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Norwalk starts big week with non-league win

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Apr 22, 2019 at 10:20 PM

NORWALK — The Norwalk baseball team got solid pitching from the trio of Thomas Gfell, Luke Weaver and Garrett Obringer in a 5-1 non-league win over visiting Mansfield Madison on Monday.

With the win, Norwalk improved to 11-5 overall ahead of Wednesday’s key SBC Lake Division game at Clyde. The Truckers sit atop the league standings with four games remaining.

In Monday’s win, Gfell went the first four scoreless innings to earn the win. He allowed just two hits with three strikeouts and no walks. Weaver pitched 2/3 of an inning, allowing one run on one hit, while Obringer closed the final 2 1/3 scoreless innings with no hits and a pair of strikeouts.

Offensively for Norwalk, Obringer was 3 for 4 with two doubles and three RBIs. Sam Battles singled and drove in a run, while Zach Keefer singled and scored twice.

Madison 000 010 0 — 1 3 4

Norwalk 101 102 x — 5 8 0

WP: Gfell; LP: Conard

2B: (N) G. Obringer 2

 

South Central 4, Crestview 1

OLIVESBURG — The Trojans stayed atop the Firelands Conference with Monday’s road win over the Cougars.

Another strong outing from ace Isaiah Seidel (6-0) paced South Central, which improved to 13-3 overall and 8-0 in the FC. Seidel allowed an unearned run on three hits in his seven innings of work, striking out 14 batters against one walk.

Seidel also helped his cause at the plate, finishing with two singles and two RBIs.

Also for South Central, Tycen Cooper had a base hit and an RBI, while Simon Blair, Sam Seidel and Dylan Copus each added one hit.

The two teams will meet again today in Greenwich.

S. Central 100 210 0 — 4 6 2

Crestview 001 000 0 — 1 5 0

WP: Seidel (6-0); LP: Reick

 

Edison 5, Port Clinton 1

PORT CLINTON — Caden Cooper struck out nine and gave up a single run on three hits as the Chargers topped the Redskins in the Bay Division.

Edison (11-3, 6-1) will now have a first-place showdown at Vermilion (11-4, 7-0) Friday.

Cooper McIntyre got the Chargers on the board in the first, scoring Cooper on a sacrifice fly. Jadon Hanson’s two-run single in the second increased the lead to 3-0 which was plenty of run support. Hanson went 2-for-4. Luke Bissell also had two hits for Edison.

Jaxon Martinez, Anthony Aukerman and Gave Haghiri had the lone hits for Port Clinton (4-11, 2-5).

Edison     120 002 0 — 5 11 1

P. Clinton 000 100 0 — 1 3  0

WP: Caden Cooper; LP: Gabe Haghiri.

2B: (E) Casey Fair

 

Vermilion 11, Willard 1

WILLARD — The Crimson Flashes (1-16, 1-7) were limited to just one run on two hits in an SBC Bay Division loss to the first-place Sailors.

Shane Durbin hit a solo home run in the sixth inning for Willard’s only run, while Ashton Ames doubled for the other hit.

Vermilion 100 613 — 11 13 0

Willard     000 001 — 1   2   0

WP: Clark; LP: Reed

2B: (W) Ames; HR: (W) Durbin

 

Bellevue 6, Columbian 3

TIFFIN — The Redmen improved to 8-6 overall and 4-3 in the SBC Lake with four runs over the final two innings of Monday’s road win.

Dalton Hay threw a complete-game for the Redmen. In seven innings, he allowed three runs (one earned) on three hits with seven strikeouts and no walks.

Kolton Ray was 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI, while Philip Putnam was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Garrett Vickery also singled and drove in a run.

Bellevue     002 003 1 — 6 9 1

Columbian 010 002 0 — 3 5 2

WP: Hay; LP: Reyes

2B: (B) Ray

 

TENNIS

Edison 4 St. Mary C.C. 1

SANDUSKY — The Chargers swept both doubles positions and got the victories at the first two singles spots to improve to 10-2 overall and 8-0 in the Bay Division.

Lincoln Meredith (6-1, 6-0) and Brody Yost (6-2, 6-0) posted wins for Edison in singles play, while Nate Spence fell at third singles (6-3, 7-5).

At first doubles, Carter Kramer and Kaleb Yoder won (6-4, 6-2), while Jacob Lombardi and Adam Frederick capped things for Edison at second doubles (7-6 (3), 6-1).

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