Both teams scheduled the game as a tune-up for separate district semifinal matchups. The Truckers, who improved to 19-8 with the win, face Shelby at 4 p.m. Thursday in a Div. II district matchup at Sports Force Parks in Sandusky. The Chieftains (17-8) face St. Paul (18-7) at 6 p.m. Thursday in a Div. IV district semifinal at Clyde.
In Tuesday’s win, Nolan Flowers started and threw a scoreless inning. Thomas Gfell, Luke Weaver, Ian Minor, Eli Obringer, Leighton Battles and Kyle Smith followed and combined for just 89 pitches with four strikeouts and four walks.
Offensively, the Truckers scored four runs in the first inning without a hit as a result of walks and hit batters.
Nate Adelman finished 2 for 2 with a double and an RBI, while Sam Battles was 2 for 2 with two RBIs. Tony Weisenburger added a double and an RBI, while Justin Sommers singled, had an RBI and scored twice.
Norwalk 410 120 1 — 9 6 2
Hopewell 100 000 0 — 1 1 5
WP: Flowers; LP: Burns
2B: (N) Adelman, Weisenburger
South Central 1, Buckeye Central 0
GREENWICH — Phillip Madison struck out 10 in a three-hit shutout and David Lamoreaux accounted for the lone run of the game, homering in the fourth inning to lead the Trojans past the Bucks in non-league play Monday.
Madison needed only 50 pitches to toss a complete game. He walked one.
At the plate, Madison was one of have South Central (18-8) players with a hit. Simon Blair had the only other extra-base knock, tallying a double.
The Trojans face Seneca East at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Division IV district semifinals at Clyde High School.
B. Central 000 000 0 — 0 3 2
S. Central 000 100 x — 1 5 0
WP: Philip Madison; LP: N/A.
2B: (SC) Simon Blair; HR: (SC) David Lamoreaux.
Edison 10, Margaretta 1
CASTALIA — Caden Cooper doubled twice and drove in four runs to lead the Chargers to an Sandusky Bay Conference Bay Division win over the Polar Bears.
Edison (17-11, 10-2), which plays Gibsonburg in the Division III district semifinals at 5 p.m. Thursday at Shelby High School, scored five runs in the second inning to stake itself to an early 6-0 lead.
Luke Bissell added two hits, including a double and two RBIs for the Chargers. Jadon Hanson, Caleb Bissell, Cooper McIntyre and Austin Kuluris all had a hit and an RBI.
Thomas Simon, Jacob Thompson and Chase O’Dell combined to hold Margaretta to a single unearned run on a single hit, striking out four and walking one.
Edison 150 004 0 — 10 11 1
Margaretta 001 000 0 — 1 2 1
WP: Thomas Simon; LP: Popke.
2B: (E) Caden Cooper 2, Luke Bissell, Jacobee Kessler.
Bellevue 4, Clear Fork 2 (9 inn.)
TIFFIN — Bellevue rallied from an early 2-0 deficit with single runs in the third and fifth, then tallied two in the ninth to earn their eighth consecutive win in a non-league game with the Colts at Heidelberg’s Peaceful Valley Complex.
Phillip Putnam and Keegan Ray each had two hits and an RBI for the Redmen (16-7), which will face Vermilion at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Div. II district semifinals at Sports Force Parks. Ethan Prenatt had a hit and drove in two runs.
Four different Bellevue pitchers held Clear Fork to two runs on seven hits.
Bellevue 001 010 002 — 4 8 2
Clear Fork 020 000 000 — 2 7 0
WP: Phillip Putnam; LP: Johnson.
3B: (B) Putnam.
Seneca East 12, Plymouth 2 (5 inn.)
ATTICA — Plymouth struck first, but couldn't slow down the Seneca East offense in a five-inning loss in the non-league contest.
Treven Lane had the lone RBI for the Big Red (12-10). Lane, Zeth Goth, Payten Young, Avery Horne and Camden Welch had a hit apiece.
Plymouth faces Colonel Crawford in a Division IV district semifinal at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Heise Park in Galion.
Plymouth 101 00 — 2 5 3
Seneca East 613 11 — 12 10 2
WP: Hunter Martin; LP: Luke Montgomery.
Edison 4, Vermilion 2
VERMILION — Kira Appeman had another strong outing in the circle as Edison edged the host Sailors with a pair of runs in the top of the seventh.
Appeman went all seven innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on seven hits with seven strikeouts and no walks.
Offensively for Edison (19-8, 7-5), Kayla Mancuso was 3 for 4, while Morgan Scott was 2 for 4 with two RBIs. Lindsey Fortuna was 2 for 4 with an RBI, and Jessica Stoll hit a home run.
Also for the Chargers, Appeman singled twice and Reagan King had a double.
Edison 000 110 2 — 4 12 1
Vermilion 002 000 0 — 2 7 0
WP: Appeman; LP: Hoffman
2B: (E) King; HR: (E) Stoll
Magaretta 5, Edison 3
CASTALIA — Edison left the tying run at second base in a Bay Division loss to Margaretta Monday.
The Polar Bears (20-5, 10-1) scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth to break a 2-all tie.
The Chargers' Jessica Stoll led off the seventh with a single and scored on a one-out groundout by Eliza Brickner. But Edison stranded runners at second and third to end it.
Lindsey Fortuna had eight strikeouts for the Chargers (18-8, 6-5). Deana Blatnik had two hits and drove in a run.
Edison 000 020 1 — 3 8 0
Margaretta 101 030 x — 5 9 3
WP: Taylor Pemberton; LP: Lindsey Fortuna.
2B: (M) Hannah Weidenheft, (E) Deana Blatnik; 3B: (M) Logan Bush 2.