ANNA — Anna remained unbeaten in County play and put Fort Loramie two games back in the standings with a 10-1 rout of the Redskins in a key league game Thursday at Anna in high school baseball action.
With the win, Anna completed first-round play with a perfect 6-0 record and is now 9-4 on the year. Fort Loramie saw its three-game winning streak snapped and is now 6-2 in the league and 9-8 overall.
The Rockets jumped on the Redskins for three runs in the bottom of the first and added three more over the next two frames for a 6-0 lead after three innings.
That was enough for starter Mitchell Lindsey, who kept Loramie off the board until the sixth and increased his record on the year to 3-1.
Seth Stiefel was 2-for-4 for the Rockets and drove in three runs, Nathan Frilling had a double and three RBIs, Derek Coverstone singled and doubled, Jarred Seigel had two singles and Colin Wuebker scored three times.
For the Redskins, Carter Siegel singled and doubled.
FL`000 001 0—1`5`4
Anna`321 004 x—10`10`0
Berning (LP), Billing (3) and Billing, Berning (3); Lindsey (WP), Cummings (6) and White.
Records: Anna 9-4, Loramie 9-8.
Russia 13, Houston 3
RUSSIA — Russia remained just one game behind Anna in the standings with a 13-3 rout of Houston in another County game Thursday night.
The win put the Raiders at 5-1 in the league after concluding first-round play, and they are now 11-3 overall.
Russia put it away early, scoring five times in the first. Dion Puthoff was hit by a pitch to open the inning, then Dylan Cordonnier, Drew Sherman and Hunter Cohee all followed with singles. Kevin Drees then followed with a double.
Russia scored six times in the bottom of the fifth to end the game on the 10-run rule.
Houston falls to 3-4 and 6-9.
Sherman led a 12-hit Russia attack with three hits, and three others had two hits each, including Cordonnier, Cohee and Trenton Monnin.
Cohee, Cordonnier, Jack Dapore and Evan Monnier all drove in two runs, and Kevin Drees, Clay George and Monnier all had doubles for the Raiders.
Five players scored twice each, including Dion Puthoff, Cordonnier, Sherman, Cohee and Monnier.
For Houston, Jacob Trent had a double and the rest of Houston’s five hits were all singles by four different players.
Daniel Kearns went all five for Russia and struck out four.
Herrick (LP), Leist (1) and Trent; Kearns (WP) and Drees.
Records: Russia 11-3, Houston 6-9.
Lehman 20, Waynesfield 0
Lehman won a lopsided verdict over Waynesfield for the second game in a row, beating the Tigers 20-0 Thursday in Northwest Central Conference action.
Lehman scored nine times in the bottom of the first and the game ended in the fifth on the 10-run rule.
Brandon Barhorst had four hits, including a triple, for Lehman, and Bryce Kennedy, Ryan Schmidt and Brandon Simmons all doubled.
WP: Magoteaux; LP: Sturson
Records: Lehman 12-2, Waynesfield 0-10.
WL-Salem 6, JC 0
JACKSON CENTER — West Liberty-Salem broke a scoreless tie with five in the fourth and went on to beat Jackson Center 6-0 in non-league baseball action Thursday.
West Liberty only outhit the Tigers 6-5, but Jackson committed six errors and issued five waks.
For Jackson five different players had singles.
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Jackson`000 000 0—0`5`6
WP: Hyland; LP: Elchert
Records: Jackson Center 2-10, WL-S 4-4.