it needed in the fifth inning.
Lingo got the first two batters out before Hayden Cantrell singled to left field to start the rally. Evan Johnson sent Cantrell to third with a double, bringing up Isaiah Jackson, who hit a sharp grounder to short and beat out Zak Keesees throw to first allowing Cantrell to score and Johnson to advance to third. Johnson later scored on a balk, caused by Jackson stealing second. Jackson later scored on an RBI single from Dylan Ogle, giving Coshocton a 3-2 lead.
The Redskins (12-17) added another run in the sixth when Cantrell hit a two-out, RBI-single scoring Josh Helbling.
Ridgewood (16-9) threatened to come back twice in the game. The Generals loaded the bases with one out in the fourth, but Bowman got Scot Dawson and Landon Smith both to pop out to end the inning.
The Generals again loaded the bases in the fifth, but Bowman got out of trouble again with a flyout to center.
In the ninth, Bowman got two quick outs, but hit Keesee and gave up a single to Grove. Jacob Bone then hit a sharp grounder to Johnson at short, and Johnson threw out Grove at second to end the game.
Sandy Valley 3,
MAGNOLIA In a regular season Inter-Valley Conference makeup contest on Friday, the host Sandy Valley Cardinals utilized a 2-for-3 night by Brenden Betz with a home run to drive in the three runs for the Cardinals as Sandy Valley posted a 3-0 win over the visiting Newcomerstown Trojans.
The Cardinals jumped in front the opening inning with a single tally and added two more in the fifth for the three run total. Betz drove in all three runs with his seventh homer of the season and an RBI single.
Jacob Rine suffered the loss on the hill for the Trojans (3-22) with four strikeouts and three walks with relief help from Caleb Fenton who added one K and a walk. Zach Schlimm picked up the win for the Cardinals with 11 strikeouts and two free passes.
Newcomerstown collected just two hits off Schlimm, both singles, by Boss Gibson and Joseph Crank. Leading Sandy Valley (12-13, 5-9 IVC) at the plate was Betz, while Caleb Deford added a double.