NEW CARLISLE — Sidney was supposed to play its first home game Monday in high school baseball, but because of a wet field, the game was moved to its opponent’s field in New Carlisle.
Didn’t matter, though, because the Jackets got a pitching gem from Conor Beer in notching their first victory of the season by a 3-1 score over the Tecumseh Arrows.
Sidney took a 1-2 record into a Tuesday home game with Chaminade.
Beer went the distance on a four-hitter for the Jackets. He fanned one and walked just two.
Sidney broke a scoreless deadlock with a run in the top of the fourth, then added single runs in the sixth and seventh after the Arrows had tied it up in the fifth.
The Jackets had seven hits, including two apiece from Austin McLain and Dillon King. Both of them singled and doubled.
Sidney`000 101 1—3`7`4
Tecumseh`000 010 x—1`4`1
WP: Beer; LP: Steele.
Records: Sidney 1-2, Tecumseh 0-2.
Loramie 8, Botkins 0
FORT LORAMIE — CJ Billing struck out 11 hitters in five innings to pitch the Fort Loramie Redskins to an 8-0 victory over Botkins in County baseball action Monday.
The game was the season opener for both teams.
Billing and Dillon Braun, who went the final two frames, combined on a one-hitter and totaled 14 strikeouts.
Offensively, Drew Wehrman had three hits, Jacob Kitzmiller singled and doubled, Braun was 2 for 3, and Blake Gaier had a double, all for the Redskins.
Botkins`000 000 0—0`1`3
Jutte (LP), Metz (5) and Buettner; Billing (WP), Braun (6) and Kitzmiller.
Records: FL 1-0, Botkins 0-1.
Anna 10, Fairlawn 0
ANNA — The Anna Rockets made it two in a row to start the season, blanking Fairlawn 10-0 in the County opener Monday.
The Rockets are 1-0 in the league and 2-0 overall. The Jets are 0-1.
Anna led just 2-0 after four innings, but ended the game with eight runs in the bottom of the fifth.
Luke Albers was 3-for-4 for the Rockets with a double, Derek Coverstone was 2 for 3 and scored twice, Colin Wuebker doubled, scored twice and drove in three, Kain Luthman had three RBIs, and Austin Creager two RBIs.
Pitchers Drew Boyd and Roe combined on a no-hitter for the Rockets, with Boyd pitching the first three innings.
Morrison (LP), Noble (5) and Noble, Covault (5); Boyd (WP), Roe (4) and White.
Records: Anna 2-0, Fairlawn 0-1.