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RAIDERS RETURN TO DISTRICT FINALS

NEW MIDDLETOWN, OH- The South Range Raider seniors know nothing other than District Title games, as the United Golden Eagles couldn’t keep up with South Range on Monday, falling 7-2, and solidifying the fourth consecutive appearance at the championship game for this group.

Things progressed quickly as South Range got the ball rolling early when Tyler Wardle scored after tagging up from third in the first inning. Julian Tranovich extended the lead with a single in the third, making it 2-0.

United fought back to tie the game in the top of the fourth thanks to Wyatt Swanson’s double and Jason Pratt’s ground out to tie the game at 2-2.

The tie didn’t last long. In the bottom of the fifth, senior Logan Baxter doubled, driving in two runs for South Range. A wild pitch later in the inning pushed the lead to 5-2.

Louden Stryffeler took the mound for United and gave his all, giving up nine hits and seven runs (five earned) over five and one-third innings. He struck out nine and walked five. Konnor Brogan led the charge for South Range, allowing two hits and two runs over seven innings while striking out eight and walking three.

Swanson and Quentin Taylor each had a hit for United. Swanson and Pratt both drove in a run, showing some fight in the lineup.

South Range piled up nine hits in the game. Baxter took advantage of his opportunities, leading the team with two RBIs from the number seven spot. Brennen Klasovsky also had a solid day, going 2-for-3 at the plate.

The Raiders will return to Springfield High School on Wednesday at 5pm for the District Title Game to take on either Garfield or Chagrin Falls.

MAPLEWOOD CLOSES THE BOOK ON LISBON’S YEAR

CORTLAND, OH- Lisbon couldn’t keep pace with Maplewood, dropping the game 9-0 on Thursday.

Maplewood came out swinging in the bottom of the first, with Gabe Erwin smashing a double to bring in a run followed by Tyson Webster ripping a triple to knock in two more. They didn’t let up in the second, with another double from Erwin, an error, and a Marshall Eloph single further padding their lead.

Coleton Logan was on fire for Maplewood, tossing six innings of three-hit ball, striking out 13, and keeping Lisbon scoreless. On the flip side, Bryce Esarey struggled for Lisbon, allowing nine runs over four and a third innings, though only seven were earned.

Esarey, Aiden Myers, and Brady Carpenter managed a hit each for Lisbon, which wasn’t nearly enough to challenge Maplewood’s defense, which was flawless on the day.

Maplewood racked up 10 hits. Erwin and Webster both had a hot bat, with Erwin driving in three runs. The Maplewood lineup also showed great discipline, drawing eight walks, thanks in part to Kenyan Clover’s three. Maplewood played a tight game defensively, with Webster getting involved in 13 plays, helping to keep their field error-free.

Lisbon’s season comes to an end with a final record of 11-9-1.

UNITED SQUEEZES BY MOONEY TO MOVE TO DISTRICTS

HANOVERTON, OH- The United GoldenEagles snatched a nail-biting 5-4 walk-off win over Cardinal Mooney on Thursday, sealing the deal in the seventh when Kadin Schonauer dropped down a suicide squeeze bunt to send the home team to the next round.

Quentin Taylor was an impact player, racking up three hits. He kicked off with a double in the first, singled in the fourth, and then another single in the fifth that was crucial in flipping the score in favor of United.

Cardinal Mooney initially took the lead in the second, capitalizing on a wild pitch for their first run. Vince Gentile tagged up to add another run in the third, nudging Mooney ahead by two.

The GoldenEagles swung back in the fifth, with Taylor’s two-run single tying things up before a stealthy steal of home gave them a 4-2 edge. But Mooney wasn’t done yet; Trent Litman’s single in the seventh knotted the score again at four apiece.

Louden Stryffeler opened on the mound for United, holding off Mooney with two runs over four innings and racking up four Ks. Ben Oddis started for Mooney, surrendering four runs across a little over four innings.

Schonauer was clutch for United, driving in two crucial runs. The base paths were busy with Jason Pratt, Parker Newburn, Taylor, and Gage Smith collectively swiping a whopping 12 bases.

For Mooney, Trent Litman brought his A-game once again, driving in two runs, while Gabe Saunders and Kaden Reese turned patience into opportunity, drawing multiple walks and stealing bases to keep the pressure on.

Mooney finishes their season at 9-15, while United will use the weekend to recoup and prepare for a showdown with South Range on Monday at 2pm at Springfield High School.

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DEVILS WALK IT OFF ON SOUTHERN

LISBON, OH- It all came down to the final swing in Lisbon on Monday, where the Lisbon Devils snatched a 4-3 walk-off win against Southern. The scoreboard read three-all until Marc Moore delivered a clutch single in the bottom of the seventh to drive in the winning run.

Brady Carpenter was impressive, fanning 11 batters across a full seven innings while allowing nine hits and three runs.

Southern struck first with M Pitts driving in a run in the opening frame. But Lisbon quickly responded as Brady Carpenter and Ryan Carpenter each knocked in a run to seize the lead.

