Ridgewood 6, Garaway 3
WEST LAFAYETTE -- Despite only three hits, the Ridgewood Generals went on to a 6-3 home win on Tuesday, due to four Garaway High errors in Inter-Valley conference play.
Garaway led 3-1 in the middle of the third stanza but the Generals plated three in the bottom of the frame and two more in the fourth and held on to win.
Braeden Smith tossed a complete game for RHS striking out three, walking three, allowing six hits and two earned runs, while the loss went to Austin Miller for GHS who pitched four innings, struck out eight and walked five.
Ridgewood was led by Smith and Keith Leindecker offensively as they both earned RBI singles. Brice Hammond doubled, while teammates Rayven Davidson and Trent Harrison added RBIs for the Generals.
Dallas Foster turned in a three-hit game for the Pirates to go with his two RBIs, Quinn Miller gathered two knocks, Ben Koshmider singled and Ian Hershberger added an RBI for GHS.
Triway 3, Indian Valley 0
WOOSTER -- Indian Valley High tallied just three hits in Wednesday's 3-0 road loss to Triway High in Principal's Athletic Conference action.
Triway pushed two across the plate in the fourth and one more in the fifth and that was all the Titans needed to secure the win.
Chance Lomas lasted just two innings for Triway, stiking out two and not allowing any walks and Daimen Tucker came in for the third and finished the game with five Ks, three walks and the win on the mound.
The loss goes to senior Jayden Helter who struck out for and didn't allow any free passes for IVHS.
Trevon Hall and Tucker paced the Titans offense with one hit and an RBI apiece.
Indian Valley (3-5, 1-3 PAC) was led by senior Connor Ferguson, junior Jarrett Helter and freshman Cade Williams who all garnered one hit each.
Ridgewood 5, East Canton 3
WEST LAFAYETTE -- In a make-up game from Monday, the host Ridgewood Generals held off a comeback bid by the visiting East Canton Hornets to preserve a 5-3 Inter-Valley Conference win Wednesday.
Kolton Alexander picked up the mound win with relief help from Brice Hammond and Jarett Slusser. The trio combined to strike out five and gave up five base-on-balls. L. Mercer took the loss for the Hornets fanning four and walking five.
Ridgewood collected 10 hits led by Raven Davidson and Trent Harrison with three singles each. East Canton had six hits all singles by six different players.
Hiland 13, Newcomerstown 3
Visiting Hiland High snapped a 2-2 deadlock with a five-run second inning and never looked back in claiming a 13-3, six-inning "mercy rule" Inter-Valley Conference win over host Newcomerstown on Thursday.
Mitch Massaro struck out 11 Newcomerstown batters in a complete-game effort to pick up the mound win for Hiland. Ben Hartline was the Newcomerstown starter with help from Rylan Popadak in the sixth inning. The duo combined for four walks and no strikeouts.
Hiland blasted 13 hits led by Bryan Yoder with a home run, double and single. Eric Mullet added a pair of doubles and Massaro helped himself with a triple and single.
Newcomerstown (4-4, 1-4 IVC) managed just three hits with Ben Hartline leading the way with a double.
Indian Valley 2, Fairless 0
NAVARRE -- Indian Valley High senior pitcher Tobie Myers tossed a gem on Friday, throwing a complete-game, two-hit shutout as the Braves defeated host Fairless by a 2-0 count in Principals Athletic Conference action.
Myers walked three and struck out one, but made it tough on Fairless hitters all evening.
Senior Koby Cool paced the Braves' offensive attack with two singles while fellow senior Jayden Helter had an RBI hit.
Newcomerstown 6, East Canton 5
Newcomerstown High held off a seventh inning rally by East Canton on Friday and went on to secure a narrow 6-5 home win in Inter-Valley Conference play.
Newcomerstown (5-4, 2-4 IVC) put five runs on the board in the third stanza but the Hornets fought back and plated three tallies in the final frame, which was not enough to complete the comeback.
Joel Ebersbach struck out four and allowed six free passes in six and a third on the mound for the Trojans to earn the victory while Jonah Haas tossed six frames, struck out five and walked two in defeat.
Newcomerstown's George Brode swatted three base hits to lead his squad to victory followed by Brayden Russell, who plated two on a pair of hits, and Ebersbach, who knocked in one with two hits.
Jack Davis, Trey Mallonn and Haas all collected two hits for East Canton.
Sandy Valley 13, Ridgewood 3
WEST LAFAYETTE -- With the game still within reach in the seventh inning, host Ridgewood High allowed five runs in the final frame of Friday's Inter-Valley Conference clash and fell 13-3 to Sandy Valley High.
Sandy Valley was on top 8-0 after five frames but RHS cut the defecit to five with three tallies in the sixth stanza before SVHS removed all doubt in the seventh.
Trent Harrison plated a run on two hits for the Generals, while Brice Hammond garnered two base knocks as well. Rayven Davidson and Keith Leindecker each swatted a basehit for the hosts.
Sandy Valley was led by pitcher Nelson Mozden who tossed six frames, gathered four Ks and walked five, while Hammond took the loss in three innings on the hill, striking out one and walking four before being relieved by Zach Wright who also pitched three stanzas with one strike-out and two walks.
Mozden earned one of SVHS's seven hits and knocked in four runs to lead the squad in RBIs.
Heath 4, Ridgewood 2
Heath 7, Ridgewood 4
HEATH -- The host Heath Bulldogs recorded a sweep of a double header with the visiting Ridgewood Generals Saturday by scores of 4-2 and 7-4.
In the opener, the Bulldogs tallied three runs in the sixth inning to overcome a 2-1 deficit and capture the 4-2 victory. Trevor Loria went the distance on the hill to pick up the win striking out seven and walking two. Kolton Alexander suffered the loss with relief help from Brice Hammond as the two combined for four strikeouts and five walks.
Ridgewood had just four hits with Braeden Smith leading the way with a double. Heath collected seven hits with Damon Yahn cracking a pair of doubles, Camden Groves and Avery Hogue added a pair of singles each and Tyler Karr added a double.
In the second game, a late-inning comeback bid by the Generals came up short as the Bulldogs hung on for the 7-4 win. Jacob Cramer picked up the mound win with relief help from Nick Bonifant in the fifth inning. The duo fanned seven and walked five. Rayven Davidson and Jarett Slusser split the six innings with Davidson, the starter, saddled with the loss. The two had one strikeout and one walk.
Heath again out hit the Generals 10-6 with Trent Harrison leading Ridgewood with a pair of singles. Payton Booth had a double and single to led Heath at the plate with Simon Romine adding three singles.