By Rob Kiser
GREENVILLE — It was a long night for Piqua Post 184 American Legion baseball team Wednesday at GTI Field in a 14-1 loss to Greenville Post 140 in seven innings.
Greenville had taken a 1-0 lead in the first when Billy Lanman walked, went to third on Reece Hunt’s double and scored on Tanner Maples fielder’s choice.
Greenville broke the game open with six runs in the third.
James Grilliot singled and Lanman doubled.
Hunt followed with a RBI single.
With two outs Peter Pandey walked and Jordan Buckley delivered a two-run single.
After Neal walked, Cole Burrel cleared the bases with three-run double to make it 7-0.
Piqua would get its only run in the fourth.
Travis Smith walked.
After a single by Noah Richard and a walk to Howie Ludwig, Smith would steal home to make it 7-1.
Maples had a two-out single in the fourth and after a two-out walk to Dom Huffman moved him to third, Maples would scored when Huffman stole second and the throw sailed into centerfield.
Greenville would score six runs in the fifth, with three runs scoring on throws into centerfield on steal attempts.
Buckley singled in the rally, Grilliot had a two-run single and Huffman added a RBI single.
Lanman pitched the first five innings, with Tyler Netzler pitching the final two.
They combined on a two-hitter, striking out nine and walking five.
Logan Harris, Howie Ludwig and Lundvall combined on the pitching effort for Piqua, with Greenville finishing with 10 hits.
They combined to strike out seven and walk seven.
Post 184, 3-5, will look to snap a four-game losing streak when it travels to the Ottawa tournament this weekend.
Rob Kiser is Sports Editor for the Daily Call. He can be reached at (937) 451-3334.