The game knotted up again in the fifth when P Pitts slapped a two-strike single to even things at two. Lisbon nudged ahead once more in the same inning thanks to another RBI single from Moore.

The tie persisted into the sixth after C Forbes grounded out to bring in a run for Southern, setting the stage for Lisbon’s last-inning heroics.

Pitts ended up with the loss for Southern, despite a solid six-inning outing where he struck out nine but gave up four runs off 10 hits.

Lisbon racked up 10 hits, with Moore and Carpenter at the heart of the action. Moore, batting from the left, went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, while Carpenter topped the hit chart going 3-for-4. Devin Kelly was a menace on the bases, swiping six bags as Lisbon stole seven in total and kept the infield flawless without any errors.

Southern matched up well, posting nine hits themselves, led by Pitts with three. Each Pitts in the lineup managed to drive in a run, holding their defense tight without errors, where F Shagnot was involved in 10 plays.

Lisbon looks to keep the momentum when they head to Southern for a rematch on Wednesday.

POTTERS HOLD THEIR OWN AGAINST EP

EAST LIVERPOOL, OH- Anderson Fitch put the Potters on his back, nabbing hits left and right as East Liverpool cruised past East Palestine 11-1 on Thursday. Fitch was perfect at the plate, singling in the first, third, and fourth innings to fuel the Potters’ offense.

East Palestine briefly took the lead in the first inning when Logen Guy got plunked with the bases juiced, pushing across the game’s first run. But the Potters quickly flipped the script. Elijah Suznevich cracked a three-run double to snatch back the lead, making it 3-1.

A wild pitch in the second inning gave the Potters an extra run to pad their lead. The hits kept coming in the third, with Kasen Ramsey ripping a double and another miscue by East Palestine helping the Potters tack on more runs.

Aaron Dieringer was solid on the mound for East Liverpool, giving up just one run on three hits over five innings while striking out seven. Moraski, on the other hand, struggled for East Palestine, surrendering seven runs over four innings.

The Potters racked up nine hits. Suznevich was the main RBI guy, driving in three runs with his timely hitting. Ramsey added some speed on the bases, swiping two bags as East Liverpool showed off their aggressive base running with four steals in total.

For East Palestine, Guy drove in their lone run, while Phoenix Marvin, Kyler Bourne, and Moraski each managed a hit.

East Liverpool looks to keep rolling when they face Minerva on Friday while East Palestine will host rival Columbiana on Monday.

REBELS, DEVILS RENEW OLD RIVALRY; CRESTVIEW CRUISES

COLUMBIANA, OH- The Crestview Rebels came out swinging on Senior Night, piling up five runs in the first inning to set the tone for a dominant 9-0 shutout against Lisbon. The inning kicked off with Sturgeon forcing Ethan Feezle into a fielder’s choice that brought a run home. Drew Dattilio then laced a two-run single, Josh Dragovich got plunked with bases juiced to tack on another, and Garrett Flick capped off the rally with an RBI single.

The Rebels didn’t let up, adding another run in the second thanks to a Braden Devine double.

On the mound, Luke Julian was untouchable, tossing four no-hit innings with seven K’s to pocket the win. Sturgeon, shouldering the loss for Lisbon, grinded through six innings, yielding nine runs on eight hits while striking out five.

Dattilio was sharp in relief for Crestview, keeping Lisbon quiet over three innings, striking out five without allowing a walk.

At the dish, Flick and Josh McLaughlin each snagged a pair of hits for Crestview. Dattilio and Devine delivered with two RBIs apiece, showing off some clutch hitting. Isaac Unkefer worked the count effectively, drawing two of the team’s seven walks. The Rebels turned the base paths into a track meet, swiping 14 bags, with Flick, Unkefer, Dattilio, and Feezle all snagging multiple bases.

For Lisbon, Esarey and Sturgeon managed to put up some resistance, each securing a hit in the tough matchup.

Next up, the Rebels hit the road to Toronto on Monday, looking to keep their momentum rolling.

EAGLES CAN’T TIME UP BEAVER LOCAL

EAST LIVERPOOL, OH- Paxton Grimes was on fire with three hits as Beaver Local Beavers steamrolled United Golden Eagles 11-2 on Thursday. Grimes lined singles in the first, fourth, and fifth innings, fueling his team’s dominant performance.

The Beavers really broke the game open with a six-run frenzy in the fifth, thanks to Keaton Heddleston’s RBI single and a couple of costly errors by United that cleared the bases.

Micah Jones kicked off the scoring for the Beavers in the first inning with a timely single. Jones was back at it in the third, putting the Beavers up 2-0 after hitting into a fielder’s choice.

On the mound, Grimes was just as sharp, tossing a complete game with four hits, two unearned runs, six strikeouts, and just a single walk. Kadin Schonauer, despite striking out nine, was pegged with the loss for United after a tough outing where he allowed 11 runs, but only three were earned.

The Beavers tallied nine hits in total. Jones contributed two RBIs and Evan Stephenson chipped in with two hits. Not just quick with the bats, Beaver Local showed off their speed, swiping five bases, including three from Grimes himself.

