Weekend baseball roundup


Ron Nunnari/Civitas Media Piqua’s Derek Hite throws a strike to the plate Saturday.


Ron Nunnari/Civitas Media Piqua’s Owen Toopes dives back as Northmont first baseman Will Ludington takes a pickoff thtrow.


Ron Nunnari/Civitas Media Piqua third baseman Blake Wright makes a throw to first base against Northmont as shortstop Travis Smith looks on Saturday.


Luke Gronneberg/Civitas Media Lehman’s Tyler Lachey dives towards home plate as New Bremen’s Nolan Bornhorst jumps for a high thrown ball at Lehman Friday.


CLAYTON — The Piqua baseball team lost to Northmont 4-3 Saturday.

Northmont had eight hits, while Piqua had four.

Piqua, 8-10 overall and 5-4 in GWOC American play, will play at Greenville Monday and host Greenville Tuesday in GWOC American action.

Lehman gets

sweep of USV

Lehman hosted Upper Scioto Valley in a Northwest Central Conference doubleheader Saturday, and continued its dominance of the conference with two run-rule verdicts, 15-0 and 23-7, both in just five innings.

The Cavaliers are now 9-0 in the league and 14-2 on the season.

Newton gets

DH sweep

HOUSTON — The Newton Indians put up 40-plus runs in two games Saturday at the Houston Invitational, defeating Houston 22-9 and Troy Christian 23-4.

Against Houston, Rhett Gipe was 3 for 5 with a grand slam, a double and six RBIs, Nash Lavy had three RBIs, Nelson Clymer had two hits and two RBIs, Treg Jackson had two RBIs and Noah Weaver doubled.

Against Troy Christian, Gipe had a double and two RBIs, Ryan Mollette was 2 for 4 with a double and three RBIs, Treg Jackson doubled and had three RBIs and Noah Williams had four RBIs.

Newton travels to Covington Monday.

Russia splits

two games

FORT RECOVERY — Russia is now 13-4 after splitting a doubleheader with Fort Recovery on the road Saturday.

The Raiders lost the first game 13-8, falling behind 5-0 after three innings. They came back to within 8-7 in the top of the sixth, but the Indians struck for five in the bottom of the inning.

Dion Puthoff had two hits for Russia, both doubles, and Jack Dapore and Kevin Drees also doubled.

In the second game, Russia trailed 9-1 after three inings and 11-5 after six, only to explode for eight runs in the top of the seventh to pull out an improbable victory and earn a split.

Drew Sherman, Hunter Cohee and Kevin Drees all had two hits apiece, with Cohee driving in four runs and Sherman three. One of Cohee’s hits was a double.

The top of the seventh started with a single by Drees, then came an error, three straight walks and a hit-by-pitch. After a strikeout came a walk, an error, a single by Drees, an intentional walk and a fielder’s choice. Drees scored twice in the inning.

Houston loses

two games

HOUSTON — Houston hosted its invitational on Saturday and lost to Newton and Troy Christian in its two games.

Against Newton in a 22-9 loss, Dylan Hensley led Houston with three hits, three RBIs and two runs scored, and Howie Ludwig, Jacob Trent and Isaiah Beaver all had two hits.

In the loss to Troy Christian, Ludwig was 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored.

Tigers drop

game to Anna

VERSAILLES — In what may have been a preview of a big postseason game down the road, Anna shut out Versailles on the road Saturday 3-0.

The Rockets are now 11-4 and Versailles is 10-6.

Anna got a complete-game effort from Carter Seigle, who struck out seven and allowed just three hits.

He was also two-for-2 at the plate. Colin Wuebker also had two hits for Anna.

FRIDAY

Lehman gets

past Cardinals

SIDNEY — Lehman hosted New Bremen in high school baseball action Friday at Lehman and held on for a 7-5 victory in non-league action.

Lehman got five runs in the fifth, but Bremen battled back within 5-3. The Cavs responded with two big insurance runs in the sixth.

“It was a good game, with a lot of hitting,” said Lehman coach Dave King. “We needed those insurance runs in the sixth and we got them. Brandon Barhorst pitched well and that was big because we were trying to save our pitching for the doubleheader (Saturday). And we turned a couple double plays and got a couple pickoffs.”

Tyler Lachey had three singles for Lehman, Dylan Arnold singled, doubled, drove in three and scored twice, and Owen Smith had two hits.

Covington baseball

loses to Rockets

COVINGTON — The Covington baseball team lost to Anna 19-4 Friday in non-conference action.

Russia edges

Versailles 5-3

VERSAILLES — Russia edged Versailles 5-3 in a battle of two of the area’s top teams Friday at Versailles.

Russia goes to 12-3 and Versailles to 10-5 on the year.

Russia had eight hits by eight different players in the win, including doubles from Daril Lavy and Hunter Cohee.

Kurtis Rutschilling was 3-for-4 for Versailles with two runs scored and a double, and Kyle Subler had two hits.

Ron Nunnari/Civitas Media Piqua’s Derek Hite throws a strike to the plate Saturday.
http://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/04/web1_derekhite.jpgRon Nunnari/Civitas Media Piqua’s Derek Hite throws a strike to the plate Saturday.

Ron Nunnari/Civitas Media Piqua’s Owen Toopes dives back as Northmont first baseman Will Ludington takes a pickoff thtrow.
http://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/04/web1_owentoopes-1.jpgRon Nunnari/Civitas Media Piqua’s Owen Toopes dives back as Northmont first baseman Will Ludington takes a pickoff thtrow.

Ron Nunnari/Civitas Media Piqua third baseman Blake Wright makes a throw to first base against Northmont as shortstop Travis Smith looks on Saturday.
http://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/04/web1_thumbnail_PiquaThirdbaseman.jpgRon Nunnari/Civitas Media Piqua third baseman Blake Wright makes a throw to first base against Northmont as shortstop Travis Smith looks on Saturday.

Luke Gronneberg/Civitas Media Lehman’s Tyler Lachey dives towards home plate as New Bremen’s Nolan Bornhorst jumps for a high thrown ball at Lehman Friday.
http://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/04/web1_SDN042217LehBase2.jpgLuke Gronneberg/Civitas Media Lehman’s Tyler Lachey dives towards home plate as New Bremen’s Nolan Bornhorst jumps for a high thrown ball at Lehman Friday.