Piqua baseball picks up two wins


Mike Ullery | Daily Call Mick Karn, 11, lays down a bunt for Piqua.


Mike Ullery | Daily Call Michael Ashcraft connects for the Indians.


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The Piqua baseball team opened a 22-0 lead over Trotwood-Madison after three innings Saturday morning at Hardman Field and won 24-0 in GWOC American Action.

Dakota Iddings and Spencer Lavey combined on a no-hitter.

Mick Karn was 3-for-4 at the plate.

Logan Harris was 3-for-5 and Iddings was 2-for-3.

Piqua, 3-6 overall and 2-2 in GWOC American play, will host Tippecanoe Monday, before playing at Tippecanoe Tuesday.

FRIDAY

Piqua gets

past Pirates

WEST CARROLLTON — The Piqua baseball team defeated West Carrollton 16-15 in extra inning Friday in GWOC Americn action.

Dakota Iddings was 4-for-5 at the plate, while Derek Hite was 4-for-6.

Logan Harris was 3-for-4.

Owen Toopes got the win and combined with Travis Smith, Zach Luttrell, Harris and Michael Ashcraft on the pitching effort.

Cavs handle

Botkins 22-0

SIDNEY — Lehman rolled to an easy victory Friday, courtesy of Botkins pitching, which was unable to find the strike zone in the first inning.

The Cavaliers scored 11 times in the first without a single hit, and went on to a 22-0 rout in action at Lehman.

The Cavaliers go to 5-1 and drop Botkins to 1-2.

“Both teams needed to play, and we were glad to get a game in,” said Lehman head coach Dave King.

Botkins pitchers walked nine and hit seven, and many of those came in the 11-run first inning.

For the Cavs, Tyler Lachey, Parker Riley and Jared Rourke all had two hits and Dylan Arnold had a double.

Brandon Barhorst scored five runs and drove in two, Lachey scored twice and drove in three, Arnold scored twice and drove in four, Riley scored twice and drove in two, Brice Kennedy had three RBIs, and Rourke, Ryan Schmidt and Drew Barhorst all scored twice.

Buccs fall

to Loramie

FORT LORAMIE — The Covington baseball team surrendered 16 innings to Fort Loramie in the first inning and lost 20-3 in non-conference action.

Newton gets

win over Irish

PLEASANT HILL — The Newton baseball team added a game Friday at home against Catholic Central, with the Indians putting away the Irish 13-3 in five innings.

“We struggled a little defensively early in the game, but after the second inning, we started to get things together,” Newton coach Jordan Kopp said. “We started swinging the bats well and played good defense behind our pitching. They were a good team, too, coming in with only one loss. Overall, it was a good game for us.”

Rhett Gipe went the first three innings on the mound, and Nash Lavy pitched the final two to get credit for the win. Lavy was also 2 for 4 with a double and two RBIs, Nate Zielinski was 2 for 3 with two RBIs, Charlie Walker was 2 for 3 with a double and Ryan Mollette doubled and had an RBI.

With the win, Newton improved to 8-1 on the season.

Niekamp blanks

Vikings on two hits

FAIRBORN — Miami East ran into Versailles’ Cole Niekamp Friday in a game played at Wright State University, with the Vikings being held to only two hits in a 3-0 loss.

Colton Purves, who also took the loss on the mound, and Brandon Wilson each had a hit for the Vikings, who committed five errors in the game defensively. Niekamp went six innings for Versailles (5-1), striking out 10 to get the win.

Other scores: Franklin 15, Milton-Union (4-2) 3. Piqua 16, West Carrollton 15.

Cats lose

to Indians

HOUSTON — Houston lost a non-league game to Fort Recovery 11-1 Friday in non-league play.

The Wildcats are now 3-4 on the year.

Houston had just one hit off Recovery ace Thwaits, a Kent State signee. He fanned 12 in five innings.

Russia gets

win over ML

RUSSIA — Russia scored nine times in the fourth and held off Marion Local to win a 15-12 slugfest in non-league action at Russia Friday.

The win puts the Raiders at 5-0 on the year. Marion is 4-5.

For Russia, Dion Puthoff had four hits in five trips, scored four runs and drove in three, Drew Sherman was 3-for-4, scored twice and drove in three, and Dylan Cordonnier had two hits and scored twice.

Puthoff, Hunter Cohee and Jack Dapore all doubled for the Raiders.

For Marion, Matt Kahlig had three hits and scored twice, and Duane Leugers had two hits, including a home run, scored three times and drove in two. Kendall Bruns had a triple and three RBIs.

Mike Ullery | Daily Call Mick Karn, 11, lays down a bunt for Piqua.
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Mike Ullery | Daily Call Michael Ashcraft connects for the Indians.
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