For United, Schonauer, Quentin Taylor, Mike Dangelo, and Gage Smith each managed a hit, with Smith also stealing two bases.

Beaver Local aims to keep their momentum rolling as they head to Crestview next Tuesday.

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EP RIPS THROUGH SOUTHERN

EAST PALESTINE, OH- Tommy Beatty was a powerhouse at the plate, driving in four runs with two hits to spearhead East Palestine’s dominant 18-5 win over Southern on Wednesday. Beatty’s key moment came in the second inning when he ripped a double to clear the bases.

East Palestine came out swinging, putting up a whopping 11 runs in the first inning alone. Phoenix Marvin and Logen Guy kicked things off with RBI singles, while Michael Morrison and Josh Bland each took one for the team, getting plunked to drive in runs. Peyton Rutledge added another RBI single into the mix. As the hits kept coming, Marvin doubled to bring in two more, and Kyler Bourne smashed another double to tack on two runs.

Southern did manage to get on the scoreboard early with Chase Forbes driving in a run with a single in the first inning, but they were mostly playing catch-up.

The onslaught continued for East Palestine with a passed ball in the third inning that pushed their lead to 15-4.

On the mound, Bourne handled the bulk of the pitching for East Palestine, surrendering four hits and four unearned runs across three innings, striking out four. Beatty also took to the hill in relief, helping to close things out. Southern’s Frank Shagnot struggled mightily, lasting only a third of an inning while giving up 11 runs.

At the dish, East Palestine was relentless, racking up 15 hits. Bourne, Rutledge, Guy, Jason Robb, Beatty, and Marvin all had multi-hit games, keeping the pressure on all game long.

For Southern, Forbes and Mason Pitts each contributed an RBI, with Pitts leading the team with two hits. Shagnot also showed off his speed, stealing three bases despite the tough day.

East Palestine is looking to keep the momentum rolling as they head to East Liverpool for their next game on Thursday.

BLUE DEVILS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS WITH LEETONIA

LISBON, OH- Marc Moore was the hero with the bat, driving in four runs on three hits to power the Lisbon Blue Devils past Leetonia with a decisive 16-4 victory on Wednesday. Moore kicked things off with a bang, smacking a two-run double in the first inning and adding another RBI double in the fourth.

The Lisbon Blue Devils came out swinging right from the get-go. The first inning was a showcase of their hitting prowess as Moore’s double got them rolling. Logan Sturgeon drew a walk to bring in another run, a wild pitch added two more to the tally, and Ryan Carpenter capped it off with an RBI single.

They didn’t let up, padding their lead in the third with a string of runs. Devin Kelly hit a single, Gage Owens worked a walk, and both Bryce Esarey and Lydon Freeman managed to bring in runs, making it a tough day at the office for Leetonia’s pitching.

The fourth inning saw Lisbon pile on five more runs. Owens and Brady Carpenter each singled home a run, Moore added another with his second double of the day, and Aiden Myers and an error contributed to the scoring spree.

On the mound, Esarey handled his business effectively, surrendering just two hits and four runs (three earned) over five innings while striking out eight and walking four, earning the win. On the other side, Finley struggled, lasting just two and two-thirds innings for Leetonia while giving up 11 runs.

Lisbon’s hitters were also keen-eyed at the plate, drawing a total of 10 walks. Myers, Esarey, Owens, and Sturgeon each took two walks. The team also showed off their speed, stealing four bases, with Kelly swiping two.

Defensively, the Blue Devils were on point, not committing a single error, with Myers involved in eight plays, the most in the game.

For Leetonia, Finley tried to spark some offense, driving in two runs on a 2-for-3 day at the plate.

Looking ahead, the Lisbon Blue Devils are set to face Crestview on Thursday, hoping to carry forward their dominant form.

BULLDOGS SHOWING PROMISE AGAINST SOUTHERN

SALINEVILLE, OH- The Southern Indians just couldn’t catch up with East Palestine, dropping the game 7-1 on Monday at home.

East Palestine wasted no time getting on the board. In the top of the first, Phoenix Marvin smacked a single that brought in two runs, and Kyler Bourne’s groundout added another, making it a quick 3-0. Cale Moraski kept the momentum going with another RBI single in the second inning to push the lead to 4-0.

Phoenix Marvin was stellar on the mound for East Palestine, giving up just one unearned run on seven hits while racking up an impressive 17 strikeouts over almost seven innings. On the other side, Mason Pitts shouldered the loss for Southern, despite a solid effort with 11 strikeouts. He lasted five innings, allowing seven runs but only three were earned.

At the plate, Pitts and Brody Brown were bright spots for Southern, each snagging two hits. Logan Howell also made his presence felt with a crucial RBI.

East Palestine’s lineup saw Marvin and Bourne driving in two runs apiece, showing up big time for their team. Moraski also had a good day with the bat, collecting two hits.

East Palestine showed off their speed as well, stealing four bases during the game.

Looking forward, the Southern Indians are set for a rematch as they head to East Palestine this Wednesday, aiming to turn the tables.