PREBLE COUNTY — Week 5 of the high school baseball season featured a no-hitter as one county team continued its quest to stay atop of its league standings and couple of county versus county match ups.
Eaton rolling, now 5-0 in SWBL
EATON — Eaton’s baseball team picked up three key league wins last week to remain unbeaten in the Southwestern Buckeye League.
Junior Carson Brower’s no-hitter in Game One of a doubleheader sweep of Brookville was the highlight of the week as the Eagles knocked off the Blue Devils 12-0 and 11-0 on Friday, April 15 to improve to 8-1 overall and 5-0 in the SWBL. Eaton opened the week with a 9-4 win at Franklin on Tuesday, April 12.
Against Franklin, the Eagles scored four runs in the first and never trailed, despite the Wildcats clawing their way back to get within 4-3 after 3 1/2 innings.
Eaton added two runs in the bottom of the fourth and three more in the first to regain control.
The Eagles took advantage of five Franklin errors and seven walks by Wildcat pitching.
Reid Tinstman went 2-for-2 with 3 RBIs, including a double. Brady Davis, Brock Ebright, JT Gels, Christian Reyna and Theo Winings each added a hit. Ebright also drove in a pair of runs.
Against Brookville, Brower walked three but held the Blue Devils without a hit over 5 innings, while striking out eight.
Eaton got off to quick start. The Eagles scored three runs in the first on a Jakob Keller home run to center field. They added four more in the second and five in the fourth to earn the run-rule victory.
Ebright was 2-for-3. Reyna added two hits and drove in a pair of runs. Tinstman was 2-for-3 with 2 RBIs and Winings was 3-for-4 with and RBI.
In the second game, the Eagles offense picked up where it left off in the first game.
They scored all 11 runs over the first three innings to earn the win, scoring once in the first and five in each the second and third innings.
Davis limited the Blue Devils to just one hit over four innings, while striking out five.
Davis was 2-for-2 with 2 RBIs. Ebright added two hits, including a double and drove in three runs. Brady Rice had two hits and three RBIs. Gels, Keller and Reyna each added a hit.
The Eagles are scheduled to host Valley View on Wednesday and travel to Valley View on Friday. They will round out the week with a trip to Tippecanoe on Saturday.
South edges Trail, 4-3
NEW PARIS — Twin Valley South rallied for three runs in the sixth inning to hand National Trail its first loss in the Western Ohio Athletic Conference, 4-3, on Tuesday, April 12.
South led 1-0 after two before Trail added two runs in the third for a 2-1 lead. South regained the lead (4-2) with three runs in the sixth. Trail added a run in the sixth.
Chandler Ulrich was 1-for-2 and drove in a pair of runs for South. Kasey Blair, Cais Kingsley and Grant Ulrich each added a hit. Riley Maggard drove in a run.
South had just four hits on the night, but took advantage of 11 walks issued by Blazer pitchers.
For Trail, Isaac Arnold was 3-for-4 with two runs scored.
On Thursday, Trail suffered its second straight WOAC loss, falling to Arcanum 10-3. Arnold had two hits, while Cayden Clark added three and Wyatt House drove in two.
South closed out the week with a 5-4 loss to Carlisle on Saturday, April 16.
North tops Shawnee in extra-innings
LEWISBURG — Tri-County North scored four runs in the top of the 8th inning to knock of host Preble Shawnee, 8-4, on Tuesday, April 12.
The Arrows were the home team despite the game being played at North as Shawnee’s field was unplayable.
Shawnee scored a run in the second and third for a 2-0 lead. North tied the game in the top of the 5th, but Shawnee regained the lead in the bottom of the inning.
The Panthers took a 4-3 lead in the top of the 7th, only to see the Arrows tie the game in the bottom of the inning.
For Shawnee, Cooper Roell had three hits. Gavin Schmidt, Malechai Stephenson and Colton Strong each had two hits.
Hunter Harry and Ethan Hutchins each had two hits for North. Braylon Keener had three hits and drove in two runs.
Shawnee suffered a 14-4 loss at Bradford on Thursday. Dylan Campbell led the offense with two hits .
The Arrows picked up their first win of the season on Saturday, scoring a 10-0 win over Dixie at Day Air Ball Park.
Grady Hutchinson drove in four for the Arrows. Zane Adams drove in two and was walked three times.
On Friday, North let a two-run lead late slip away in a 14-13 loss to Franklin Monroe.
The Panthers trailed 7-3 after 1 1/2 innings then unloaded for 10 runs in the bottom of the second for a 13-7 lead. But the Jets added four in fourth and closed out the scoring with three runs in the seventh to complete the comeback.