GALION VARSITY BASEBALL
Gavin Lewis stymied the Galion offense by pitching a two-hitter in a 5-2 triumph over the visiting Tigers in a North Central Conference game on Monday.
Lewis shut out the Orange-and-Blue (16-4, 8-2) over the first six innings before allowing a pair of runs in the top of the seventh. The Redmen scored twice in both the first and third innings and added a solo marker in the fourth.
Chad Karnes pitched a complete game in a losing effort for the locals. He surrendered 8 hits, whiffed 5 and walked a pair.
Lewis struck out 6 Tigers and handed out 5 bases on balls.
Mike Harris and Kole Nickell had Galion’s only hits with a single each. They also drove in the only runs.
Leadoff hitter Matt Amicone stroked 3 singles and scored twice for the winners.
Last Friday in conference play at Heise Park, the locals defeated Riverdale 6-1.
For 4 1/2 innings it was a close one as the Tigers — 15-3 overall and 8-1 in the NCC — led the pesky Rockets 2-1. In the bottom of the fifth though, the Orange-and-Blue parlayed three hits and three Riverdale errors into four runs to go up 6-1. Chad Karnes, John Poffenbaugh and Bryton Carpenter had back-to-back-to-back run-scoring hits in the spree, with Karnes’ being a double.
Karnes pitched a four-hitter keeping the visitors off balance at the plate with a wicked blend of fastballs and hard-breaking curveballs. The junior right-hander struck out 4 and handed out 3 walks.
Grant Loveridge went the distance on the bump for the visitors. He yielded 8 hits, just 1 earned run, set down a pair of Tigers on strikes, and walked 4.
Carpenter had a pair of singles to lead the victors. Karnes added his double, while Tyler Castline, Nick Flowers, Matt Hardy, Poffenbaugh and Kevin Sterner each swatted a base hit.
Loveridge garnered 2 singles for the Falcons.
GALION VARSITY SOFTBALL
Jacie Ehrman blasted a game-winning triple, scoring Shawntel McIe, in the bottom of the seventh inning last Friday as the Lady Tigers nipped visiting North Central Conference opponent Riverdale 3-2 at Paul L Klehm Field.
Galion (7-11) scored twice in the first inning to take a 2-0 lead. The visitors knotted things up with two runs of their own in the top of the sixth.
Calli Bauer upped her team-leading batting average to .439 with a double and a single for the winners. Tori Kirian added a pair of base hits, Ehrman had her triple, and Jamie Ehrman hit a run-scoring single.
Bauer — a senior four-year starter — is also tops on the Lady Tigers with 29 hits, 16 runs, 14 runs batted in, 8 doubles, slugging average (.560), on-base average (.464) and has struck out only twice in 69 at-bats.
Hill was the leading hitter for the Lady Falcons with 2 singles.
Maddy Garverick fired a 6-hitter, striking out 4 and walking just 2 for the hosts.
Two days earlier in Mount Blanchard, the Lady Orange-and-Blue were defeated by the same Lady Falcons, 5-1.
Riverdale notched two runs in the bottom of the first, a solo tally in the fifth, and two more runs in the sixth to go up 5-0. Galion avoided being shut out with a single run in the seventh.
The locals managed just two hits, singles by Tori Kirian and Olivia Tanner.
Naus smacked a triple and a single for Riverdale.
Calli Bauer was the losing pitcher. In throwing a complete game, she yielded 7 hits, 4 earned runs, whiffed 3 and issued 4 free passes.
NORTHMOR VARSITY BASEBALL
Northmor went 1-1 last Saturday in the Hillsdale Tournament at Jeromesville.
In their first game, the Golden Knights fell 11-8 to Division I Copley (12-6). Down 6-1, the Black-and-Gold tied things up with five runs in the top of the sixth, with the big hit being a grand slam roundtripper by Zach Carroll. Copley responded with four tallies of its own in the bottom of the frame though to take an 11-6 lead. Northmor added the final two runs of the game in the seventh.
James Donner, Zach Neuman and Daniel Donner did the pitching for coach Buck Workman’s squad. They were knocked around for 12 hits, struck out 5 and issued 10 bases on balls. James Donner started and got the decision.
Maynard and Brennan threw for the winners, allowing 8 hits, retiring 6 on strikes, and walking 5. Maynard was the winning pitcher as the starter.
Carrol had his homerun and a single to lead the Golden Knights offensively. Neuman ripped a homer in the seventh inning, and Daniel Donner had a double. Jake Farley, Jarod Vanderkooi, Mitchell Whisler and Jordan Wiseman stroked a base hit apiece.
Shea hit a double and 2 singles for the winners.
Northmor rebounded with a 14-0 spanking of Lucas in five innings, scoring 8 times in the second frame.
Farley fired a one-hitter in which he struck out 3 and walked only 1.
Shindeldecker and Brock hurled for the Cubs, surrendering 12 hits, retiring 2 on strikes, and dealing out 7 free passes. Shindeldecker was the losing pitcher.
James Donner had his biggest hitting game of the season, banging out 2 doubles and a pair of singles. Neuman had a three-run roundtripper and a single; Carroll, a double and a one-bagger; Farley, 2 base raps; while Jeff Beck and Bryan Hammond contributed a single each.
Brock had the only hit for the Cubs.